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Nas Interview: Tupac, B.I.G. Deaths Were Nearly 'The End Of Rap'

With a new album in the works, Nas has plenty to look forward to. But he spent most of his recent interview with Zane Low discussing the history of hip-hop and how much the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls affected the rap landscape.

Would Eminem Battle Jay-Z Or Nas? Loaded Lux Says Yes

The Harlem rapper, who specializes in battling, anticipates a scenario where well-established rappers must turn to royales in order to make extra money.

Nas 'Time Is Illmatic' Screenings, Concert Dates [SCHEDULE]

Nas's album Illmatic is widely considered one of most important rap albums ever made. This fall the rapper is hitting the road across North America for a tour coinciding with screenings of his Tribeca Film documentary about the debut album, Nas: Time ...

5 'Industry Rappers' for Murda Mook to Challenge: Eminem, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar and More

Murda Mook doesn't seem to be satisfied with the underground life, but don't worry: He's not looking to release an album. He just told BattleRap.com that he wanted to battle "an industry rapper." Music Times has come up with a list of qualified ...

Music Times Awards The Bests (and Worst) of Lollapalooza 2014: Eminem, Blood Orange and Avett Brothers Bring Praise

It's been a long weekend at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago and it's taken a decent amount of rumination to come up with a list of the "bests" (and one "worst") from the crowded lineup. Without too much ado, we give you Music Times ...

Lollapalooza Shooting: Man Shot Dead Outside Nas After-Show Party In Near North Side Of Chicago

A 32-year-old man is dead and a 21-year-old man wounded after a shooting incident outside Bodi nightclub on the Near North side of Chicago, where rapper Nas appeared in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Lollapalooza 2014 Day 2 Review & Recap: Outkast and Calvin Harris Share Fireworks, Nas Waxes 'Illmatic' and Rich Homie Quan Kind of Shows Up

Music Times reporter Ryan Book works best in his home territory of the Midwest, or at least that's what he told us. Join him every day this weekend for a chronological look at what went down at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

Tough Picks at Lollapalooza: Eminem or Arctic Monkeys? Iggy or Interpol? Music Times Makes its Lineup Picks

The hell of festivals is looking at two amazing acts lined up alongside each other on a schedule and deciding which you'd rather commit your time to. It ain't easy, but Music Times figured we'd give you some friendly advice when considering this ...

6 Rappers Who Successfully Followed-Up Great Debuts: Kanye West, OutKast, And More

Earlier this week, legendary Queens rapper Nas offered some words of encouragement to Kendrick Lamar, concerning Lamar's impending follow-up to his instant classic debut good kid, m.A.A.d city from 2012. As Nas knows all too well, plenty of rappers ...

Nas On Kendrick Lamar's Next Album: 'There's No Way He Can Mess It Up'

If there's any rapper in the business who has unequivocally faced the challenge of following up a classic debut, it's Nas, whose 1994 debut Illmatic is often considered to be the greatest rap album ever made (and I agree). However, a similar pressure ...

Nas Traces Family History On PBS Series 'Finding Your Roots' [WATCH]

Queens rapper Nas recently went on a quest to discover more about his family history, appearing on PBS's Finding Your Roots. The season two episode -- hosted by Harvard University scholar, author and filmmaker Henry Louis Gates Jr. --debuts September ...

Amy Winehouse Anniversary Of Death: Adele, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Nas, And More Talk About The Late Singer's Legacy

Three years ago today, the world lost the legendary singer Amy Winehouse. She was found dead on July 23, 2011 in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning -- a "death by misadventure" as the coroner ruled. In the years since her untimely ...

'Planet of The Apes' and Hip-Hop References: 9 Songs from 50 Cent, Nas, Earl Sweatshirt and More

Dawn of The Planet of The Apes easily dominated the box office over the weekend, not dealing with too much competition in the Top 10. The film grossed $72.6 million and got us thinking in the process: Rappers have referenced the film franchise ...

6 Underrated Def Jam Records; The Roots, Nas, and One Seminal Album You Won't See Coming

Green Label, a pop culture site, has come up with another interesting list for hip-hop heads, this one celebrating the 30 year anniversary of Def Jam Records by listing the "10 Most Notable Albums" from its history. We picked some other notables they ...

10 Great Artists Known For Just One Album: Television, Nas, And More

Most artists have one album that's generally regarded as their best, but sometimes these albums are so incredible and obviously superior that the rest of the artist's discography becomes overshadowed. Here are ten great artists who are known for just ...

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