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Nas feat. Q-Tip, “One Love” Live on Fallon

This is a gem. With Q-Tip (the track’s original producer) to his right, Nas performs his classic with live instrumentals, including a kalimba and upright bass,… Watch

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Nas, “You Wouldn’t Understand” Live on Arsenio

​Damn, Arsenio is back huh. Nas pays his respects on Arsenio’s debut week, playing the track from last year’s Life is Good. Watch

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Web doc on Nas follows him from early 90’s to Rock The Bells

Nas doesn’t give many interviews, but he makes it count when he does. The Becoming series of documentary web videos feature prominent artists, performers, and… Read

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Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill to tour together, dates announced

Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill have announced that they will be touring together this fall across the country. The Life Is Good/Black Rage tour will see Nas headline… Read

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Nas, “Bye Baby”

Nas deals with the oft-gossipped and chattered divorce from Kelis in this revealing track from Life Is Good. Watch

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RTB 2012: The New Nas closes out the festival

It’s so interesting what a difference a year makes. This is Nas’ second stint in a row as a Rock The Bells headliner. This couldn’t be more different than last… Read

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Arlissa vs. Nas, “Hard to Love Somebody”

Something about Nas just seems to attract British songstresses his way, maybe? Londoner Arlissa pens a longing ditty aimed some 3000 miles westward toward New York. Watch

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Nesby Phips, “Whole Nutha”

Jetlife’s Nesby Phips takes a turn on the classic “Tried By 12” instrumental from the East Flatbush Project. New Orleans flow over a classic grimy New York… Watch

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Nas, “Daughters”

The details ain’t important, but the sentiment is. Nas covers the gamut of emotions fathers get when they raise a daughter. Nas’ Life is Good is my most… Watch

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Nas, “Daughters” Live on Letterman

Nas’ promotional machinery is in high gear as he stops by Letterman to drop what is the best release from Life Is Good so far, which is probably also the single… Watch

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Rock The Bells 2012’s (youthful) lineup and dates announced

It wasn’t so long ago that Rock The Bells was a revivalist show, about reliving the past. I mean, hell, the name: “Rock the Bells”. Last year’s edition was all… Read

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Peter Rosenberg goes in-depth with Nas in SXSW Noisemakers

Two couches, two mics, and time to burn. Hip-hop’s closest analog to Matt Pinfield, Hot 97 DJ and Rock The Bells Festival host Peter Rosenberg sits down with… Read

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Photos from Rock The Bells at the Shoreline Ampitheatre

Rock The Bells, the hip-hop superfestival that has also become a Bay Area fixture every summer since 2005, just concluded west coast run last weekend with a… Read

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New Nas track leaks, Nas is “Nasty”

Probably the nicest flow Nas had in recent memory? I think so. Funny how Nas never really embraced his original qualifier since Illmatic though heads never… Read

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Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas to headline Rock the Bells 2011

Guerilla Union has announced this year’s Rock the Bells Festival lineup, which will tour with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Boston. As… Read

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Nas wins an Emmy for ESPN documentary feature

Nasir Jones can finally claim a major award, and somehow it wasn’t a Grammy. For ESPN, Nas directed, narrated, and scored “Survival 1,” a documentary broadcast… Read

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Beastie Boys streaming new album online

While we’re waiting for Mix Master Mike to get on stage, The Beastie Boys have pre-emptively responded to the leaking of their new album, Hot Sauce Committee,… Read