Posts tagged "Nas"

‘Furious 7′ Becomes The Fifth Highest-Grossing Film Of All Time: Morning Mix

Plus Grimes defends Tidal. Also see which artists will perform on television today!

By: Bianca Gracie / April 28, 2015

Madonna Shakes Boobs On 2015 Grammys Red Carpet, Praises Taylor Swift: Watch

Madonna‘s “Living For Love” performance at the 2015 Grammys last night (February 8) was an awesome event in itself, but the diva got the party started prior to the night’s festivities!

By: Bianca Gracie / February 9, 2015

Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart': See The Tracklist Featuring Nas, Chance The Rapper And Mike Tyson

Madonna has revealed the tracklist for Rebel Heart on iTunes. With that comes some good news: Despite the dozens of leaks and vast list of producers and artists (DiploAvicii, Kanye West) already linked to the release, the pop superstar continues to surprise with her choice of collaborators.

Turns out,…

By: Christina Lee / January 19, 2015

Madonna Took The Ultimate Shameless Selfie With Kanye West

It’s no secret that Kanye West is a humbly vain person, as is the Instagram-loving Madonna. So when the two stars came together for a once-in-a-lifetime selfie, the result was just magic! Both artists attended the Keep A Child Alive‘s 11th Annual Black Ball in NYC last night (October 30), and found time to share their best Blue Steel

By: Bianca Gracie / October 31, 2014

‘Nas: Time Is Illmatic’ Trailer Features Pharrell, Alicia Keys And Busta Rhymes: Watch

“I was trying to make the perfect album,” Nas says of his 1994 debut Illmatic, in a just-released trailer for a documentary celebrating exactly that. Directed by One9, Nas: Time Is Illmatic details the creative process behind the Queensbridge, N.Y. rapper’s stunning debut, which received The Source‘s perfect, five-mic rating and became one of the…

By: Christina Lee / August 30, 2014

Father’s Day Playlist 2014: 8 Songs That Celebrate Dads

Every year, mothers are praised for their love and dedication for what seems like the entirety of May while fathers are quietly shoved into the background. But this time around, these doting dads will get the shine they deserve here on Idolator! Father’s Day (this Sunday, June 15 — don’t forgot to buy Dear Ol’…

By: Bianca Gracie / June 12, 2014

Coachella 2014: Kid Cudi & Nas Perform Star-Studded Sets, Arcade Fire Brings Out Fake Daft Punk

A week ago, Arcade Fire brought out Blondie‘s Debbie Harry to perform “Heart of Glass” for the band’s first headlining set at Coachella, adding to the number of high-profile guests at this year’s festival. During the second weekend, though, a duo dressed as Daft Punk crashed the Montreal band’s set for a slo-mo version of…

By: Christina Lee / April 21, 2014

Jennifer Lopez Honored At GLAAD Media Awards: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Jennifer Lopez was honored April 12 at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, for being an advocate for gay rights and serving as executive producer of The Fosters, an ABC Family series about a lesbian couple raising their children. Watch her touching speech above. [AP]…

By: Christina Lee / April 14, 2014

Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup Includes Eminem, Outkast (Shocking!), Calvin Harris & Lorde

It’s the first week of spring, which means — duh! —  it’s time to start thinking about August…and in particular, Lollapalooza. The annual three-day Chicago event (held this time from August 1 -3 at Grant Park) is one of the final big fests to reveal its lineup, and now that the names are out there,…

By: Robbie Daw / March 26, 2014

Watch J. Cole Praise Nas At Vibe Impact Awards

There was “Let Nas Down” and “Made Nas Proud,” and now J. Cole has delivered a heartfelt speech praising his favorite MC. The Born Sinner spoke at the VIBE Impact Awards to tribute Nas, reminiscing about how hearing It Was Written for the first time when he was nine converted him from 2Pac to the Queensbridge legend.

By: Carl Williott / January 29, 2014

Mariah Carey Hits The Studio With Nas & Jermaine Dupri

Despite the fact that her fourteenth album has been delayed, pushed back and delayed again, Mariah Carey is finally on the home stretch, now putting putting last minute touches on her upcoming LP The Art Of Letting Go. The songbird posted some behind-the-scenes photos on Twitter, showing her work in the studio with Nas and longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri. 

