This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the landmark release of Illmatic, Nas’ influential debut album. Easily one of the monumental moments in hip hop history, it definitely had a major impact on the genre, not immediately recognized, but easily discernible in retrospect. To commemorate this momentous occasion, Nas and those involved with its production, have decided to […]
Last night, hip-hop had an important discussion. Queens rapper, Nas, and distinguised author and Georgetown University Professor, Michael Eric Dyson discussed the state of hip-hop, Nas’ impact on the culture and his upcoming 20th anniversary of the classic, Illmatic album. During the conversation, Nas spoke about honesty. “I don’t see enough MCs who are brave enough to […]
What a treat! Nas fans were truly on cloud 9 last night. The Queens rap veteran took the stage at the Mass Appeal x GrooveShark showcase and performed some songs of his 1994 “Illmatic” album as well as other hits. Vibe magazine caught some footage of the performance. Watch Nas perform “The World Is Yours” […]
Director’s Cut of Oscar Nominated Documentary “The Act of Killing” Debuting at Queens World Film Fest The director’s cut of the Oscar-nominated documentary of “The Act of Killing,” a documentary about a group of actors in Indonesia who were also mass murderers in the 1960s, will premiere at the Queens World Film Festival. The […]
The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today announced that the world premiere of the documentary Time is Illmatic, will open the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 16. The film follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic– widely considered one of the most important and revolutionary albums in hip-hop.
Nas’ classic LP turns 19 today. Bet you didn’t know Average White Band had a hand in it. As we discuss rappers who can be categorized as the greatest of all time, or best alive, or best lyricist, or greatest rapper, or whatever other category becomes prevalent as we progress into yet another generation of […]
AZ Sosa brings it back to 94 with his latest freestyle over ‘The Genesis,’ the intro track to the classic five mic album by Nas Illmatic. AZ will be dropping Do Or Die II very soon. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/73277844″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Roger Krastz @walldoe
To celebrate 20 years of Illmatic Nas performed “Life’s A B****” and for the performance he brought out AZ. Check above as Nasty Nas performs at the W hotel down in Austin, Texas. Advertisement -John McAuliffe (@John_Mac310) Props – RR