DJ Premier’s jazzy handicraft and his work as one-half of Gangstarr has made him one of hip-hop’s most venerated sonic masters. The combination of his percussive jazz samplings and Guru’s cool but deliberate vocals made them the authors of a New Age blues in hip-hop. Gangstarr’s 6 album output established them as key voices of [...]
Nas and Anthony Hamilton shared the stage at the Wiltern in Los Angeles last night.
Nas’s video for “A Queens Story” is a rugged piece of film meant to look more like a home video instead of a high-priced major label advertisement. His trademarked style of telling tough stories artfully is matched well with the constantly moving images of mostly street and entertainment stars from Queens. The rough aesthetic is [...]
Nas is a bartender who takes home the girl while Amy Winehouse’s hologram-like image sings off a brick wall in the “Cherry Wine” video that is reminiscent of Sade’s early videos.
Nas debuted his video for “Bye Baby” today and Aaron Hall makes an appearance as well as the wedding dress Kelis wore and left behind.
Here is Nas thanking the fans and performing “Made You Look” and “Bye Baby” at Detroit’s Masonic Temple last night as part of the national vitaminwater Uncapped FADER tour.
Nas really can claim to be “The Don” considering his legacy and the reaction to Life Is Good.