1. Nas' New Clothing Line Will Benefit The National Black Child Development Institute

    January 23, 2017 6:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Nas continues his efforts to celebrate his blackness in the form of fashion. In an interview with The Huffington Post , the “I Know I Can” rapper announced that he’s launching a Black History Month-inspired collection of his HSTRY brand. Featuring a ...

  2. Nas Lists His Current Top 5 Rappers: Watch

    December 28, 2016 6:26 PM EST 0 0 0 The hip-hop community constantly debates about who’s the hottest rapper -- and now Nas weighs in with a current list of his own. The Queens lyricist sat down with Revolt TV chairman Andre Harrell for a special “Music Talk” segment that aired Christm ...

  3. Watch Nas Discuss the Inspiration Behind 'Hip Hop is Dead' & Break Down the First Single for Album's 10th Anniversary

    December 21, 2016 10:54 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2006, Nas' Hip Hop is Dead album proved to be controversial for many reasons. While critics lauded the project for speaking hidden truths about the demise of the culture, fans scolded Nas for lashing out at the genre. To provide a behind-the ...

  4. Nas is Selling Kneeling Santa Christmas Sweaters to Help Criminal Justice Reform

    November 23, 2016 10:04 AM EST Chainz isn't the only rapper  selling Christmas sweaters to the masses. Legendary Queens MC Nas  is offering new threads for the holiday season with his HSTRY clothing line.  The brand rolled out Christmas sweaters featuring Santa -- both bla ...

  5. Nas, Dave East, Aloe Blacc & Usher Deliver New 'Hamilton Mixtape' Tracks 'Wait For It' & 'Wrote My Way Out'

    November 18, 2016 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 Lin-Manuel Miranda is keeping hip-hop heads and Broadway stans on their toes with scintillating cuts off his highly anticipated project,  The Hamilton Mixtape . After unearthing several bangers featuring Sia  and  Miguel  among others, Miranda is ke ...

  6. 2016 Revolt Music Conference: DJ Khaled Granted Key to Miami, Nas Receives Jimmy Iovine Icon Award

    October 17, 2016 11:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean " Diddy " Combs' music cable network Revolt held its third annual music conference in Edon Roc, Miami this past weekend (Oct. 13-16). With hundreds of guests in attendance for the extravagant three-day event, a lineup of A-list p ...

  7. Everything We Know (So Far) About Nas' Upcoming Album

    October 15, 2016 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rap god Nas has reveled in a career spanning over 20 years from his critically acclaimed debut Illmatic released in 1994 to his most recent full-length effort, 2012’s Life is Good, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . In the four years sinc ...

  8. Nas, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott & More Inspire Marvel Comics' Forthcoming Hip-Hop Variants Covers

    October 14, 2016 1:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Marvel Comics continues to pay homage to hip-hop with its latest set of variants, debuting exclusively on  Billboard . Last October, the comic powerhouse began rolling out several covers that saluted iconic hip-hop albums.  For their forthcoming rel ...

  9. Nas Gets 'Deep' Discussing Police Brutality on Robin Thicke's New Track: Listen

    October 10, 2016 9:43 PM EDT 0 0 9 Robin Thicke 's new single "Deep" is as smooth a track as you'd expect from the soulful crooner but gets a solid dose of outspoken consciousness thanks to a feature from Nas .  The track, produced by Rich Skillz, opens with a ver ...

  10. Alicia Keys Shuts Down Times Square With Hometown Concert

    October 10, 2016 11:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's been four years since Alicia Keys ' last album Girl On Fire , and just days after announcing her forthcoming studio LP Here -- set to be released on Nov. 4 -- Alicia Keys treated her hometown New York City to a secret concert on Sunda ...

  11. Watch Alicia Keys and Jay Z Perform 'Empire State of Mind' in Times Square

    October 10, 2016 4:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 What could be more “New York” than the sight of Alicia Keys and Jay Z performing “Empire State of Mind” in Times Square? Lucky onlookers on Sunday night (Oct. 9) got a special “Big Apple” moment when the pair performed the 2010 chart-topper ahead of ...

