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Large Professor Talks About The Making Of Nas’ Classic “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (Video)

Wow. It’s 24 years since “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” dropped. Large Professor did the beat with a ‘New York State Of Mind’ – a mind firmly focused on Queens.

We were heavy New York, so we weren’t thinking about the globe… We do what we do, and we put it down. And we’re just thankful that the world received it and loved it.
– Large Professor

That NY-minded track that the G.O.D.M.C. Nassir would lyrically bless would eventually bubble worldwide.

Watch above, as LargePro speaks on it.

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Nas Speaks On His Upcoming “Live From The Kennedy Center” Special On PBS (Video)

That “Nas: Live From The Kennedy Center” will be on PBS before you know it. You saw the trailer on here (link). Well here’s an NPR interview regarding that with the G.O.D.M.C.

Nas x Dave East x Lin-Manuel Miranda x Aloe Blacc – “Wrote My Way Out” (Video)

Wow. The song for “Hamilton: An American Musical” (salute to Lin-Manuel). So they made a video for this joint? Makes sense. With Nas, Dave East, and Aloe Blacc joining Lin-Manuel Miranda… this kind of Hip-Hop was meant to be theatrical! Plus, when the track is a banger, folks ought to get a visual (esp. when there’s a Broadway hit attached).

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Dave East – “The Hated” feat. Nas (Prod. By Joe Joe Beats) [Video]

Dave East talk that talk! Streets need that.
Nas

A real benefit to being on a label where Nas is a bigwig… you get them co-sign features from the G.O.D.M.C. Not saying this is not dope beyond that; but Nassir’s contribution helps Dave East take this beyond (it’s the little things)! Get this banger on the “Paranoia” LP out now.

DAVE EAST – A TRUE STORY (ALBUM)

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Watch The PBS Teaser For The “Nas: Live from the Kennedy Center” Documentary (Trailer)

This is when you appreciate what an ARTIST like Nas means to Hip-Hop – to rap and music in general. As soon as you say ‘Kennedy Center’ in your mind and think of who would rep the culture and rock that joint right, Nas ought to show up at the top of a relatively short list. LEGENDARY! And there will be PBS coverage of the event. Plus a documentary on the whole happening and events leading up to it.

Two decades after the album’s critically-acclaimed release, Hip-Hop artist Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in Hip-Hop history. The new concert film Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop captures the energy and nostalgia of this collaborative performance and premieres nationwide Friday, February 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
– Mass Appeal

So dope!

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Joe Fox – “What’s The Word” (Video)

Pretty funky groove. Joe Fox dropped visuals (above) for this “What’s The Word”… AND did a turbo-boosted version with Nas (stream below).

JOE FOX – WHAT’S THE WORD | WHAT’S THE WORD FEAT. NAS

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Nas, 2 Chainz, Mike WiLL Made It, and T-Pain Speak On ‘The Life of Notorious B.I.G.’ (Video)

Did you catch the Biggie documentary debut on Labor Day? If not, keep checking TV listings for the A&E channel for rebroadcasts. On-demand listings, too. In the meantime, we have some snipped clips on the late great B.I.G. for you to see!

Start above. Continue after the jump.

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Nas Raps The Hook To ‘Shook Ones’ In tribute To Prodigy (Video)

To be honored by one’s peers has to be one of the fondest wishes of many an artist across genres. Emceeing is an art. And when a G.O.D.M.C. shouts out a Prodigy R.I.P. and rocks a crowd to the Mobb Deep joint… Chokes me up. Nas. Bless!

#RIPProdigy

@ojones1

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Nas Raps A Few Lines From “Shook Ones” By Mobb Deep In Honor Of Prodigy (Video)

Nowwww, we’re talking! Nas doing the propers, giving tribute to the fallen fellow Q-Boro thoroughbred emcee Prodigy (of Mobb Deep). Taking the tribute across the ocean to The Netherlands; performing a snip of “Shook Ones” at WooHah Fest 2017.

#RIPProdigy

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Nas – “One Mic” feat. Jack White (Live Performance) [Video]

Remember that American Epic piece for PBS featuring Nas that we posted on a while back (linked here)? Well, on that same old-to-the-new tribute vibe, here is the G.O.D.M.C. doing his instant classic off the “Stillmatic” LP – “One Mic” – live with Jack White (formerly of The White Stripes).

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Nas – “Systematic” (Prod. By DJ Shadow) [Video]

Making the HBO soundtrack for the “Silicon Valley” series kind of puts Nas and DJ Shadow on the path to must-drop-music-video for their jawn “Systematic,” doesn’t it? Well, if you peeped above you already know that question was rhetorical.

