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Ryan Kristobak

The Iranian-American Rapper You Need To Know

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Back in March, Akon made a passing comparison between Azad Right and Nas. Months later, Champ Sports noted the comparison in a piece that was shared b...

Watch Nas React To Seeing An Ancestor's Bill Of Sale Into Slavery

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.06.2014 | Black Voices

During Tuesday's episode of PBS' documentary series "Finding Your Roots," rapper Nas was shown a devastating document from the past: a paper receipt f...

Diddy And Nas Set For Alicia Keys' Annual Black Ball

AP | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Diddy will host Alicia Keys' annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS. The piano-playing singer announced Tues...

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.

NAS: Time Is Illmatic

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

NAS is a symbol of hope for so many who come from broken homes, single parent households, those who are caught up in the system or on the edge of madness and insanity.

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...

Everybody Needs a Bit of ShowOff in Their Lives

Azeem Khan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

Many great acts that are legendary in the genre have come from Boston, and one of the names at the top of that list is Statik Selektah.

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.

The 5 Must-See Acts at Boston Calling

Hopper.com | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Hopper.com

Boston Calling, in a world of over-stimulation and excess, is successful - the festival is digestible. It's two and a half days! There's a shaded area! You can leave and come back!

Jason 'J' Carter: Filling the Need for Progressive Music Lovers While Unifying a City

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Meet Jason Carter. He is the creator of Atlanta's One Musicfest. Jason is responsible for consistently curating experiences in Atlanta for the past 15 years that fuse music, art, major brands and a great time.

Nas Makes History Again!

AP | Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welco...

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...

Essence Fest Makes History

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 09.06.2014 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival's 20th anniversary set a record for annual attendance, with more than 550,000 participants celebrating four ...

PHOTOS: 2014 Essence Music Festival

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Uttering his signature, "We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life," Prince opened his set for the 20th ce...

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...

Police Search For Gunman After Colorado Concert Shooting

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 08.19.2014 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — A gunman with a rifle fired on an SUV carrying rapper ScHoolboy Q after a concert at the popular Red Rocks outdoor amphitheater near D...

11 Songs You Won't Believe Are Samples Of James Brown's Music

Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

James Brown’s innovative style, stage presence, and artistry have penetrated through pop culture and influenced legions of fans through the years. ...

WATCH: 'The Rules Of Racism' Film Trailer You Need To See

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.16.2014 | Black Voices

One summer documentary is tackling the topic of American racism head on. "Hidden Colors" -- a documentary series about the cultural history of Afr...

These Song Lyrics Prove Just How Inspirational A Mother's Love Can Be

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

There are lots of things that can inspire heartfelt lyrics on a great song, like love or heartbreak, failure or success. But over the years, entertain...

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.

Rap, Nas, and Medellin

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
Adriana Aristizábal

The story of the famous rapper Nas is a similar story and inspiration to thousands of musicians that are rapping today in the streets of Colombia. These young people dream of playing for fame and to emulate one of the largest revolutionary music idols of this century.

Coachella: Up Close

Lindsey Best | Posted 06.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Lindsey Best

Coachella goers always have a vast variety of musical experiences to fill their weekend with. Here's a look at some of these performances up close and personal.

36 Stoner-Approved Songs For Your 4/20 Smoke Sessions

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment

There's nothing more important than having the perfect playlist prepared for your 4/20 smoke sessions. While just about every song sounds awesome when...

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...

Throwback To The Grill Again: Nas' Great Verse For MC Serch

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.17.2014 | Entertainment

"Time Is Illmatic," a new documentary focused on the making Nasir "Nas" Jones' seminal 1994 album, "Illmatic," kicked off the 2014 Tribeca Film Festiv...