Nas

Sep
12
Nas Performs ‘You Wouldn’t Understand’ on ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’

Arsenio Hall and Nas

Arsenio Hall returned to late night this week with some help from Nas. Following performances from Snoop Dogg and Mac Miller, the hip-hop icon was the musical guest on the third episode of “The Arsenio Hall Show.” With some help from Victoria Monet, he performed “You Wouldn’t Understand” off his 2012 album Life Is Good.

The talk show host explained how Nas’ lyrics inspired him to write the theme song for his new show, while Nas returned the compliment.

“Arsenio Hall is the official king of late night television,” said Nas, who turns 40 on Saturday. “I’ve been watching you since I was a young boy and you have the best show in the world, so this is a big deal to me. I’m honored to be here.”

Watch Nas bring back Arsenio.

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Jul
23
Nas Teams with Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, & Timbaland for ‘Sinatra in the Sands’

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Timbaland

Now that he and Jay-Z have conquered the charts with Magna Carta… Holy Grail, Timbaland has set his sights on the next hip-hop icon—Nas.

During an interview with Revolt TV, the super-producer revealed that he has produced a collaboration between Nas, Jay-Z, and Justin Timberlake.

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Jul
4
New Music: Jay-Z f/ Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell, & Timbaland – ‘BBC’

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Timbaland

Jay-Z has some big guests on Magna Carta Holy Grail, but he crafts the most star-studded track of the year with “BBC.” Hov calls on Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, and Timbaland for the designer-name-dropping cut, produced by Pharrell.

Nas pays his respects to the late Gianni Versace, while Jay celebrates a life filled with Maybachs, Versace plates, and Basquiats. Bey, Justin, and Tim sing background vocals and Swizz provides ad-libs.

If you weren’t able to download the album on a Samsung device, you can now pre-order it on iTunes. It will be available online and in stores on July 9.

Listen to their all-star jam below.

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Jun
29
Jay-Z Reveals Lyrics for ‘BBC’ Featuring Beyoncé, Nas, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Timbaland, & Swizz Beatz

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Timbaland

Jay-Z is cranking up the star power on Magna Carta Holy Grail. With five days until the album drops, the hip-hop mogul has revealed the lyrics to his all-star collaboration “BBC” featuring Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell, and Timbaland.

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Jun
22
New Music: J. Cole f/ Nas – ‘Let Nas Down (Remix)’

Nas and J. Cole

Nas responds to J. Cole on the remix to “Let Nas Down.” The hip-hop veteran explains that he’s not disappointed with Cole for recording his radio single “Work Out,” and shares some advice for his young disciple.

“You made your ni**a Nas proud/ You ain’t let Nas down,” raps God’s Son.

Cole responded, “Today is special. Full circle moment. @nas it’s on you.”

Listen to Cole meet his idol.

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Jun
16
R. Kelly, Solange, and Nas Play Bonnaroo

Solange

The stars flocked to Manchester, Tennessee, for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival over the weekend. From Björk to Wu-Tang Clan to R. Kelly, the four-day music extravaganza featured a diverse lineup of talent.

Solange sported braids and shades while rocking the stage on Day 3. She had the crowd singing and dancing along to her hits including “Sandcastle Disco” and “Losing You” off her EP True.

Nas took festivalgoers on a journey of his legendary career, beginning with Illmatic and culminating with Life Is Good.

R. Kelly closed out Saturday’s festivities with a headlining set and shared the stage with Jim James, Billy Idol, Brittany Howard, and John Oates for Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

“@Bonnaroo #superjam with @jimjames @JohnOates … Epic night,” tweeted Kellz.

Check out more pics and stream Nas’ entire set below.

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Jun
9
Kanye West Celebrates Birthday with Beyoncé, Jay-Z, & Nas

Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Nas

There was no shortage of star power at Kanye West’s 36th birthday bash in New York on Saturday night. Mr. West’s famous friends gathered to toast him at the private celebration at Jamaican restaurant Miss Lily’s.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z held court in one corner, while illusionist David Blaine posed for a photo with Scott Disick. Fresh off the stage at the Governors Ball, Nas also joined the party.

“Yeezus x Hov x Godson …. The 3 Gods. Happy Birthday to my brotha Kanye!” tweeted Nas.

Kanye’s baby mama Kim Kardashian also sent him a heartfelt message on Twitter. “Happy Birthday to my best friend, the ❤of my life, my soul!!!! I love you beyond words!” tweeted Kim.

Kanye’s sixth album Yeezus arrives on June 18. He is set to perform tonight at the Governors Ball in New York.

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