Nas News & Features


Classic Hate: The Internet Hates On Nas’ “Illmatic”

Classic Hate: The Internet Hates On Nas’ “Illmatic” [RefinedHype]

This one guy thinks the Black Eyed Peas are better than Nas' classic. Read More on RefinedHype

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Nas Does Revealing NYC Interview & Show for Hennessy

Back in 2002 on an episode of MTV Diaries, Nas passed on a Coors Lite commercial because he was against promoting beer to youngsters but now in 2013, the 39-year-old Queensbridge mainstay has partnered with the world’s...

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Let’s All Just Relax About This Nas “Ghostwriting” Thing

Let’s All Just Relax About This Nas “Ghostwriting” Thing [RefinedHype]

Did Jay Electronica ghostwrite for Nas? RefinedHype examines the current controversy. Read More on RefinedHype

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From Nicki Minaj to Rick Ross, The 2012 Summer Jam Recap

(Young Jeezy looks out at the massive 2012 Summer Jam audience.) Photo by JD Tuminski Despite all the mishaps on June 3, Hot 97 proved to 55,000 hip-hop fans why Summer Jam is and forever will be the biggest concert of the...

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Nas Says “There is No Best or Greatest MC”

(Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Vibe.com. By Nas, as told to John Kennedy) There is no best or greatest MC. Should never happen, doesn’t make sense. It makes sense temporarily when you’re striving to...

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Nas & Damian Marley Light Up New York for Distant Relatives Tour [Exclusive Coverage]

New York, NY- “We going back to the motherland” - that’s exactly where Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley took us. The poetic dynamic duo blessed NYC with their presence on Monday night at the Highline Ballroom for the...

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Classic Album Review: Nas’ Illmatic

(Editor's Note: From time to time DJBooth's partner site RefinedHype.com will dig into its vaults and pull out a classic album that deserves a much-belated review. This week writer Matt Juss examines Nas' seminal breakthrough...

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Stars Align for Heineken Red Star Soul Event in NYC [Exclusive Coverage]

New York, N.Y. -- Last Friday marked the fourth annual Heineken Red Star Soul Music Showcase in New York City, featuring performances by Wale, Estelle and Ludacris, as well as an unforeseen appearance by the legendary Nas....

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Smirnoff Hosts Signature Mix Series Listening Party in NYC [Exclusive Coverage]

New York, NY – Velvet ropes, guest lists and plus ones are all expected nuisances at industry events in New York City. Tuesday’s Smirnoff Signature Mix Series listening session, held at Chinatown’s chicly concealed...

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Nas’s “The Jones Experience” Tour Showcases The Rapper’s Longevity, Skill [Exclusive Coverage]

Chicago, IL – This past Sunday, DJBooth.net was granted an all-access pass to the Chicago House of Blues for the second to last stop on Nas’s summer-long tour, otherwise dubbed as “The Jones Experience.” For the...

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A Tribe Called Quest, Jay-Z, Nas & Friends Rock New York’s Bells [Exclusive Coverage]

New York, NY -- Rock The Bells invaded New York’s Jones Beach Amphitheater on Sunday, and DJ Booth was there for a most memorable show. Q-Tip Pumps Up The Crowd (Photo by: PNP / WENN) The crowd was amped all afternoon for...

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DJBooth Speaks With Nas During A “Best of Both Offices” Conference Call

New York, NY -- On Tuesday, the legendary Nas will release his much-hyped new album, "Untitled." The LP, which originally held the controversial title,"N*gger," is the ninth studio album of the rapper's career. The...

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Nas Responds to “Untitled” Album Leak

New York, NY -- Our good friends over at Def Jam have sent us a video message from Nas. It is in regards to the leakage of his brand new album, "Untitled," which is schedule to drop on July 15th. Below is a final track...

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Nas to Release “Untitled” Album on July 15

New York, NY -- Surrounded by controversy at every stage of his long and influential career as the conscience - and often most severe critic - of hip-hop, Def Jam Recordings artist Nas has returned to the headlines, declaring...

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Nas & DJ Green Lantern to Release New Mixtape, “The N*gger Tape”

New York, NY -- While label executives at Def Jam felt that "N*gger" (the planned title of Nas' new album) was a bit too racy and controversial, the rapper will release a mixtape project with DJ Green Lantern, entitled "The...

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Nas To Released “Greatest Hits” Album Via Columbia on November 6th

New York, NY -- Columbia Records announces the upcoming release of Greatest Hits, the definitive collection of classic tracks and more from the pioneering hip-hop icon Nas. Nas' Greatest Hits will be available in stores and...

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Nas Previews Upcoming Greatest Hits Album, Contributes to Rush Hour 3 Soundtrack

New York, NY -- Hip-Hop icon Nas contributes brand new material to the highly anticipated third installment of New Line Cinema's Rush Hour franchise. "Less Than An Hour," featuring Cee-Lo, recently recorded specifically for...

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Rock The Bells Launches In Boston (Exclusive Coverage)

Article by Nathan Slavik Boston, MA -- Represent. Respect. Recognize. That’s the mission of the Rock The Bells Tour which kicked off in a cloud of smoke in Boston in front of a raucous audience that came fully prepared...

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Nas’ Hip-Hop is Dead Official Tracklisting

The Def Jam debut from Nas, Hip-Hop is Dead?, will be out on December 19th. Below is the official tracklisting. Tracklisting --- 1. Don’t Hate Me Now (produced by Salaam Remi) 2. QB Tru G’s ft. The Game (produced by...

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Nas Sets Out to Prove Hip-Hop Still Alive on New LP, Single

NEW YORK, NY -- Nasir Jones has a message: Something is terribly wrong with the state of hip-hop today. One of the greatest MCs to ever pick up a microphone, Nas has watched as his beloved hip-hop has gone from its innocent...

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Nas Vows ‘Death’ To Hip-Hop

Nas will return in September with his first album release on Def Jam Records, "Hip-Hop Is Dead", it has been reported. According to Billboard, the Queens rapper initially confirmed the news on Thursday night to a packed...

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