Nas

Oct
1
Nas Says New Music Coming ‘Real Soon’

Jungle, Nas, and Destiny Jones

Twenty years after releasing his debut Illmatic, Nas is still going strong. The hip-hop icon plans to drop new music, and it’s coming sooner than you think.

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Sep
10
New Music: ScHoolboy Q f/ Nas & BJ the Chicago Kid – ‘Studio (Remix)’

Studio (Remix)

ScHoolboy Q unites with QB’s finest Nas on the remix to his Oxymoron single “Studio” featuring BJ the Chicago Kid. On his smooth verse, Nas proclaims his bachelor status (“I’m interviewing, holla”) and reveals that his new album is done.

“Finished up my new album, single about to be droppin’ / Last album on Def Jam and I got so many options,” raps Nas before singing some of the hook.

Groove to the G-mix below.

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Aug
29
Nas Returns to His Roots in ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary [Trailer]

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Twenty years after the release of his groundbreaking debut Illmatic, Nas takes a walk down memory lane in his documentary Nas: Time Is Illmatic.

The hip-hop icon returns to his childhood home in Queensbridge and shares stories of his rise to stardom and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20.

The 74-minute film features interviews with his Illmatic producers including Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, and DJ Premier, as well as his musical peers Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, and Busta Rhymes.

Nas: Time Is Illmatic opens at the Tribeca Film Festival and select theaters on October 1 and will be available on demand and iTunes beginning October 3.

On October 2, Nas will embark on a 14-city fall tour. Before each show, he will screen the film and perform Illmatic from start to finish.

Watch the official trailer below.

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Aug
12
Nas Announces ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Tour and Documentary Release

Time Is Illmatic Tour

The year of Illmatic XX continues. In honor of the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Nas will embark on a North American tour.

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Jul
15
Video: Nas – ‘Represent’

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Twenty years after its release, Nas’ Illmatic classic “Represent” gets an official video.

The Queens veteran and Mass Appeal held a contest inviting fans to create the visuals. The winner, Brian Katz, was chosen to direct alongside Mass Appeal’s own Jason Goldwatch.

The black-and-white clip was inspired by the soundtrack to the 1924 silent film, The Thief of Bagdad, which DJ Premier sampled on the song.

“As someone who has had Illmatic in heavy rotation for the past 20 years, the opportunity to represent as a true fan in sharing my vision with Nas and have Jason Goldwatch help bring that vision to reality is proof positive that indeed ‘The World Is Yours,’” said Katz.

Illmatic XX, a special 20th anniversary edition of Nas’ seminal debut, is available now featuring rare remixes, unreleased demos, and freestyles.

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Jul
3
New Music: Wiz Khalifa f/ Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, & Nas – ‘We Dem Boyz (Remix)’

Blacc Hollywood

Hol’ up, hol’ up. It’s the remix. Hot on the heels of Puff Daddy’s Dream Team mix with Meek Mill and French Montana, Wiz Khalifa drops the official remix to his Blacc Hollywood anthem. The Taylor Gang chief completely flips the beat and adds Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, and Nas, who steals the show with his verse.

Earlier this week, Wiz announced an August 19 release date for his album and unveiled the cover art.

Hear them boyz make noise.

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Jun
24
Nas Performs ‘Illmatic’ with Orchestra at Dave Chappelle Show

Dave Chappelle and Nas

Dave Chappelle set up shop at Radio City Music Hall for a 10-show engagement, which kicked off last week. After a surprise performance from Kanye West on Friday, the reclusive comedian brought out Nas during Monday night’s show.

Following Chappelle’s stand-up set, the hip-hop icon performed his groundbreaking debut Illmatic in its entirety with help from the Dave Chappelle Orchestra.

With just a DJ and drummer, he continued with his post-Illmatic classics including “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That),” “Hate Me Now,” and “Made You Look.”

“Epic Night,” tweeted Nas.

Chappelle will round out the week with performances from Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monáe, and Erykah Badu.

Watch Nas perform “N.Y. State of Mind” below.

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