Hip-hop was in the house last night at the ESPY Awards as Nas and Swizz Beatz took to the stage to perform several tracks from his much anticipated album Life Is Good.
Nas’ new album title, Life Is Good, calls to mind cool breezes and cold glasses of lemonade. While the 38-year-old MC created the set in the midst of life-changes, he’s once again given hip-hop a look at life from another perspective. He recently revealed where the title came from and where the music is going.
As Nas readies his tenth studio album, the Illmatic MC has taken on a new role. He recently explained how he’s become an elder statesmen of sorts to the younger generation of hip-hop stars, including Nicki Minaj and Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator.
Dion “No I.D.” Wilson is all good these days. While readying the release of Nas’ anticipated Life Is Good set, the acclaimed producer offered some insight into the album and the process by which it was created.
Tuesday night (June 12) Russell Simmons took to the airwaves to clarify his support for Gwyneth Paltrow in the infamous N-word scandal. On an appearance on MSNBC’s the Ed Show, guest-hosted by Michael Eric Dyson, Simmons attempted to move the conversation beyond Paltrow’s remark.
Ice T is getting back to rap skill basics in the new documentary, Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap. Now that the film has secured distribution and a theatrical release, Ice offered some insight into the process.
No longer centered around nigg-a or nigg-er, the N-word controversy opened up anew on Twitter. When singer-actress and Jay-Z pal, Gwyneth Paltrow, sent out her now infamous “N****s In Paris for real” tweet last week, […]
Yesterday New York City’s Hot 97 held their annual Summer Jam concert with major hip hop artists performing including Nas, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, Maino and a list of other top acts. The […]
Nas’ heartfelt and personal account of fatherhood, as told through his song “Daughters,” shows another side of the rapper while offering a different viewpoint to parenting.
“It’s not like a ladder where you climb to the top of the ladder and just sit there and look at the rooftop. It doesn’t really work that way.”