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Nas Addresses Doja Cat ‘Ultra Black’ Line

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In August, Nas made an impromptu return with his King’s Disease album. While the effort spanned across 13 total tracks, one line on the project’s standout “Ultra Black” caught the attention of most: “We going’ Ultra Black/ unapologetically black/The opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black.” In a recent sit down with NME, Nas touched […]

Today In Hip-Hop History: ‘Belly’ Released in Theaters 22 Years Ago

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On this day in film history Hype Williams’ 1998 masterpiece Belly was released in theaters. Starring New York legends Nas and DMX, Belly follows the life and times of Tommy Bunds (DMX) and Sincere (Nas). The two get by as run-of-the-mill professional criminals ducking and dodging their way to their idea of a better life. […]

Could a Nas, JAY-Z, and Dave East Single Be in the Works?

Nas Reveals His 'NASIR' Album Was Rushed: '[Kanye West] Was Working on A Lot'

We have come a long way from the days of “Ether” and “Takeover.” JAY-Z and Nas beef has long been chronicled, but it’s behind them and they have given us songs like “Black Republicans,” “Success” and seemingly another on the way. Nas spoke with NME and revealed he was aware of a single where Hov […]

Rapper Remy Ma Touches On Dark Past and Not Twerking On New Song ‘The Mecca’

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Production giants Da Beatminerz—Mr. Walt and DJ Evil Dee did it again bringing their signature New York sound on ‘The Mecca’ inspired by the new Netflix film The Forty-Year-Old Version. Writer/director/star Radha Blank touches the unspoken nuances of being a hip hop artist. The song features Nas, Dave East, Styles P, and Ghostface Killah but […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: The Firm Released ‘The Album’ 23 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip-Hop History, New York-based supergroup The Firm released the sole studio album, The Album. As a collaborative effort made by Nas, Aftermath label-head Dr. Dre and marketing genius Steve Stoute, The Album was designed to boost the commercial and mainstream appeal of four of New York’s most prolific emcees: Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and […]

Public Enemy’s New Album ‘What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?’ Out September 25

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Public Enemy will release their latest album What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? this Friday, September 25. The legendary group’s first release for Def Jam Recordings in over two decades features a powerful lineup of guests including Nas, YG, Rapsody, DJ Premier, Black Thought, Questlove, Cypress Hill, Run-DMC, Ice-T, PMD, George Clinton, Daddy-O, Jahi, The Impossebulls, Mark Jenkins, S1Ws […]

Wale, Lil Baby, Nas, and More Perform at Apple Music’s Rap Life Event

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Apple Music teamed up with Howard University for its Rap Life event. It features performances with Wale, Lil’ Baby, Nas, and Rapsody. The event recorded at Howard University and is hosted by Ebro, Nadeska, and LowKey. It isn’t only a concert but expands the conversation about impacting black communities and the youth. It also featured […]

Happy 47th Birthday To The ‘King From Queens’ Nas!

Nas Reveals His 'NASIR' Album Was Rushed: '[Kanye West] Was Working on A Lot'

Today marks the 47th birthday of one of hip-hop’s most treasured lyricists, Nas. By many, Nasir Jones is number one on their top, 10, 5, and 3 lists of the greatest emcees to ever touch the mic in Hip-Hop history. Marbled as the prodigal, deep, and lyrically intellectual spitter, Nas’ coming into Hip-Hop owned multidimensional […]

[WATCH] Nas Says He’s Not Interested in Doing A Verzuz Battle

Nas Reveals His 'NASIR' Album Was Rushed: '[Kanye West] Was Working on A Lot'

In a recent interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Queensbridge king Nas says that despite the fervor around the Swizz Beatz and Timbaland-inspired platform, he’s not into putting his catalog up against another artist in a Verzuz battle. Nas, who just dropped his highly acclaimed King’s Disease album last week, says that he just enjoys […]

Nas Says He ‘Got Too High’ to Finish Song With Biggie

Nas Reveals His 'NASIR' Album Was Rushed: '[Kanye West] Was Working on A Lot'

Legendary Queensbridge rapper, Nas dropped his 13th studio album, King’s Disease on Friday, August 21. The Hit-Boy executive produced album features Big Sean, Anderson Paak, ASAP Ferg, Charlie Wilson, Lil Durk, and more. The “One Mic” rapper stopped by The Breakfast Club Morning Show earlier this week to discuss the new album, working with Hit-Boy […]

Nas Teams with TIDAL for ‘No Rap In My Playlist’

Nas Teams with TIDAL for 'No Rap In My Playlist'

With his new album King’s Disease available on your phones, Nas is providing an alternative sound by linking with TIDAL for “No Rap In My Playlist.” The playlist is a nod to the album’s opening single, “King’s Disease.” The new playlist, described as “Some old school vibes to vibe to,” brings in legends like Prince, […]

[WATCH] Nas Drops a New Video for ‘Ultra Black’

[WATCH] Nas Drops a New Video for 'Ultra Black' | The Source

Nas is currently riding the wave of a stellar new album, King’s Disease, completely produced by Hit-Boy. Keeping the momentum going, Nas has released the video for the single “Ultra Black.” The scene brings you into a Black home to show the simple beauty of family, while also taking you on a stroll through NYC […]

Nicki Minaj Wants to Take Copyright Battle With Tracy Chapman to Trial

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Nicki Minaj wants all the smoke in her copyright battle with Tracy Chapman over her Nas collaboration, “Sorry.” “I love a good mystery story,” opens a new legal memorandum from the raptress. “Don’t you? That is what this case is: a good mystery story.” Minaj argues that she made fair use of Chapman’s song, “Baby […]

Nas Says His Doja Cat Name Drop on ‘Ultra-Black” is Not a Diss

Nas Reveals His 'NASIR' Album Was Rushed: '[Kanye West] Was Working on A Lot'

Nas grabbed the ears of Hip-Hop when he dropped “Ultra Black” form the then-forthcoming King’s Disease album. Fans would also hear a diss toward Doja Cat, believing Nas saw the chatter online about her involvement in racist chatrooms. We goin’ ultra black, unapologetically blackThe opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black Nas on “Ultra Black” […]

Nas Recalls Slight Tension With Tupac: ‘He Thought I Was Dissing Him’

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Nas did a virtual interview with Hot 97 fresh off the heels of his King’s Disease album. During the conversation, the Queens rapper told his version of the story Snoop Dogg told about the slight tension he had with Tupac Shakur. “He had it wrong a little bit,” he said of Snoop’s retelling of the […]

Stream: Nas Release New Album ‘King’s Disease’ Produced by Hit-Boy

Stream: Nas and Hit-Boy Release New Album 'King's Disease'

Days after his “Ultra Black” track ruffled the feathers of Doja Cat, Nas is back with his full album produced by Hit-Boy, King’s Disease. The album is 13 tracks in length including the bonus and headlined by the reunion of The Firm. Additional features include Lil Duk, Don Toliver, Big Sean, Anderson .Paak, Fivio Foreign, […]

Nas Confirms The Firm Reunion on ‘King’s Disease’ Tracklist

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While revealing the tracklist for his new King’s Disease album, which is slated for release this Friday (August 21), Hip Hop living legend Nas unveiled that the “original” Firm clique, consisting of himself, AZ, Foxy Brown and Cormega, would be reuniting on his latest LP. AZ and Cormega both reacted to the announcement, with Mega, […]