Nas, Jennifer Hudson, & A$AP Rocky Cast In ‘Monster’

John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. has partnered with Bron Studios and Tonik Productions to co-produce and finance the contemporary drama Monster, based on the novel by Walter Dean Myers. The film stars Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, A$AP Rocky, Nas and Kelvin Harrison Jr. Anthony Mandler will make his feature directorial debut from a script by Colen C. Wiley and Janece Shaffer. The film will begin principal photography this week in New York City. The... Read More

Nas & Erykah Badu – This Bitter Land

Nas and Erykah Badu have joined forces for the brooding and gorgeous new song “This Bitter Land.” The track, streaming exclusively below, will appear on the soundtrack for The Land, an upcoming film executive-produced by Nas and Machine Gun Kelly. On the song, Badu delivers one of her most Nina Simone-esque vocal performances, letting her voice lurch and stretch over the sound of stringed instruments. Nas offers a biting, invigorating... Read More

Take A Look At Nas Movie “The Land” (Video)

Erykah, Badu co-stars in the new movie “The Land,” directed by Steven Caple Jr. and executive produced by rapper Nas. The soundtrack features the collaboration between Nas, Kanye West and French Montana, “Fire it Out,” which debuted in February. “The Land,” which premieres July 29, tells a story of young skateboarders striving to rise above their humble Cleveland upbringings. A new trailer for the movie debuted today. “We have our classic... Read More

The Weeknd & Nas Premiere ‘Tell Your Friends (Remix)’ At Met Gala 2016

The 2016 Met Gala brought out all the celebrities in New York. The Weeknd hit the stage to give a performance of his single ‘Tell Your Friends’. He surprised everyone by bringing out Nas to perform a new verse that will appear on the remix. Watch below.  Read More

Future – March Madness Ft. Nas (Remix)

Nas makes a surprise appearance on Future’s “March Madness” remix. Tonight’s episode of OVO Sound included a few exciting exclusives. Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” may have been the highlight, but one of the most surprising moments of the evening was when Nas began rapping over Future’s “March Madness.” Being one of the biggest tracks of 2015, “March Madness” deserved a huge remix, but no Future fans would’ve... Read More

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

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