A documentary film centered around the creation of Nas’ classic 1994 album Illmatic, it combines archival footage and photos from Nas’ career with interviews with his family; his brother Jabari (aka “Jungle”), and his father, the trumpet player Olu Dara.
The crowd saw more than they bargained for when two of hip-hop’s biggest names surprised the festival by guest appearing at random sets.
To kick off a two-week hip-hop festival, the National Symphony Orchestra will team up with Nas for two special performances to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Illmatic.
Directed by One9 and Erik Parker (a former Radio.com staffer), the doc will delve into the making of the now classic album, the social conditions that created it and the role Nas’ famous dad played in his music.
The news arrives as Nas is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his classic 1994 debut, ‘Illmatic,’ with a string of performances of the album in its entirety.
Back in 1994, Nas released his debut, ‘Illmatic.’ Now twenty years later, the rapper is celebrating its anniversary by offering up an expanded edition filled with demos, remixes and live cuts.
After a fire displaced a family of eight from their Northwest Washington apartment, a famous rapper has stepped in to help.
Harvard’s new Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship, which will “fund scholars and artists who show productive scholarship and creative potential in the arts in connection with hip-hop.”
In this week’s REWIND, the summer release schedule gets even hotter with Drake added to the mix and a potential Bey & Jay duet on deck.
In this week’s REWIND, the summer album release schedule gets hotter with Jay-Z’s album announcement.