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12 hrs ago | Billboard

Lollapalooza's 10 Toughest Scheduling Conflicts (And...

If you're a pro at the music festival game, you know you've got to come prepared.

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Related Topix: Outkast, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Dance, Pop/Rock, Calvin Harris, Bowling Green, KY, Rap

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Examiner.com

8 most anticipated music festivals in August 2014

August is jammed packed with music festivals, featuring emerging talent from all around the globe and with every genre possible.

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Related Topix: Outkast, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Rap, California

Digital Game Developer

ViralGains Raises $2.8 million of $3.3 million Round of Funding

Viral Video Marketing Firm Using Capital to Expand into New Markets and Grow Business; rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones Part of Investment Group /PRNewswire/ -- ViralGains, a company with a mission to create authentic relationships between consumers and advertisers through online video, today announced that the company has raised ViralGains offers a video ... (more)

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Related Topix: Marketing, Black Entertainment, Rap

National Public Radio

Cormega: 'I Just Want To Be A Soldier For My Culture'

Those four bars inked Cormega's street credibility and forever tied him, for better and worse, to the crown prince of hip-hop.

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Related Topix: Cormega, Hip-Hop, Rap, Black Entertainment, Ali

Mon Jul 28, 2014

HipHopDx

[Album Reviews] Cormega - Mega Philosophy

With the help of Large Professor, "Mega Philosphy" showcases Cormega making an alternative yet solid case for grown up Rap.

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Related Topix: Cormega, Hip-Hop, Illmatic, Rap, Black Entertainment, Marley Marl, Tragedy Khadafi

Fri Jul 25, 2014

MTV

How Did One Of New York's Most Ruthless Rappers Grow To Be Hip-Hop's Voice Of Reason?

Without having the actual statistical data to back this up, it sure feels like the Queensbridge Housing Projects in New York have produced more hip-hop talent per square mile than any other neighborhood in the world.

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Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment, Mobb Deep, Hip-Hop, Marley Marl, Cormega

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Slam X Hype

#ThrowbackThursday: The Best Winehouse Raps

Amy Winehouse was a very unlikely candidate for the role of "hip hop muse". Her soulful take on contemporary tunes and her tumultuous, tabloid-trailed existence endeared her to an audience that adored her "ratchet" behavior - before that word was attributed to anything outside of a toolbox.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Music, Entertainment

HipHopDx

[News] Nas Advises Kendrick Lamar On Following Up A Classic Album

Nas addresses comparisons between "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and "Illmatic," says comparing the two isn't fair to Kendrick Lamar.

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Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment, Kendrick Lamar, Hip-Hop, Illmatic

HipHopDx

[News] BabyPaul Signs Drift To His D.O.E./Transparency Label

BabyPaul, the producer known for his work with Nas and AZ , has signed New Jersey rapper Drift to his D.O.E./ Transparency label.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap

AllHipHop.com

Nas Speaks On Discovering His Ancestry Via PBS Series "Finding Your Roots"

Throughout his career Nas has used his music to explore and present historical information he felt was relevant to his listeners, so it's not surprising the Queens emcee took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about his own family history.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, The Roots, Hip-Hop, Harvard University

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Republic

Musician Nas finds his family tree in PBS series

When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welcomed the opportunity.

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Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment, Santa Claus, IN

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Current

PBS press tour highlights Downton, Nas on Finding Your Roots

The stars of Downton Abbey aren't the only luminaries whom journalists will chat with during PBS's portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour today and Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Downton Abbey, Entertainment, Television, Rap, Black Entertainment, Beverly Hills, CA, Joanne Froggatt, Allen Leech

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

U.S. rapper Nas has London crowd spellbound with '...

Many in the crowd at the Lovebox Festival in London this weekend were not yet born when U.S. rapper Nas released his groundbreaking "Illmatic" two decades ago, but they seemed to know all the lines anyway.

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Related Topix: Rap, Black Entertainment, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Prison, Illmatic

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The New Yorker

The Eternal "Illmatic"

Hip-hop abounds with birthday references. Most involve partying, birthday suits, and, though food in rap is its own great subject, cake.

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Related Topix: Rap, Illmatic, Outkast, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Long-Island-City, NY, The Notorious B.I.G.

HipHopDx

[News] Fashawn Says Nas Approves Of "Ode To Illmatic" Mixtape

"I told him I was scared to put it out," Fashawn says in an interview with AllHipHop .

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap

Slam X Hype

It only took 20 years for Nas to release the video for "Represent".

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of his seminal debut album Illmatic, Nas recently held a contest inviting fans to collaborate and produce the official music video for "Represent," the influential track off of the classic release.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Music, Entertainment

Spin

Marsha Ambrosius Flaunts Her Rap&B Bona Fides on 'Friends & Lovers'

Ever since her days adding soulful gravitas to poet Natalie Stewart's gravely raps as part of the early '00s British neosoul duo Floetry, Marsha Ambrosius has always stood out.

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Related Topix: Marsha Ambrosius, Hip-Hop, The Game, Rap, Black Entertainment

Vibe

Watch: Nas Bring Out Fashawn In Cologne, Germany

While performing in Cologne, Germany on his European Illmatic XX Tour, Nas brought Mass Appeal's newest signee, Fashawn to the stage.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, World News, Rap, Germany

Wed Jul 16, 2014

RollingStone

Nas Takes Rolling Stone Behind the Scenes of New 'Represent' Video

When Illmatic , Nas ' seminal 1994 debut, was reissued in April for the album's 20th anniversary, hip-hop fans were treated to countless retrospective reviews, a documentary on the film, a performance by the 40-piece National Symphony Orchestra and extensive interviews with the rapper himself.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Rap, Marketing, Music, Entertainment

Tue Jul 15, 2014

303 Magazine

The Culture: Where is Hip-hop Going?

A wise man once said on arguably one of the greatest rap albums of all time, "people be asking me all the time, what's gonna happen with hip-hop.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Mos Def, Rap

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