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NASIR: The Film

Mass Appeal premiered NASIR: The Film today as a companion piece to Nas’s album of the same name. The seven songs are pulled together into a 16-minute film. Nas appears throughout the piece that has scenes of young Black men in the neighborhood living life with their families and friends and dealing with the police. Slick Rick has a quick cameo for his sampled part on “Cops Shot The Kid” that begins with a Richard Pryor monologue. 

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Watch: Nas Perform Adam And Eve On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Nas appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for an interview and later a performance of “Adam And Eve” from his Nasir album. He talked about the unexpected trip to Wyoming to record the album and his thoughts on longevity. 

 

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Nas: Nasir Album Stream

Nasir Album Cover

Two years after DJ Khaled claimed “Nas album done” Nasir arrives. Nas’ 11th studio album is one of the most anticipated this year. Mass Appeal’s listening party for the album in Queens last night added to the buzz. So far fans are divided on Nasir’s potential classic status and it is to be expected when Nas’ new music will forever be compared to his Illmatic debut. 

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Watch: Mass Appeal’s Stream Of Nas’ Listening Party For Nasir

 Nas’ album listening party for Nasir took place tonight in Queens and Mass Appeal streamed the event. The long-awaited seven-song album produced by Kanye West is already receiving a lot of positive feedback from fans who have heard it. The Dream appears on the album that follows Life Is Good from 2012. The album officially comes out Friday (June 15th). Mass Appeal also just inked a distribution deal with Universal so hip-hop fans can expect expansion from the brand starting with Nasir

Nasir Album Cover

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Media Questions Of The Week

Will Nas’s critique of the generational divide in hip-hop inspire more artists of different ages to work together? 

Did Roseanne’s character dialogue about the television shows Black-ish and Fresh Off The Boat being “just like us” homogenize Black and Asian people? 

Will Missy and Sza work together after positively responding to a fan’s request on Twitter? 

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