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Kanye West Is Making New Music for Nas’ New Film ‘The Land’

The Land, the Nas-produced film that follows an aspiring teenage skateboarder caught up in a drug operation, will have a star-packed soundtrack behind it. The film's beautifully…
Brian Josephs / May 6, 2016

French Montana, Kanye West, and Nas ‘Figure It Out’ in an Airplane Graveyard

A lot of French Montana's videos feature collages of excess and branding that barely have a narrative. The main difference with "Figure It Out," off the rapper's…
Brian Josephs / May 5, 2016

J Dilla’s ‘The Sickness’ Gets a Kaleidoscopic Video Featuring Nas

The Diary, originally intended to be the late MC and producer J Dilla's major label debut, has a few gems studded throughout its short runtime. The brightest…
Brian Josephs / April 27, 2016

French Montana’s ‘Wave Gods’ Mixtape Features Kanye West, Nas, Future, and A$AP Rocky

The always prolific French Montana released his first mixtape of 2016 last night, the Max B-hosted Wave Gods. (Hey, if Kanye wasn't gonna use Waves...)…
Andrew Unterberger / February 20, 2016

Hear a Nas and Juicy J Collaboration From Pimp C’s Posthumous Album

Pimp C died in 2007, but the UGK founding member left a glut of music behind him, some of which is being released posthumously as Long Live…
James Grebey / November 19, 2015

The 5 Biggest Surprises From Last Night’s Massive Tidal X: 1020 Show

Last night's Tidal X: 1020 concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, thrown to celebrate the streaming service reaching a million users, felt like an uneven offering until (and…
Brennan Carley / October 21, 2015

Nas Joins Run the Jewels For Blistering ‘Made You Look’ in Brooklyn

Run the Jewels may have given advance warning when they promised a special appearance (no cats, unfortunately) at their Northside Festival headlining set on Sunday, but the…
Harley Brown / June 15, 2015

De La Soul and Nas Still ‘God It’ on New One-Off Single

Not long after hitting the Kickstarter goal (and then some) to crowdfund their upcoming album, hip-hop pioneers De La Soul have released "God It," a…
Brennan Carley / April 21, 2015

Beastie Boys and Nas Team Up in Previously Unreleased ‘Too Many Rappers’ Video

Update: the Beastie Boys have uploaded the video their official account. Stream it above.Let's just assume that today, some vault somewhere opened up, giving us…
Brennan Carley / January 12, 2015

Watch Nas Conquer ‘The World Is Yours’ A Cappella

Nas is milking his Illmatic anniversary celebration for all it's worth, with a new a cappella cover of "The World Is Yours" that illustrates exactly why the…
James Grebey / November 5, 2014

Nas Crashes Run the Jewels Event to Premiere New Song, ‘The Season’

Update: Nas just released a studio version of "The Season," which you can listen to below.During last night's Run the Jewels album-release event at Brooklyn's Nitehawk…
Brennan Carley / October 30, 2014

Nas Revisited ‘N.Y. State of Mind’ With the Roots on ‘Fallon’

After performing with the Roots at last month's Boston Calling Festival, Nas once again joined the band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to play…
James Grebey / October 8, 2014

Nas Blesses ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Studio’ Remix With a Status Update

Nas sounds like he's doing pretty well coming off of his much deserved victory lap for Illmatic's 20th anniversary. The iconic Queens MC now appears on…
Colin Stutz / September 10, 2014

Boston Calling 2014: Lorde Mesmerizes, Nas Lights Up, and More Live Photos

At this weekend's Boston Calling Festival (the fourth in 18 months), thunder and lightning threatened to overshadow the weekend's stellar lineup. But save for two canceled…
Brennan Carley / September 9, 2014

One Man Killed, Another Wounded in Shooting at Unofficial Lollapalooza Afterparty

Two men were shot early Monday morning outside of the Chicago nightclub Bodi during an unofficial Lollapalooza afterparty that was set to feature Nas as…
Colin Joyce / August 4, 2014

Here’s Nas With an Orchestra Playing ‘Illmatic’ at Dave Chappelle’s Show

The triumph of Dave Chappelle's takeover of Radio City Music Hall continues with an altogether epic performance from rhyme deity Nas, who can be seen…
Olivia Forman / June 24, 2014

ScHoolboy Q Detained After Post-Concert Shooting in Colorado

Three people were shot in the parking lot outside Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night following a concert by Nas, Flying Lotus, and ScHoolboy…
Dan Reilly / June 20, 2014

Nas Teams With Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, No I.D. for New Album

Nas is in the midst of a well-deserved victory lap, celebrating the 20th anniversary of his iconic debut album, 1994's Illmatic. But the man born…
Kyle McGovern / April 24, 2014

Q&A: ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Producers Talk Nas, Hip-Hop, and Social Justice

Twenty years ago this month, rapper Nasir Jones introduced himself to the world with Illmatic, a masterful debut album that offered a wistful yet hard-edged look…
Kyle McGovern / April 24, 2014

Nas Commemorates ‘Illmatic’ Anniversary at Coachella With Lauryn Hill

Jay Z was tied up performing with Pharrell and Puff Daddy was nowhere to be found, but the fact that Nas' two first week guests didn't…
Colin Joyce / April 20, 2014
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