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FreshNerd’s first of many #TBT posts is coming from my birth year, 1994. It’s Nas’ classic song “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” off of his debut album IllMatic. “Nas is like the Afrocentric Asian, half-man, half-amazing.” Enjoy.

FreshPick: Ludacris ft. Nas & Jay Z - I Do It For Hip Hop

New joint from Chris, Nasir, and Shawn. My apologies in advance for the tags all over the track. Not a bad joint at all, but part of me feels it could’ve been a little better. Definitely sounds good on paper but the execution doesn’t quite live up to the idea. Maybe if rappers started recording in the same studio we’d get the magic back that hip hop is missing. Still […]

Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas' Illmatic

Yup, you’re not seeing things. Nas’ classic piece Illmatic is being turned into a book. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson (Georgetown professor and author of Holla If You Hear Me) has gathered some bright minds in order to engage on one of the greatest classics of our time. Here is what Dyson told AllHipHop: “Every song on Illmatic will be analyzed, interpreted and then re-articulated in a kind of intellectual sense from his […]