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News: Nas Speaks On “Good Kid Maad City” & “Illmatic” Comparisons


When legends speak, you listen. With Kendrick Lamar furiously working on his follow up to this generation’s most recent musical classic, Good Kid, Maad City, comparisons have been a plenty between K.Dot’s masterpiece, and another hip-hop work of art, Illmatic. Speaking with Complex, Nas touched on the comparisons between the albums, to hopefully quell all the comparisons between the two. ... Read More »

News: Nas Discovers His Slavery Ancestry On PBS Show

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Nas is all about paying respect to his ancestry, so it makes sense that he’d appear on the PBS show Finding Your Roots. The show, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., helps celebrities trace back their family routes going way way back. In the trailer below for the show’s second season, you can peep Nas, alongside celebrities like Ben Affleck ... Read More »

News: 300% Increase In ‘Illmatic’ Streaming


In the wake of his Tribeca film debut and the 20 year anniversary of his classic album, Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ has seen a 300% increase in streaming on Spotify compared to last week. Album sales have also seen a dramatic increase with 844% more copies sold last week than the week before. In the 20 years since it’s relase, more than ... Read More »

News: Nas, Google & Microsoft To Fund Tech Scholarship


General Assembly, a private tech school in New York focused on programming and engineering is looking to bridge the minority gap in the technology industry. An “Opportunity-Fund” has been created to support women, African Americans, Latinos and veterans gain access to the sciences. Nas in partnership with Microsoft and Google will be some of the major funders of the project. ... Read More »

News: Nas ‘Illmatic XX’ 20th Anniversary Album Released

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It’s incredible, that in today’s listening society, where music comes and goes daily, that Nas is still able to impact peoples lives with his first album Illmatic 20 years later. Today, 4.15.14, Nas releases the anniversary edition of Illmatic XX. The project includes the original music, and then some newly remixed versions of the same songs, with a twist of ... Read More »

News: Nas On ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’

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Continuing his media run for the 20 year anniversary of Illmatic, Nas joined the panel last night on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher. He spoke on the impact of that album, Black Republicans with Jay Z, Ft. Hood shooting, the DeSean Jackson situation and more. Check out the videos below.   Read More »

News: Cam’Ron & Nas Put Aside Past Beef

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The newest trend in hip hop is ending beef’s, which to many is a good thing, while others feel beef’s make hip hop more competitive and interesting. One more beef we can put to rest his Cam’Ron and Nas. The two NYC emcee’s had a major public dispute back in the day, and today, Cam’Ron posted a picture of the ... Read More »

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