Tag: Nas

Hip Hop Splitsville! Nas and Nicki Minaj Call It Quits

| January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Hip Hop Splitsville! Nas and Nicki Minaj Call It Quits

One of hip hop’s power couple have decided to part ways after many public displays of affection. Nicki Minaj and Nas has been dating since June 2017 but have decided that things between the two are just better as friends. Because the two lived in separate cities, that too put a strain on their relationship. […]

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A New York State of Mind: Nas Receives W.E.B. DuBois Medal from Harvard University

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
A New York State of Mind: Nas Receives W.E.B. DuBois Medal from Harvard University

Nas has always represented the culture and his people proudly. The awards he has received as a rapper and a person are too extensive to list, but this latest one might be the most cherished to the Queens rapper. The rapper most recently was awarded Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois medal. The W.E.B. Du Bois Medal […]

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Nas Speaks On America ‘Selling A False Dream’

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Nas Speaks On America ‘Selling A False Dream’

Nas is one of the best rappers of all time and simultaneously been a major voice for political issues with in the community. He always can spark dialogue, showed up to the Grammy’s with a shirt on that said nigger for goodness sake. The Queens emcee has taken to the budding platform of Instagram to […]

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New Music Alert: Fabolous “Black Girl Lost” Freestyle

| May 11, 2015 | 13 Comments
New Music Alert: Fabolous “Black Girl Lost” Freestyle

Rapper Fabolous has released another for #FridayNightFreestyle. As usual, he took it back to the 90’s, like when he dropped a verse for Jay Z’s “Do It Again,” now this time he stops in Queensbridge for a Nas freestyle. From the album, “It Was Written” Fab drops a lyrical freestyle over the song “Black Girl […]

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Video Alert: Nas Performs At “All-Star Style” During NBA All-Star Weekend

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Video Alert: Nas Performs At “All-Star Style” During NBA All-Star Weekend

On Saturday, February 14th, Lebron James and GQ’s Editor-in-Chief Jim Nelson hosted a celebration of All Star Style at the 20 Exchange Place in New York City. The event included celebrities, drinks, and live jam sessions from the Grammy Award-winnging artists The Roots and along with guest performances from Nas, The Lox, and Raekwon. Guests […]

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Exclusive: GQ Magazine and Lebron James Celebrate All Star Style with The Roots, The Lox, Nas and Raekwon

| February 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Exclusive: GQ Magazine and Lebron James Celebrate All Star Style with The Roots, The Lox, Nas and Raekwon

[sam id=”11″ codes=”true”] GQ Magazine editor-in-chief Jim Nelson and LeBron James hosted a celebration of All Star Style on Saturday, February 14, at 20 Exchange Place in New York City. The evening featured a special live jam session from Grammy Award-winning artists The Roots and guest performances by Nas, The Lox and Raekwon. Guests included […]

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Hip Hop Royalty: Destiny Jones Talks Being Nas’ Daughter, Her Parents’ Relationship and More

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hip Hop Royalty: Destiny Jones Talks Being Nas’ Daughter, Her Parents’ Relationship and More

Being the daughter of a music icon has its privileges, but Destiny Jones is working hard to build a legacy on her own merits. As the first born child of hip-hop legend Nasir Jones, better known as Nas, and his ex Carmen Bryan, Destiny knows first-hand the ups-and-downs of the industry. Over the years, the […]

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(New Music Alert) “Trillmatic” Is Chucky Orbitz’s Way of Paying Tribute to Nas’ Opus Texas Style

| November 11, 2014 | 15 Comments
(New Music Alert) “Trillmatic” Is Chucky Orbitz’s Way of Paying Tribute to Nas’ Opus Texas Style

We like our Hip Hop artists to bubble up from the streets; putting in work to develop their craft and their fan base. Such is the case with 26 y/o Houston up-and-comer, Chucky Orbitz, who, for the past few years has germinated through the underground scene and slowly, but ever so surely, making a name for […]

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[New Music Alert] Nas “The Season”

| November 1, 2014 | 15 Comments
[New Music Alert] Nas “The Season”

  Nas the Don is back! The hip-hop king debuts a studio version of his new single “The Season” after playing a preview at the “Run The Jewels” event in Brooklyn. Over J Dilla’s “Gobstopper” beat, he pays homage to the late producer and shouts out Detroit. “Dilla lives on / It’s like he wrote […]

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Nas Says “Ether Is Irrelevant” Now And New Music Is Coming Soon

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Nas Says “Ether Is Irrelevant” Now And New Music Is Coming Soon

During an interview with Angie Martinez for Power 105, Nas was a little irritated when a fan called and suggested Angie to play “Ether” during the radio show. When asked about it he replied by simply saying the song is “old.” “It’s just old…I mean, I don’t feel anything from it,” Nas said. “I just—It’s […]

