Watch Nas' full Coachella 2014 set featuring JAY Z x Puff Daddy

Nasir Jones aka Nas has been hard at work to promote 20th anniversary re-release of his classic debut album Illmatic, re-titled Illmatic XX, with a series of live dates, TV appearances and more, and last night the Hip Hop icon took to the stage to close the second day of the Coachella festival with a full performance of the album as well as some major surprises.Read more

Nas x Q-Tip x The Roots perform "One Love" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

With the 20th anniversary edition of the Hip Hop classic Illmatic set to be released on April 15th, Nas continued the promo trail for Illmatic XX with a special performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.Read more

Listen to Nas' previously unreleased song "I'm A Villain"

With the 20th anniversary remastered and repackaged edition of Nasir Jones aka Queensbridge hailing Hip Hop icon Nas' debut album Illmatic, Illmatic XX, set to be released on April 15th, today we get to listen to the lone previously unreleased track from the collection (barring a previously unreleased freestyle).Read more

Coachella 2014 festival lineup announced, Outkast to headline


The lineup for this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been announced - with the gleeful confirmation that esteemed Hip Hop duo Outkast will be reuniting to headline two days of the event in April. Read more

Rudimental f/ Emeli Sandé x Nas - "Free (Rmx)" | New Music

London, Aberdeen and Queens collide on the official remix of Rudimental's epic "Free", the sixth single taken from the award winning quartet's album Home.Read more

Nas performs "You Wouldn't Understand" on The Arsenio Hall Show | TV Catch-Up


Late night talk show host Arsenio Hall made a splash last night by bringing out Nas as his music guest for the second night of his comeback show, The Arsenio Hall Show. Read more

Big Sean ft. Nas & Kid Cudi - "First Chain" | New Music


Like every anticipated album, Big Sean's Hall Of Fame has sprung a leak. While the star-studded tracklist offers a variety by the likes of Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Young Jeezy and James Fauntleroy, we're offering a preview of Sean's Nas and Kid Cudi-collaboration, "First Chain."

"First Chain," produced by legendary producer No I.D., tells a story of success using a chain as a symbol of "making it." Remember your first chain? Sean raps that he doesn't recall his first love but he remember his first chain. Nas and former G.O.O.D. Music labelmate Kid Cudi add their verses to the single in which Kudi proclaims, "G.O.O.D. Music ni**a forever." Preview the single below and pre-order Hall Of Fame on iTunes before it's released on August 27.

Nas f/ Lauryn Hill - "If I Ruled The World" (STWO & FITZ Remix)

If I Ruled The World (STWO & FITZ) - Art

We take a little trip back to the mid-90s, to a timeless collaboration between two Hip-Hop heavyweights in Nas and Lauryn Hill. "If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)" - as it is officially titled on Nas' 1996 release It Was Written - is considered by many within the community as one of the greatest records ever to come from that era.

Emerging 20-year-old producer/DJ STWO (pronounced "Stew"), hailing from the French capital, has been making steady waves online with an ever-increasing worldwide following. Read more

Big Sean's 'Hall Of Fame' LP features Nas, Nicki Minaj, KiD CuDi, Miguel | Tracklist

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Following the release of the Miley Cyrus starring video for "Fire" and lead single "Beware" featuring Lil Wayne and Jhené Aiko, today Big Sean unveils the full tracklist for his sophomore album Hall Of Fame which is set to be released on August 27th.

The 15 track LP will feature collaborations with Nas, Kid CuDi, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Jeezy, James Fauntleroy and Jeezy but unfortunately it looks like Sean's eagerly anticipated collaboration with fellow Detroit native Eminem, may not have made the cut, unless he just hasn't been credited yet or maybe it will appear on the deluxe edition. We'll just have to wait and see, but for now check out the tracklist below and pre-order the LP here.

Track List: Big Sean - Hall Of Fame

1. Nothing Is Stopping You
2. Fire
3. 10 2 10
4. Toyota Music
5. You Don’t Know
6. Beware (F/ Lil Wayne & Jhené Aiko)
7. First Chain (F/ Nas & Kid Cudi)
8. Mona Lisa
9. Freaky
10. Milf (F/ Nicki Minaj & Juicy J)
11. Sierra Leone / Greedy Ho’s
12. It’s Time (F/ Jeezy & Payroll)
13. World Ablaze (Feat. James Fauntleroy)
14. Ashley (Feat. Miguel)
15. All Figured Out

Timbaland critiques Aaliyah 'collabs', reveals new Nas single ft. JAY Z + Justin Timberlake [Video]

Timbaland - Revolt TV

In a recent sit-down with Revolt TV, super producer Timbaland shared some insight on Chris Brown and Drake's recent attempts at including late R&B singer Aaliyah in their music. Read more

Review: Nas and A Tribe Called Quest kick it at London Olympic Park's Wireless Festival

Nas at Wireless Festival UK 2013

I hadn’t been to the Olympic Park, proper. In my day job I got a tour of it, when it was still unfinished, although the basic structure was there - we were there for some sort of context as to what we were up against. Seeing it in all its finery is quite splendid, although the cynic in me was shaking my head at the £9bn price tag, whilst most of the surrounding area is still poverty-stricken and neglected.

