Nas – The Don

After a recent viewing of the Nas’ Behind The Music, I’ve become more and more excited for his upcoming album, The Good Life. Nas has been a streak of good songs and impressive features: Ghetto Dreams, Nasty, The Don. I feel like he’s finally in a place where his music is matching is honesty again. “Daughters” was just released and also a joint to check for. Holla!

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Posted on April 28th, 2012

Nas – Nasty (video)

< Still play this in my sets on Saturday nights at NAPPY BEES. Nas does his thing in this one. KInda amped for his return. Laughing at how he got the "Faith Evans" cameo in there.

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Posted on October 11th, 2011

Nas Compilations – 170 Unreleased Songs

 

The homie Riq sent me this link.  Dammit, it made my day.  If you have been feeling Nas’ comeback w/ Ghetto Dreams & Nasty, then you’ll be happy to see that Real HipHop Head compiled most of Nas’ unreleased joints into “would-be” albums.  Perfect for your long commutes or transcribing practice.  This investment of time and DLing is well worth it. I am barely on Volume 3 of this.  Click on the image to get the downloads.

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Posted on September 6th, 2011

Raekwon talks about Nas on Cuban Linx

Although I almost didn’t post this because of the Reebok sponsorship, I did feel it was important enough for all 20 of your KTL readers to hear Rae speak on how Nas came apart of the Verbal Intercourse record. Rae speaks in only the way he knows how to, expect some nonsensical slang and “booms” to be said.

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Posted on August 25th, 2011

Common – Ghetto Dreams feat Nas (video)

Two dudes on a couch, watching Boyz N Da Hood, then fall asleep. And one doesn’t sucker punch the other when their eyes are closed? Not in my circle of homies. Anyways, a dope song with a dope video.

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Posted on August 15th, 2011

Raekwon & Nas ‘ “Rich & Black”

This one is for JGILLA. If he and I made a video (pause), this is what it would look like. You don’t know about this song? google my friend. Via TSS.

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Posted on July 8th, 2011

Nas & Common – Behind The Scenes

What you know about this joint?! Nas is 2 for 2 in 2011. First, “Nasty” now this. Someone have did a beat intervention (word to Combat Jack) and got Esco to smarten up. Via NR.

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Posted on July 7th, 2011

Nas – Nasty

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This sh!t right here, this sh!t right here….

Salaam Remi and Nas link back up to drop his first single off of his new album, Life is Good.  If he’s making the personal gains to make that album title, I am saluting the brother.  It could only mean great music.  I’ve learned to be cautious with Nasir’s music but, honestly, this has got me excited like Illmatic and Queens Gets The Money does.

NASTY (Produced by Salaam Remi) -DIRTY by Nasir Jones

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Posted on June 14th, 2011

JGILLA’s “Gonuts”

JGILLA, a close friend of mine & contributor to Know The Ledge, shares his thoughts on Dilla’s “Donuts” in this “Kanye-era”.  Much like Donuts, this is thought-provoking and not digestible on the first run through.  I can see readers being turned off by the length of the editorial, in the same way, hip-hop heads were cynical when they knew Donuts had no guest appearances or MCs.  However, like those that persevered and took the time to evaluate the music of Dilla, our readers too will be rewarded with insight and thought-provoked opinion after reading this.  This is not for the simple-minded.   JGILLA, I hope you got as much satisfaction writing this, as we will reading this.  Salute!

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Posted on February 10th, 2011

Nas reminisces about Cassettes

Kid Cudi and Olivia Munn

Nas sits with TDK (remember those?!) to talk about his love for tapes back in the day and how important they were to the hip-hop culture.  He digresses on recording radio shows to some of his heroes in the game.  Although we use different media now, the feeling of capturing a moment, vibe, and emotion remain the same.  I threw up a pic of Olivia Munn to get your attention, the video is after the jump.

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Posted on January 25th, 2011