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Ill Will/Def Jam
2015-04-21-de-la-soul-god-it-nas
Artist: De La Soul
Featuring: Nas
Song: God It
Da La Soul recently made headlines with their massively successful crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for their new album and the long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s The Grind Date. The trio... More
Posted 3 months ago
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2015-02-19-fashawn-something-to-believe-in-nas-aloe-blacc
Artist: Fashawn
Featuring: Nas | Aloe Blacc
Album: The Ecology
Feeling a little disillusioned with the state of contemporary hip-hop? Leave it to Fashawn and his spectacularly talented homies to give you Something to Believe In. Over DJ Khalil’s brass fanfare,... More
Posted 5 months ago
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madonna-nas-veni-vidi-vici
Artist: Madonna
Featuring: Nas
We’re not saying we called it but….yeah, we totally called it. Over a month ago we said that Madonna’s upcoming album would be heavily hip-hop influenced and sure enough, just a day... More
Posted 5 months ago
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beastie-boys-too-many-rappers-unreleased-video
Featuring: Nas
I spend all day listening to fresh tunes, and even I often get frustrated at my inability to keep up with everything going on in the world of hip-hop. There are just Too Many f**king Rappers. Even so,... More
Posted 6 months ago
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Editor's Pick
nas-the-season
Artist: Nas
Unless you count the music he didn’t drop when some people thought he was Your Old Droog (which he wasn’t), it’s actually been a minute since we’ve gotten new music from Nas. A... More
Posted about 9 months ago
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schoolboy-q-studio-remix
Featuring: Nas | BJ The Chicago Kid
Featured on our front page when it dropped as a single back in April, ScHoolboy Q‘s Studio won a phenomenal four out of five stars, on average, from our readership. Well, I have a feeling quite... More
Posted 10 months ago
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nas-represent
Artist: Nas
Album: Illmatic XX
On an album that, like Nas‘s seminal debut set, is entirely made up of standout tracks, it’s inevitable that some joints won’t get the shine they deserve. For example, Represent,... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
wiz-khalifa-dem-boyz-rmx-ii
Featuring: Rick Ross | Nas | ScHoolboy Q
As Lil Wayne so often said, “It’s the remix to the remix, baby.” Ok, so maybe he didn’t exactly say that, but how many times do you get a remix to a remix? After the original... More
Posted one year ago
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rocko-hustle
Artist: Rocko
Featuring: Nas
Song: Hustle
If someone were to ask me which rappers I considered Poets, Rocko‘s name wouldn’t come up. No offense to the man; sophisticated lyricism just never seemed to be his focus. If the... More
Posted one year ago
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nas-it-aint-hard-to-tell-rmx
Artist: Nas
Album: Illmatic XX
Next month, Nas will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of his epochal Illmatic LP with a digital re-release of the album. In addition to the 10 tracks that every hip-hop head knows and loves, this... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
rudimental-free
Artist: Rudimental
Featuring: Emeli Sandé | Nas
Song: Free
Last we heard from Rudimental, the British EDM crew had enlisted the guest services of Maybach Music Group heavyweight Wale in an effort to make their breakthrough hit, Feel the Love, more palatable... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
nas
Artist: Nas
Featuring: J. Cole
On Let Nas Down, a standout cut off his freshly-minted sophomore set, J. Cole harked back to 2011, describing his reaction when his musical idol criticized Cole World lead single Work Out. As it turns... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Editor's Pick
nas-cheatcode-rmx
Artist: CHEATCODE
Featuring: Nas
Frank Sinatra, Aerosmith and Nas: three acts from very different genres, embodying three distinct musical eras. In other words, the perfect ingredients for an epic mash-up. Though CHEATCODE‘s... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Editor's Pick
m1-genocide-highway
Featuring: Nas
On November 9, 1799, an African-Caribbean slave named Denmark Vesey purchased his freedom after winning $1550 in a city lottery. Once unchained, however, he didn’t simply start a new life for... More
Posted 2 years ago
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meek-mill-maybach-curtains
Artist: Meek Mill
Featuring: John Legend | Nas | Rick Ross
Just a few short years ago, Meek Mill was just another urban denizen, pursuing his dreams of hip-hop superstardom against the struggle-filled backdrop of the Philly streets. Now, he looks out at those... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Editor's Pick
nas-cherry-wine
Artist: Nas
Featuring: Amy Winehouse
Album: Life is Good
Nas may not have found his soulmate just yet, but the rap icon isn’t giving up just yet. On freshly-released album standout Cherry Wine, the Queensbridge veteran spits an exhaustive description... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Editor's Pick
nas-bye-baby
Artist: Nas
Album: Life is Good
