By K.B. Tindal Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer In 2012, Nas impressed the world with Life Is Good, his first album in four years. A lot of people credited Nas for delivering the first modern hip hop classic in a while and he and Kendrick Lamar shared the crown that year. When Nas
By DJ Kid Fresh Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer When Nas and Jay-Z first began beefing, it was something that captured the attention of the entire hip hop world. Hip hop was still a bit shook after the Biggie/Tupac mess, so this was hip hop's first peaceful beef. All of this led
By K.B. Tindal Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Tomorrow, the world can officially celebrate what Nas did for music in dropping his debut, Illmatic. But, hip hop has already celebrated with the Illmatic XX project that Nas dropped to celebrate the twentieth anniversary. Music is Nas' passion, but business is something good to have
By K.B. Tindal Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer As the twentieth anniversary of Illmatic approaches, Nas is viewing a hip hop industry that has come full circle. While there are a lot of people who are outraged by music from guys like Chief Keef, there was similar outrage against now-legends, such as N.W.A.
By K.B. Tindal Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer The day that Illmatic turns twenty years old is the day a lot of people will realize they're old, whether they accept it or not. Going twenty years strong, Nas doesn't look as if he has lost a step in his journey throughout the game.
By K.B. Tindal Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Few would argue that Nas isn't a legend in hip hop and the reason their argument would seem baseless is due to how he started. When Nas first jumped in the game, he dropped Illmatic, an album even his rivals praised. Most agree, Nas slumped
By K.B. Tindal Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Twenty years ago, Nas released Illmatic and the album is widely regarded as a classic by most hip hop critics. Even when Nas was going through his beef with Jay-Z, he received props from Hov for making a classic album. It says a lot when