Jill Scott, Lil Wayne, Nas, Victoria Monét and More Set for Roots Picnic 2024

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The acclaimed Roots Picnic festival, a beacon of musical excellence and cultural celebration, is back for its 2024 edition, promising an unforgettable two-day experience. Presented by GRAMMY® Award-winning hip-hop icons The Roots and Live Nation Urban, the event will occur at The Mann in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, on June 1-2, 2024. Visit for […]

The Source’s Top Five Rappers of 2023

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As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s only fitting to celebrate the lyrical maestros who owned the rap game throughout the year. From the electrifying presence of Latto to the rising force of Offset, the seasoned brilliance of Nas, the chart-topping prowess of Drake, and the poetic mastery of J. Cole – these artists left […]

Hit-Boy Believes He Will Win Producer of the Year at 2024 GRAMMYs


Hit-Boy is one of five Producer of the Year nominees at the 2024 Grammys. But if you ask him, it’s already in the bag. TMZ caught up with Hit-Boy, who revealed he wants to win this time. Visit for more information “You just gotta look at the discog I went crazy on albums, really […]

Hip-Hop Inspired Giving Tuesday Ideas

Hip Hop Inspired Giving Tuesday Ideas

With Black Friday behind us, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday share the week following Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday, often described as a global day of giving or a global generosity movement, is held each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The amount of charities to donate to may seem overwhelming, but we have made a list […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: The Firm Released ‘The Album’ 26 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 […]

Nas’ Mass Appeal Accused Of Racial Discrimination In New Lawsuit

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A former high-ranking employee of Nas’ Mass Appeal imprint, which includes Mass Appeal Magazine and Mass Appeal Records, filed a racial discrimination lawsuit in a Manhattan court yesterday (October 17), claiming to be a victim of racist comments about white people. Visit for more information Melissa Cooper claims that she was the victim of […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Nas Released His Debut Single ‘Halftime’ 31 Years Ago

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On this date in 1992, “Nasty” Nas dropped his first single for an otherwise unknown movie soundtrack. Visit for more information Not even Nasir Jones himself knew the magnitude of what his career would be when the “Halftime” single dropped on October 13, 1992. Appearing on Nas’ monumental Illmatic album as well as the […]

WATCH: Nas Gives a Glimpse Inside His Birthday Party in “Fever” Video

Nas Gives a Glimpse Inside His Birthday Party in "Fever" Video

Nas has delivered a brand new music video for “Fever,” a track from his latest album, Magic 3. This album results from the enduring partnership between Nas and longtime collaborator Hit-Boy, produced under Mass Appeal. Visit for more information Directed by Leff, the “Fever” video takes viewers inside Nas’s opulent birthday celebration, attended by […]

Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and De La Soul Kick Off Leg 2 of N.Y. State of Mind Tour


On Wednesday night, hip hop enthusiasts in Nashville, Tennessee, were treated to an unforgettable evening as legendary acts Wu-Tang Clan and Nas, joined by special guest De La Soul, took the stage at Bridgestone Arena. The performance marked the beginning of Leg 2 of their highly successful N.Y. State of Mind Tour in North America. […]

Nas’ 50th Birthday Bash: A Star-Studded Night in NYC

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Nas’ 50th Birthday Bash: A Night of Legends, Love, and Hip-Hop Visit for more information New York City recently witnessed a legendary celebration as hip-hop icon Nas marked his milestone 50th birthday. The Big Apple’s skyline was lit up with star power, as a who’s who of the music and entertainment industry turned out […]

 Nas Drops “Magic 3” on His 50th Birthday: The Grand Finale of an Epic Trilogy

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In a monumental celebration of his 50th birthday, Nas, the iconic wordsmith of Hip-Hop, gifts the world with the grand finale of a remarkable trilogy – “Magic 3.” This magnum opus, brought to life by Nas’ longtime collaborator and production maestro, Hit-Boy, comprises 15 brand-new tracks. As the final chapter in their legendary partnership, “Magic […]

Happy 50th Birthday To Queensbridge Rap Legend Nas!

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Today marks the 50th birthday of one of hip-hop’s most treasured lyricists, Nas. Visit for more information 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’ […]

Nas to Drop ‘Magic 3’ with Hit-Boy on His 50th Birthday

Nas to Drop 'Magic 3' with Hit-Boy on His 50th Birthday

The run of stellar albums from Nas and Hit-Boy are coming to a close. Nas hit Instagram and revealed that Magic 3 is on the way, which will close his collection with Hit-Boy and celebrate his 50th birthday. I want to thank everyone for taking this ride with @hitboy & I. It’s been nothing short […]

Dame Dash Says He Was Hyped to Hear His Name on “Ether”

Dame Dash Says He Was Hyped to Hear His Name on "Ether"

22 years ago, JAY-Z was deep in a battle with Nas. On this day, Hov dropped The Blueprint album, which featured the diss track “Takeover.” Released after was “Ether,” the Nas classic, which name-dropped Dame Dash. Visit for more information Speaking on The CEO Show, Dash revealed how he felt to hear his name […]

Nas Reportedly Creating New Music, This Time Without Hit-Boy

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Nas just dropped Magic 2 and reports state he is already prepping the next release. Magic 2 is part of a series of five albums released by Nas and Hit-Boy that have been heralded across Hip-Hop. But the next album reportedly won’t have the superstar producer. Visit for more information According to All Hip-Hop, […]

WATCH: Nas Drops Off “Black Magic” Video from ‘Magic 2’ Album

Nas Drops Off "Black Magic" Video from 'Magic 2' Album

Nas has premiered the music video for “Black Magic,” a track from his recent album Magic 2. Collaborating with Hit-Boy, this album is the duo’s remarkable fifth joint effort in just three years. Visit for more information Magic 2 treats fans to ten fresh tracks, including the standout “Office Hours” featuring 50 Cent. Notably, […]