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The twentieth anniversary of Illmatic is less than a week away and Nas celebrated in style by performing his entire debut album from beginning to end at his Coachella performance. The only interlude…   Read Story »
Nas's beyond-classic debut Illmatic turns 20 this year, and he's celebrating by releasing a 20th-anniversary reissue and doing the album in full on tour. Last night, he appeared on Jimmy Fallon's…   Read Story »
HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher isn't generally a regular stop on the promotional tours of musicians with albums coming out, and there's a reason for that. The show doesn't host musical performances,…   Read Story »
Among people who are dorks about rap music (hi!), Nas's 1994 debut Illmatic is almost universally regarded as a near-unimpeachable classic of the form, and quite possibly the general-consensus best…   Read Story »
On Monday, The Arsenio Hall Show returned to the small screen after going of the air in 1994. Last night, Arsenio had Nas on as his musical guest. If you recall from Nas' 2008 untitled album, the…   Read Story »
Last night, Dave Grohl interviewed Nas on Chelsea Lately about his four Grammy nominations and the way hip-hop is portrayed at the awards show. The two continued on to discuss the competitive nature…   Read Story »
On last night's episode of Conan, Nas served as musical guest. He brought a live band and soul singer Anthony Hamilton with him for the sincere and intense song "World's An Addiction" and further…   Read Story »
On "Cherry Wine," a song from his pretty-great 2012 album Life Is Good, Nas got a posthumous guest appearance from his late buddy Amy Winehouse. And in the song's new video, Nas plays a bartender who…   Read Story »
Life Is Good, the startlingly good Nas album, ends with "Bye Baby," in which the rapper bids farewell to his ex-wife, the singer Kelis. It's not a spiteful or angry song; it's fond and pensive and…   Read Story »
In nearly 20 years of rap stardom, Nas has never displayed anything much in the way of a sense of humor. But credit the man for being game enough to show up on The Colbert Report and squirm while…   Read Story »