  12. Lupita Nyong'o Unveils Rap Alter Ego, Spits Over Nas' 'NY State of Mind'

    September 26, 2016 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyond slaying the big screen, actress Lupita Nyong'o can also drop bars. The flawless beauty unveiled her rapper name in a recent Instagram post, where she spits over Nas ' "NY State of Mind" off his beloved 1994 debut  Illmatic ...

  13. Dave East Talks Upcoming Project 'Kairi Chanel', Hints at Potential Feature On Nas' Next Album

    September 23, 2016 3:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dave East has been building a name and fanbase in hip-hop as a raw lyricist on the rise. 2016 has undeniably been a breakout year for the Mass Appeal signee, who earned a spot on XXL ’s Freshman Class alongside  Desiigner , Anderson .Paak and Lil Uz ...

  14. X Games Announce 2017 Music Lineup: Bassnectar, The Chainsmokers & More

    September 23, 2016 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The winter X Games will take place in Aspen, Colo. from Jan. 26-29, 2017. Event organizers took to Twitter this week to reveal the lineup for X Games Music at Buttermilk Mountain.  Bassnectar in His Own Words: On Waking Dreams and Wild Moments Last ...

  15. Nas Names the Best NBA Rapper & Vince Staples Talks Patriots on Bill Simmons' 'Any Given Wednesday'

    September 22, 2016 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bill Simmons hosted a loaded show on the Sept. 21 episode of HBO's  Any Given Wednesday . Special guests included rappers Vince Staples and Nas , as well as Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant.  During the quick-fire "Speed Round," Nas ...

  16. Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales Resigns

    August 25, 2016 9:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales has left the Sean Combs -owned company, Billboard has confirmed. In the interim, COO Derek Ferguson will take charge as a search begins for Clinkscales’ successor.  Clinkscales had been with Revolt since its launch three ...

  17. Will 'The Get Down' Succeed Where 'Vinyl' Failed? A Look at Netflix's New Hip-Hop Drama

    August 11, 2016 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 A  few weeks before the debut of Netflix’s new Baz Luhrmann -helmed hip-hop -odyssey, The Get Down , the show’s young stars are feeling a little antsy. In a -production office — part of a network of red-brick factory -buildings in Queens where much ...

  18. Nas Turns Energies to a Different Type of Storytelling: 'It's been My Dream to Work in Film'

    August 01, 2016 4:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nas , one of music's most revered lyricists and story tellers, is taking his talents into filmmaking. The rapper has traded performing onstage to work behind-the-scenes as an executive producer on projects including Netflix's The Get Down ...

  19. Baz Luhrmann Examines Early Hip-Hop in Netflix Series 'The Get Down'

    July 31, 2016 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Baz Luhrmann walks on set for the press day of his first television series, The Get Down , he can't separate his professional self from his personal self and settles in by directing his own interview. Notorious B.I.G. Scripted Comedy in the ...

  20. Nas & Mass Appeal Tap Ty Dolla $ign, Mannie Fresh, Machine Gun Kelly & More for 'Live at the BBQ' Show

    July 13, 2016 9:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 Central Park is getting ready to fire up the grill for Nas ' annual  Live at the BBQ  going down later this month. Mass Appeal  recently announced the stacked line-up for the Summer Stage set which will include Ty Dolla $ign , Danny Brown , Mac ...

  21. From Street Disciple to Lyrical Messiah: A Look at Nas' Sophomore Classic 'It Was Written' 20 Years Later

    July 06, 2016 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For decades, Nas  has been synonymous with rap genius. A legacy that began with his now iconic debut, 1994's Illmatic, the Queens, New York native sparked a debate that pit his future albums against his alpha project. That same discussion espec ...

