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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.

Nas Brings in 2013 in Grand Fashion at Radio City

Salvatore Bono | Posted 03.05.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Watching a career-spanning set, the crowd at Radio City was simply in awe of what the hometown hero was doing. It was a night of raw emotion, a fond farewell to a very memorable year and a massive embrace of the new year to come.

Hall of Fame Disses Conscious Rap

Derrick Darby | Posted 02.19.2012 | Black Voices
Derrick Darby

Did you know the Beastie Boys made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, but Eric B. & Rakim didn't? I know it's the "rock and roll" hall of fame not the "hip hop" hall of fame. Still, that's unbelievable to me.

WATCH: Nas Debuts New 'Life Is Good' Video, 'Nasty'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.12.2011 | Black Voices

Contrary to its original September release date, hip-hop king Nas (born Nasir Jones) has finally unleashed the video for his first single, "Nasty," o...