By: Bianca Gracie / September 27, 2013

Nas Reacts To Kendrick Lamar’s “King Of New York” Claim: Watch

For the past week, the best MCs in hip-hop (as well as Riff Raff and Michael Lohan, apparently) have been grubbing around in the aftermath of Kendrick Lamar‘s now epochal, world-beating verse on Big Sean‘s “Control.”  The track’s most hot-button lines have Lamar insisting that “I’m the king of New York / King of the coast / One hand I…

By: Patrick Bowman / August 17, 2013

Big Sean’s ‘Hall Of Fame’ Tracklist Features Nicki Minaj, Ellie Goulding, Nas, Miguel & More

Big Sean‘s Hall Of Fame tracklist was spotted on Amazon by the keen eyes over at Hip Hop N More before the listing was removed. The August 27 release gets 15 tracks with almost as many guest spots, including cameos from top MCs like Lil Wayne, Nas and Kid Cudi, plus features from Miguel and Ellie Goulding.

By: Carl Williott / August 5, 2013

Timbaland Slams Posthumous Aaliyah “Duets,” Teases Collab With Nas, Jay Z & Justin Timberlake

Timbaland has been all over Diddy‘s Revolt, first giving a revealing interview regarding his falling out and subsequent reconciliation with Jay-Z. This time, he’s speaking his mind on the posthumous Aaliyah “duets” proffered by Drake and Chris Brown. In a nutshell: he’s not a fan (was anyone?), saying “it will never work.” He added, “Aaliyah’…

By: Carl Williott / July 23, 2013

Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Samsung App is Being Investigated By The FTC: Morning Mix

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:: Jay-Z finally got his 100th problem. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating Hov’s Magna Carta Holy Grail app after complaints that users had to provide too many details to Samsung — including call histories — before using it. [Pigeons & Planes]

:: Start knitting those…

By: Mike Wass / July 17, 2013

Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail': Hear “BBC” With Justin Timberlake, Beyonce & Nas, “Oceans” Featuring Frank Ocean

Jay-Z tends to sound confident in any given situation, so for two tracks off Magna Carta Holy Grail, a few crucial (and familiar) collaborators help set the (wildly different) tones.

In the clattering “BBC,” Timbaland instructs us to turn it up as Nas brags, “My whole life is leisure.” Between the knocking beat…

By: Christina Lee / July 4, 2013

Jay-Z’s 5 Best Albums To-Date: Who You Know Fresher Than Hov?

Not to discredit the entire list you’re about to read, but it’s virtually impossible to determine which Jay-Z albums are the best. The reason being, Jay-Z is such a versatile artist, with pockets of fan bases that gravitate toward various aspects of his musical personality. He spent his earliest years developing a high speed flow…

By: Kathy Iandoli / July 2, 2013

Jay-Z’s “BBC” Features Nas, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake & More: See The Lyrics

Jay-Z‘s “BBC” may appear in title like an ode the hard-hitting British news network of the same name, but a slew of all-star collaborators — Nas, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland — assist here in illustrating a consequence-free, globetrotting lifestyle for Hov’s album Magna Carta Holy Grail. The song’s most sentimental line?

By: Christina Lee / June 29, 2013

Nas Joins J. Cole’s “Let Nas Down” For The Remix: Hear Nas Pass The Torch

One of the most captivating moments on J. Cole‘s Born Sinner was his “Big Brother”-esque song “Let Nas Down.” As Vibe points out, Cole was inspired to write the track after No I.D. told him Nas wasn’t a fan of “Work Out,” the lead single off Cole World: The Sideline Story. The track is an emotionally complex response that found Cole…

By: Carl Williott / June 24, 2013

Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z Reunite In The Studio With Timbaland & Nas

At this point, it’s pretty evident that Justin Timblerlake and Jay-Z, paired with production from Timbaland, can cook up some awesome tunes in the studio. After kicking off JT’s The 20/20 Experience era with the Jay-Z collaboration “Suit & Tie,” the superstars are heading out on a sold-out stadium tour across the country this summer. But the fun doesn’t stop there: Timberlake, Jay-Z, Timbaland,…

By: Adam Pyarali / June 6, 2013
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