Since Nas is on record saying that his Life is Good album, and certainly the cover, is directly inspired by his acrimonious divorce with Kelis, we can just go ahead and assume that Bye Baby and its... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Editor's Pick
dj-khaled-hip-hop
Artist: DJ Khaled
Featuring: Scarface | Nas | DJ Premier
Song: Hip Hop
Album: Kiss The Ring
I won’t front, I’ve haven’t exactly been easy on DJ Khaled over the years, but the man might have just bought himself a lifetime pass from hip-hop heads for this new Hip-Hop joint.... More
Posted about 3 years ago
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kla-blame
Artist: K'LA
Featuring: Nas
Song: Blame
Artists only get to make their debut on The DJBooth once, and it looks like K’LA has taken the time to make sure her debut makes the biggest splash possible. How big? I don’t know, how big is a... More
Posted 3 years ago
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nas-loco-motive
Artist: Nas
Featuring: Large Professor
Album: Life is Good
In the hands of nearly anyone else, a track titled Loco-Motive featuring some very locomotive-ish production would have come off corny, but in the hands of God’s Son, it’s nothing short of pure... More
Posted 3 years ago
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nas-accidental-murderers
Artist: Nas
Featuring: Rick Ross
Album: Life is Good
Nearly two decades ago Nas broke onto the hip-hop scene with New York State of Mind, one of the best storytelling raps the game had ever heard. Fast forward to 2012 and Nasir is returning to his roots... More
Posted 3 years ago
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nelly-furtado-golden
Featuring: Nas
Way back in ‘94, on Illmatic inclusion Street Dreams, Nas (quoting the Eurythmics) cannily observed, “Everybody’s looking for something.” At the very moment the Queensbridge hopeful... More
Posted 3 years ago
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knaan-nothig-to-lose-elev8tor-rmx
Artist: K'NAAN
Featuring: Nas
Originally featured back in January, Nothing to Lose received positive reader reviews for K’NAAN and guest spitter Nas’ on-point lyrical content, but some felt that the poppy chorus... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Editor's Pick
nas-the-don
Artist: Nas
Song: The Don
Album: Life is Good
Life Is Good when you’re The Don, but don’t get it twisted: while Nas is most definitely enjoying the view from the top, high-rollerdom hasn’t dulled his edge in the slightest. More... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Editor's Pick
nas-daughters
Artist: Nas
Album: Life is Good
There are literally thousands of rap songs about dealing drugs, strippers and drug dealing strippers. But you’d be hard pressed to find more than a handful of songs dedicated to a rapper’s... More
Posted 3 years ago
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nas
Artist: Nas
Black Girl Lost, a joint off Nas’ classic sophomore set, found the rap icon calling upon African-American women to raise their consciousness and respect themselves, rather than falling into... More
Posted 3 years ago
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bumpy-knuckles-turn-up-the-mic-rmx
Featuring: DJ Premier | Nas
With the release of their collaborative set just around the corner, DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles are stoking the flames of anticipation with an official remix featuring the guest stylings of a fellow... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Editor's Pick
tyga-king-and-queens
Artist: Tyga
Featuring: Wale | Nas
A few years ago (let’s say two) the mere thought of Tyga doing a track with Wale and Nas would have caused the craniums of hip-hop heads worldwide to explode. “You mean the Coconut Juice guy on a... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Editor's Pick
knaan-nothing-to-lose
Artist: K'NAAN
Featuring: Nas
Mixing introspective street rhymes with a ballad style chorus isn’t anything new in hip-hop. This style allows for worthy lyrics to escape prior to the sing-a-long hook that begs to get stuck in the... More
Posted 3 years ago
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mobb-deep-get-it-forever
Artist: Mobb Deep
Featuring: Nas
When two legends like Mobb Deep and Nas get together on a track I think we all know what to expect – swagged out club bangers about expensive watches. Or, alternately, the exact f**king opposite.... More
Posted 3 years ago
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amy-winehouse-like-smoke
Featuring: Nas
Though Amy Winehouse was only able to release two full albums’ worth of material before her life was tragically cut short, the late singer’s cohorts are tying up loose ends and giving her... More
Posted 3 years ago
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nas-its-a-tower-heist
Artist: Nas
Featuring: Rick Ross
Remember how, whenever Will Smith starred in a high-budget popcorn movie, he used to drop a single in which he basically summarized the film’s premise—complete with a chorus repeating its... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Editor's Pick
common-ghetto-dreams
Artist: Common
Featuring: Nas
Nas may be one of the greatest spitters ever to pick up a mic, but patience evidently isn’t his strong suit. Friday night, Twitter followers got to witness the Queensbridge vet pestering Chitown... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Editor's Pick
