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Nas: Nasir Album Stream

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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

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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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Nas Pays Tribute To Black Music For Google’s Black History Month Celebration

Nas shares his love of Black music in a video for Google’s Black History Month celebration. He recants the history of music in his household starting with his father jazz musician Olu Dara. Sarah Vaughn and Slick Rick were equally important in his appreciation of great storytellers. The rap legend also wrote a letter detailing his experiences that can be read in full here.

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Nas Live At Kennedy Center

PBS aired Nas’ performance of Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center two days ago. Nas revisits his career and talks about the inspiration behind the album and life in New York City at the time.

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