MSNBC’s contributor Touré made his second appearance on the The Combat Jack Show. This time, the author and television host sat down with the show to speak about his new book on Prince, discussed writing Nas’ upcoming autobiography and defended his Blackness.
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It looks Nas is already reaping the benefits of investing in Mass Appeal.
The Brooklyn-based magazine has reportedly raised $1.2 million in funding, one month after Nas reportedly invested six figures into the struggling publication. There are also traditional sponsors and firms assisting with the relaunch of the brand.
Nas is also serving as associate publisher.
Record label/creative agency DECON, rapper Pusha T, and international firm White Owl Capital have all come on board as investors, according to Tech Crunch.
SOURCE: Hip Hop Blog
Black Thought opened up more than usual on the Combat Jack Show . Aside from speaking about how he met ?uestlove and The Roots, he speaks about his one time beef with another hip-hop legend. Watch the interview and listen to Thought speak about the time he thought he was going to slap Nas.
Watch the full interview here
Big Sean speaks with Dj Semtex about how his next album, Hall of Fame came together, why decided to hold a listening session in the UK and the features he got from both Common and Nas.
The lineup for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been announced and, as to be expected, there are a bevy of musical superstars expected to descend upon Manchester, Tennessee this summer for one of the year’s biggest festivals.
Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T., Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Killer Mike are among the hip hop stars expected to take the stage this year. Classic rock icons like Paul McCartney, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will be headlining, as well as indie rock darlings Wilco and Mumford & Sons are also slated to perform. The R&B side of things is represented by singer/rapper Ryan Leslie and superstar R. Kelly.
There are several more musicians to be announced. The festival takes place in Manchester June 13th through the 16th. Tickets go on sale next week.
Despite predictions that the award would go to Nas for his critically-acclaimed 2012 release Life Is Good, Young Money superstar Drake took home the Best Rap Album award at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 10th.)
Folkie alt-rockers Mumford & Sons took home the Album of the Year award for Babel, defeating Frank Ocean, fun and Jack White.
Ocean performed his track “Forrest Gump,” with host LL Cool J and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D also taking the stage for a rap-rock rave-up with Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and drummer Travis Barker.
And Justin Timberlake made a well-received comeback to the Grammy stage, announcing his return to popular music.
Nas went on the Chelsey Lately show recently to speak about the up-coming Grammy awards in Los Angeles. This year Nas is nominated for his album, ““Life Is Good” He spoke to guest hots for the week, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters about the Grammy’s lack of love for hip-hop.
Nas is looking to take his brand global. According to Billboard.com , Nas will to co-curate and headline a new multi-city hip hop festival in the continent. The inaugural 2013 Australian Movement Festival will begin its four-date fest April 26 at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion. From there it heads on to Melbourne (April 27 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl), Brisbane (April 28 at the Riverstage) and wraps-up April 30 at Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium.
Nas has already confirmed he will again be involved in an artistic and programming capacity for the 2014 and 2015 events.
Nas performed at New Orleans’ Republic for Hennessey’s Super Bowl after party Sunday night following the Ravens big win against the Niners. Watch him perform some hits right here.