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Fabolous Pays Homage To Nas Again With ‘The World Is Yours’ #FridayNightFreestyle

"I’m a nightmare on Fridays, call me Freddy, Jason…" –Fabolous

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Nas And N.O.R.E Bury The Hatchet To Perform At LIV

This performance at LIV proves that all is well between Nas and N.O.R.E.


Nas Readies New Album And Documentary ‘Shake The Dust’

God's son is about to have the summer on smash once again.


Set Your DVRs: ‘Nas: Time Is Illmatic’ To Air Friday

If you missed the TriBeca screening of Nas: Time Is Illmatic, it's all good. Showtime is set to air the full documentary at 9p.m, Friday,…


Nas’ Daughter Pays Tribute To ‘Illmatic’ With New Lip Gloss Line

During the 20-year anniversary of her father’s classic Illmatic opus, Nas’ daughter Destiny Jones has launched a lip gloss line with a similar…


‘Time Is Illmatic’: 7 Illest Must-See Moments In Nas’ Documentary

Nas’ eternal classic debut album gets diced and dissected in Time Is Illmatic, a 10-years-in-the-making documentary by director One9 and writer Erik Parker. The film…


5 Reasons We’re Excited For Nas’ ‘Time Is Illmatic’

We've heard the saying, "rap is a young man's game" and it's true—it's a genre fueled by our cultures youth. But there's something special…


’94 Week: Biggie Or Nas – Who Was The Real King Of New York In 1994?

Both dropped classic 1994 LPs that soundtracked the streets of NYC. But there can only be one king: Was it Nasty Nas or Biggie Smalls?


Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ Doc Will Screen Across The U.S. For 1 Night Only

  Nas just turned 41 but the party don't stop. His Time Is Illmatic documentary—which made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in April on the heels…


’94 Week: Why 1994 Is Hip-Hop’s Greatest Year Ever

’94 Til Infinity We’re stamping 1994 as the greatest year in rap, when hip-hop became whole. Argue us Many rap heads consider 1988 to be…


Watch: 20 Years Later, Nas Drops Video For ‘Illmatic’s ‘Represent’

Nas continues to celebrate a double decade of Illmatic with a spanking-new video for track nine, "Represent."


Nas’ ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary To Hit Theaters This Fall

Nas’ Time Is Illmatic film is coming to a theater near you.


Nas To Headline Essence Festival 2014 Kickoff

After celebrating the 20th anniversary of his debut album Illmatic , Nas will help Essence commemorate its double-decade birthday as headliner at the music festival's…


Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ Sales Up By 844 Percent

Classics never get old. Since the rerelease of Nas’ Illmatic, sales of his iconic debut have increased 844 percent.


10 Cinematic Connections On Nas’ ‘Illmatic’

When Nas released Illmatic 20 years ago, it was like a bomb exploded and the hip-hop world would never be the same. In just 39…


Quiz: How Well Do You Know Nas’ ‘Illmatic’?

It's been quite the week for hip-hop fans/historians who appreciate the greatness that is Nas' Illmatic. With the re-released album Illmatic XX dropping on Tuesday…
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