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Video: Nas Speaks On DeSean Jackson On Real Time With Bill Maher

Written by Nigel D. / 04.05.14

Nas appeared on HBO on Real Time With Bill Maher, he discussed DeSean Jackson being released reportedly due to suspicion of gang ties.

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Video: Nas Talks Hip Hop With Michael Eric Dyson

Written by Nigel D. / 03.28.14

Renowned author and sociology scholar Michael Eric Dyson, a university professor at Georgetown, explored the current state of hip-hop with iconic rapper Nas in Gaston Hall last night. James Peterson, director of Africana studies and associate professor of English at Lehigh University, moderated the event, “An Evening of Conversation with Nas and Michael Eric Dyson.”

“Nas is worthy of the highest critical and academic celebration in the nation,” Dyson says. “The Harvard recognition, as well as the publication of a book about Nas’ first album, offers powerful testimony to Nas’ elevated artistic and cultural status.”

via Georgetown

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Video: Nas Speaks On Sneakers & His Upcoming Store “12AM RUN” In Vegas

Written by Nigel D. / 02.27.14

Nas, why sneakers? Why not headphones or energy drinks or something like that?

Everybody was already doing all those other things and those things have those guys’ signatures on them. We can all open sneaker stores, but who is going to care enough to do it? Everybody in the country, outside the country, loves sneakers. For me, it was something I wanted to do a long time ago; even before I met Nick. Nick was already doing his thing in the business, so the timing was just perfect.
Full Interview: Complex

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Video: Nas, Steve Stoute & Dapper Dan At The ‘Tanning Of America’ Premiere

Written by Nigel D. / 02.24.14

STASHED talks to Translation founder and author of “The Tanning Of America,” Steve Stoute, on what to expect from the VH1 premiere of his docu-series. Nas also talks about “Illmatic” turning 20 and Dapper Dan speaks on the beginnings of urban streetwear.

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A Documentary On The Life Of Nas Called “Time is Illmatic” Will Premiere At The Tribeca Film Festival

Written by Nigel D. / 02.20.14

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today announced that the world premiere of the documentary Time is Illmatic, will open the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic– widely considered one of the most important and revolutionary albums in hip-hop. The premiere, taking place on Wednesday, April 16, will be followed by a special musical performance where Nas will perform the groundbreaking album from front to back. Time is Illmatic, is directed by multimedia artist, One9, written by Erik Parker, and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh. The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, will run through April 27th.

Time Is Illmatic traces Nas’s influences and the insurmountable odds he faced in creating the greatest work of music from hip-hop’s second golden era. The film tracks the musical legacy of the Jones family — handed down to Nas from his jazz musician father, Olu Dara, the support of his Queensbridge neighborhood crew, and the loyalty of his younger brother Jabari “Jungle” Fret. Twenty years after its release, Illmatic is widely recognized as a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the sociopolitical outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young men searching for their voice in America. Time Is Illmatic is supported by The Ford Foundation’s Just Films and Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca All Access program.

“I want to thank the Tribeca Film Festival for supporting the film with the incredible platform they’ve built over the years,” said Nas. “It’s an honor to premiere this film in my hometown. I also want to thank One9 and Erik Parker for their persistence and hard work. Those guys and I come from the same place and era, which gives the doc an authenticity that is important to me. We wanted this film to represent the real, from the storyline all the way down to the directors and producers.”

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Photo Of The Day: Nas & Cam’ron Reconcile Their Differences

Written by Nigel D. / 02.19.14

Nas and Cam’ron had beef for years which started after Nas took shots at him during a Power 105.1 interview which you can hear below. Nas was going off on Hot 97, Jay Z and then stated, “I like Cam and everything, he is a good lyricist, but the album is wack.” Cam’ron quickly responded with a diss over the, “Hate Me Now,” beat which you can hear below. After that both crews kept the beef going. It looks like they are both over the pass differences, would you want to hear them on a track together?

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Nas Will Release An Autobiographical Drama Series On Xbox Called “Street Dreams”

Written by Nigel D. / 02.15.14

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As a rapper whose 20-year career has relied on putting the personal on paper, Nas hasn’t been shy about letting the world into his own life. But with the announcement earlier this week of Street Dreams, his upcoming autobiographical drama series on Xbox, the rapper admits the show will be his most personal project yet.

“I’m hands-on with everything, so this show is 100 percent authentic,” Nas tells Rolling Stone. “Even if I don’t look cool in it, I just want it to be real and raw. I didn’t see this as a full autobiography at first. But I have so much that’s happened in my life already, there was no room for fantasy. I wanted it to be entertaining, but everything from my life seemed to be so strong. It’s all reality. There’s nothing from my life I didn’t want in there.”
Full Story: Rolling Stone

This should be interesting, hopefully it turns out to be a great series.

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