Nas “The Season” (Single Premiere)


Nas is back with a brand new track. After premiering the song at the Run the Jewels 2 release event in Brooklyn last night, the illmatic rapper debuts the studio version of his new single “The Season.” Over J Dilla’s “Gobstopper” beat, on which he pays homage to the late producer and reflects on not being able to enjoy the fruits of his labor.

Nas is currently working on the follow-up of his 2012′s Life Is Good, and was recently in the studio with Madonna. Can’t wait to hear what them two cooked up.


Audio: Pete Rock – ‘Time Is Illmatic’ (Mixtape)

Time Is Illmatic
In celebration of One9 and Erik Park’s Nas documentary Time Is Illmatic, Pete Rock pays homage to the album with his new mixtape of the same name. Pete Rock’s ‘Time Is Illmatic’ mixtape includes contributions from the holy trinity of producers who contributed to Illmatic (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, DJ Premier, L.E.S.) and brings things full circle twenty years after Illmatic’s release.

“I was motivated to produce this mixtape because ‘Time Is Ilmatic’ is a part of hip hop history that everyone should know about; and have in both their music and now film collection.” – Pete Rock

Nas “Represent” (Video Premiere)

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of his seminal debut album Illmatic, Nas held a contest inviting fans to collaborate and produce the official music video for “Represent,” an influential track off of the classic release. This is the first video ever made for the track and was shot at the YouTube Space Los Angeles.

Nas honored at his 20th anniversary

It has been confirmed that Hip Hop legend Nas will be the honoree at Vibe Magazine’s second annual Impact Awards. The honor comes at a fitting time as the Grammy Award-nominated rapper celebrates the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking debut album “Illmatic”, which Vibe editor in chief Jermaine Hall describes in a statement as “arguably Hip-Hop’s most flawless piece of work. Nas’ ability to clearly capture his surroundings in song is a special talent.

Ny singel av Mary J. Blige och Nas

Mary J. Blige och Nas gör en en tolkning av klassiska gospellåten “Rise Up Shepherd And Follow”. Lyssna på nya låten från soundtracket till kommande filmen “Black Nativity”. Filmen har premiär på biograferna den 27 november. Låt julstämning börja. Förbeställa soundtracket här.

Killa Kyleon: ‘Daughters’ (Freestyle)


Killa Kyleon sends his Father’s Day wishes through a freestyle, over classic Nas instrumental with the same name to his beautiful daughter.

Nas Invests In Mass Appeal Magazine


Nas is making moves on the business side. The Queens legend appeared on the cover of Mass Appeal magazine in 2002 (pictured above) and more than a decade later, he has invested a “six-figure” sum in the publication. He will serve as Associate Publisher for Mass Appeal, which was originally founded in 1996 as a graffiti magazine but has now broadened its horizon into web, video, monthly event series and more.

Nasir tells Forbes:

“I always liked what they represented. They invested into the culture … I saw their vision for what they planned and I thought I could add value across the board. Mass Appeal has a legacy and respect, It already has a foundation … I just feel like I can add on because I can lend my kind of cultural expertise and my professional acumen, and develop the business.”

He also says that he will be focusing more on business ventures from here on:

“I knew that this was down the road,” he says. “I didn’t care to interrupt me being a creative musical artist … I said I’ll be more of a businessman down the road. I’m down the road now.”