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Dave East Channels His Inner Bandit In “Set It Off”

Dave East doesn’t plan on putting his foot on the breaks anytime soon. After dropping his short film The Hated with Nas, the Harlemite has dropped a handful of singles…

Dave East Debuts Gritty Short Film “The Hated” (Featuring Nas)

Dave East has his own story to tell. When the Harlemite dropped Paranoia: A True Story back in August, he included a skit and a song featuring Nas both called “The…

Live From The Kennedy Center: Watch A Trailer From Nas’ ‘Classical Hip-Hop’ Special

Back in 2014, Nas celebrated the 20-year anniversary of his debut album Illmatic by teaming up with the National Symphony Orchestra for a rare performance unlike no…

G-Herbo Gives Hope To Chicago Youth In ‘City Of Sorrow’ Documentary

Chicago rapper G-Herbo has reflected on his brutal come-up in his hometown of Hyde Park in numerous mixtapes, but now he’s giving us a more positive visual of what his…

Fashawn Opens Up About How His Mother Influenced The ‘Manna’ EP

Fresno, California’s Fashawn prides himself on being more than just one helluva of a rapper. The gifted individual also works every day to be a loving father, spouse and…

N.O.R.E. On Signing With Mass Appeal And Reviving Friendship With Nas (Watch)

New York City’s history of producing seminal hip-hop artists is an illustrious one. It would be remiss of us to not call N.O.R.E., né Victor Santiago Jr., an…

Nas Credits Eastern Philosophy For “Balance” In So-Called Trump Era

In an open letter published via Mass Appeal, Nasir Jones offered his most fervent thoughts on the current political landscape of today’s so-called Trump era. “We…

Lil Wayne Won’t Let Birdman Bring Him Down Anymore

As Lil Wayne continues to march on in his fight against Cash Money and Birdman, he aired out more of his thoughts at Mass Appeal’s annual Live at the BBQ SXSW party. He…

Dave East, G Herbo & Don Q Tear The Beat To Shreds On “No Hook”

Following his year-end review, Dave East took to social media to tease his new single “No Hook” with G Herbo and Don Q during the first days of 2017. Since he posted the…