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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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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.
4 hrs ago | AllHipHop.com
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.
8 hrs ago | Journal and Courier
Cedric the Entertainer arrives at the LA Premiere Of "A Haunted House 2" on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
In the midst of celebrating 20 years of his debut album Illmatic , Nas has made yet another move to stamp his legacy.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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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A documentary focusing on Queens-born rapper Nas kicked off the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday night.
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.
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.
Big Hutch has produced with Dr. Dre and produced material for such artists as Tupac and his own group, Above The Law.