Harlem native DJ Kay Slay releases his latest mixtape The Changing Of The Guards with original tracks to freestyles featuring the likes of A-Mafia, Jon Connor, Sheek Louch, Fred The Godson, Vado and more.
Nina B, takes on the instrumental of Nas’ “Daughters.” Nina recounts Nas’ influence on her and her chance meeting with Nas.
“Nas has always been such a big influence on my career in so many ways, meeting him a while back reaffirmed why I love painting portraits with words. Minutes before taking this picture for BET, Nas gave me advice which would be the proverbial polish to my diamond/gift. He told me to write from the heart and not from the head; besides “The heart knows more about beats, the head recalls events, but heart recreates the moments feeling.” Listening to “Daughters” vividly brought me back to that moment and this is what I recorded—enjoy”!
Nina B’s forthcoming LP collaboration with DJ Jazzy Joyce, “Titles Are Played Out.” will be released on 8-21-2012 and includes features by Action Bronson, Skyzoo and Dylan of ‘Making The Band.’
Nas continues his whirlwind week of promotion of his latest release “Life is Good”, with a Hot 97(WQHT – NY) concert at New York’s Tammany Hall. Check out footage from the concert as Nas goes thru his legendary catalog, performing classics joints like “Life’s a B*tch”, and songs from “Life is Good”. Look out for performances and appearences by AZ & Swizz Beatz.
A Nas unheard and unreleased freestyle track from 1991 off of GudTyme’s ‘Lunchroom Battle Series’ featuring another Queens Mc from Lefrak City Akinyele.
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Nas talks with Fuse to discuss his classic debut album “Illmatic.” He talks about why it only contains 9 songs and speaks on the impact of the cover. Later on in the conversation he compares “Illmatic” to his latest release “Life Is Good.”
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Nas last night stoped by The Colbert Report for a interview and performance to promote his new album Life Is Good. Colbert asked the tough question like’ was it Kelis Milk Shake that brought all the boys to the Yard for which Nas replied it was only a song. Nas also said he has no plans of retiring from rap anytime soon. He said that if musicians like Mick Jagger could perform well into their 60′s, he didn’t see any reason why he couldn’t do the same.
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Nas made a special appearance yesterday on the Late Show with David Letterman. The Queens, New York rapper performed “Daughters” off of his just released album Life Is Good.
Nas, Lauryn Hill & A$AP Rocky Perform At Day 2 Of The Open air Frauenfeld Festival in Zurich, Switzerland
Day two of the Open Air Frauenfeld Festival in Zurich, Switzerland featuring performances from Tri state hip hop stars Nas, Lauryn Hill and A$AP Rocky .
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The artwork for Nas latest album cover features a replica of the only thing Kelis left when she divorced Nas. Life Is Good will be out on July 17.
NMETV recently caught up with Kelis to get her take on the cover.
“My feelings about it are not relevant, but at the end of the day, Nas is an artist,” she said. “And for whatever it’s worth, he’s one of the greatest, especially for what it is that he does. For me, I feel like, especially for someone in Hip Hop, to really kind of be genuine and honest, whatever the honesty is about – I think it’s awesome. My feelings about it aren’t necessarily valid, it’s just the fact that, as an artist, I can respect that he wears his feelings on his sleeve. I like that.”
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