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  • De La Soul has the second most successful music campaign on Kickstarter.
    De La Soul raises over a half million on Kickstarter
    Long Island hip-hop trio De La Soul announced back in March that they would be funding their next album through the crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter. After a little more than two months of collecting contributions from fans, the veteran rap...
  • Today In Hip Hop History: Illmatic by: Nas
    Today In Hip Hop History: Illmatic by: Nas
    Nasir bin “Nas” Olu Dara Jones has thrilled us for years as an innovative rapper, songwriter, record producer. This is no surprise on the account that his music flows through his veins as the son of jazz musician Olu Dara, who...
  • The Ecology Fashawn Album Cover Art
    Fashawn does it all in 'The Ecology'
    All true rap music fans know who Nasir Jones is. Nas and hip hop go hand in hand, like two peas in a pod. They're almost synonymous with one another. What fans might not know is that the hall of fame emcee from Queens, New York just launched,...
  • Fashawn - The Ecology (Mass Appeal)
    Review: Fashawn - The Ecology (Mass Appeal)
    While many people contemplate whether Drake's mixtape/album If You're Reading This It's Too Lateforeshadows the end of YMCMB and signifies doom for the era of the powerhouse, radio-ruling hip hop label, independent imprints continue to...
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    The 23rd Pan African Film Festival: Best Of (Recap)
    Wrapping up it’s 23rd year, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) showcased films that left the audience wanting more. With the advancement of digital technology, many filmmakers are not relying on the traditional system to distribute films....
  • A look back at the year of Nas
    A look back at the year of Nas
    2014 was the year of Nas. The New York rapper performed across the country in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his pivotal album “Illmatic” and stopped by the Chicagoland area not once, but twice.“Illmatic” has aged...
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    Nas-soundalike Your Old Droog cranks out great wordplay on debut LP
    For a while, it seemed like Queens, New York rap legend Nas had an imposter on the loose. As time went by, the Ukrainian-born, New York-raised emcee Your Old Droog made it clear he never intended to blatantly impersonate one of the most revered...
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome - Prosecute and incarcerate?
    Neonatal abstinence syndrome on the rise - Prosecute and incarcerate?
    Neonatal abstinence syndrome, NAS, is occurring more frequently in the U.S. and the condition does not just effect the baby.Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is a medical condition where babies have symptoms of withdrawal after being exposed to opiate...
  • NAS: Time is Illmatic, the documentary
    The documentary NAS: Time is Illmatic
    This artist is still young, but has done such legendary work that he inspires otherand speaks with his own voice.If you haven’t yet, had the chance to see Nas: Time Is Illmatic yet, it isdefinitely a must see film. The documentary is...
  • Nas: Time Is Illmatic
    'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' Creators Detail the Making of a Classic
    It goes without saying: Nas’ Illmatic is a staple in every hip hop head’s top five. In fact, most would and do argue that it is the greatest album of all time. So when it came to making a classic about making a classic, filmmakers Erik...
  • Illmatic
    It Ain't Hard To Tell: A look at Nas
    Nas: Time is Illmatic is the newest music documentary featuring the critically hailed rapper from New York, Nas. As the title may already give away, the story of this film does not just focus on Nas’ life as he climbed the social ladder out...
  • NAS: Time is Illmatic
    NAS x Illmatic x Hennessy x Detroit
    A few days ago I got an email in my inbox that almost made me cry… basically it said “Hey Kindra this is Hennessy, wanna go to the Nas concert/documentary screening tomorrow? You’ll be our guest, drink on us, and exclusive media...
  • Nas: Time Is Illmatic
    Movie review: 'Nas: Time Is Illmatic' a doc on the influential hip-hop artist
    Meet hip-hop artist, rapper and entrepreneur, Nas. His 1994 album "Illmatic" is one of the most influential albums to come out of the genre, and Nas himself is one of the most successful and well-known rappers of our time. In the...
  • NAS: Time is Illmatic
    Tribeca Films & Hennessy celebrate the national release of Nas: Time Is Illmatic
    Tribeca Film &Hennessy V.Scelebrated the premiere of NAS:Time is Illmatic featuringNAS, the face of the brands award-winning “Never stop. Never settle.” campaign. New York’s elitewere on hand at the Museum of Modern Art to...
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    Nas: Time Is Illmatic Screens For One Night Only
    Act fast! Tribeca Film has decided to release its acclaimed documentaryNas: Time Is Illmatic on various big screens across the country tonight only. In Atlanta, those wanting to see the documentary marking the 20th anniversary of the New York rap...
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