Nas (Rapper)

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    August 14, 2014

    10 Reasons 1994 Was Pop Music's Greatest Year

    By Art Tavana Was 1994 the best year for pop music in history? Quite possibly. Sure, some of it was terrible, but overall it was amazing: Nordic black metal, Britpop, pop punk, trip hop, and the best R&B of the '90s (Boyz II Men were peaking). Hip-hop's Golden Age was winding down, but a new, ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Reveals Date and Stage Schedules

    They've already let us "Guess the Fest." They've also given us the full lineup. Now the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest have gone a step further and laid out the day-by-day schedule, which will be spread out over three days (and three stages) this fall from Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9. That m ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Judas Priest to Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest This November

    Betcha didn't see this one coming: Austin's annual late-year concert extravaganza, Fun Fun Fun Fest, just revealed the lineup for this year's edition, and the headliners will be none other than everyone's favorite metalhead leatherboys, Judas Priest. That's right, of "Breaking the Law" fame. The sam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    J. Cole at University of North Texas, 4/24/14

    It might seem that J. Cole kind of rehashed the whole university tour thing, but after headlining a few tours dedicated to his degree-seeking fan base, the guy's a pro at it. Headlining the University of North Texas' spring concert, Cole along with his live band brought a minimalist experience that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    MellowHigh at Club Dada, 10/24/13: Review

    When this show first popped up on the calendar, it raised a lot of eyebrows. Club Dada? For Odd Future offshoot, MellowHigh? Seeing as though the full collective packed out Palladium Ballroom last time they came to town, it didn't seem feasible that a club as small as Dada would be enough space for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    We recently noted some of the best clean versions of hip-hop songs, which got us thinking - what songs are so disturbing that they couldn't possibly exist as a clean version? Well, here you go. Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    The Official #Raptwitter Follow Friday All Stars

    The twittersphere has been all a-flutter with Kanyemania. A lot of cultural dialogue on social media has been in the vein of his new album, new baby, or new interview. Though you're probably dying to hear more opinions regarding these topics, we've decided to widen the focus a bit on #raptwitter thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Lauryn Hill's Side of the Story

    Lauryn Hill will be gone till October. A week after making headlines for signing a million dollar five-song deal with Sony, she showed up to court on Monday with a check for $970,000. But it wasn't enough to save her from jail time. The five-time Grammy winner and highly esteemed queen of neo-soul w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    The 10 Best Rap Albums of 2012

    10. The Idea of Beautiful, Rapsody The black mamba of super producer 9th Wonder's Jamla Records team reached a new pinnacle in her career, and in her evolution as an artist this year. Sprinkled with collaborations from Big Remo, BJ the Chicago Kid and Childish Gambino, Rapsody takes us on a journey ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2012
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    October 30, 2012

    Lauryn Hill, Nas - Palladium Ballroom - 10/29/12

    Lauryn Hill, Nas Palladium Ballroom Monday, October 29 From darkness there was light, sound and a burst of atomic energy as Nas came to the stage with a gang of musicians ready to work through a 90-minute set last night at the Palladium Ballroom. It only took the four minutes of the first song for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Talking Cold Facts With Lost and Found Detroit Folk Singer Rodriguez

    Tonight at House of Blues, the enigmatic Rodriguez takes the stage. The Detroit folk musician, also known as Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, released two albums to little acclaim in the late '60s and early '70s, and quickly faded into obscurity. Meanwhile, half a world away, those albums -- Cold Fact and Comi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Rufus Wainwright: "If You're Getting Only Good Press, Something's Wrong"

    Rufus Wainwright's music is hard to categorize. It's not really pop music because too often it lacks the kind of simple catchy hooks that make for great radio fodder. He composed an opera and has set Shakespearian sonnets to music, but you can't really define him as a classical composer. Across all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Five of the Week's Best Show Announcements: Nas and Lauryn Hill, Big Freedia on NYE and More

    Nas, Lauryn Hill Palladium Ballroom, October 29, $54 Having seen Nasty Nas at SXSW this year, working an entire Austin City Limits stage solo for an hour while he performed Illamtic, this double-header looks to be one of the more solid Palladium shows this fall. The appearance of Ms. Hill is already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, our indefatigable music critic staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests, to down-right lame. Below, you'll find their submissio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    SXSW Coverage Ahead. Plus, We're Sponsoring 50 Cent, Big K.R.I.T. and More