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[New Fashion Alert] HSTRY Fall 2014 Lookbook

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
[New Fashion Alert] HSTRY Fall 2014 Lookbook

To help celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut album, rap legend Nas will kick off a tour, one time screening of his Illmatic documentary and the re-release of his clothing line HSTRY. “2014 will be the year of the Illmatic.”Says Nas. This time the collection will focus on the Mc’s life journey and each […]

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[Recap] Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Method Man, And More Perform At One MusicFest 2014

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
[Recap]  Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Method Man, And More Perform At One MusicFest 2014

One of the largest cross-genre musical festivals in the Southeast took place in Atlanta at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, over the weekend. In celebration of its 5 year anniversary, the One MusicFest featured live performances from Nas. Kendrick Lamar, Jhene Aiko, Method Man & Redman, Amel Larriuex, Bilal, Alice Smith, Daley,  and more. Known for […]

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[New Music Alert] Schoolboy Q Featuring Nas & BJ The Chicago Kid “Studio” Remix

| September 11, 2014 | 14 Comments
[New Music Alert] Schoolboy Q Featuring Nas & BJ The Chicago Kid “Studio” Remix

Black Hippy rapper Schoolboy Q drops the official remix to his “Oxymoron” single “Studio”, featuring Nas and BJ The Chicago Kid. On the track, nas proclaims his bachelor status and also reveals the current status of his new album. While BJ lays down a smooth verse. “Finished up my new album, single about to be droppin’ […]

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(New Video Alert) New Orleans’ MC Dee Day Pays “Homage” To UGK and Scarface On Episode #3 Of His Freestyle Series

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
(New Video Alert) New Orleans’ MC Dee Day Pays “Homage” To UGK and Scarface On Episode #3 Of His Freestyle Series

New Orleans’ favorite son Dee Day gives Houston idols’ UGK and Scarface songs a do-over on this third installment of his weekly “Homage” freestyle series. A lover of the old skool, episodes one and two saw Dee Day reimagine songs from Dr Dre, Mobb Deep, Nas and Snoop Dog as he pays his respects to those […]

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Nas Celebrates 20 Years Of Illmatic With New Documentary [Trailer]

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Nas Celebrates 20 Years Of Illmatic With New Documentary [Trailer]

In the new documentary, hip-hop icon Nas takes a trip down memory lane twenty years later in his new documentary called Nas: Time Is Illatic. In the 74 minute documentary film it features interviews from producer Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-tip, Pharrell, and more. Nas: Time IS Illmatic opens at the Tribeca Film Festival and […]

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Nas Performs With Live Orchestra At Dave Chappelle’s Radio City Music Hall Show

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Nas Performs With Live Orchestra At Dave Chappelle’s Radio City Music Hall Show

Comedian Dave Chappelle has been on an impressive winning streak lately.  You can find the once missing funny man everywhere during his latest promotional run, or you could have simply visited Radio City Music Hall last week and caught the comedian doing what he does best.  The other night, during one of Chappelle’s shows at […]

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[New Music Alert] Rocko Feat. Nas – “Hustle”

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
[New Music Alert] Rocko Feat. Nas – “Hustle”

Just a few days ago Rocko delivered his “Good” song featuring Lil Wayne.  Now he’s back with a brand new song featuring veteran emcee Nasir Jones also known as Nas.  The new track is titled “Hustle” and is off Rocko’s newly released EP, Poet.  Poet is an eight-track project that Rocko released as a tribute to celebrate the […]

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Mariah Carey Unveils “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse” Tracklist & Video

Mariah Carey Unveils “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse” Tracklist & Video

Mariah Carey will be releasing her 14th album  Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse on May 27th and just unveiled the tracklisting as well as a video intro about the new project. From the looks of things, Mariah Carey enlisted Miguel and Mary J. Blige for a few duets as well as verses from Fabolous, Wale and […]

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Nas’ Brother Jungle Revisits Their Childhood Apartment In Queensbridge [Video]

Nas’ Brother Jungle Revisits Their Childhood Apartment In Queensbridge [Video]

This Saturday (April 19), marks the official 20th anniversary of Nas’ classic debut, Illmatic.  In its honor, VIBE and Nas’ brother Jungle went back to the very projects that raised Nas for a first hand tour of their hood. We even get introduced to the family that moved in after The Jones’ departed and get […]

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Coachella 2014 Weekend Recap [Videos]

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Coachella 2014 Weekend Recap [Videos]

The sold-out three-day event has wrapped up its first of two weekends.  The two-weekend event was highlighted with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the classic hip hop album Illmatic by Nas and the highly anticipated return of Outkast. Nas brought out fellow New York rappers Jay-Z and Puff Daddy to perform Dead Presidents, […]

