The tragic shooting in Charleston, SC where a 21-year-old white man by the name of Dylann Roof took nine innocent black lives with a shooting at the Emanuel Church has sent shockwaves through the nation. Nas addresses the shooting, racism and mental illness with Vibe.
Remember when Nas and N.O.R.E. has beef? It’s been so long since that was actually a thing. Well, it’s not anymore. In an interview with VladTV, 1/2 of CNN explains where their friendship went wrong and how 2DopeBoyz was the catalyst in mending their relationship.
Back in 2013, Nas signed on to executive produce the documentary on hip hop’s global influence titled “Shake the Dust.” Director Adam Sjöberg chronicles the stories of rappers, DJs, and b-boys across Uganda, Yemen, Colombia and Cambodia. The 85-minute documentary is narrated by Ugandan b-boy Karim as he takes us through hip hop’s powerful influence across the world.
“What these kids are doing around the world reminds me why I fell in love with hip-hop and how important it is as a creative and constructive outlet,” Nas previously said about the project. “After hearing Adam’s vision for this project and hearing the stories, I was incredibly excited to help bring the film to global audiences who need to hear this surprising message of empowerment.”
The documentary is now available on Vimeo on Demand and will begin a limited theatrical rollout in on American soil starting on May 15 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Check out the trailer and below are the dates and locations for the theatrical run.
5/15-5/21 – TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood CA
5/23 – 5/2 – Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St Portland OR
6/11 & 6/14 – Film Bar Phoenix AZ Theatrical
6/18 Only – SIFF Film Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA
7/18 Only – Julydoscope Houston TX
Lord have mercy. Nasty Nas pops in for a couple of words on a track that will not be making De La Soul’s Kickstarter funded album. If this is an appetizer, we can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeve with this album.
DJ Premier appeared on the LA Leakers show and told the story of how he nearly threw away the sample that eventually became the foundation for “Nas Is Like.” It’s an interesting story of how one man’s trash eventually becomes another man’s treasure.
During Fashawn’s album release party for The Ecology that featured appearances from Aloe Blacc, Dilated Peoples, Dom Kennedy, Blu & Exile and Everlast, Nasty Nas himself dropped through to show the Fresno emcee some love. Check out video highlights from the show.
Fashawn’s new album The Ecology is finally dropping on February 24 after what appeared to be a ridiculous amount of setbacks and holdups. Before it releases, you can stream that album in its entirety. With guest spots from Nas, BJ The Chicago Kid, Dom Kennedy, Alchemist, Exile and Aloe Blacc, it’s certainly worth checking out.
Nasty Nas joins his Mass Appeal artist on “Something To Believe In.” With DJ Khalil providing the beat and Aloe Blacc on the hook, Fash and Nas trade bars as the present and future of hip hop.
NBA All Star weekend festivities kicked off righteously in New York City as Hot 97’s All Star Weekend Tipoff show with Diddy and Snoop Dogg turned into a rousing party as the likes of Dr. Dre, Nas, The LOX, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, 112, ILOVEMAKONNEN and Keyshia Cole to the stage. Check out the highlights.
Madonna and Nas tag team for this track off of Madonna’s Rebel Heart. And, yes, Madonna is kicking bars alongside Nasir Jones.