Nas and Usher Release “Chains” on Tidal

@MzHanaG Usher and Nas released an interactive new music video to their anti-police brutality song, “Chains.” The song is dope. Images of the deceased victims of police brutality, intermittently appear suspended in the middle of the screen over a black backdrop. Faces like Trayvon Martin and Sean Bell. The interactive video uses your computer’s webcam…

Video Surfaces of Nas and Beastie Boys Collab

@MzHanaG A video from the distant past of Beastie Boys song “Too Many Rappers,” featuring Nas, has surfaced on YouTube, but has since been removed by UMG for copyright reasons. The video, directed by Roman Cappola, filmed the emcees in parks and in the supermarket. It isn’t clear why this headnodder off the Beastie Boy…

Nas, Jimmy Fallon and Big Boi Join Zulu Nation

@MzHanaG After the announcement that Lil Wayne joined the Zulu Nation, a cluster of other entertainers have come forward to claim their seats in the Zulu chapter. Big Boi of Outkast, Nas, and late-night tv host Jimmy Fallon are among the newest endorsements to the Nation. As he had with Lil Wayne, Q-Tip welcomed the…

Nas to Release Time Is Illmatic Documentary

Nas says that rap is a young man’s game in many ways, and that he’s excited to be releasing new music. In celebration of the 20-year anniversary of his debut album, Illmatic, Nas will release documentary Time Is Illmatic about the renowned album project. He says that doing the documentary inspired him. He told MTV’s Rob Markman,…

CORMEGA SAYS ‘OWNERSHIP IS THE ONLY WAY’

“I’m from the streets…” A term coined by legendary greats of the Hip Hop game, and those who command instant credibility.  It is also a statement echoed by a familiar voice as he recalls his past. Cormega started out knee-deep in the vernacular, dramas and ways of the streets before evolving into the man he is…