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Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gorrillaz to Headline The Meadows Music and Arts Festival

It is now the time to carefully plan out your summer, vacations, road trips, and of course music festivals. With all the stellar lineups at this year’s domestic and international festivals it’s pretty hard to choose. To further shake things up, The Meadows Music and Arts Festival lineup has been announced and we’re sure you’ll…

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Nas’ Bio-Series ‘Street Dreams’ Is Headed To BET

After nearly three years of planning, Nas’ Street Dreams autobiographical TV drama series will finally be coming to fruition. BET shared Tuesday that the network will move forward with the series with The Wackness director Jonathan Levine slated to write and direct the pilot episode. As of recently, the network saw much success after releasing…

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ To Be Archived At Harvard Library

In the ever-evolving genre that is Hip-Hop music there are gems that have made us do much more than listen. These albums have created a lasting impact on the culture that is now being celebrated in very prestigious ways. Record producer and curator of Harvard’s “These Are the Breaks” project 9th Wonder, listed Kendrick Lamar’s third studio…

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Mood: Lupita Nyong’o’s Alter-Ego TROUBLEMAKER Freestyles Over Nas’ “N.Y. State of Mind”

A video posted by Lupita Nyong’o (@lupitanyongo) on Sep 25, 2016 at 12:49pm PDT Over the weekend, Lupita Nyong’o introduced us to her her rapping alter-ego, TROUBLEMAKER, via her Instagram page. Riding in the backseat of a car, and quite stylishly may I add, the Oscar winning actress spit a quick 16 over the instrumental…

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Tune Into the Official Trailer for ‘The Get Down’

“This Ain’t Disneyland, this is the Bronx.” We’ve been following the Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming Netflix original series The Get Down since its announcement earlier this year. The official trailer has finally been released in time for it’s August 12th premiere, and it is off the charts. As a lover of Black TV/film and someone who…

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Netflix Debuts It’s Newest Teaser Trailer for ‘The Get Down’

Just months out from it’s release date (August 12th), Netflix has released a new trailer for the highly anticipated The Get Down. As we reported in January, the series will be a musical drama depicting the South Bronx during the controversial time of the ’70s. According to recent reports, the series will be split in two for…

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The First Trailer For Nas’ Sundance Film ‘The Land’ Has Been Released

As we reported in December, Nas is serving as executive producer of Sundance film The Land along with producing the accompanying soundtrack. The cast includes Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams, Kim Coates, Machine Gun Kelly, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Ezri Walker, as well as the incomparable Erykah Badu. The film not only features an amazing cast…

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Nas To Collaborate With ‘Ghostbusters’ Franchise For New HSTRY Clothing Line

Rap icon Nas and his HSTRY Clothing line is taking you back to an all time favorite with a new Ghostbusters collaboration. The Queensbridge lyricist has joined forces with the Ghostbusters franchise just in time for the classic films 30th anniversary and remake that is set to debut this year. “Ghostbusters is every fun thing you can…

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Nas To Executive Produce Sudance Film ‘The Land’ Starring Erykah Badu

Hip-hop legend and lyricist, Nas will not only serve as Executive Producer of the new indie film The Land but will also be producing the soundtrack for this Sundance project. “All great energy around the film, which I believe will yield amazing results,” said Nas on the production of the film.  Written by Steve Caple Jr.…

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Nas Receives W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard University

Nas has been hitting us with thought-provoking rhymes since his debut album, Illmatic shook the world in 1994. Last night, his hard work and inspirational lyrics led to him becoming the first rapper to be awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois medal by Harvard University. The award is the university’s highest honor in their African and African-American…

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Nas Releases A Preview Of His Forthcoming Breakdancing Documentary

Last months Nas‘ documentary Shake The Dust made it’s debut online via Vimeo, which focused on the birth and rapid influence of breakdancing. Executive produced by the rapper himself and directed by journalist and director Adam Sjöberg, the film displays the stories of rappers, DJs, and B-Boys across Uganda, Yemen, Colombia and Cambodia. The film will…

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Watch Nas Perform “The World Is Yours” A Cappella

Vice Japan and Sony’s latest venture, Music Video Recorder, linked with Nas to continue celebrating his 20th anniversary of his debut album, Illmatic. The Queens-bridge legend performed an one-of-a-kind a capella version of “The World is Yours,” using the new technology from Sony which allows film newbies to shoot videos like a professional. In celebration…

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