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Mar
30
2014

Video: Nas & Michael Eric Dyson In Conversation At Georgetown University

In case you weren’t in DC to witness this magical moment. The whole video is here for you.

Nas and professor Michael Eric Dyson sat down for an in-depth conversation about Illmatic and its impact on the landscape of Rap over the past 20 years, the state of Hip-Hop today and much more. The talk was moderated by professor James Peterson of Lehigh University. Spotted at Nah Right

Jun
25
2013

Music: J-Cole Featuring Nas – “Let Nas Down Remix”

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Last week we saw two Hip Hop albums with religious based titles. Kanye’s “Yeezus” and J-Cole’s “Born Sinner.” I checked out Yeezus first to see what Ye was coming with, only to be throughly disappointed. Afterwards I decided to check out Cole’s new joint. Might I mention, I was not really feeling J-Cole’s first LP. I think I even feel asleep listening too it. Not that I don’t think the guy is super talented (which I do) that album just didn’t do it for me. But I will say his new effort “Born Sinner” is worth checking out.

One of the standout cuts on the project too me is a joint he has called “Let Nas Down” where Cole raps about his disappointment of not meeting the standards of Nas’ approval after he hears Nas thinks his radio single “Work Out” is trash. You always want the people you idolize to approve what you do, especially when you were inspired by them. It’s a very personal record, and something J didn’t have to share with his audience if he didn’t want too. But he did, and I think it’s a great record.

So what could top that experience? … How about Nas hearing it and jumping on it with his own verse?! Yep, that just happened. And Nas left jewels for the young homie Cole before passing him the crown on wax. The man who thought Hip Hop was dead, may have just found a comrade to help keep it alive. Esco kills the autobiographical verse as he recounts his days as a young cat trying to make it in the business. The most important part is he lets J-Cole know… “You Didn’t Let Nas Down” in fact he made Nas proud. This is a great moment in Hip Hop. Check it out for yourself.

Oct
19
2012

Nas – Cherrywine Feat. Amy Winehouse (Video)

Ever since I posted the trailer, I’ve been waiting on this video. Looks like it’s finally here, and looks fresh! Amy REALLY did her thing on this joint. The video is about 2 minutes shorter than the actual song, so if you’ve haven’t heard the track yet, stop sleeping and check it out.

Sep
15
2012

Nas – “Cherry Wine” Official Video Trailer

Maaaaan Nas is on a roll this summer. After just releasing the video for “Bye Baby” less than two weeks ago, the trailer for the next visual leaks and it’s none other than Cherry Wine feat. Amy Winehouse. I can’t front deep down I thought this song would make a dope video, but figured it wouldn’t happen since A. the song is pretty long by MTV standards, and B. Amy Winehouse is no longer with us (R.I.P.). But looks like none of that matters when “Life Is Good!”

Not sure when we can expect to see this video, but know when it officially drops, we’ll have it here for you to check out.

If you haven’t yet, make sure you pick up Nas’ new album “Life Is Good”

Sep
2
2012

Video: Nas – “Bye Baby”

One of my favorite songs from Nas’ “Life Is Good” LP gets a visual. Check it out.

Bye Bye Baby!

Aug
30
2012

Video: Raekwon Feat. Nas – Rich & Black

WHOA! HOW THE $*&%@! DID I MISS THIS VIDEO???

See… this is EXACTLY why I miss Rap City and Yo MTV Raps. I used to see EVERY video that came out back in the day. Now with the Internet, if your not checking a blog every 30 minutes, you can potentially miss out on classic-ness like this. Can never go wrong with Nas & Rae. Already a fan of the song, didn’t know there was a visual for it. Grown Man Rap right here! Diggin it.

“Your best success is my worst blunder.” – Nas

Jul
17
2012

July 17th, 2012… Life Is Good.

Today July 17th, 2012 marks the release of Nas’ 10th studio album entitled “Life Is Good.”

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The cover art shows Nas sitting with a piece of Kelis’ wedding dress. During the VH1 Behind The Music special, Nas said her green wedding dress was the ONLY thing she left behind when she moved out… I guess now Kelis is gone, Life Is Good! HA.

I’ve been personally waiting on this album for the past few months. Everything I’ve heard has been nothing short of amazing, can’t wait to check out the whole project.

Make sure you pick up the deluxe edition as it has a few extra cuts. If you get the CD version it comes with The Don video as well from what I’m hearing. Nas went from his first album saying “Life’s a bitch and then you die,” to “Life Is Good.” Like they say everything comes full circle.

XXL Magazine has also given this project a XXL in it’s review.

Nas – Life Is Good Track List.

1. No Introduction (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
2. Loco-Motive feat. Large Professor (Produced by No I.D.)
3. A Queens Story (Produced by Salaam Remi)
4. Accident Murderers feat. Rick Ross (Produced by No I.D.)
5. Daughters (Produced by No I.D.)
6. Reach Out feat. Mary J. Blige (Produced by Salaam Remi, Rodney Jerkins, DJ Hot Day & Nas)
7. World’s An Addiction feat. Anthony Hamilton (Produced by Salaam Remi)
8. Summer On Smash feat. Miguel & Swizz Beatz (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
9. You Wouldn’t Understand feat. Victoria Monet (Produced by Buckwild)
10. Back When (Produced by No I.D.)
11. The Don (Produced by Salaam Remi, Heavy D & Da Internz)
12. Stay (Produced by No I.D.)
13. Cherry Wine feat. Amy Winehouse (Produced by Salaam Remi)
14. Bye Baby (Produced by Salaam Remi & 40)
Bonus Tracks for Deluxe Edition:
15. Nasty (Produced by Salaam Remi)
16. The Black Bond (Produced by Salaam Remi)
17. Roses (Produced by Al Shux)
18. Where’s The Love feat. Cocaine 80s (Produced by No I.D.)
19. Trust (Produced by Boi 1da) (iTunes Bonus Track)
20. The Don (Don Dada Remix) (Produced by Salaam Remi & Heavy D) (Japan Bonus Track)

PURCHASE: Nas – “Life Is Good” Deluxe Verison via ITunes

Jun
6
2012

Nas – “Another Black Girl Lost” + Life Is Good Artwork

A week or so ago this artwork with Nas for “Life Is Good” started surfacing around the net. A few days ago a second art piece hit the net. Not sure which one is going to be the official piece, but their both fresh.

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Also… new music from Nas is here again. WOW Nas is on a roll. My ears just heard “Another Black Girl Lost” aka Black Girl Lost Part 2. Check it out.

DOWNLOAD: Nas – Another Black Girl Lost

May
31
2012

Video: Nas – Daughters

Wow that was a pretty quick turn-around for a video. Esco is NOT playing right now.

I really, really miss BET’s Rap City. There was time when I would rush home from school to catch ALL the latest Hip Hop music videos. These days I don’t even know a video is out unless I happen to stumble across it on You Tube.

New video from Nas for the song “Daughters.”

Life Is Good… July 17th

May
22
2012

Nas Featured On June/July Complex Magazine Cover

The sun is shining, Nas is 3 for 3 (nasty, the don, daughters) with new album singles… I think it’s safe to say Escobar season has officially returned.

Check out Nas on the cover of the new Complex Magazine which hits newsstands on June 5th. This summer Complex Mag is celebrating their 10th anniversary 2002-2012… Man 10 years went fast. I think I may still have the first issue of Complex Mag (which featured Nas on it) somewhere around here.

Don’t forget Nas’ new album “Life Is Good” is dropping on July 17th. The summer just got that much better!!!

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Although the mag doesn’t drop until June 5th, you can check out the whole cover story here.

Spotted at Complex Mag.

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