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A Behind the Scenes Look at Nas: Time is Illmatic

LifestyleComments ⋅ Oct 9, 2014
After getting a short glimpse to the story of Nas’ timeless celebrated album, Illmatic, we now have a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the documentary. Following graffiti artist One9 and music editor Erik Parker, the two take turns d...

Nas ‘Time is Illmatic’ Trailer

EntertainmentComments ⋅ Sep 3, 2014
Nas’ classic debut album Illmatic is still being celebrated 20 years later, as we get a glimpse of an upcoming film about the rap icon’s creative process. Taking to Nasir Jones’ home in the heart of Queensbridge, New York, the film...

A Conversation with the Producers of Nas’ ‘Time is Illmatic’ Documentary

EntertainmentComments ⋅ Apr 24, 2014
Last week HYPETRAK caught up with Nas to chat about his Time is Illmatic documentary — a film which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Queens rapper’s Illmatic LP. In this latest segment, producers One9 and Erik Parker shed some light...

Nas Teams Up with Google and Microsoft for Tech-Based Scholarships

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 21, 2014
General Assembly, a private technical school in New York has created a new fund designed to increase minority participation in the tech world, and it’s receiving help from none other than Nas. The hip-hop artist has enlisted the help of Hirepur...

Nas Speaks On the 20th Anniversary of ‘Illmatic,’ Its Namesake Documentary and Sneakers

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 17, 2014
Nas recently took stage at Coachella 2014 in homage of his timeless debut LP, Illmatic. Celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary, the performance was joined by former rival Jay Z alongside Diddy who contributed to iconic cuts like “Dead P...

Nas Brings Out Jay Z & Diddy During His Coachella Set

MusicComments ⋅ Apr 14, 2014
Nas recently celebrated his debut album Illmatic just a few days shy of its 20th anniversary at Coachella. Serving up a 43-minute set recalling the vibe of the ’90s that was backed by DJ Green Lantern, Nas was accompanied first by Jay Z on R...

Time Is Illmatic Trailer

EntertainmentComments ⋅ Apr 13, 2014
Nas’ Illmatic celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and to commemorate the legacy of the seminal work, a documentary on the record is set to release as part of this month’s Tribeca Film Festival. Titled, Time Is Illmatic, the film exp...

Rap’s Heavyweights Honor Nas for VIBE Impact Award

MusicComments ⋅ Jan 30, 2014
It’s hard to bring up Nas without stirring up too much controversy – he’s a polarizing artist for sure, and even more so when compared with contemporaries (dead or alive). Despite all this, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who...

Agenda Long Beach 2014 Recap

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 19, 2014
Earlier this month, Agenda’s first showing of 2014 began down in Long Beach. The trifecta of shows for Agenda, Long Beach was a suitable way to start off the new year through a series of interesting installations and residual activity that comp...

Primitive Apparel Presents Agenda Emerge Video featuring Paul Rodriguez and Nas

LifestyleComments ⋅ Jan 17, 2014
Earlier this month at Agenda Long Beach, creatives and mentors from across the board came together to speak on their labels and experiences as entrepreneurs as part of Agenda’s Emerge initiative. Amid back-and-forth conversations between the li...

ALIFE State of Mind T-Shirt

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 17, 2013
In the summer of 2008, ALIFE hosted hip-hop legend Nas in celebration of the release of his album, Untitled. The event featured DJ Green Lantern providing beats for the NY emcee to perform some of his most classic bars. Photographer Emil Horowitz was...

Nas’ Custom Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin Timepiece

StyleComments ⋅ Sep 15, 2013
During his 40th birthday celebration last week hosted by Hennessy, iconic rapper and actor Nas was presented a one-off customized timepiece by luxurious Swiss watch enterprise Hublot. The American artist who has released eight consecutive platinum an...

Getting the Scoop on Nas’ Collaboration with Grungy Gentleman’s Jace Lipstein

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 21, 2013
Just shy of a month ago we previewed the high-end streetwear line with hip-hop influences dubbed HSTRY; a collaboration between legendary emcee Nas and the New York-based lifestyle brand Grungy Gentleman. Today however, we bring forth an exclusive in...

Rap Blogger Byron Crawford’s New Book ‘NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey’

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 21, 2013
Long-term hip-hop blogger Byron Crawford unveils a new book titled NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey. Aside from critically dissecting Nas’ illustrious career, the book also acts as a springboard for a number of disputed topics in hip-hop...

Nas: Coming Full Circle

MusicComments ⋅ Jul 18, 2013
Ranked as number two in The Source’s “Top 50 Lyricists of All Time” column, it’s fair to say that Queensbridge, New York rapper Nas has a few accolades under his belt. While the spotlight may not have shone too brightly on Nas...