Nas

Feb
6
Nas Talks Grammys, Hip-Hop Beef with Dave Grohl on ‘Chelsea Lately’

Nas and Dave Grohl

T.I., Rick Ross, and 50 Cent have all faced the wrath of Chelsea Handler. But Nas avoided the hot seat during his visit to “Chelsea Lately” when Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl took over hosting duties for Grammy week. The hip-hop icon and rock legend discussed the Grammys, hip-hop beefs, and their daughters.

Nas, who is nominated for four Grammys at this weekend’s show, feels hip-hop deserves more shine at the awards. “It’s cool. I feel it could be a little bit more love though,” he said. “Hip-hop is making a lot of noise. It should get some more spotlight.”

Grohl also questioned him about the severity of beef in hip-hop. “Once you say it, you gotta ride with it, you gotta be true. Hip-hop is really standoffish. It’s really competitive. It’s really about who’s number one all the time. Sometimes it gets outta hand.”

Nas thanked his daughter Destiny for inspiring his Grammy-nominated single “Daughters” and was asked whether boys feel intimidated to date her. “I thought they would be, but these kids today… These kids are not playing,” laughed Nas. “I had to get strong and let ‘em know.”

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Jan
11
Nas Recovering After Being Hospitalized for Vertigo

Nas

Life was not so good for Nas this week. The hip-hop superstar received medical attention after falling ill with vertigo.

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Jan
10
Nas Begins Work on New Album

Nas

Life is still good for Nas. Following the critical and commercial success of his 2012 album Life Is Good, the iconic MC is already plotting his next move.

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Nov
30
Nas Performs with Anthony Hamilton on ‘Conan’

Nas and Anthony Hamilton

During the L.A. stop on his “Life Is Good/Black Rage” tour with Lauryn Hill, Nas made a detour to visit “Conan.” The hip-hop icon teamed with soul crooner Anthony Hamilton for a powerful performance of “World’s an Addiction” off his latest album Life Is Good. Nas will wrap his tour next month before headlining a show at Radio City Music Hall on New Year’s Eve.

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Nov
7
Nas and Father Star in Gap Holiday Campaign

Nas and Olu Dara

Nas is coming home for the holidays. The hip-hop icon poses for a family portrait with his father, jazz musician Olu Dara, in the 2012 holiday campaign for Gap called “Love Comes In Every Shade.” The father-son ads, entitled “Fatherly Love,” will be displayed at Gap stores worldwide.

“Me & Pops for The Gap. #LifeisGood,” tweeted Nas, who collaborated with his father on his 2004 single “Bridging the Gap.”

Other stars appearing in Gap’s campaign include Michael J. Fox, Jack Huston, Rufus Wainwright, and Francis Ford Coppola.

UPDATE: Watch the 30-second TV spot below.

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Oct
26
Jhené Aiko to Open for Nas and Lauryn Hill Tour

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko is hitting the road with hip-hop royalty. The up-and-coming songstress will join Nas and Lauryn Hill on tour this month.

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Oct
19
Video: K’LA f/ Nas – ‘Blame’

K'LA and Nas

R&B newcomer K’LA get sultry with Nas in the video for “Blame.” The Gary, Indiana native belts out the nostalgic ’90s tune in a warehouse alongside her Def Jam labelmate.

“I’m the old soul that came right on time,” tweeted K’LA, who has had a tumultuous journey to her major-label deal, including facing homelessness and being a single mother.

She is currently in the studio recording her debut for Music Line/Def Jam.

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