Nas and Hennessy continue their beautiful business agreement with the release of a new commercial that fully realizes the vision that the legendary rhymer’s debut album, Illmatic set out to accomplish.
Nas’ daughter, Destiny Jones, may not have caught the rapping bug from pops, but his influence on her upcoming lipstick line, Lipmatic, is apparent.
Nas captured the attention of the Hip-Hop nation with his 1994 debut album, Illmatic. The album continues to inspire creativity, as evidenced by an upcoming Hip-Hop theater piece that draws on the potent lyrics from the classic release.
Nasir “Nas” Jones has to be feeling awesome right now. The Queensbridge veteran is enjoying a career upswing coupled with the 20th anniversary celebration of his debut album, Illmatic. And now, a mixtape in honor of the Time Is Illmatic documentary has just been released to the public.
“This is an old ass theater, but thing again, Hip-Hop was created on some old ass equipment,” Nas joked to an uproarious L.A. audience. The air was thick with excitement following the L.A. Time Is Illmatic tour stop presented by Hennessy V.S, yet there were some literal technical difficulties to be dealt with. The Orpheum […]
Time Is Illmatic is a passion project that’s a result of 10 years worth of work. Filmmakers Erik Parker and One-9, the creators of the film, sat down to discuss what it took to detail the story around what many consider to be the greatest Hip-Hop album of all time.
Nas’ Illmatic season isn’t going to wan with the changing of the season. The official trailer for the upcoming documentary, Time Is Illmatic has just been released.
There are only a handful of albums that are universally accepted as classics…Nas’ Illmatic is one of them. We asked a few rap legends—DJ Premier of Gang Starr, Brooklyn MC Jaz-O and Hot 97 staple Funkmaster Flex—for their thoughts on the LP 20 years after it hit stores.
Outside of the work he has put in through his vast music career, Nas is generally a man of relatively few words. On the 20th anniversary of the classic album Illmatic, he chatted with fans about a host of topics that gave us a better understanding of the Queensbridge MC.
We’ll see a lot more of Nas in the weeks leading up to Illmatic‘s 20th anniversary. Google Play debuted a tribute to the Queensbridge poet, featuring additional commentary from TDE’s Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock, as well as Tech N9ne, Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg, and more.
The 20th anniversary for Nas’ legendary debut album Illmatic is fastly approaching and while it may have changed the boundaries of an MC’s skill set, it wasn’t exactly a commercial success.
Hip-Hop witnessed Nas mature into a revered intellectual that’s showing MCs how to naturally grow with the culture from the chip-toothed poet from Queensbridge. As further proof, performed Illmatic in its entirety at a pair of sold out shows at Washington D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on March 28 and March 29, respectively.
Nas recently told Hip-Hop Wired he never listens to Illmatic anymore but there is a good chance he is about to break that habit.
Nearly twenty years ago, Nas forever changed the direction of Hip-Hop with his debut album Illmatic. The nine-song LP featured a unpredencted mix of poetic lyrics with a wide array of production that would go on to be classified as “pure” and “authentic” sounds of the culture.
Kanye West may have stole the show at Governors Ball Sunday night, but he wasn’t the only superstar to represent Hip-Hop at the annual festival. A day prior (June 8), rising star Kendrick Lamar and legendary Queensbridge native Nas took the stage at the jam packed Randall’s Island venue.