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New Trailer: Nas ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary

Continuing the 20th anniversary commemoration of NasIllmatic debut, the rapper’s Time Is Illmatic documentary is set to hit theaters this fall. After its successful…

Surviving The Times: The Evolution Of Nas

On the 20th anniversary of his revered Illmatic debut, we take a look back at the journey that would bring Nas into rap glory. From his raw, poetic start to his murky…

What You Should Be Doing This Weekend: ‘Illmatic,’ NBA Playoffs, ‘Haunted House 2’ & More

For some, this weekend will be filled with a little family gathering, some church-going, and maybe even a good ol’ Sunday dinner. But if you do indeed find yourself twid…

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 minutes, Nas weaved an intrigue, cinematic…

Review: Nas Celebrates His Status At Coachella

Nasir the national treasure. No, let’s not shortchange the poetic genius, Nasir the worldwide revered. Nas continued his 20th year celebration of his debut classic…

Watch: Nas Brings Out Jay Z At Coachella 2014

Nas continued the celebration of the 20th anniversary of his debut Illmatic last night (Apr. 12) at Day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Music & Arts Festival. Taking the stage…

Watch: Nas Performs ‘The World Is Yours’ At D.C.’s JFK Center

Nas continues to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his classic Illmatic album, this time taking to the stage at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Donning a…

Nas to Celebrate ‘Illmatic’ 20th Anniversary by Performing Entire Album With DJ Premier

Our VIBE Impact honoree, Nas, will be celebrating 20 years since his debut album Illmatic this spring, and the rapper is gearing up to commemorate the classic with an…