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Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Apache”

This is a column about renowned samples, and let's face it: none are more notorious, or have a stranger origin, than the Incredible Bongo Band's…
Nate Patrin | December 11, 2018 - 1:42 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Peter, Paul & Mary’s “Leaving On A Jet Plane”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2018 - 12:40 pm

2018 In Review

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

For once, Vince Staples wasn't sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2018 - 10:01 am

More Nas stories

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Peter, Paul & Mary’s “Leaving On A Jet Plane”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2018 - 12:40 pm

Red Dead Redemption 2 Soundtrack Includes New Music From D’Angelo, Willie Nelson, Nas, Arca, Josh Homme, & More

Earlier this week, what sounded like a new D'Angelo song appeared online, plucked from the wildly popular new video game Red Dead Redemption 2. Today…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2018 - 10:48 am

Nas Responds To Kelis’ Abuse Allegations: “I Did Not Beat Up My Ex Wife”

Nas and Kelis were married from 2005 to 2009, when Kelis filed for divorce while pregnant, citing "irreconcilable differences." In an interview with the website…
Chris DeVille | September 7, 2018 - 9:53 am

Nicki Minaj – “Sorry” (Feat. Nas)

A couple of weeks ago, before the release of her new album Queen, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to publicly ask Tracy Chapman to clear
Peter Helman | August 12, 2018 - 11:01 am

The Week In Pop

More Like Maroon 5 Seconds Of Summer Am I Right

What happens when a pop-punk boy band grows up? They stop playing pop-punk, apparently.
Chris DeVille | June 28, 2018 - 3:14 pm

Sounding Board

Our Attempt To Edit Kanye’s Wyoming Albums Into Cruel Summer 2

Fridays may be a little less frenzied now. With the release of Teyana Taylor's new K.T.S.E. last week, a wild monthlong parade of albums produced…
Chris DeVille & Ryan Leas | June 26, 2018 - 12:49 pm

Status Ain't Hood

Nas Sounds Tired

In 2000, Rakim, then widely regarded as the greatest rapper ever, signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. This was a ridiculously exciting thing to even…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2018 - 12:06 pm

Mobb Deep’s Havoc Shares Unreleased Freestyles On 1-Year Anniversary Of Prodigy’s Death

As of this year, Prodigy, one half of the iconic Queens rap duo Mobb Deep, has been gone for one year. A year ago today,…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2018 - 10:44 am

Stream Nas’ New Album NASIR, Produced By Kanye West

How's Yeezy Season treatin' y'all? Exhausted? Exhilarated? Ready for this parade of seven-track albums to be over, or perhaps to continue indefinitely?
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2018 - 9:46 pm

Livestream Nas’ Queens Listening Party For New Album NASIR

Another week, another album produced by Kanye West. So far, we've gotten Pusha-T's Daytona, Ye's Ye, and Kanye and Kid Cudi's collaborative LP Kids See
Peter Helman | June 14, 2018 - 9:00 pm

Sounding Board

The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and…
Nate Patrin | June 5, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Kelis Says Her Marriage To Nas Included “A Lot Of Mental And Physical Abuse”

Kelis has said in a new interview with the website Hollywood Unlocked that her marriage to Nas included "a lot of mental and physical abuse,"
Andy Cush / Spin | April 26, 2018 - 1:41 pm

Kanye Also Produced A New Nas Album Coming In June

Kanye West returned to Twitter last week and brought with him a bounty of news content. Most notably, a philosophy "book" and the promise of…
Julia Gray | April 22, 2018 - 9:45 pm
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