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Nas Performs at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game
New Yorkers love letting you know where they're from. And with the 2015 NBA All-Star Game being held in NYC for the first time in 17 years, it's only right that a few talented native New Yorkers kicked off the pre-game performances in Madison Square Garden Sunday Night...
Nas Shares Advice For The XXL Freshmen 2014 Class
When Nas released his debut album Illmatic 20 years ago on April 19, 1994, he knew he had something great on his hands. What he didn't know was that Illmatic would go on to be considered one of the single greatest bodies of work in hip-hop history, and one of the best debut album…
Nas, “The Truth” (Originally Published April 2001)
his Saturday, Nas’ magnum opus Illmatic turns 20. The Queensbridge native’s journey into becoming a legendary MC all started with a groundbreaking debut that captured his worldview of the projects through a sharpened lens. XXL is celebrating the monumental anniversary…
20 Hip-Hop Songs That Reference Nas’ ‘Illmatic’
Previously: 8 New York Rappers On Explain Why Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ Is Important To Them
6 Big Takeaways From Nas’ ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary Premiere
Nas’ Time Is Illmatic Documentary Has Been In The Works For 10 Years
MC Serch Always Knew Nas’ Illmatic Was The Greatest Album Of All Time
Illmatic A&R…
6 Big Takeaways From Nas’ ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary Premiere
Previously: Twitter Reacts To Nas’ Time Is Illmatic Documentary Premiere
Nas’ Time Is Illmatic Documentary Has Been In The Works For 10 Years
MC Serch Always Knew Nas’ Illmatic Was The Greatest Album Of All Time
Illmatic A&R Faith Newman On Nas’ Wild Early Days
Nas Says New York City Wrote Illmatic
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