Usher – Chains Feat. Nas & Bibi Bourelly

TIDAL unleashes an exclusive with Usher, Nas and Bibi Bourelly. TIDAL steps their game up this morning, with the release of a new exclusive from Usher, featuring Nas and “Bitch Better Have My Money” songwriter Bibi Bourelly. Finally, they’ve allowed non-TIDAL subscribers access to the exclusive, releasing the record to the public in a unique player. There’s a catch. You need to keep the tab open in order to play the cut, as... Read More

Sprite Is Putting Lyrics From Nas, Biggie, Drake & Rakim On Their Cans

Sprite is launching a new ad campaign, “Obey Your Verse,” which features rap quotables on Sprite cans. Sprite has always had a connection to rap music. As an advertiser, they were one of the first brands to promote their product with the assistance of rappers, and to specifically target an urban audience in so doing. Not only that, but when most brands did try to incorporate rappers into their ad campaigns they went the mainstream, pop-friendly... Read More

Nas Set To Release New Album This Summer

Nas is ready to have the summer on smash. The hip-hop icon has teased a summer release date for his new album. During a gig at Vain Nightclub in Orlando over the weekend, Nas made the announcement to clubgoers. “Death to all snitches,” he said before adding, “2015, new album this summer.” Last year, he celebrated the 20th anniversary of Illmatic with a new album, Illmatic XX, a documentary, Nas: Time Is Illmatic, and a tour. Death to... Read More

De La Soul Feat – Nas “God It”

The great golden-era rap trio De La Soul has turned to Kickstarter to fund their next album, and they’ve lined up a roster of guests that includes Damon Albarn, David Byrne, and 2 Chainz. And though it’s not part of the forthcoming album, they’ve also linked with fellow boom-bap hall-of-famer Nas for a new track called “God It.” The graceful, effortless, inward-looking track is sort of a good-faith teaser; the group calls it “an indication... Read More

Nas Is Collaborating With Madonna

Nas is collaborating with Madonna, currently in the recording studio with Madonna. Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and sold over 25 million records worldwide. He shared the above shot of himself in the lab with the Pop queen (who posed licking his face) – yet steered clear of dishing of what the duo have been cooking up.  Read More

Nas Debuts J Dilla-Produced Singe ‘The Season’

Nas season is here. During his visit to Angie Martinez last month, the hip-hop icon promised that new music was coming soon, and he finally gave us a taste of it. Nas joined Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike and El-P on stage during a release event for Run the Jewels 2 at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Nas, who recently wrapped his “Time Is Illmatic” tour, congratulated the duo on their new album before playing a snippet of his new single... Read More

Nas Discovers the Slave Owner Who Purchased His Ancestors

These days when Nas says, “Owe me back,” it has a whole new meaning. Appearing recently on the TV show Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Queensbridge kid-turned-multi-platinum artist not only learned the name of the slave owner who purchased his ancestors, but also saw the bill of sale for exactly how much his third-great-grandmother Pocahontas was worth in 1859. “They paid $830 for my great-great-great grandma?”... Read More

Nas Offers Tech Scholarships to Minorities with Google and Microsoft

On Thursday, General Assembly, a New York City-based tech educator, announced the launch of the “Opportunity Fund,” a new initiative from Google,Microsoft, and Nasir Jones that will provide scholarships to students who have been historically under-represented in the industry such as women, African-Americans and Latinos. Nas, who has recently co-founded the venture capitalist firm QueensBridge Venture Partners stated “Education, careers... Read More

Nane Lowe Interview Nas

While across the pond, Escp visited Zane Lowe over on BBC 1 Radio. He spoke on Illmatic‘s impact,  producers, writing process, lost rhyme books, opening up for The Fugees and more.   Listen below:  Read More

Nas & Q-Tip – One Love (Live On Jimmy Fallon)

Nas and Q-Tip made an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and served as musical guests. They hit the stage to perform the ‘Illmatic’ cut ‘One Love’ with some help from The Roots. Watch the performance below.    Read More

Nas documentary ‘Time Is Illmatic’ to open Tribeca Film Festival

Time Is Illmatic, a documentary about the making of Nas’ 1994 album Illmatic, will kick off the Tribeca Film Festival this year. A performance by Nas himself will follow the world premiere of the film. Illmatic was Nas’ debut album that led to nine solo albums and a reputation as a hip hop star. The film shows us Nas’ life before his success, including his upbringing in Queens, New York, and the influences of his musically inclined family... Read More

Nas’ “Illmatic” Explored In “Time Is Illmatic” Documentary

Nas’ Illmatic is the focus of Time Is Illmatic, a documentary directed by One9 and written by Erik Parker that is set to be released this year, according to AllHipHop. “Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation,” the film’s official website says. “Twenty years after its... Read More

Great Yourself Ready For “The Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship”

In July of last year, it was announced that “The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship” would be established to fund scholars and artists who demonstrate exceptional, productive scholarship and creative ability in the arts as they relate to Hip Hop. In a recent video on, the fellowship was profiled in an interview with several figures, including Nas. A lot of people would think, ‘Oh, it’s just music,'”... Read More

Rudimental Ft @EmeliSande & @Nas – Free (Remix)

Nas adds a verse for the official remix to Rudimental’s single ‘Free’, which already featured Emeli Sande. They will be releasing a ‘Free’ remix package on November 18th. Listen to the track below.  Read More

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