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.
Nas 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 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.” 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. In 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 »
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.
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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Fans of Maybach Music Group have something to look forward to this August; Rick Ross has confirmed that the record label’s third collaboration album “Self Made Volume 3” is scheduled to hit stores on August 6th. Read More »
Uncle Sam is working overtime on celebrities and back taxes this year. First it was Lauryn Hill, then Mary J. Blige got the heat, now it’s Kelis who’s facing tax trouble. Read More »
Nas is expanding his business into the magazine industry. According to Forbes, the rapper has invested a six-figure sum into “Mass Appeal” magazine. The move will also make Nas the Associate Publisher of the publication. Nas decided to throw his weight behind the hip-hop culture magazine because the periodical “has a legacy and respect.” Read More »