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Nas Performs “Illmatic” At Coachella, Brings Out Diddy And Jay-Z

Nas Performs “Illmatic” At Coachella, Brings Out Diddy And Jay-Z

Nas rocked Coachella last night by performing his classic debut “Illmatic” in its entirety as this year marks the 20th anniversary of its release.  The Queensbridge MC also had a few assists from Jay-Z and Diddy as The Kings Of New York truly represented.  Only thing missing was AZ when Nas performed “Life’s A Bi$%h.” […]

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Watch Nas’ “Time Is Illmatic” Trailer [Video]

Watch Nas’ “Time Is Illmatic” Trailer [Video]

It’s been 20 years since Nas released his classic debut Illmatic and several projects are being released to celebrate the masterpiece.  One of those projects is the documentary Time Is Illmatic, which will open this year’s Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 16 at New York City’s Beacon Theater.  Peep the trailer now and also be […]

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Summer Jam 2014 Lineups Announced

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Summer Jam 2014 Lineups Announced

It’s been one cold and crazy winter, but Hot 97 just announced their festival stage/main stage lineups for the 2014 Summer Jam concert and things are about to heat up. Nas will headline Summer Jam in celebration of Illmatic’s 20th Anniversary. Young Money makes their return to Summer Jam this year. New stars like Mack […]

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Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Interviews Nas At Georgetown [Video]

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Interviews Nas At Georgetown [Video]

As Nas celebrates the 20th anniversary of his classic debut Illmatic, the Queensbridge MC paid a visit to Georgetown University and had a thought provoking discussion with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.  The two discussed the state of Hip-hop and Black America  as well as Nasir’s impact on the culture and society. Dyson also discussed his […]

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SXSW Monster Recap Starring Nas, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, B.O.B. & A$AP Mob [Videos]

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
SXSW Monster Recap Starring Nas, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, B.O.B. & A$AP Mob [Videos]

Monster Products represented strong during SXSW with several showcases featuring stars Snoop Dog, 2 Chainz, Nas, A$ap Mob and B.o.B. Peep the footage as Monster rocked Austin, Texas and Hiphopenquirer.com has all the exclusives. Follow us on Twitter@HipHopEnquirer and Michael “Ice-Blue” Harris @IceBlueVA

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Nas Releases Rare 20 Year Old Freestyle – “’93 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle Pt. 1 [Audio/ Video]

Nas Releases Rare 20 Year Old Freestyle – “’93 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle Pt. 1 [Audio/ Video]

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Nas’ debut Illmatic hit the streets. To celebrate the occasion, Queensbridge’s Finest just released a freestyle that was recorded leading up to the release. The rhyme session was recorded on October 28, 1993 on “The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show.”  The “’93 Stretch & Bobbito […]

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Nas Opening Up New Sneaker Shop In Las Vegas [Video]

Nas Opening Up New Sneaker Shop In Las Vegas [Video]

Nas is adding to his business portfolio as he reveals that he’s opening up a new sneaker store in Las Vegas, Nevada. Esco and his business partner Nick Sakai are set to open 12AM Run, a new sneaker boutique inside The Linq,a $550 million open-air retail, dining and entertainment district. The new space, which will play […]

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Special Event in New York Honoring the 2nd Anniversary Death of Trayvon Martin

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Special Event in New York Honoring the 2nd Anniversary Death of Trayvon Martin

Today, Wednesday, February 26, 2014, is the two-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin unjust and untimely death, and in honor of it a unique travelling exhibition has been developed beginning a three-month tour of New York City that starts TODAY, February 26th, at Stratosphere Studios in Brooklyn. 17: The Revolution Will Be Visualized, a collection of 17 new pieces of contemporary […]

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Fashion Alert: ALIFE State Of Mind T-Shirt

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Fashion Alert: ALIFE State Of Mind T-Shirt

  In celebration of the release of his ninth studio album “Untitled”, ALIFE hosted “State of Mind for hip-hop legend Nas in the summer of 2008. DJ Green Lantern provided the beats for the event as the New York rapper performed some of his classic songs. Capturing everything on stage through his lens was photographer […]

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Top Hip Hop Instagrams Of The Week with Jennifer Hudson, Trey Songz, Mariah, RiRi, Jermaine Dupri, Dennis Byron, Mona Scott-Young

| September 15, 2013 | 1 Comment
Top Hip Hop Instagrams Of The Week with Jennifer Hudson, Trey Songz, Mariah, RiRi, Jermaine Dupri, Dennis Byron, Mona Scott-Young

This week hip hop celebs were busy as usual. From Jennifer Hudson celebrating her 32nd birthday, Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri supporting Nas for the celebration of his 40th birthday and Janelle Monae performing on the Today Show. Check out the hottest hip hop Instagrams of the week below!

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