Nas Sits Down With Zane Lowe To Talk About Illmatic Reissue

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 […]

Nas Celebrates The 20 Year ‘Illmatic’ Anniversary In D.C.

Last night after his ground breaking performance with the National Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of his classic album Illmatic, Queensbridge rapper Nas attended the Hennessy V.S cast party at the KC Cafe at the Kennedy Center in D.C. 

Watch Nas and Michael Eric Dyson’s Discussion About the State of Hip-Hop, Illmatic and More

nas Workforce organization helping students

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 […]

Nas Performs Illmatic at SXSW

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” […]

Queens World Film Festival Coming March 4-9

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 […]

TFF to open with Nas documentary ‘Time Is Illmatic’

Nas, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Timbaland, Sinatra in the Sand

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 Talks New LP, Illmatic’s 20th Anniversary & More

Nas, short for Nassir, sat down with Huffington Post to discuss the future of the Queens rapper. He touched on his new LP which is currently in the works and what direction he wants to take it. “With this record, ah man … It’s the next chapter in myself as a writer. I’m really excited […]

AZ – Genesis (Freestyle)

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=”″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Roger Krastz @walldoe

Nas Performs With AZ At SXSW

  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