Album Review, Emcee, Issues

Twenty Years Later: Illmatic

Story originally published on The 5th Element Magazine Spring/Summer 2014 Issue Do you remember Hip-Hop in 1994? Some key events may come to mind:  Warren G heralded the G-Funk era previously established by Dr. Dre, with his West Coast anthem, “Regulate.” Southern hip-hop flourished with OutKast’s debut and the release of Scarface’s The Diary . […]

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Emcee, Media, Video

Special Feature: Illmatic XX

With the 20th anniversary of Nas’ Illmatic on the horizon, Google Play decided to pay homage to the classic album by putting together a dope visual tribute that gathered some of the rap game’s current hit-makers for a discussion on Illmatic’s influence and just how much that seminal record affected them and their careers.  Peep […]

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Peep This: Nas x Q-Tip x The Roots Perform on Jimmy Fallon

Whatever Illuminati-fountain-of-youth-elixir that Pharrell and apparently Nas and Q-Tip have access to, we want in. Does the blogger-Illuminati not have a connect or what?! Anyway, a week away from the drop of his special edition 20th anniversary “Illmatic XX,” Nas and Q-Tip paid a visit to Jimmy Fallon and the Roots last night to remind […]

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