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Illmatic

Nas to Premiere Time Is Illmatic Film in Detroit on Thursday With Special Screening and Album Performance at The Fillmore

Kelly Frazier | Posted 12.08.2014 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Like most of us passionate about hip-hop as a culture and as a musical art form, Illmatic hit something in all of us no matter the race or economical lines that it crossed.

WATCH: Nas' New Documentary 'Time Is Illmatic'

Posted 10.07.2014 | Black Voices

After receiving critical praises from the likes of Robert De Niro during the opening of this year’s annual Tribeca Film Festival, Nas’ long-awaite...

How The Notorious B.I.G. Turned Fear and Rage Into Genius

Timothy Cooper | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Timothy Cooper

"Ready to Die" is a multifaceted masterpiece, but its driving force is Biggie's supplication for America to recognize a young black man wrought with the fear and rage of existing in a life rooted in continuing stagnation.

WATCH: Dave Chappelle Reveals His One Rare Experience During Comeback Tour

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

After selling out his recent string of Radio City Music Hall performances, Dave Chappelle is more than pleased with how fans have responded to his fir...

PHOTOS: Dave Chappelle & Nas Perform At Radio City Music Hall

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices

It appears Dave Chappelle fans can finally erase the comedian’s highly-publicized underwhelming performance during last year’s Oddball Comedy & Cu...

Illmatic: 20 Years Later

Rap Genius | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

To commemorate the 20 year anniversary of Illmatic, I've tried to capture a few lines of what makes each of the 10 tracks so phenomenal.

Brennan Williams

Why Filmmakers Chose Nas' 'Illmatic' Over Other Classic Albums

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment

At age 17, Nasir "Nas" Jones stepped onto the rap scene by declaring he "went to hell for snuffing Jesus" on Main Source’s 1991 posse track "Live at...

Nas On The Songs He Never Got To Make With Amy Winehouse

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Nas had plans to collaborate with Amy Winehouse before she passed away in 2011, the hip-hop legend told HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill on Tuesday in...

WATCH LIVE: Hip-Hop Legend Nas Joins HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Legendary hip-hop artist Nas joins HuffPost Live to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut album, "Illmatic." He reflects on his illustrious care...

Time Is Still 'Illmatic'

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.11.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

A high school dropout that grew up in the Queensbridge projects, Nas preached to the world what the reality was like in his universe. Now, 20 years later, Illmatic is regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.

Brennan Williams

NAS Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Of 'Illmatic' In Style

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment

Two decades in the making, Nasir “Nas” Jones kicked off the 20th anniversary of his classic debut album, “Illmatic,” this past weekend with a ...

WATCH: Would Nas Ever Record 'Illmatic 2'?

Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices

As this April marks the 20th anniversary since the release of Nas’ timeless hip-hop classic, “Illmatic,” many fans have often wondered if the pr...