[vodpod id=Video.15442898&w=425&h=350&fv=launch%3D44624690%26amp%3Bwidth%3D420%26amp%3Bheight%3D245] Common woke up the early birds with his interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to promote his publication, the controversy on his visit to Obama’s pad and praises Esco as the “greatest rapper alive”. Sorry, Tunechi. ru
Now that we might get The Lost Tapes 2, DJ Rhude has unleashed a handful of previously released tracks from Esco, but all in their CDQ glory. Find the titles and download link below.
Before Kanye wrapped up day 1 of the Austin City Limits music festival last night, Jr. Gong and Nasir both took Zilker Park down the “Road To Zion” before the sun went down. Performance at the Austin Music Hall below.
Life is certainly good even at 38. Nasir celebrated his birthday last night in NYC with a private dinner at Catch with the likes of Carmelo Anthony, DJ Khaled, Common, DJ Premier, AZ and Hov. More pics below.
Nas is known to write in his book of rhymes past the margins and today, Atria/Simon & Schuster Books announced that he will release his memoir in Fall 2012. It Ain’t Hard To Tell will be co-written by journalist Touré and will delve into past relationships with Carmen Bryan and Kelis; beefs with Jay-Z and Bill O’Reilly; and his mother’s tragic battle with cancer. In 2009, Michael Eric Dyson penned the biography, Born To Use Mics.
After stating that he scrapped Lost Tapes 2, Nasir tells Rolling Stone he’s not completely ruling out the project. Take that Def Jam. “It’s still up in the air if I’m going to put out Lost Tapes II as an extra album. Hopefully we can find a timeline but the first thing is Life Is Good.”
During yesterday’s Rock The Bells concert on Governor’s Island, Nasir brought out Large Professor, Joe Fatal, and Akinyele to perform his very first recording. “The World Is Yours” with Pete Rock and more below.