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Time Is Illmatic Hits Theaters in October


Time Is Illmatic, the documentary on

Time is Illmatic


April of 1994 equaled 30 days, from start to finish, of emotional highs and lows for those of African descent. The fourth month of that year saw the start of hundreds of thousands of Tutsi massacred in

Nas Rocks Jimmy Fallon


In his continual ode to a love for all things 90s, Jimmy Fallon brought Nas and Q-Tip to the stage of his NBC Tonight Show home for Monday’s Roots backed version of 1994’s “One Love” a

Nas Appears on Bill Maher to Discuss Upcoming Film


Rapper Nas has a lot going on these days headed to HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher Friday night to let people know. His life and career are the subject of the upcoming Tribeca Film Festiv

Retrospective: Nas


What does it take to be a legend like Nas? The question remains as unanswered today as it was when it was initially uttered by Kanye West on "Classic" in 2007. What does it take, indeed. Birthed from the infamous Queensbridge Houses, Nasi

Life Is Good, Nas Is Great


It’s often hard to understand what the public wants from Nas. He is undoubtedly one of the true greats that hip hop has ever generated, yet he remains an enigma. His 10th album, Life is Good, dropped last week and, per t

Paid In Full, One Of The Dopest Movies Ever, Celebrates 15 Years


In the late '80s, I remember one of my Brooklyn neighbors, a dude who was fond of firearms and always kept a stash of pistols at the ready "just in case", talking about what was popping on the NYC drug scene. 

It was a beautiful summer d

Dylan Gooden, Son Of MLB Legend Doc Gooden, Is A Budding Edge Rusher |...

There's a line in the song “The World Is Yours" off rapper Nas' classic “Illmatic” album. "My strength, my son, a star will be my...

SL Black Music Month Flow: Boot Camp Clik


In 1992, the Hip Hop paradigm had shifted to a West Coast perspective. Spice 1 and MC Ren had released their debut albums, and DJ Quik dropped his second titled "Way 2 Fonky" that was certified gold within three months.

Then the left coastal

Classic Colored Cinema: Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues


I hate to be the one to say it, but it feels like only ’80s babies and older truly appreciate what Spike Lee brought to the game; and I’m not talking about the game of basketball (’90s Knicks fans hate him for that; just