Nas

Jun
6
Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, & Timbaland Share Studio Session

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Timbaland

It was a historic moment for music when Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Timbaland came together in the studio earlier this week. It’s unknown what the icons were working on, but they appeared to be having a good time, sharing laughs over drinks.

Def Jam executive Lenny S. posted the photo on his Instagram page, writing, “JAY x JT x NAS x TIMBO Rat Pack shit. For some this is ‘Work’… For us it’s just Fun.”

“its me, nas, jay, & jt what more could u expect,” tweeted Timbo.

Jay-Z and J.T. will launch their “Legends of the Summer” tour on July 17 in Toronto.

Meanwhile, Justin and Timbaland are working on the second installment of The 20/20 Experience, which is due September 20. The pop superstar has also been in the studio with Pharrell.

Feb
19
R. Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, & A$AP Rocky to Play Bonnaroo

R. Kelly

Some veterans and newcomers are descending upon Tennessee for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. R. Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, and A$AP Rocky are among the acts who will take the stage at the annual music extravaganza.

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Feb
16
Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Drake, Trey Songz, & Nas Invade Houston for NBA All-Star Weekend

Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Following last weekend’s Grammys, the stars migrated from L.A. to Houston for NBA All-Star Weekend. Beyoncé returned to her native H-town with Jay-Z to celebrate Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday at the Museum of Fine Arts. A dapper Ludacris and Nas also rubbed elbows with music and sports MVPs at the swanky soirée on Friday.

Across town, Diddy hosted a kickoff party at The Drake with guests including Drake, Trey Songz, and French Montana.

Meek Mill dropped racks at the strip club with Future and Trae Tha Truth, and hit the stage with Fabolous, Pusha T, and DJ Drama. “#real #flyest #respected ni**as in da game #houston the life is so exciting!” said the MMG MC.

The party continues tonight at the annual “Two Kings” dinner hosted by Jay-Z and LeBron James. See more pics from Friday’s festivities below.

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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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