  22. Nas Talks 'Ghostbusters'-Inspired Lines and Sartorial Heroes

    May 21, 2016 5:50 PM EDT At Friday night's Italia Independent x Ghostbusters event in New York City (May 20), drinks with names like "Who You Gonna Call?" flowed as people waited on the man of the night: special collaborator and rap veteran  Nas , who team ...

  23. Watch J Dilla & Nas' Eye-Popping Video for 'The Sickness'

    April 27, 2016 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 After making its premiere at SXSW in March, J Dilla and Nas ' infectious collaboration "The Sickness" gets the visual treatment courtesy of director Ruffmercy. Images of the  late ra pper/producer (he passed away in 2006) and the Quee ...

  24. Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli to Headline 12th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

    April 04, 2016 3:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nas , Fabolous ,  Talib Kweli and Rapsody are the first big names announced for the 12th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. The annual event, produced by Brooklyn Bodega, Inc. and the Bodega Agency, will take place on July 13-16 and give fans four da ...

  25. Vans, Slacker Cool for 50 Years, Is Banking on More Music to Maintain Its Relevancy

    March 25, 2016 4:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Unsurprisingly, Doug Palladini is wearing Vans at this very moment. After all, the company's Vice President, General Manager of North America has accumulated a 100-plus-pair collection over his 12 years with the brand, and knows better than to ...

  26. Nas Invests in Energy Bars Made With Crickets

    March 08, 2016 1:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Crickets are packed with protein, have twice the amount of iron as spinach and produce 100-times less greenhouse gases than cows. According to a United Nations report , they also need less significantly less land and water to grow and harvest, which ...

  27. Nas Announces Posthumous J Dilla Album 'The Diary,' Debuts 'The Introduction': Listen

    February 18, 2016 3:07 PM EST 0 0 0 With the recent 10th anniversary of J Dilla 's death and his classic project  Donuts , Nas and Mass Appeal Records are (finally) gifting the rapper/producer's long-awaited album  The Diary. The Queens rapper made the announcement on Zane L ...

  28. Usher Unleashes Emotional 'Chains' Video

    February 02, 2016 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Last October, Usher  released an interactive video on Tidal for his politically charged record "Chains" featuring Nas and Bibi Bourelly, using images of police brutality victims like Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell and Eric Garner. Nas & Ush ...

  29. Nas to Produce Soundtrack for Steven Caple Jr.'s 'The Land'

    Nas to Produce Soundtrack for Steven Caple Jr.'s 'The Land'

    December 09, 2015 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The musician will also act as an executive produce on the film. Nas will be bringing his musical prowess to Steve Caple Jr.'s film The Land. The "One Mic" singer will be producing the soundtrack for wochit entertainment , Film Produce ...

  30. Pimp C's New Album Signals More New Material On the Way

    December 09, 2015 11:21 AM EST 0 0 0 Chad Lamont Butler was three weeks shy of his 34th birthday when he was found dead in his Los Angeles hotel room on Dec. 4, 2007, succumbing to a mixture of an accidental codeine overdose and a pre-existing sleep apnea condition. At the time, the ic ...

  31. Justin Bieber Breaks the Beatles & Drake's Record for Most Simultaneous Hot 100 Hits

    November 23, 2015 2:57 PM EST 0 0 0 As new album 'Purpose' debuts atop the Billboard 200, Bieber posts a record-shattering 17 songs on the Hot 100. Justin Bieber breaks a Billboard Hot 100 record previously held by the Beatles and Drake . Bieber boasts 17 songs on the Dec. 5 ...

  32. Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' Rules Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    November 20, 2015 3:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Bieber Fever reaches its peak on the social media-based survey. The release of Justin Bieber ’s Purpose album prompts his takeover of the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Nov. 28), where the singer earns 12 entries on the tally -- the mos ...

  33. Pimp C's 'Friends' Feat. Nas & Juicy J: Hear New Track From Late Rapper

    November 19, 2015 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Pimp C 's posthumous album  Long Live the Pimp  already sounds like a party. After Lil Wayne two-stepped onto the track "3 Way Freak," the Pimp C estate has let a new posse cut loose called "Friends" featuring Nas and Juicy ...

