Nas’ Brother Jungle Details Altercation with 2Pac and Death Row at MTV VMAs

‘; Nas’ brother Jungle recently sat down for an interview on the Smoke Champs podcast, where he detailed his much talked about altercation with 2Pac and the Death Row crew at the MTV VMAs. Jungle explained that he had beef with 2Pac after he dissed Mobb Deep on “Hit ‘Em Up,” which Jungle said was a diss at their neighborhood, Queensbridge. From there, he spoke about going to the MTV VMAs with Nas and meeting a woman at the bar that he was interested in, and who told Jungle that…

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Nas Recalls DMX Making Him Cry While Filming “Belly”

‘; Desus & Mero caught up with Nas at his Sweet Chick restaurant to discuss the rap legend’s career, business ventures, King’s Disease 2, and filming Belly with the late DMX. On the latter, Nas talked about the film being a breakthrough moment for him and DMX as well as the bond the two rappers formed. He said having the film premiere in Times Square was a big deal for him and X, as New York natives. The Queensbridge artist also recalled a moment when the two cried together on the film’s set.…

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#AboutLastNight: Black Excellence Shines Bright At “The Harder They Fall” Premiere

Published 8 hours ago on October 14, 2021 By Jasmine Simpkins   It was a star studded night at the Los Angeles premiere for The Harder They Fall. On Wednesday night, Netflix hosted a special screening at The Shrine in Los Angeles and black excellence was on full display.   Attendees included Beyoncé, Tiffany Haddish, Seal, Nas, Kelly Rowland, Taraji P. Henson, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Teyana Taylor, Logan Browning, Kehlani, Kendrick Lamar, John David Washington, Lil Rel Howery, Damson Idris and more. HipHollywood caught up with the cast including Jonathan Majors, Deon…

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NAS IS THE NEW CO-OWNER OF ESCOBAR CIGARS

Nas has added yet another business venture to his portfolio. On Wednesday (August 25), the Queensbridge legend was announced as the new co- owner of the aptly-titled Escobar Cigars after investing in the three-year-old company. As part of the role, he’ll be advising on marketing for the brand’s revamp of e-commerce operations and packaging.   “When the team at Escobar Cigars initially approached me, I was immediately drawn to the brand by the exceptional quality of their product,” Nas said in a press release. “This partnership with Escobar has been almost…

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LIL WAYNE, RICK ROSS + CONWAY THE MACHINE TO APPEAR ON AZ’S ‘DOE OR DIE 2’ ALBUM

BROOKLYN, NY – More than 25 years after the release of his platinum-selling debut album Doe Or Die, Brooklyn rapper AZ has finally announced the long-awaited sequel — and he’s called on a bevy of big names to help him extend the series. Arriving on September 10, Doe Or Die 2 boasts a star- studded supporting cast across its 13 tracks. Guest appearances come from heavyweights such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and T-Pain, as well as underground favorites including Conway The Machine and Dave East.   There’s even a cameo from actor/rapper/DJ Idris Elba,…

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Ms. Lauryn Hill Makes a Rare Return to Rap, With Power and Perspective, on Nas’ ‘Nobody’

Provided by Rolling Stone song you need to know syntkOn King’s Disease II, Nas enlists a respectable collection of guests from across generations, including Gap Band legend Charlie Wilson, early-2000s rap sensation Eminem, laid- back golden-agers EPMD, and hip-hop newcomer Blxst. The highlight, though, is his reunion with Ms. Lauryn Hill, his co-star on 1996’s classic “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That).” Together, on the mid-album cut “Nobody,” she and Nas take their place as elders offering advice and perspective from above the game, not within it.   Nas ends the song assuring listeners that he and Ms.…

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NAS ANNOUNCES ‘KING’S DISEASE 2’ WILL ARRIVE SAME DAY AS KANYE WEST ‘DONDA’

Nas has announced a follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning album King’s Disease. On Thursday (July 29), the veteran Hip Hop artist revealed the cover art for King’s Disease II along with a release date of Friday (August 6).   “We’re back in business!” he wrote in the caption. “King’s Disease II • 8/6.”   August 6 is also the same day Kanye West is supposed to deliver Donda — but everyone knows how quickly that could change.   King’s Disease II will serve as Nas’ thirteenth studio album alongside classics such as 1994’s Illmatic and 1996’s It Was Written. Despite the Queensbridge native’s extensive discography, 2021 marked…

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Nas Reveals Jay-Z Said He Was Better Than Biggie And That Tupac And DMX Were Not Lyricists

  After an unreleased Nas track dissing Tupac was unearthed last week, many rap historians and critics have revisited the battle for New York City rap supremacy in which Nas was a contender during the late ’90s and early aughts. In addition to Nas, the other key players were Jay- Z and DMX, who also had their own subtle rivalry dating back to their mid-’90s rhyme war in a Bronx pool hall.   Now a 2001 Nas interview with FELON Magazine has resurfaced and is shedding new light on one of the most creative and competitive eras in hip-hop’s…

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Nas Disses 2Pac in Newly Surfaced Never-Released Track

  An unreleased Nas track called “Real N***as” recently surfaced online where Nas dissed 2Pac. Halfway through the track, Nas raps, “From tube-socks in Timbs to blue rocks and Benz / Who got the ends, the type of n***a 2Pac pretends/To all n****s who shine, guess who got revenge / I won’t showboat, my flow choke you.” Last year, Nas opened up about 2Pac confronting him about a suspected diss on “The Message,” as the Queensbridge rapper told Ebro in the Morning, “He explained that he thought I was dissing him…

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RAP LEGENDS BREAK GROUND AT UNIVERSAL HIP HOP MUSEUM

BRONX, NY – It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the Universal Hip Hop Museum is inching closer to its grand opening. On Thursday (May 20), several Hip Hop legends took a trek to the Bronx to break ground on the first phase of Bronx Point, where the UHHM will be housed. According to sources in New York, Nas, LL COOL J, Fat Joe, Lil Kim, Naughty by Nature, Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick, Michael Bivins (of Bell Biv DeVoe), Public Enemy’s Chuck D, MC Sha-Rock and EPMD were among the many who joined Bronx…

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