With the Grammys taking place this Sunday, Nirvana co-founder and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl interviewed Nas on Chelsea Lately. Esco says he’s been nominated 18 times and explains the tom-foolery of hip-hop beefs. nav
After the Ravens’ victory Sunday, Hennessey’s new spokesman, Esco toasted to the champs at New Orleans’ Republic for Hennessey’s Super Bowl afterparty. Here’s a few clips from his performance.
Nasir celebrated his involvement with Hennessy’s Wild Rabbit campaign last night with a performance at NYC’s R Bar. Here are a few rips from the live stream. Official recap coming soon. Sidebar: TechieNYC Photos
Prior to 2012, life wasn’t always so good for Nasir. After the lackluster work on his previous release, Nas shocked the world with his formidable tenth album. As if one is needed, Esco re-introduces himself on the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-assisted “No Introduction”. Nas can’t pick good beats? On this go-round, the quality behind the boards took a giant leap forward. Nas’ go-to producer Salaam Remi provides the foundation behind the boards on the well-narrated tale of his borough (“Queens Story“), the […]
Nas’ seed is a big girl now. And for his single “Daughters”, he reflects on his own child’s growth and development. Backed by No I.D.’s soul samples, Esco evaluates his parenting skills with honesty (“Plus she’s seen me switching women, pops was on some pimp shit”), confusion (“One day she’s ya little princess, next day she talking boy business”) and even a lil’ regret (“I’m too loose, I’m too cool with her”). Carmen would disagree, but hey, father knows best.
On Angie‘s born day today, Esco visited Hot 97’s rush hour drive. He discussed his NYE show, his 4 Grammy nods and making amends with Kelis. He also weighs in on CNN awarding him as the best lyricist of all time and mentions he’s already working on his next album. Yup, life is still good.
Nas had a story to tell. It wouldn’t be the first time he talked about his Queens hometown, but it would become his most memorable. With Salaam Remi on the boards, the Q.U. producer allows aggressive strings to confront an unforgiving boom bap. The results are harmonious and leave Esco’s manuscript sounding stupid!