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!
Nas ushered in 2013 last night at Radio City Music Hall. Here’s film of him running through some oldies and new material off Life Is Good. Part two after the cut.
Like they did with Raekwon‘s OB4CL, Get On Down will be releasing their deluxe gold box set of Nas’ classic, Illmatic. The re-release of the ’94 debut from Esco will include a CD and vinyl packaging and will be available on December 9. Complex has the scoop. The CD set includes: – 24k Audiophile Gold Disc CD with re-mastered audio, housed in a “Cherrywood Trophy Box” with gold plaque. – Black 2-piece outer box with original ‘Nas’ promotional sticker exclusive to […]
Nas and Lauryn Hill’s tour stopped at The Wiltern last night in Los Angeles. While on stage, Esco brought out Anthony Hamilton for the soulful “Comin’ Where I’m From” and their collabo, “World’s An Addiction”. That Comin’ Where I’m From album was something else. “A Queens Story” after the break. hiphophesinberg
Joined by collaborator Anthony Hamilton,
To recognize civil rights activist Denmark Vesey, who was freed Nov. 9, 1799, dead prez’ M1 and Nas releases this cut with Beatnick & K-Salaam on the hook and production. Bump it and let freedom ring. xzone
‘Tis the season to be fresh. So for Gap‘s new commercial, they commission a list of musicians including Nas and his pops, Jazz musician Olu Dara Jones. That’s what you call Bridging The Gap. nahright
Save the excuses, fellas.
With John Legend on the hook, Meek takes the backseat with the Bawse and the Don for his debut’s latest track. Produced by DJ Infamous and The Agency. Dreams & Nightmares drops October 30. rap-genius
Queens gets the money and a new video. Nas’ baby bro Jungle compiles clips for a street version of “Queens Story”. The clip is crudely produced, but it’ll do for now. Cop Life Is Good here .