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Schoolboy Q doesn't really do "soothing," but "Studio," the BJ The Chicago Kid collab from his breakout album Oxymoron, is about as close as he gets. The song is about working and wishing you were…   Read Story »
This past weekend brought the second Boston Calling Festival of 2014. This edition featured the Replacements, the National, and Lorde as the major headliners, along with Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish…   Read Story »
UPDATE: As Pitchfork points out, Schoolboy Q actually may have been a target in the shooting. ABC News Denver reports that Q was in an SUV with all three shooting victims, though he wasn't personally…   Read Story »
The summer and fall of 2001 were tremendously exciting times to be a young rap nerd. Jay-Z and Nas were throwing lyrical haymakers at each other, scrambling for the upper hand, using every possible…   Read Story »
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 »