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Watch: LeBron James & Nas Talk About Sharing Black Culture

Nas and LeBron James talk about the way Black culture is celebrated at the same time that the humanity of Black people is ignored on HBO Sport’s The Shop. James and Maverick Carter’s Uninterrupted media company have collaborated with HBO Sports to present unscripted conversations with sports and entertainment figures on the show. Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige and Nas are guests on Episode 3 where they have a discussion about the way America embraces Black creativity while devaluing Black life. 

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Watch: Black Eyed Peas-BACK 2 HIPHOP Feat. Nas Official Video

The Black Eyed Peas worked with Pasha Shapiro on their video for “BACK 2 HIPHOP” featuring Nas. The trio appear in a series of fast-moving animated scenes and Nas is depicted as an Egyptian Pharoah like his I AM… album cover. The group’s MASTERS OF THE SUN VOL. 1  is their strongest project since Monkey Business and one of the best albums of 2018. 

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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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