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 ammunitiongroup.com, 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

DJ Premier Confirms He Will Produce a Full Nas Album (Video)

DJ Premier says that there are plans for him to produce a Nas album after his Def Jam contract is up. DJ Premier has provided Nas with some classic material over the years, including what could be argued as the emcee’s most definitive cut, “NY State Of Mind”. There has been talk of the two sitting down to record a full project together for some time, but it has yet to materialize– and things did not look good when the beatmaker... Read More

Big Sean ft Nas & KiD Cudi – First Chain

“I be stuntin’, stuntin’ like I got my first chain” is the mantra and chorus on Big Sean‘s latest Hall of Fame release, affectionately titled “First Chain.” The 25-year-old MC receives a bit of assistance from the legendary Nas and his former label mate KiD CuDi. Fans have been anxiously waiting to hear this No I.D. produced track. Consider this Sean’s inspirational tale from Detroit, with love,... Read More

@Nas Raised $30,000 To Help Stanley Young And Children

There are really no limits to the power of social media! Earlier this week, ABC News reported on a family in Washington, D.C. who lost their home to a fire last year, and were days away from being homeless. The tragic incident resulted in the loss of Stanley Young‘s beloved wife, leaving his seven children with no mother. Nas, who became award of the tragedy, tweeted: I was moved by the sad story of Stanley Young-father of 7 now homeless. Help me... Read More

Nas Launches New Clothing Line HSTRY

From Jay-Z’s Rocawear to the forthcoming Kanye x A.P.C. collaboration, the art of rapper-turned-designer has long been a thing. So, when we heard that Nas had also jumped aboard the fashion train, we were hardly surprised. What was unexpected? The quality of the line — because it’s really, really good. Teaming up with Jace Lipstein of Grungy Gentleman, Nas has designed a 33-piece streetwear collection called HSTRY. Highlights of the... Read More

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