  34. Nas Blesses Jeezy's 'God' Remix: Listen

    November 16, 2015 12:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Jeezy is spreading the good word on his eighth studio effort  Church In These Streets . For the remix to his latest offering “God,” it was only fitting that the Atlanta rapper recruited one of New York's finest,  Nas . “I’m for a mature audienc ...

  35. The Game Ordered to Pay $200,000 After Being Sued by His Former Nanny for Libel (on Instagram)

    June 30, 2015 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Game was ordered to pay his former nanny Karen Monroe more than $200,000 in damages following a 2013 Instagram rant where he accused her of doing "very inappropriate and unbecoming things of a babysitter." He failed to respond to Monro ...

  36. Nas Teams With Chicken & Waffles Joint Sweet Chick to 'Expand the Brand Nationally'

    June 17, 2015 1:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sweet Chick, a New York City restaurant specializing in chicken and waffles, has teamed with local rap legend Nas to help boost the brand to the national stage. Co-owner John Seymour made the announcement at a one-year anniversary party for the rest ...

  37. Drake, Nas Star In New Sprite Commercial

    June 14, 2015 9:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake and Nas co-star in a new commercial for Sprite that debuted during the NBA Finals on Sunday (June 14), marking Drake's first TV ad for the brand in five years.  Set to Drake's "0 To 100," the 30-second spot consists of foot ...

  38. Is Meek Mill's 'Dreams Worth More Than Money' Finally Ready to Drop?

    June 08, 2015 6:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meek Mill has announced his long-delayed album release  Dreams Worth More Than Money  will finally arrive this month.  The rapper used the platform of the  Hot 97  Summer Jam to reveal his sophomore set would drop sometime in June. Of course, we’ve ...

  39. Steve Angello on Dance Music: 'We Need to Be Able to Take It Seriously Again'

    May 04, 2015 2:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Size Records boss discusses his debut solo album, leaving Columbia Records & why EDM needs a serious reboot. Steve Angello is sitting in a poolside cabana at South Beach’s swankiest new hotel for a brunch honoring his record label, Size , no ...

  40. Justin Bieber, Will Smith Fans of Bruce Lee DJ T-Shirt From 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    May 03, 2015 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber , Will Smith , Nas , Snoop Dogg and Ne-Yo have all been photographed wearing Bow & Arrow's "Gung Fu Scratch" t-shirt featuring martial-arts icon Bruce Lee manning a DJ table, but longtime fan Robert Downey Jr. may ha ...

  41. Nas' Brother Jungle Takes VIBE Through Queensbridge Projects

    Nas' Brother Jungle Takes VIBE Through Queensbridge Projects

    April 30, 2015 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 SUBSCRIBE to VIBE: http://bit.ly/subvibe After taking VIBE back into the apartment where Nas grew up, the Queenbridge rapper's young brother, Jungle, brought us to a few of the most important places music , Nas , 5minmedia , Hip-Hop , interview ...

  42. Nas Announces First Album Release in Three Years

    April 28, 2015 2:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nas has promised a new album will drop in the coming months.  The veteran rapper shared the big news at a show in Orlando, Florida over the weekend where he told fans, "2015, new album this summer," Uproxx reports . A user-generated video ...

  43. Does Madonna Want a Drake Collaboration?

    March 06, 2015 8:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna 's new album, Rebel Heart , isn't exactly short on collaborations. For it, the Queen of Pop worked with Nas, Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj and, yes, even Mike Tyson . However there was one act that she couldn't book any studi ...

  44. NYU's Stream-Tech Music Conference Teaches, Explains & Tries Not to Ruffle Feathers

    November 07, 2014 9:40 PM EST The participants in the Stream-Tech Music Conference at New York University's downtown Brooklyn campus, which addressed various issues in the music streaming space, remained fairly noncontentious -- at least, until the Q&A session followi ...

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