Enjoy the lyrical visuals for the dope auditorial. You’re welcome.

You can pre-order the “Silicon Valley” soundtrack from Mass Appeal Records (due out this June).

NAS – SYSTEMATIC (PROD. DJ SHADOW) | SILICON VALLEY (MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES) [PRE-ORDER]

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Charlie Musselwhite & Nas Speak On The Music Of The 1920s And Of Today (Teaser Trailer)

They were rapping about street life and gangsta life…
Nas, Speaking On “On the Road Again” By Memphis Jug Band

A great look for PBS, this episode of “American Epic Sessions” features Charlie Musselwhite (of Memphis Jug Band) and Nas. That line from Greg Nice comes to mind: This is how we take the old to the new. Hear Nas speak on the timelessness and relevance of Musselwhite’s music. And see a bit of the performance of Nas’ cover of “On the Road Again”

(Hip-Hop flavor from the 1920s. Cool!)

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Chris Brown – “Die Young” feat. Nas

Put a hand up, make a fist. Now keep it there and hold up two fingers for peace.

Yes, indeed. We are still getting powerful music to inspire us to fight against violence… to fight for life… to keep the fallen in our hearts & minds and keep hope alive! Let no more “Die Young.” Solid work from two of the best: Chris Brown and the G.O.D.M.C. Nas.

#RIPChinx

CHRIS BROWN – DIE YOUNG FEAT. NAS

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D. Begun – “Nasimoto” (Nas x Quasimoto Mixtape)

D. Begun done cooked up some of that good! Followed the formula… Nas + Quasimoto = Nasimoto.

What do you get when you combine one of the greatest rappers of all time with one of Hip-Hop’s greatest producers? Nasimoto. This is a collection of instrumentals from the Quasimoto album “The Unseen” mashed-up with some of illest verses from Nasty Nas.

The merger is a mighty dope mixtape and an epic idea!

D. BEGUN – NASIMOTO (NAS X QUASIMOTO MIXTAPE)

DJ Shadow and Nas Talks About Motivations And Meaning Behind “Systematic” (Video)

Nice! Respect given to DJ Shadow and to Run The Jewels (El-P, Killer Mike) in this short clip. Get some details on what drove Nas to give birth to “Systematic” and why it HAD to have a DJ Shadow track treatment.

NAS – SYSTEMATIC (PROD. DJ SHADOW)

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Nas x The Soul Rebels – “Hate Me Now” (Live Performance) [Video]

So… you don’t have to travel all the way to the Down Under for that special underground feel. But doesn’t it sound like that’s where some crazy dopeness should jump off all the time? Well, agree or agree to disagree, it did a week or so ago. Nas did “Hate Me Now” on stage (classic, that good gas)… with The Soul Rebels backing him (that high-performance premium unleaded)! Check the footage from Byron Bay Bluesfest, Australia.

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Nas – “Angels With Dirty Faces”

Nas getting down on “The Get Down Part II” soundtrack with this jawn “Angels With Dirty Faces.” iTunes credits the song to “Nasir Jones as Mr. Books,” as in one of the characters on the Netflix series.

NAS – ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES | THE GET DOWN PART II: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

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Nas – “Systematic” (Prod. By DJ Shadow)

Tellin’ y’all… music will make some of this stuff on TV watchable. Full disclosure: Silicon Valley is not on just TV… it’s on HBO. So listen up to the G.O.D.M.C. flowing over this “Systematic” beat perfection laid out by DJ Shadow. And maybe check for the series Silicon Valley (becuase, on the soundtrack, maaaaan).

NAS – SYSTEMATIC (PROD. DJ SHADOW)

DJ Scratch Declares Nas’ “Illmatic” The Best Hip-Hop Album Ever (Video)

DJ Scratch says “Illmatic” was the best complete Hip-Hop album ever! It is not a unique stance, but watching the video above will give you the sense that he’d take a strong stance against anyone who’d say otherwise.

#DJScratch selects #Nas’ #Illmatic for his #BestAlbums selection. The #Brooklyn #DJ-#producer explains how Nas’ first album changed rap & why the production from #DJPremier #LargeProfessor #QTip #PeteRock was so groundbreaking. Hit us up in the comments section and let us know what you think.

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Nas – “Angel Dust”

New Nassir yessirrrrr! This “Angel Dust” is so dope that you might die from an overdose from hitting repeat. Short and sweet with the rhymes and beat.

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