Saturday night, Heineken Red Star Access invaded the end of summertime Chi once again this year - this time upping the ante, so to speak, with Nas & Pusha T performing live at the House of Blues. Above you can peep some official photos of the event, with DJ Green Lantern on the 1s and 2s and Affion Crockett hosting as well. Plus, I upped a few instagrams from Kuda and I (follow us there: KudaGWHH and gowherehiphop).
What I took away from the show: Nas' Chi-Town fans have clearly been loyal since the Illmatic days. He performed many classics from the debut album (and some big singles throughout his career all the way through Life Is Good) and the whole crowd was vehemently rhyming along to every lyric and/or recording the footage on their cell phone. The energy from the crowd was infectious to Nas and contributed his great set. Plus, Pusha T set the tone, as seen in a well-chosen performance of his verse from the "I Don't Like RMX", as you can see from the video we posted earlier today. Enjoy!
Bleaulive: Timbaland featuring Nas and other suprise guests
Timbaland, Nas, and other suprise guests
Thu, 2012-08-30 17:30
TIMBALAND & FRIENDS
FEATURING NAS AND ADDITIONAL UNANNOUNCED SURPRISE PERFORMANCES!
Fontainebleau BleauLive presents Labor Day Weekend with Timbaland & Friends, a three-day event in Miami, August 30 – September 4, 2012. Iconic super producer Timbaland has created a trademark innovative sound that crosses cultural lines and has defined a new wave of music. The result has been an endless stream of hits for artists such as Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliott, Madonna, and Jay-Z, among many others. A two-time Grammy winner and Billboard’s number two song writer of the decade, Timbaland continues to break boundaries.
The BleauLive weekend festivities will feature tastings, poolside entertainment during the day and a private lounge introducing Timbaland’s Le Sutra liqueur, the perfect complement to lounging next to the legendary Fontainebleau pool. The weekend will culminate in a live performance on September 1st in the Sparkle Ballroom by Timbaland and a few spectacular friends you won’t want to miss!
YOU’RE INVITED TO A PRIVATE MEET & GREET
BE ONE OF THE FIRST 50 TO RESERVE A SUITE, AND BE INVITED TO MEET TIMBALAND
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"I can write something that someone who really hates me the most, really respect this song" - Kanye
The new documentary from Ice-T will feature Eminem, Nas, Kanye West, and more highlighting their path to hip hop legacy.
A brief trailer for the Art Of Rap documentary and some insight about what goes inside the mastermind that is Kanye during the recording of his album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy can be previewed aboe. Documentary will be available online on September 18th!
Amid rumors that Jay Electronica and Stic.man spearheaded the writing of Nas' last album, Untitled, both Jay Elect and Stic.man went to social networks yesterday to quell any notion that they did any ghostwrting for Nas. Ghostwriting is a heavy thing to put an emcee, especially to one of high storytelling and lyrical regard in Nas. A lot of people apparently jumped at Nas immediately when these rumors came out, which is upsetting because hasn't Nas earned the respect over the years as a lyricist? Gotta let the story develop and the facts get set straight before we, as a society, do just that. Sure, it's not unfathomable that Jay & Stic.man may be covering for Nas, but I'm one to take them at their word. I think we can move on from all this now. Shouts to Refined Hype for some more details.
In promotion of the upcoming debut album from Reela, Takeflyht presents a classic Hip-Hop Mixtape of the Sacramento Emcee showcasing his lyrical talents on some of hip hop's most prolific instrumentals.
Gateway Drugs is sure to impress as Reela takes you through a portal to his Universe. Step through that Gateway and GitHigh!