#PhotoOfTheDay: Nas Was Honored With The W.E.B. Du Bois Medal From Harvard

Written by Nigel D. / 10.02.15

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Historic night for the rap game. At the Hutchins Center Honors for the W. E. B. Du Bois Medal ceremony. This is a first for the Rap Game to receive this award but, definitely not the last. Thank you. #HarvardHistory

Awarded since 2000, the Du Bois Medal is Harvard’s highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies. It is awarded to individuals in the U.S. and across the globe in recognition of their contributions to African American culture and the life of the mind. Recipients have included scholars, artists, writers, journalists, philanthropists, and administrators whose work has bolstered the field of African and African American Studies.
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Salute to Nas for being honored with the W. E. B. Du Bois medal.
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Dave East ft. Nas – Forbes List

Written by Nigel D. / 09.18.15

Dave East gets a feature from the living legend Nas on “Forbes List.” Dave East has “Hate Me Now” coming soon.

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Scarface ft. Nas, Rick Ross & Z-Ro – Do What I Do

Written by Nigel D. / 09.02.15


“Do What I Do” is off of Scarface’s “Deeply Rooted” which goes on sale September 4th.

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Nas Was Chosen As The Narrator For ESPN’s “We Play” US Open Commercial

Written by Nigel D. / 08.28.15

For two weeks each summer, tennis takes over courts across New York City. And it all culminates in Queens with the biggest, baddest major: The US Open. Voiced by Nas. Music is “Piano Jam” by Kygo.

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#PhotoOfTheDay: Nas & Oprah

Written by Nigel D. / 08.27.15

@Oprah #Belief

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Good to see Oprah now embracing Hip Hop more.

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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.”
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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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