New York City | www.nasindependenceday.com
Nas (Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, b. 1973) is an American rapper from Queens, New York City.
Nas in Features
Music − Comment | posted 20.11.2019
RSD Black Friday 2019
12 Vinyl records to look out for
We’ve browsed through this year’s list of more than 200 releases released exclusively for Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 and have put together a selection of twelve Vinyl records that we’ve identified as possible highlights. Among them: the first re-issue of Edan’s »Beauty And The Beat« since 2005, the very first vinyl release of The JB’s with Bootsy Collins, or Snoop Dogg smashhits in a sleeping rock.
Music − Interview | posted 21.11.2011
»Hip Hop is not used to covers«
Not just anybody can approach a classic like Nas’ Illmatic. Not saying that Elzhi wouldn’t be just the right person to do so: As a veteran of the Detroit Hip Hop scene and as member of the indie institution Slum Village he already has earned his stripes. And his re-interpretation Elmatic alongside the band Will Sessions has been one of the most celebrated releases this year. Enough of a reason to embark on a tour through Germany during which we were able to talk to Elzhi about his latest body of work.
Nas in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 24.07.2012
Life Is Good
The 21-year-old Nasty Nas turned into a grown-up man. »Life Is Good« is Nasir Jones’ unofficial musical autobiography. It focuses on poetry.
Music − List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-year Vinyl Review 2021
Top 20 Books
From the ultimate 2Pac oral history to a re-reading of Daft Punk’s legacy and the B-sides of music history, these books shaped a year whose first half gave us plenty of reading time.
Music − Review | posted 28.10.2021
Quantic & Nidia Góngora
Eight years after a joint EP, Nidia Góngora and Quantic intensify their collaboration with the album »Almas Conctadas«.
Music − News | posted 20.09.2021
Now on Vinyl: »Pandemie und Freunde«
Tracks against stress: Our HHV Label now releases the EP »Pandemie & Freunde« by Stuttgart based beat smith Dexter in a limited edition of 500 copies on vinyl.
Music − Review | posted 31.10.2021
Jazz is more hip than it has been for a long time. The output is large, the return mediocre. But with »Natten« Kopenhagen’s Bremer/McCoy deliver a fantastic work.
Music − Review | posted 07.11.2021
On »Valentine,« Snail Mail makes even bigger gestures than before, but fortunately that doesn’t change the effect.