nas-nasty
Artist: Nas
Song: Nasty
Though Nas’ recent material (including 08’s highly-acclaimed Untitled LP) has done nothing to damage his reputation as one of the finest spitters ever to pick up a mic, there are still... More
Posted 4 years ago
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cj-hilton-so-fresh
Artist: CJ Hilton
Featuring: Nas
Even the most self-confident individuals, upon learning that a guy or girl they’re crazy for feels the same way, will react enraptured disbelief: “Could someone So Fresh really be interested... More
Posted 4 years ago
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mobb-deep-dog-sht
Artist: Mobb Deep
Featuring: Nas
If you could only see my face when this record popped up in my inbox. Being an adamant fan of Mobb Deep and nearly crapping my pants when I met Alchemist at SXSW ‘10, I was virtually waiting at... More
Posted 4 years ago
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raekwon
Artist: Raekwon
Featuring: Nas
A full 17 years after they first linked up to drop Verbal Intercourse off Raekwon‘s classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx album, The Chef and Nas unite for new release Rich & Black. Featuring a... More
Posted 4 years ago
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estelle-fall-in-love
Artist: Estelle
Featuring: Nas
Fourth grade. Playground. I’m sitting here, she’s sitting there. I love her. She doesn’t know I exist. I walk up to her. I tell her I love her. Her response? “Eww.” Traumatizing? Yes.... More
Posted 5 years ago
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nas
Artist: Nas
Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and it can also drive home a point for a new generation sadly making the same old mistakes. For example, take Nas’ Hey Young World, a remake of... More
Posted 5 years ago
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nas-damian-marley
Featuring: Nas | Damian Marley | K'NAAN
If you haven’t yet signed up for Nas and Damian Marley’s African tour, there’s no need to worry; even though their recent Booth features As We Enter and Strong Will Continue have caught fire,... More
Posted 5 years ago
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nas-damian-marley
Featuring: Nas | Damian Marley
As We Enter, the lead single off Nas & Damian Marley‘s long-awaited collaborative album, received overwhelmingly positive reader reviews when it hit our front page in late January, but a few... More
Posted 5 years ago
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nas-damian-marley
Featuring: Nas | Damian Marley
As anyone lucky enough to hit up this past summer’s Rock the Bells tour knows, legendary emcee Nas and reggae progeny Damian Marley have teamed up for a collabo album, and today we’re being... More
Posted 5 years ago
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maxwell
Artist: Maxwell
Featuring: Nas
It sounds stereotypical, but more often than not hip-hop tracks cover topics like partying, alcohol, girls, and partying with drunk girls. Thankfully every so often a mainstream song comes along that... More
Posted 5 years ago
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joss-stone
Artist: Joss Stone
Featuring: Nas
The latest leaked track off UK soul sensation (and first-time Booth featuree) Joss Stone‘s sophomore set was originally written and circulated back in October of ‘08, in response to a... More
Posted 5 years ago
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amerie
Artist: Amerie
Featuring: Rick Ross | Jadakiss | Nas
On her relationship-themed senior album (and Def Jam debut), In Love & War, Amerie will be borrowing from a wide array of musical styles—reader-acclaimed lead single Why R U?, for example, took... More
Posted 6 years ago
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beastie-boys
Featuring: Nas
Recently, it was discovered that Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch had a cancerous tumor in his left parotid (salivary) gland.  While the tumor is not expected to damage MCA’s... More
Posted 6 years ago
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rick-ross
Artist: Rick Ross
Featuring: Nas | Kevin Cossom
On Trilla, Rick Ross took inspiration from the best-selling album of all time, and it seems that the Boss may be modeling the follow-up after his former boss Jay-Z‘s debut album, Reasonable... More
Posted 6 years ago
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nas
Artist: Nas
Featuring: Marsha Ambrosius
In 1996, Nas dropped If I Ruled the World (Imagine That), the Lauryn Hill-featuring This Was Written single that became the now-legendary rapper’s first mainstream hit.  With Nas’... More
Posted 6 years ago
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ludacris
Artist: Ludacris
Featuring: Jay Z | Nas
Since Ludacris’ sixth studio album, Theater of the Mind, is intended to have a cinematic feel, it’s understandable that the project features numerous “co-stars,” including (but not... More
Posted 6 years ago
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kevin-rudolf
Featuring: Nas
Later this month, Cash Money Records, in conjunction with Universal Republic, will release the debut of their newest solo artist, Kevin Rudolf. Uncharacteristically for the longstanding hip-hop... More
Posted 6 years ago
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