Prodigy from Mobb Deep visits the Munchies Test Kitchen to enlighten us on how to cook BBQ salmon if you were in prison. Now you might say, “But I am not in prison, why would I make this?” The answer to that is simple, because it is delicious and affordable. This is a great recipe for any with access only a microwave and a toaster oven, like a college student living in the dorms, or someone in prison.
Damn. This is so fire.
Nas and Erykah Badu Perform “This Bitter Land” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Nas and Diddy wearing obnoxious mink furs perform “Hate Me Now” at the sold-out Bad Boy Reunion at the Barclays Center.
Pretty dope series from Mass Appeal, whereas the chosen producer is then blindfolded picks three records and then makes a beat. Check out the previous joint featuring 9th Wonder.
Off that Hate Me Now mixtape.
My favorite new rapper Dave East show you his hood.
Dave East is the latest guest to appear on Karen Civil & Civil TV’s “Welcome To My Neighborhood” series. In the latest episode, Dave East takes us through his hometown of Harlem, NYC where he was born & raised. Talks spending time in Queens, working on his craft, signing to Nas’ Mass Appeal records & more.
Simply incredible. Click this link to watch the interactive video on Tidal, or watch the video in its standard form below.
More information on the concept and technology, courtesy of EgoKick:
Internationally acclaimed artist Usher recently launched a powerful video project to accompany the release of his new single, “Chains.”
The empowering track, which features the talents of Nas and singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly, highlights the prevalent issue of racial injustice and police brutality in America.
In collaboration with the release of “Chains,” Usher designed an interactive music video experience titled “Don’t Look Away.”
Instead of starring in the video themselves, Usher and Nas chose for the visual experience to focus on the faces and stories of different victims of extreme violence and racial injustice.
Using groundbreaking interactive technology, the video tracks the viewer’s eyes while they watch and immediately stops playing if they look away from the screen.
As the viewer focuses on the changing black-and-white footage, the lyrics “We still in chains, we still in chains, you put the blame on us” repeat in the background, creating a hauntingly powerful experience.
“I chose to introduce the song through the ‘Don’t Look Away’ experience because it is important not only to feel the issue but to face it,” Usher explained.
Usher continued, “The pain and suffering that these victims and their families have endured is something we must never forget. When we look away from this problem it gets worse. To fix it, we have to face it.”
The “Don’t Look Away” experience calls attention to the stories and faces of Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd, Caesar Cruz, Ramarley Graham, Kendrick Johnson, Marlon Brown, Andrew Joseph, and Sean Bell, who represent only a handful of victims of social injustice.
“The reality is that racial bigotry diminishes the lives of too many people in our country,” the R&B legend explained. “We have to come together as a country to solve these problems and this is one way I can contribute.”
Usher and Nas performed the empowering single at the recent Tidal x HTC concert in Brooklyn, where they shared the stage with fellow artists Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Jay Z.
“Chains” is the latest track from the Usher’s highly anticipated new album, “UR,” which is expected to be released soon…
New visuals from Dave East.
This dropped back in May but definitely needs to be re-examined because this kid is dope.
Next up to bat from the Mass Appeal roster is a Harlem-bred MC who goes by the name of Dave East. The budding wordsmith made his formal debut last week with “Demons,” the first single off his upcoming Hate Me Now mixtape. Now, he returns to the spotlight with a new offering, “Forbes List,” which features an expectedly strong verse from his mentor, the legendary, Nas. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the project on iTunes.
Nas- ‘money getter till I’m a 1%’
Timbaland need to drop shit and quit with the previews.
Complex makes its case as to why “Nas is the Real King of NY”.
This short clip brings some great context to the brutality of slavery and the triumph of these remarkable people breaking free of the chains of their evil slave masters.
Nas encounters his 3rd Great-Grandmother’s Bill of Sale, a devastatingly telling document, and imagines what his enslaved ancestors’ daily lives might have been like, from hardships and pain to marriage and celebration.
Nas brings out Hov and Diddy for an epic show at Coachella. After watching this show, I take back what I said a few days ago.. Hip Hop Ain’t Dead it’s just 40 years old and lives in Brooklyn and Queens respectively.
Can’t wait for this.
Nas has big plans for the 20th anniversary of his classic album Illmatic. In addition to issuing a re-release of the album as Illmatic XX with plenty of bonus cuts, he’s completed a documentary which shows his creative process. The documentary, “Time Is Illmatic”, will make its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, but before that time we’ve received a trailer in anticipation of it.
Illmatic XX arrives on Tuesday and can be pre-order on iTunes.
God’s son speaks on his career with Bill Maher.
He makes his case that Jay Z has for the past few years, has been riding the coattails of Kanye West. I caunderstand his points but I don’t necessarily agree for a bunch of reasons. The fact Hov will forever be in the conversation for Greatest MC ever and though Kanye is a megastar, his name rarely if ever comes up in those debates. But without a doubt Hov has reinvented his self a bunch of times and he is smart enough to ride the wave of new trends instead of fighting them. The fact he took his former artist Young Chris’s flow and ran with that and pretty much shows how he can take something and make it his own. He himself said “you made it a hot line, I made it a hot song”.
Take a look at Hip Hop Superstar Nas’s recent Fellowship at Harvard University.
Hip hop legend Nas speaks on the current state of Hip Hop on Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf.
This is a funny as hell and the animation was much needed.
Can’t wait for this too drop.
Heat straight up.
Here we having Common reciting one of the most legendary verses in Hip Hop history from Nas’s “Life’s a Bitch”.Directed by Court Dunn.
I don’t know how I waited this long to post this. My boy just called me and was like did I hear this yet. Forgive me for sleeping on this when these two of the best to ever to do it.
Classic Hip Hop shit. These two been friends and collaborators for a long time. If I am not mistaken, Nas wrote his biggest hit ‘Gettin Jiggy Wit It’.
Salute this man for thinking about the less fortunate and doing a benefit gig and coat drive. Shouts to Chris Krook, Krookonline, and Legal Hustle TV.
Rappers Nas and Common came together at the BMI hosted event during the 52nd Annual Grammy Weekend in Los Angeles CA. The two icons not only spoke on the impact their music has on each other, but also on the emotions behind the lyrics. Enjoy part 1 of this 2 part series brought to you by BMI and Blacktree media.
Jay-Z talks about performing at Game 1 of the World Series and his involvement in the new ‘DJ Hero’ video game and the Broadway muscial, ‘Fela.’ (Oct. 26)
Kelis isn’t the only person trying to get money from Nas — turns out Uncle Sam is too!
in 2006 and 2007.
Nas is currently involved in a bitter divorce battle with Kelis. Looks like she’ll have to wait in line.
Source: Global Grind