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    5 top moments from One Love Cali Reggae Fest

    In its third year, the One Love Cali Reggae Fest has earned its spot at the top as California’s premier reggae festival. Since planting roots in Long Beach at the Queen Mary Events Park, the concert has grown into a popular Southern California mid-winter wonderland featuring an array of artists who...
  • Nas performs with National Symphony Orchestra in new PBS trailer

    Nas performs with National Symphony Orchestra in new PBS trailer

    If you consider yourself even a moderate hip-hop fan, chances are you have a copy of Illmatic.  The Debut album by Nas exploded onto the scene when it was released in 1994 with just the right amount of fire and flavor to make it both dangerous and digestible.   Back in 2014 at the start of his 20th...
  • Listen: Nas and DJ Shadow team up for new track 'Systematic'

    Listen: Nas and DJ Shadow team up for new track 'Systematic'

    Nas and DJ Shadow, two artists at the top of their fields, have collaborated on a song for the soundtrack to season 4 of the HBO series “Silicon Valley.” Called “Systematic,” the track premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio. The premiere came to fruition with DJ Shadow apparently making good on a...
  • Elton John and Jack White are just two of the many names involved in the upcoming American Epic documentary project. 

    Watch the first trailer for the Jack White-produced 'American Epic' documentary series

    It’s been over two years since it was announced that Jack White would be teaming up with T Bone Burnett and acclaimed actor Robert Redford to produce the upcoming American Epic documentary project. In the time since then, they’ve worked hard on putting together a passion project on the history of...
  • Kendrick Lamar's 2015 album, To Pimp A Butterfly, will reportedly be one of four albums to be archived in the library at Harvard University.

    Kendrick Lamar’s award-winning ‘To Pimp A Butterfly' to be archived in Harvard's library

    Pimp pimp, hooray!   Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 rap album, To Pimp A Butterfly, will reportedly be one of four hip-hop albums set to be forever immortalized and kept in Harvard's library to help educate future generations. It will be joined in the prestigious library alongside Nas’ Illmatic, A Tribe...
  • Listen: Two new Hamilton Mixtape tracks featuring Usher, Nas, Dave East and Aloe Blacc

    Listen: Two new Hamilton Mixtape tracks featuring Usher, Nas, Dave East and Aloe Blacc

    Making the wait for the forthcoming Hamilton Mixtape considerably harder, today, Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped not one, but two tracks. “Wrote My Way Out” which features Nas, Dave East and Aloe Blacc, references the inspirational Alexander Hamilton, and his movement evoking writing. And “Wait For It...
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    Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas Light up the Bay

    After the cold wave in the Bay finally subsided Thursday night, Ms. Lauryn Hill brought her Caravan tour to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. With the help of her friends Nas and Vince Staples the Former Fugees songstress truly set the night ablaze. With a 7p.m. show time and most of the guests of...
  • Marvel to release third round of hip-hop covers in November

    Marvel to release third round of hip-hop covers in November

    In May 2015, Marvel Comics celebrated the rich cultural legacy of hip-hop with a series of variant comic book covers that paid homage to classic rap albums. The initiative was such a massive success that the company has decided another round of hip-hop tribute covers in Sept. 20106. On Oct. 1...
  • Robin Thicke and Nas release heavy new single 'Deep'

    Robin Thicke and Nas release heavy new single 'Deep'

    Blue-eyed soul man Robin Thicke has a released a new collaboration with legendary rapper Nas titled “Deep,” and the song definitely lives up to its name. It begins with a fiery intro wherein the expert lyricist touches on heavy topics like Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, police brutality and...
  • The daily schedule for Riot Fest Denver allows for proper festival scheduling. 

    Riot Fest Denver releases daily schedule

    On four stage over three days, Riot Fest Denver will be returning to the National Western Complex on September 2-4, 2016. Although the official lineup has been known for months, the ambitious festival-goers can now start their rigorous planning as the schedule has been released, ensuring no beloved...
  • French Montana will release his sophomore album 'MC4' on Aug. 19. 

