Behind the Beat: How Pete Rock & Nas Made Hip-Hop Perfection with “The World is Yours”

In the latest installment of our Behind The Beat series, Thomas Hobbs spoke with the legendary Pete Rock about how… Read More

May 23, 2022

Here’s How ‘Illmatic’ Came To Soundtrack Ruth Langmore’s Vengeful Return In ‘Ozark’ Part Two’s Debut

Ozark show runner Chris Mundy and music supervisor Gabe Hilfer spoke on Ruth's relationship to '90s rap and how the… Read More

April 29, 2022

Pete Rock’s Potential ‘Illmatic’ Lawsuit Is Latest In Producer Royalty Cases For Classic Rap Songs

Pete Rock's plan to sue over unpaid royalties for his contributions to the Nas classic "The World Is Yours," comes… Read More

January 12, 2022

Pete Rock Plans on Suing Nas Over ‘Illmatic’ Royalties

Legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock claims that he hasn't been paid royalties for his work on Nas' 1994 debut Illmatic.… Read More

January 12, 2022

This is Why Eminem Paid $600 For an ‘Illmatic’ Cassette

Eminem recently hopped on Clubhouse to talk about his collection of hip-hop memorabilia. Over the weekend, Eminem made an appearance… Read More

April 26, 2021

Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ And Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ Archived In Library Of Congress

Nas and Janet Jackson, as well as LaBelle, Kool & the Gang, and Louis Armstrong have been added to the… Read More

March 24, 2021

Eminem Explains How Nas’ “Halftime” Taught Him Different Flows

Eminem sat down with Zane Lowe to talk rap, musical influence, and more. Eminem recently joined Zane Lowe for Apple… Read More

December 30, 2020

Stream Nas’ ‘Illmatic: Life from the Kennedy Center’ Album

Listen to a remained version of Nas' classic Back in 1994, Nas celebrated the 20 year anniversary of his brilliant… Read More

April 20, 2018

Watch Nas Perform ‘Illmatic” Backed By the National Symphony Orchestra

From Queensbridge to Kennedy Center In 2014, Nas celebrated the 20 year anniversary of his brilliant debut album Illmatic. One… Read More

February 5, 2018

Lonzo Ball Released a New Line of Shirts to Specifically Troll Nas Fans

A post shared by Lonzo Ball (@zo) on Dec 13, 2017 at 5:04pm PST Lonzo Ball is Illmatic The most… Read More

December 20, 2017

These Black Women Are Fighting MS With The Nas-Inspired #WeAreIllmatic Campaign

  In 2012, Victoria Reese was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting multiple sclerosis. Victoria Reese started doing research on the disease… Read More

August 29, 2017