Memphis Bleek says “Nas doesn’t have enough songs to compete” against JAY-Z in a Verzuz

“There’s no comparison,” said Memphis Bleek. With a storied beef that has since ended, their longevity in the rap game and their titles as two of New York’s rap GOATs, Nas and JAY-Z’s names have consistently come up as desired contenders for a Verzuz. Memphis Bleek, however, doesn’t seem to believe that a competition between the two […]

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“Biggie, Jay Z and Nas are the only rappers who finished our recordings in one take”: When Shaq revealed how he and the legendary East Coast rapper collaborated for a hit record

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 4, 1996 NAS RELEASED THE SINGLE IF I RULED THE WORLD FEATURING LAURYN HILL

If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” is a single by Nas featuring Lauryn Hill, released on June 4, 1996.[1] Produced by Trackmasters, with some uncredited input by Rashad Smith, it is based on the 1985 hit of the same name by American rapper Kurtis Blow and samples the beat of “Friends” by Whodini. The single was Nas’s first Top 20 R&B hit, and marked Lauryn Hill’s first […]

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Nas Signs Deal With Sony Music For A “Full Circle” Moment In His Career

Nas commemorates a “major milestone” in his career after Mass Appeal ink a brand new deal with Sony Music. Nas continues to make power moves both in and out of the music industry but his efforts behind Mass Appeal have been especially impressive. The rapper’s company recently announced its partnership with Showtime for Hip Hop 50, a series highlighting the […]

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Long overdue’: Rap royalty gathers in the Bronx at groundbreaking ceremony for Hip Hop Museum

Hip hop, hooray. Rap royalty gathered in the Bronx for a Thursday groundbreaking of the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the genre’s birthplace and home borough of rap icons like Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick and Fat Joe. Hip hop “came out of the Bronx like Vietnam,” recounted Fat Joe, who grew up in NYCHA’s Forest […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 18 2010 DAMIAN JUNIOR GONG MARLEY & NAS COLLABORATION DISTANT RELATIVES WAS RELEASED

Distant Relatives is a collaborative studio album by American rapper Nas and Jamaican reggae vocalist Damian Marley. It was released on May 18, 2010, by Universal Republic and Def Jam Recordings. The album is Nas’ tenth (third for Def Jam) and Marley’s fourth studio album, respectively. Distant Relatives was recorded between 2008 and 2010, being produced primarily by Damien and Stephen Marley, both sons of the most-known Jamaican […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 19, 1994 NAS DROPPED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ILL- MATIC

Illmatic is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas. It was released on April 19, 1994, by Columbia Records. After signing with the label with the help of MC Serch, Nas recorded the album in 1992 and 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. The album’s production was handled by DJ Premier, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S. and Nas himself. […]

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