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Listomania: The 10 Best Albums That Were Supposed To Come Out, But Never Did, in 2010

    ​Albums get delayed all the time. (Cue Chinese Democracy joke). Sometimes it's because of the close relation of creativity and procrastination. Other times, business overtakes art. More often than not, though, it's just a sheer mystery. So, in looking back at the year, we decided to think about al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Today In Music News: Scissor Sisters Are Strapped For Cash, Kerry King Rejoins Megadeth and Beasties Boys Hook Up With Nas and Santigold

    Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, October 26, 2010...The Scissor Sisters had to cancel part of it's European tour because they don't have enough money to pay for it.Slayer's Kerry King joined Megadeth on stage for the first time since he was a part of the band in 1984.The upcoming ... More >>

  • Film

    March 11, 2010
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    December 28, 2009

    Download: A-One And Sober Release D-Town-Heavy Mixtape For H-Town Sneaker Summit

    ​Following up on the Picnictyme-hosted mix for last summer's Kixpo sneaker exposition, DJs Sober and A-One put together a mixtape for last weekend's H-Town Sneaker Summit--and it features a handful of Dallas rappers on it (alongside Lil Wayne, Nas, Jay-Z, Cool Kids, Alicia Keys and more). Released ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Nas and Kelis Are Quitters, Jimmy Buffett Loves The Dolphins, The Dears Have To Walk

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, May 4, 2009...After six years of marriage Nas and Kelis have decided to call it quits. The couple is splitting up... even though she's seven months pregnant.Jimmy Buffett is now a business partner with the Miami Dolphins. I just hope Bill Parcell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2009

    Today in Music News: GNR backs out, Mariah doesn't add up, Jennifer Hudson gets justice, Soulja Boy gets real, and Lil Wayne gets floored.

    Your daily music news for the first day of 2009... Don't get your hopes up for a two year Guns N' Roses tour. It looks like Tommy Stinson was misquoted. Doesn't it always happen that way? Scientists are mad at Mariah Carey for "misreading" algebra with her album title E=MC2. You would th ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009


    Theater of the Mind (DTP/Def Jam)

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Nas, Talib Kweli

    Tuesday, August 26, at House of Blues

  • Music

    July 24, 2008


    Untitled (Def Jam)

  • Music

    July 3, 2008

    The Halftime Report

    With six months X'd off of the calendar year, we look back at the best music of the year—and wonder which albums we'll remember come December

  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Fox News Akin To Southern Rap

    Anti-intellectual appeal and red-state focus are just the tip of what these two have in common.

  • Music

    March 6, 2008

    The N-Word Still Alive and Well in Hip-Hop

    Eight month after the hip-hop community gave the word a funeral, it hasn't died

  • Music

    November 22, 2007


    American Gangster (Roc-A-Fella)

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    Life and Death

    With his most recent release, Hip-Hop Is Dead, acclaimed MC Nas delivered a bitter requiem for rap. But is it truly a time for mourning?

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    KRS-One and Marley Marl

    Hip Hop Lives (Koch)

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Sage-in' Mad

    Sage Francis is a hip-hop jerk, but not in your usual way

  • Home Entertainment

    November 9, 2006

    Coke Dreams

    In Scarface, slinging yayo is the name of the game

  • Music

    November 2, 2006


    Hi-Teknology 2: The Chip (Babygrande)

  • Music

    December 16, 2004


    Street's Disciple (Columbia)

  • Music

    December 9, 2004
  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    Nas no-shows; Lil' Flip is going to trial; and RIP, ODB

  • Music

    July 31, 2003
  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Various Artists

    Music from the Motion Picture Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax)

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Ms. Dynamite

    A Little Deeper (Interscope)

  • Music

    January 16, 2003


    God's Son (Columbia)

  • Music

    January 9, 2003


    Legend of the Liquid Sword (MCA)

  • Music

    August 29, 2002


    September 4

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Missing Mom

    Plus: The Giant Urinal, All Wet, Cruelest Cuts

  • Music

    July 25, 2002
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    July 18, 2002

    Hip-Hop Family Feud

    Legendary Fritz, Headkrack square off

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    Ill At Ease

    Nas steps back into the ring, fists flying

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Pop is Dead

    Hip-huh? Antipop Consortium doesn't expect you to get it at first.

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