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Nas Rocks the Bellsnew

The rapper fronts the tour that erased lines between commercial and underground, white and black, alternative and trendy.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  09-12-2011  |  Music

Fear and Loathing in Camp Bisconew

Philadelphia's improvisational electro Disco Biscuits have curated the Camp Bisco music festival for eight years, bringing together three days of A-list acts and mud-caked shenanigans.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Brian McManus  |  08-03-2009  |  Concerts

The Album Formerly Known as the "N" Wordnew

Nas always seems to be at the center of intense debate. Respected for his lyricism and creation of “Illmatic” (widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time), Nas has released inconsistent, and at times, uninspired albums.
Jackson Free Press  |  David Dennis Jr.  |  08-26-2008  |  Reviews

Nas Revels in Frictionnew

There are a multitude of obvious reasons why Nas would choose to christen a record about race relations in America with an unprintable epithet, but there are subtler implications, as well.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  J. Edward Keyes  |  08-12-2008  |  Reviews

Public Enemy's Chuck D on Nas, Obama and Rhetoricnew

"I think for about six months after, if he gets elected, there will be a sense of euphoria all around the world. Then the real world will set in. He might take some right-wing stances, he's going to try to appease certain elements in society that I don't necessarily gel with. But also, the support and belief in him could lead those factions to sway away from the right."
Montreal Mirror  |  Narcel X  |  06-27-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Truest G's Eulogynew

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, or is a bright new morning around the corner?
Montreal Mirror  |  Narcel X  |  04-13-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Re-Animatornew

Narcissism maybe a virtue in the world of hip-hop, but in the end Nas is an optimistic fella.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Samir Shukla  |  04-05-2007  |  Music

Not for Childrennew

Nas passionately argues for his relevance.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Mosi Reeves  |  01-17-2007  |  Reviews

Last Ritesnew

Old gods survey what they have created and decide life is but a beach chair.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Roque Strew  |  01-03-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Resurrection & Deathnew

Nas' problems remain artistic, not commercial, and can't be solved by sheer star power. Until that misconception is resolved, the occasionally brilliant eulogy is the best we can expect from the guy.
Cleveland Scene  |  Dan LeRoy  |  12-21-2006  |  Reviews

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