Nas

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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Oct
17
New Music: Meek Mill f/ Nas, John Legend, & Rick Ross – ‘Maybach Curtains’

Maybach Curtains

Life inside the Maybach is sweet. Meek Mill trades in his usual aggressive energy and gets retrospective with heavy-hitters Nas, John Legend, and Rick Ross on “Maybach Curtains.”

The Philly MC recounts how his life has changed since he’s attained success. The lush track, produced by Infamous & The-Agency, is laced with Mr. Legend’s smooth vocals. “Look how far we came, through the fire I stood knowing we would reign,” he sings.

“Maybach Curtains” appears on Meek’s debut Dreams and Nightmares, due October 30.

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Oct
14
Video: Nas – ‘A Queens Story’

Nas

Nas goes back to his roots in the viral video for “A Queens Story,” the Salaam Remi-produced cut off his album Life Is Good. The hip-hop kingpin reminisces on his past including the Queensbridge projects where he grew up. The montage clip features images of fellow Queens icons including LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, and the late Chris Lighty.

Nas will hit the road with Lauryn Hill on the “Life Is Good/Black Rage” tour on October 29.

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Oct
10
Big Sean Enlists Nas for ‘Jesus Piece’

Big Sean and Nas

Big Sean is calling on a hip-hop legend for his next album. The G.O.O.D. Music MC has collaborated with Nas on “Jesus Piece.”

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