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2 hrs ago | HipHopDx

[Interviews] Erik Parker & One9 Chronicle Documenting Nas With "Time Is Illmatic"

Exclusive: From their initial 10-year tribute to "Illmatic," to talking to Nas' grade school teachers, Erik Parker and One9 detail their work on "Time Is Illmatic."

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Related Topix: Rap, Illmatic, Black Entertainment, Journalism, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

2 hrs ago | HipHopDx

[Editorials] Nas' "Illmatic" Reviewed By Fashawn For Its 20-Year Anniversary

Nas' Illmatic has influenced many rappers to pay homage. Fashawn paid tribute to the 1994 album in 2010, for example, with Ode To Illmatic , the California rapper's reinterpretation of the New York emcee's heralded debut album.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Illmatic, New York, New York Government, Opinion

4 hrs ago | AllHipHop.com

Dame Dash Shares His Thoughts On Nas & "Ether"

The classic rap battle between Nas and Jay Z is still one of the most talked about subjects in Hip Hop, and when the individuals that were directly involved in the situation give their thoughts about the topic it still becomes news.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Jay-Z, Celebrities, Hip-Hop

8 hrs ago | Journal and Courier

Star Watch Apr 17Star Watch Apr 17Cedric the Entertainer arrives at...

Cedric the Entertainer arrives at the LA Premiere Of "A Haunted House 2" on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: A Haunted House, Cedric the Entertainer, New York, New York, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Robert De Niro, Black Entertainment, Rap

12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Nas rocks Beacon Theatre for 'Time Is Illmatic' Tribeca Film Fest opening night

Screenwriter Erik Parker, Rapper Nas, Actor Nate Parker, and Filmmaker One9 attend the 'Time Is Illmatic' Premiere after party during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival sponsored By Hennessy VS and Beats Music at Providence on April 16, 2014 in New York City Screenwriter Erik Parker, Rapper Nas, Actor Nate Parker, and Filmmaker One9 attend the 'Time Is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Theater, Arts

Thu Apr 17, 2014

HipHopDx

[Interviews] Large Professor Confirms Refusing "Illmatic" Executive Producer Credit

Exclusive: Large Professor looks back on meeting Nas outside of John Brown High School, cutting his demo tape and details from the "Illmatic" recording sessions.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Hip-Hop, Pete Rock

KIPR-FM Little Rock

Kelis Says She Doesn't Listen to Nas' Music

Former couple, Nas and Kelis , are both promoting their respective music projects, but it seems the rapper's ex-wife is not interested in his new material.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Wedding

Vibe

Nas Reportedly Signs Boldy James On New Mass Appeal Imprint

In the midst of celebrating 20 years of his debut album Illmatic , Nas has made yet another move to stamp his legacy.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap

MTV

Nas Makes First Signing On New Label

With the recent release of Illmatic XX, Wednesday's premiere of his "Time Is Illmatic" documentary , and the impending 20-year anniversary of his debut album, Nas has been celebrating the past a lot of late.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap

HipHopDx

[News] Wrekonize Discovered Nas' "Illmatic" After "It Was Written"

Wrekonize was a Rap fan growing up, but due to a variety of circumstances, the Miami-based artist heard Nas' second album, 1996's It Was Written , before he listened to 1994's Illmatic .

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Related Topix: Rap, Illmatic, Black Entertainment, Startups, IGN Entertainment, Century Media Records, Media, Publishing, Ottaway Newspapers, Music

New York Business.com

Google, Microsoft and rapper Nas launch fund to diversify NYC tech

Increasing diversity in tech has been a persistently difficult puzzle for the industry to solve, but now Microsoft, Google and a rap icon are funding an effort to put the pieces together.

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Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment, WebMD, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government

MTV

'Time Is Illmatic': How Queensbridge Made Nas

When Nasir Jones was about 13 or 14 years old, his father told him and his brother Jabari that if school wasn't nurturing them, they should drop out.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Illmatic, Mississippi

MTV

Kelis Would Rather Cook Sauces Than Beef With Ex Nas

Kelis does not play. Ask if her new Feast line of sauces is the hip-hop equivalent of late actor Paul Newman's line of Newman's Own condiments and she'll draw a blank on "what Paul Newman's situation is."

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Wedding

Asbury Park Press

While you were sleeping: 5 big stories from overnight

Start your day by quickly catching up on the latest news from around the Shore and the world.

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Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment

Los Angeles Times

VIDEO: Tribeca Film Festival 2014 trailers

Founded by actor Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal shortly after the Sept.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap

Wed Apr 16, 2014

NY1

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Documentary on Nas' 'Illmatic' Opens Festival at Beacon Theater

A documentary focusing on Queens-born rapper Nas kicked off the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Illmatic

The News Tribune

Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

The Queens native Nas followed the screening at New York's Beacon Theatre with a performance of the nine-track album, widely considered a rap classic for its angry but earnest street poetry.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Tribeca (New York, NY), Rap, Illmatic

Brooklynvegan

Coachella 2014 day 2 pics & videos (Pharrell w/ huge guests, Nas w/...

Watching Ty Segall at the Outdoor Theatre to kick off my Saturday drove home a 2014 Coachella reality: the relative lack of noisy, guitar-driven bands.

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Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, The Pixies

HipHopDx

[News] Big Hutch On "Illmatic": Nas Bridged Lyrical Depth, Hardness

Big Hutch has produced with Dr. Dre and produced material for such artists as Tupac and his own group, Above The Law.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Above the Law, Pomona, CA

Film School Rejects

The 11 Most Anticipated Movies of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Hey, look, it's film festival time again! This time around, the films are unfurling at New York City's own Tribeca Film Festival , and two of our very own NYC-based scribblers are on the ground to cover the best of what the festival has to offer.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Bright Star, Paul Schneider

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