Posts Tagged ‘ Nas ’

Travel Art Featuring The ‘Rich And Famous’.


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Throwback Thursday: Nas – Illmatic.


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From the moment you hit play on Illmatic, or any Nas release for that matter, your attention is immediately commanded. From rap fans to aspiring lyricists, Nas has been the catalyst for so much innovation and inspiration. The hood storyteller, the revered lyricist, the flashy thug, the mafioso, the activist, the conscious gangsta; Nas is all those things and more. As Hennessy’s year-long campaign states, for which Nas is prominently featured, it’s all about “Never stop. Never settle.” He is the ultimate embodiment of the hip-hop artist, motivated by artistry and aiming for social change, while still being seduced by the materialistic and destructive elements of the culture. Nas is a multi-faceted artist and person, which is what makes him so relatable, inspirational, and aspirational to fans and artists alike. With his documentary, Nas: Time is Illmatic, hitting theaters, iTunes, and On Demand this week, we take a look at the connections between who and what has inspired him, and how he influenced others along the way.

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Nas & Hennessy – Wild Rabbit Chase.


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Join along as Hennessy travels the globe with Nas in pursuit of his Wild Rabbit. In a 3-part film series, Nas first visit is to Cognac, France and the home of Hennessy — a personal encounter with the passion and artistry that define Hennessy, and Henny’s 248-year Wild Rabbit chase.  In part 2 of the Hennessy film series, Nas visits Paris to perform at a sold-out show. Featuring an in-depth interview and exclusive live concert highlights.  In the final video, Nas visits Sao Paulo, Brazil to perform at a music festival, and takes time out to perfect his signature drink recipe, “The Big Apple.”

Nas- Bye Baby


Over a smooth beat and silky vocals, Nas gets insightful about love in the new video for “Bye Baby.” The rapper goes through the now empty home he used to share with his lover, finding a box of slides that contain memories of his relationship. Sitting down with a bottle of champagne, Nas revisits his experiences on the couch, before the scene cuts to divorce proceedings with lawyers. But in the end, Nas has his boys, and his friends affirm that life is certainly good.

R.I.P. Chris Lighty.


Chris Lighty was one of Hip-Hop’s most successful executives, helping/managing the careers of numerous artists such as 50 Cent, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Mýa, Diggy Simmons, Cormega, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, LL Cool J, Nas, and more. Violator Management founder Chris Lighty has passed away in his Bronx Apartment, according to numerous confirmed reports. The cause of death appears to be suicide. A gun was recovered next to his body. His last tweets from 2 days ago are troubling: He retweeted the following: ‘Life is about perspective. It’s not what you see, but how you see it. What you see is what you get.’

Tyga Talk.


In an interview with XXL, Tyga discussed how the collaboration with Nas came about and what we can expect from his song featuring Nicki Minaj:

“Yeah man, I sent Nas a song like six months ago and I never heard back from him but out of the blue, he called me like, ‘Yo, you doing your thing. I want to be a part of what you doing, I like everything you doing. Keep working hard. I sent him the ‘Kings and Queens’ that night and he did it the next day. I was like, that shit is crazy. Nas always talks that shit. The song, man, [his bars] added the cherry on top. It’s a real classic song. People are gonna like it. I wanna think of a dope video. The storyline of the song, the whole King and Queens [theme], it’s motivational.”

On ‘Muthafucka Up’ featuring Nicki Minaj:

“The song for Nicki is called ‘Muthafucka Up”. I don’t know what they gonna call it on the radio. Maybe they might call it ‘Up.’ That one is one of them going in type songs. Like how Wayne had ‘A Milli.’ One of those Young Money records that people love. We got a crazy visual for that one, too. I don’t wanna give it away. I’ve been doing a lot of features for everyone.”

DJ Storm – White Gurls.


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I’ve always been a fan of humorous songs, and when I started working on ‘The Mix Up‘, I really wanted work a bit more comedy into the music I was putting together.  The song “White Gurls” is funny because of both the content in it, and the subject matter itself.  Verses from Lil Wayne and Nas, mixed with samples from Jay-Z, E40, Joe Buddens, and Kanye West all blend together to create when I still think is one of the best songs on ‘The Mix Up‘.  Click the pic to take a listen.