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nas-k-michelle-trey-songz-jazmine-sullivanRapper Nas is lending his celebrity to help kick off the 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival in New Orleans with singers K Michelle, Trey Songz, and Jazmine Sullivan.

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Wiz Khalifa announced that he will be dropping a remix for “We Dem Boyz!” Find out who he has recruited to do a feature on the upcoming single!?!

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The big homie Nas premieres his documentary ‘Time is Illmatic’ at the Tribeca Film Festival which centers around the creation of his classic hip hop album that was released in 1994; twenty years ago.

Can you believe it’s been twenty years since the release of Illmatic?

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It’s no secret that Nas is J Cole’s hero or some may call him his Idol. He makes it clear in his interviews and even dedicated a track on his album called, “Let Nas Down“. So when VIBE honored Nasir Jones for their annual #VIBEImpact awards during Grammy weekend, it was no question that Fayetteville’s rapper would speak candidly on his role model. Read the rest of this story now.

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Hennessy-VS-Presents-Nas-at-Art-Basel-12-of-164Nas must be loving this Hennessy run. He’s has performed at Hennessy sponsored shows all of the US but the show last night at Art Basel on Miami Beach was the place to be.  Check out some video and pictures inside. READ MORE

Nas To Executive Produce Break Dancing Documentary

Nas__40th-BirthdayNas is helping to shed light on the worldwide impact of break dancing.  According to HollywoodReporter.com, the hip-hop star has signed on to executive produce the upcoming Adam Sjoberg-directed documentary “Shake the Dust.”  shake-the-dust (1)The film chronicles teenagers in South America, Africa and Asia, who express themselves and their love of hip-hop through break dancing.  Apart from production credits, Nas will also provide the original music for the film.  shake-the-dust-ugandaIn a statement, Nas says that the teens featured in the film remind him why he fell in love with hip-hop.  After hearing Sjoberg’s vision for the film, Nas was “incredibly excited” to help bring the documentary to a global audience.   READ MORE

Artist Spotlight- Charlie Vox of Random Ax of Charlie

We had the pleasure of chatting with Charlie Vox, lead singer of Random Acts of Charlie just before her first show at SOB’s in New York.  SOB’s, Sounds of Brazil, is a famous venue that is known for its support and spotlight on Indie and upcoming artists.  This showcase was Charlie Vox’s first time performing with a live band in New York City.  We asked her about her experiences on tour, plans for the future, musical dreams and so much more.

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The Hip-Hop Archive and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University have established the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship.

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