Video: Nas – Obey Your Thirst (Episode 2)

Written by Nigel D. / 07.01.15

Nas shared his story with The FADER x Sprite. “Growing up in Queensbridge, hip-hop was the most amazing thing I’d ever heard,” says Nas in the Obey Your Thirst documentary, made by The FADER and Sprite. “There was nothing more important to me than having a voice. I wanted to make a big impact on this art form. I wanted to open up a doorway for another generation.”

Considering that these are words coming from one of the most revered rappers of all time, behind one of the most beloved albums of all time in 1994’s Illmatic, it’s safe to say that Nas has succeeded in making his dreams a reality. But how did he make it all happen? In the video, Nas gives up-and-comers some advice, insisting on following your vision regardless of what other people say: “Why do something that’s not you? Trust in yourself and always push the envelope.”
via Fader

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Nas Shares His Thoughts On America

Written by Nigel D. / 06.23.15


America has spent so much time, money & resources fighting wars abroad and completely fell asleep at the wheel of the war brewing within our cities, neighborhoods & blocks. We are supposed to stand for freedom & equal opportunity. That's supposed to mean MORE than just words but the actions of late just don't speak to what we are supposed to stand for. This is BIGGER than BLACK and WHITE. This is about America selling a false dream. Now we've obviously progressed since the inception of this nation but we took our eye off the ball and it feels as though things are moving backwards. As a black man, I find it difficult to understand that our biggest export (our American culture) comes from us. The people in the streets… The way the world dresses, talks, what they listen to, what they watch… That all comes from us. How can we be the ones responsible for America's biggest export & fear for our lives like we shouldn't belong here. I don't have all the answers nor do I believe anyone does, but we need to have conversations around how to improve as a nation. How do we show any ounce of progress that keeps hope alive. This is too big of a problem to be solved overnight but there needs to be some questions answered to get things back on the track of righteousness. Amazing people died for this country. We owe it to the past, present & future to come together and move this country in the right direction. This is my home just like it is anyone else's. RIP CRISPUS ATTUCKS. FIRST MAN TO DIE IN AMERICA's FREEDOM WAR & HE WAS BLACK! GOD BLESS EVERY OUNCE OF INNOCENT BLOOD SHED FOR THIS NATION & MY FAMILY.

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Thoughts on what Nas had to say?

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Video: Nas Speaks On The Charleston Church Shooting

Written by Nigel D. / 06.19.15

Nas speaks with Vibe about the Charleston Church shooting.

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Nas & Drake Star In Sprite’s “Obey Your Verse” Lyrical Collection Commercial

Written by Nigel D. / 06.14.15

Drake and Nas perform in front of cheering fans during a recent Sprite-sponsored concert to celebrate the launch of the Sprite Obey Your Verse Lyrical Collection, a limited run of sixteen bottles and cans featuring lyrics from Drake, Nas, Rakim and The Notorious B.I.G.

Check below to see the quotes that will be featured on cans for Sprite’s “Obey Your Verse” collection.
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De La Soul ft. Nas – God It

Written by Nigel D. / 04.21.15

While busy at work, we also like to play! This song is not from the new album, but an indication of the good music to come… Just a little appetizer until we complete the main course. You may recognize our featured guest. Enjoy.
– De La Soul

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Video: Nas Surprises Fashawn At The Ecology Album Release Party

Written by Nigel D. / 03.03.15

Fashawn celebrates the birth of his sophomore album, The Ecology, in Los Angeles with special guests including Aloe Blacc, Dom Kennedy, Blu & Exile, Everlast — and a big surprise appearance by Nas.

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Fashawn ft. Nas & Aloe Blacc – Something to Believe In

Written by Nigel D. / 02.19.15

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This generation needs powerful leaders. Salute to Dot, Jermaine, Tyler, Chance, etc for standing for something bigger than just music. Being mentored around brothers like Nas, Alchemist, Evidence, Murs, Grouch, Ali,etc opened my eyes that there’s more to life than just rap.
Fashawn

“Something to Believe In” is off of Fashawn’s “THE ECOLOGY” which drops February 24th.

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