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ILLMATIC XX -- TWENTY YEARS LATER

Editorial by Phillip Waters

B.C. and A.D. are time designators used to separate history into two periods. The same idea can be applied to hip hop using B.I. 1,949 more words

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Black Nativity

Release Date:  4/15/14, DVD; 11/27/13, Theatrical Release
Genre:  Drama/Musical
Rating:  PG
Studio:  Maven Pictures; Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director:  Kasi Lemmons
Cast:  Angela Bassett (Aretha Cobbs) 130 more words

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Nas Documentary Time Is Illmatic Opens Tribeca Film Festival

“Who woulda thunk it?” rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones asks early on in the documentary Time Is Illmatic, which opened the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night at New York City’s Beacon Theater. 785 more words

Happy Birthday Illmatic

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Nas is everywhere right now celebrating his MONUMENTAL album Illmatic. If you read this blog regularly you’d know how highly I regard this album, so you can understand how delighted I am to see the mainstream press covering the album’s 20th birthday. 57 more words

Outkast reportedly gets a rocky reception at Coachella 2014

Music festival season officially began this weekend in the Inland Empire desert with Coachella 2014.

With a variety of performances ranging from rising stars like Chance The Rapper to more established acts, the crowd was treated to hip-hop royalty to end the weekend’s festivities. 156 more words

Entertainment

Nas on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show 20 years of Illmatic

So I absolutely LOVE Nas! Congrats on 20 years of Illmatic. Most people don’t last that long, here is a clip of Nas on Jimmy Fallons The Tonight Show.

Nas, National Symphony Perform ‘Illmatic’ In Its Entirety at the Kennedy Center (WATCH)

Nasir “Nas” Jones kicked off the 20th anniversary of his classic debut album “Illmatic,” this past weekend with a special performance featuring the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington D.C. 254 more words

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