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4 hrs ago | 411mania.com

A Couple Clips of Nas and Lauryn Hill Performing at Coachella Come Online

A Couple Clips of Nas and Lauryn Hill Performing at Coachella Come Online Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.20.2014 Check out Hill's surprise appearance on stage... Nas gave attendees at Coachella last night a nice little surprise when former Fugee Lauryn Hill hit the stage.

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8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Coachella's second weekend Day 2 in Photos

Yesterday marked the second day of the final weekend for the Coachella Music Festival in 2014 , and although the weather heated up from the first day, the spirits of festival goers were no less high.

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12 hrs ago | Vibe

New Mixtape: NahRight x UpNorthTrips 'Illmatic 20' Feat....

In yet another commemoration of Nas' Illmatic , NahRight and UpNorthTrips rally up a gang of New York's coldest new spitters for a tribute Illmatic 20 mixtape.

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16 hrs ago | HipHopDx

[News] Coachella Weekend 2, Day 2 Recap; Nas Brings Out Lauryn Hill

With the second and final weekend of Coachella ending today , last night's Day 2 performances included more surprise cameos during Pharrell Williams' headline performance.

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17 hrs ago | Cool Hunting

ListenUp: A taxman tribute, our 420 playlist, DJ Spooky's #PrivateJam ...

A taxman tribute, our 420 playlist, DJ Spooky's #PrivateJam and more in the music we tweeted this week Model turned new wave R&B diva, Grace Jones remains on heavy rotation at clubs around the world, but for many its her covers that stand out most.

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Yesterday | Vibe

Rewind: Nas Honored At The 2nd Annual VIBE Impact Awards

"It was like 'This is where I'm from, this is the struggle. And I might not make it out, but here's my album.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

HipHopDx

[News] Nino Bless Ranks Nas' Best "Illmatic" Verses On Its 20-Year Anniversary

Exclusive: Nino Bless says Nas' work on "Illmatic" was "the start of the [New York] revival that led to [The Notorious B.I.G.], Jay [Z], [and Big] Pun" Nino Bless, a New York emcee who was influenced by Nas' Illmatic , was recently asked to select the three best verses on Nas' debut album, which celebrates its 20-year anniversary today .

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HipHopDx

[News] Nas' Album Sales: From "Illmatic" To "Life Is Good"

As "Illmatic" celebrates its 20-year anniversary, HipHopDX reports on Nas' sales figures for the artist's seven solo studio albums.

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HipHopDx

[Videos] Pete Rock & DJ Premier - Discuss Nas Creating Another "Illmatic"

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Nas' "Illmatic." Here's a throwback of Pete Rock and DJ Premier discussing the classic album and their hand in it.

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MTV

Happy Anniversary, Illmatic : 20 Surprising Facts About Nas' Debut

It's stunning to think that Nas ' debut album, Illmatic, was released 20 years ago.

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Reuters

Music films hit distinct note at annual Tribeca Film Festival

Music and movies played together even before sound revolutionized film during its infancy, and so it is at the Tribeca Film Festival where the documentary lineup is heavy on musical subjects, from hip hop star Nas to shock rocker Alice Cooper.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Bjork, Pop/Rock, Theater, Arts, The Grateful Dead

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Vibe

Nas: Biggie Said 'You Finally Got That Monkey Off Your...

Illmatic wasn't the only great rap album to drop in 1994 . But Nas' classic album was most closely matched by his friend Biggie Small's debut Ready To Die , which was released five months later and quickly dwarfed Illmatic 's modest sales with platinum-plus numbers.

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HipHopDx

[News] Miss Info Discusses Giving Nas' "Illmatic" Five Mics In The Source

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of Nas ' debut album, Illmatic , journalist/radio personality Minya "Miss Info" Oh spoke with Complex about giving the album five mics in The Source.

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HipHopDx

[News] Kung Fu Vampire: "Nas' 'Illmatic' Album Is Still Extremely Relevant"

Known for his theatrical stage show, Kung Fu Vampire says that seeing Nas perform Illmatic in its entirety at Rock The Bells gave him an additional appreciation for the Queensbridge rapper's debut album.

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HipHopDx

[News] Raekwon: "If Hip Hop Didn't Have Nas, We'd Be In Trouble"

While attending "Time Is Illmatic's" screening, Michael Rapaport says "Nas to Hip Hop is like [Vincent] van Gogh to painting or Thelonious Monk to Jazz."

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HipHopDx

[Interviews] Erik Parker & One9 Chronicle Documenting Nas With "Time Is Illmatic"

Exclusive: From their initial 10-year tribute to "Illmatic," to talking to Nas' grade school teachers, Erik Parker and One9 detail their work on "Time Is Illmatic."

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Related Topix: Rap, Illmatic, Black Entertainment, Journalism, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

HipHopDx

[Editorials] Nas' "Illmatic" Reviewed By Fashawn For Its 20-Year Anniversary

Nas' Illmatic has influenced many rappers to pay homage. Fashawn paid tribute to the 1994 album in 2010, for example, with Ode To Illmatic , the California rapper's reinterpretation of the New York emcee's heralded debut album.

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AllHipHop.com

Dame Dash Shares His Thoughts On Nas & "Ether"

The classic rap battle between Nas and Jay Z is still one of the most talked about subjects in Hip Hop, and when the individuals that were directly involved in the situation give their thoughts about the topic it still becomes news.

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Journal and Courier

Star Watch Apr 17Star Watch Apr 17Cedric the Entertainer arrives at...

Cedric the Entertainer arrives at the LA Premiere Of "A Haunted House 2" on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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Examiner.com

Nas rocks Beacon Theatre for 'Time Is Illmatic' Tribeca Film Fest opening night

Screenwriter Erik Parker, Rapper Nas, Actor Nate Parker, and Filmmaker One9 attend the 'Time Is Illmatic' Premiere after party during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival sponsored By Hennessy VS and Beats Music at Providence on April 16, 2014 in New York City Screenwriter Erik Parker, Rapper Nas, Actor Nate Parker, and Filmmaker One9 attend the 'Time Is ... (more)

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