Tomorrow will mark the 20th year since Nas released his debut album Illmatic, and 20 years later not only has he been labeled as a hip hop legend in just that city of New York but worldwide. For the past few months the celebration for the 20th anniversary of the legendary album has been endless. This week Nas released Illmatic XX, which is a remastered version of the original album along with unreleased remixes and an unreleased track, “I’m a Villian”. Aside from that, there has also been a number of interviews that have been released. These interviews shed light on Nas’s upbringing in the Queensbridge section of Queens, NY. Along with reflections from hip hop heavyweights who talk about Nas’s journey as well as his huge impact on the hip hop game. Nas also performed the entire Illmatic album in it’s entirety last month at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as apart of his “One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide Festival.
Just this past Wednesday the documentary Time Is Illmatic premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Directed by One9 and written by Erik Parker, the documentary talks about the making of the album as well as the influence it has had on the hip hop culture and even the musical impact Nas’s father Olu Dara has had on him.
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Now that his debut album Testimony is finally in stores, August Alsina has been all over promoting the album. One of the biggest stops on his promotional tour was New York City where he made a visit to both The Breakfast Club of Power 105.1 and 106 & Park. During his interview he spoke to DJ Envy and Angela Yee about his beef with Trey Songz and how he rather not deal with his attitude. He gets more personal and talks about the current relationship with his mother, how life has changed and the crazy fan interactions he has had. However, the highlight of his promotional run thus far happened when he made the visit to 106 & Park. Co-host Keisha Chante mentioned the Trey Songz situation and August simply replied:
I just told ya’ll not to ask me that sh*t when I got up in here.
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I can understand his frustrations because that’s been the number one question in his interviews and he is steady trying to promote his debut album and it seems like everyone is only trying to add more fuel to the fire.
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With spring in full effect the festival season has fallen upon us and this weekend all of your favorite celebs flocked to Indio, CA for the annual Cochella Music & Arts Festival. Some of the highlights from the festival included the highly anticipated Outkast reunion as the duo celebrated 20 years. Also Nas brought out Jay- Z during his set as he has been celebrating 20 years since he dropped his debut album Illmatic. The Knowles sisters Beyonce & Soloange danced it up on stage to Solo’s hit “Losing You” and many more memorable moments.
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Recently Keyshia Cole revealed that the name of her new album will be Point of No Return, and a few weeks ago she debuted the first single “Rick James” featuring Juicy J. It’s obvious that inspiration for this track as well as other tracks expected to appear on the project are inspired by the heartbreak Keyshia is currently experiencing from her estranged husband Daniel “Boobie” Gibson. In the video, Keyshia gathers up her girls and they go riding on their bikes to catch Keyshia’s man cheating on her with the next chick (Daniel “Boobie” Gibson cheated on Keyshia with a stripper). I must admit that the visual adds to the track and makes it even better.
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With literally days away from the release of his debut album Testimony, August Alsina is giving fans a taste of what else to expect from the album. His latest single “Get Ya Money” featuring Fabolous originally appeared on his 2013 mixtape The Product 2, hosted by DJ Drama. The single was revamped and Fabolous added his verse to the track. In the track August talks about not judging anyone on what they have to do to make their money to make ends meet.
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Yesterday Rico Love stopped by 106 & Park to debut his new music video for his single “B*tches Be Like”. After his hit single “They Don’t Know” took over the airwaves, Rico Love is back with the visual for his new single. In the video Rico sheds some light on the females from this generation who look for satisfaction from social media and popularity from the public.
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Warning: This song is NSFW (Not Safe For Work)
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