Nas

Apr
7
Nas Performs with Q-Tip and The Roots on ‘The Tonight Show’

Q-Tip and Nas

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his seminal debut Illmatic, Nas stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday. With some help from Q-Tip and The Roots, the hip-hop icon delivered his ’90s classic “One Love.”

They kept the jam session going after the show, performing “The World Is Yours” as a web exclusive.

If you’re at Coachella this weekend, you can catch Nas performing Illmatic in its entirety.

His anniversary compilation Illmatic XX, which features rare remixes, unreleased demos, and freestyles, arrives April 15.

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Apr
2
Nicki Minaj, Nas, 50 Cent, & Lil Wayne Set to Play Hot 97 Summer Jam

Nicki Minaj, Nas, and 50 Cent

Everyone from 50 Cent to Trey Songz will blaze the stage at Hot 97′s Summer Jam. The lineup for the biggest hip-hop concert of the year has been announced.

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Mar
17
New Music: Nas – ‘It Ain’t Hard to Tell (Remix)’

Illmatic XX

On April 15, Nas will commemorate the 20th anniversary of his seminal debut Illmatic with the release of Illmatic XX, a two-disc compilation including rare remixes, unreleased demos, and freestyles.

After dropping his “’93 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle” earlier this month, the veteran MC has liberated a funky remix to his classic cut “It Ain’t Hard to Tell.”

Nas will also tour the U.S. this spring, performing the album in its entirety at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Coachella in April.

Time Is Illmatic, a documentary that examines Illmatic, will open at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 16.

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Mar
5
New Music: Nas – ”93 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle (Part 1)’

Illmatic XX

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, Nas digs in the crates and unearths a commercially unreleased freestyle. The nearly 10-minute track, recorded on “The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show” on October 28, 1993, features 6’9″ and Grand Wizard and can be found on the second part of Illmatic XX.

Due April 15, the two-disc compilation includes rare remixes, unreleased demos, and freestyles commemorating the anniversary of Nas’ seminal debut.

To celebrate the release, Nas will tour the U.S. this spring and perform the groundbreaking album in its entirety. The tour will kick off with performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Coachella in April.

Time Is Illmatic, a documentary that examines Illmatic, will also open the Tribeca Film Festival on April 16.

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Feb
4
Nas Celebrates 20th Anniversary of ‘Illmatic’ with Album, Tour, & Documentary

Illmatic XX

Twenty years after releasing his seminal debut Illmatic, Nas will commemorate the milestone with a 20th anniversary album, tour, and documentary.

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Jan
25
Eminem, Dr. Dre, Diddy, & Nas Bring Hip-Hop Playlist to Life at Beats Music Launch

Eminem and Dr. Dre

The decade’s biggest hip-hop stars gathered under one roof as Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine hosted the launch of Beats Music during Grammy weekend on Friday night. For over an hour, L.A.’s Belasco Theater was transformed into a hip-hop head’s dream as a ’90s rap playlist was brought to life curated by Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg.

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Oct
23
New Music: Rudimental f/ Emeli Sandé & Nas – ‘Free (Remix)’

Free (Remix)

In between plotting his next album, Nas drops some knowledge on the remix to Rudimental’s “Free.” The original, which features Emeli Sandé, appears on the British group’s album Home. Nas uplifts with his powerful words, while Emeli drives it home on the soulful chorus.

The Nas remix will appear on a remix EP, due Nov. 18, along with remixes from Maya Jane Cole, Roy Davis Jr., and Jack Beats.

Next year, Nas will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut Illmatic with an album repackage and concert.

Liberate his remix below.

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