Apart from the endless walk to the Olympic Park from the station (it really is in the middle of nowhere- golf carts or theme park type buses might be helpful in the future, especially in the searing heat), the atmosphere in the Park on July 14th was quite manic. Well-organised, in terms of cheerful staff and free drinking water, but packed to the rafters - a far cry from my last trip to Wireless in 2006, when The Strokes were headlining and there was plenty of room to sit and relax - clearly Yahoo! Wireless Festival has become a victim of its own success.

Anyway, zigzagging through the disorganised melee of older teenagers, groups and twenty-somethings, with very few older people in attendance, I managed to get a decent spot to watch the last of ASAP Rocky’s deep bass thrombosis of a set before a short break of '90s rap tune favourites from the likes of DMX and The Lox.

With not too long to wait and Nas was announced. Read more

SoulCulture at the Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 #SCWireless

With the Yahoo! Wireless Festival less than 24 hours away, the excitement levels are reaching fever pitch.

The three day festival, which begins tomorrow (Friday, 12th of July) and ends on Sunday with a headline set by Justin Timberlake & JAY Z kicking off their Legends Of The Summer tour, features a plethora of acts including the likes of Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, Wretch 32, Emeli Sande, Daley, Nas, Frank Ocean and dozens more from around the globe.

SoulCulture will be on hand on all three dates to provide you with real-time updates via our Twitter and Facebook, pictures, videos and #InstaViews via our Instagram, as well as SClusive interviews and some surprises via SoulCulture TV.

Are you going to festival? If so let us know what acts you are looking forward to seeing and come say hi to us, we won't bite. :)

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JAY Z f/ Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell & Timbaland – "BBC" | Lyrics

Wow. JAY Z isn't playng today as he brings us the second revelation of the lyrics his eagerly anticipated twelfth album Magna Carta Holy Grail via the Samsung Galaxy exclusive Magna Carta app.

After bringing us the lyrics to “JAY Z Blue (Daddy Dearest)” earlier today, following the unveiling of “Part II (On The Run)” featuring Beyonce“Oceans” featuring Frank Ocean“Heaven” and “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake, the Roc Nation boss unveils the lyrics for "BBC" featuring a superstar cast of Nas, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell & Timbaland . Peep the lyrics below...


The Magna Carta Holy Grail LP is due to be released on July 7th but one million Samsung Galaxy owners will get it in advance via the Magna Carta app on July 4th. Check out the full tracklist with features here and stay locked for further updates

Nas remixes J. Cole's "Let Nas Down" | New Music

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OH WOW! The universe called for it and today it arrives.
J. Cole's "Let Nas Down" from the Born Sinner album was undisputably one of the most important tracks on the Roc Nation signed rapper and producer's sophomore LP, now Nasir Jones aka Nas aka Jermaine's idol drops a poignant verse over Cole's production. Not only does Nas break down his own struggles in the game, his influences and gives the North Carolina his stamp of approval. Amen to Hip Hop Jesus!

Listen To: Nas remixes J. Cole's "Let Nas Down"

Made Nas Proud!

Read our review of Born Sinner here.

J. Cole - Born Sinner | Album Review

Unfazed by the sales showdown between himself and Kanye West - “I'mma drop the album the same day as Kanye/ Just to show the boy’s the man now like Wanyá” - J. Cole hits listeners off with new album Born Sinner. With much hype surrounding Cole’s major label sophomore release, the bar appears to have been set very high with this brave, bold, and at times controversially beautiful journey of self-exploration mirroring that of a musical confessional.Read more

Big K.R.I.T transforms Nas' "Stay" into "KING Pt. 3" | New Music

Big Krit
For the third installment of his thought provoking "KING" series, the Mississippi raised rapper and producer Big K.R.I.T delivers a deeply personal soliloquy over Nas’ No I.D produced "Stay" taken from Nasir's latest LP Life Is Good.

The severely unrated artist utilises the soulful backdrop to vent a few of his frustrations, command some respect, re-enforce his beliefs and more, adding more evidence to his growing body of great work. Press play below...

Listen To: Big K.R.I.T -"KING Pt. 3"

Big K.R.I.T's latest mixtape King Remembered In Time is out now. Download it here.