    French Montana dials up A-List support for new album

    French Montana has assembled a pretty serious squad over the years and he's making sure everyone is included in his latest project. The rapper will drop his sophomore album MC4 in two weeks and he’s giving us a sneakpeak of the tracklist, which boasts the names Kanye West, Drake, A$AP Rocky, Miguel...
  • ‘The Land’ soundtrack features Mass Appeal roster alongside other hip-hop greats

    ‘The Land’ soundtrack features Mass Appeal roster alongside other hip-hop greats

    Nas has been busy. Beyond running his record label, Mass Appeal, and steadily making new music, he’s also been pumping out quality chronicles of the trials and tribulations of inner city life. “The Get Down,” a Netflix original series will be dropping in late August and “The Land,” an independent...
  • Music takes the main stage in fiery new ‘The Get Down’ trailer

    Music takes the main stage in fiery new ‘The Get Down’ trailer

    On August 12, 2016 the new Netflix original, “The Get Down” will likely ignite a 13-episode binge fest that will be unlike any other. The musical drama is set in 1977 New York and chronicles the journey a group of South Bronx kids who are set out to change the future. The Baz Luhrmann show isn’t...
  • Nas celebrates Hennessy’s Limited Edition Bottle Launch in Los Angeles

    Nas celebrates Hennessy’s Limited Edition Bottle Launch in Los Angeles

    The one and only Nasir Jones, known to fans worldwide as Nas, wowed guests with a special performance at a private event held at the MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles on Thursday night. The Hennessy Limited Edition Bottle Launch honoring world-renowned tattoo artist Scott Campbell, brought in a star...
  • Scott Campbell and Hennessy's Newest bottle

    Nas helps launch Hennessy's newest bottle with Scott Campbell

    It all started with KAWS 5 years ago, the legacy of the Hennessy VS limited edition bottle began with one of the most respected artist and has continued that culture of greatness with its newest collaboration. Scott Campbell runs the legendary Saved Tattoo parlor in Brooklyn NY where he tats some...
  • Big Sean is just one of the high flying acts on Las Vegas's strip this weekend.

    Best Bets: Big Sean, Lil John and Nas will take over the Vegas Strip

    It’s official, Vegas weekends will now be in full party mode from now until this fall. This weekend starts it off with award shows, insane parties and beach extravaganzas at every hotel. The following are the Best Bets for live shows this weekend that will ensure it’s a memorable one. Thursday, May...
  • The Weeknd performs new mix of 'Tell Your Friends' with Nas at the Met Gala Ball

    The Weeknd performs new mix of 'Tell Your Friends' with Nas at the Met Gala Ball

    R&B singer-songwriter The Weeknd performed a new version of "Tell Your Friends" on May 2. He hit the stage at NYC's Met Gala Ball with legendary rapper Nas. "Tell Your Friends" is one of the tracks on The Weeknd's breakthrough album, Beauty Behind the Madness. The album yielded smash hits like...
  • The top 10 best Nas songs

    The top 10 best Nas songs

    What can you say about Nas that hasn’t already been said? He is one of the best modern day rappers to come out of the East Coast. He has influenced many of today’s rappers, and to date, he has a streak of eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums released, which is simply amazing. Nas is...
  • 80/35 Music Festival announces initial 2016 lineup

    80/35 Music Festival announces initial 2016 lineup

    Organizers at the Des Moines Music Coalition have announced the initial bands for the 2016 80/35 Music Festival. The Ninth Annual 80/35 Music Festival will take place at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9. Advance two-day tickets are on sale now for $65, and...
  • Jelani Lateef hits the spot with new mixtape

    Jelani Lateef hits the spot with new mixtape

    New mixtape Cold Days and Dark Nights by Chicago native Jelani Lateef really hits the spot with the Hip Hop genre. Lateef brings back a rap style that has been missed lately with some heavy bass bumps. Lateef in his follow up mixtape to his album that has the same title brings back originality, as...
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