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Apr 22

De La sprinkle a little new music (produced by G_Force, featuring Nas) while they ready their next release.  It reached its goal in 24 hours, but there’s still time to support their Kickstarter and get some exclusive goods.

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Mar 05

soundset2014

Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents announce the 7th Annual Soundset Festival: your official Midwest kick-off of the summer, with nine hours of the best Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN on Sunday May 25th, 2014 (rain or shine).

Confirmed artists for Soundset 2014 include:
Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, NAS (20th Anniversary of Illmatic), 2 Chainz, Cypress Hill, EarlWolf (Tyler The Creator & Earl Sweatshirt), Pusha T, Chance The Rapper, Prof, Grieves, G-Eazy, Ab-Soul, DJ QBert, The Grouch & Eligh, Flatbush Zombies, Lizzo with Lazerbeak, Rapsody & 9th Wonder, Shad, deM atlaS, Snow Tha Product, Roc Marciano, Dosh, Jonwayne, D-Styles, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Will C, Allan Kingdom, Breakbeat Lou, Nacho Picasso, Freddy Fresh, Los Nativos, K.Raydio & Psymun, Mac Irv, Ecid, DJ Fundo, DJ Lean Rock, DJ D. Mil, DJ Sidereal.

Hosted by Sway Calloway, Brother Ali & J.Pratt.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at 11 AM (CST) to the general public through www.ticketweb.com and Fifth Element. General admission tickets are $55 ($3 facility fee and parking are included in ticket price). VIP options for $125 ($3 facility fee and parking are both included in ticket price) are also available!

This year, Soundset boasts a full day of two Main Stages and the Fifth Element stage delivering over 45 artists performing nine hours of diverse music, plus the Essential Elements tent featuring Freestyle Session Minnesota B-Boy/B-Girl competition, hosted by J.Pratt. In addition, The Seventh Letter Crew return to bring some of the world’s most talented visual artists, who will be live painting all day. Also returning, will be the 4th annual Skateboard Showdown presented by Familia, the 7th annual Soundset Custom Car Show, and a special Last of the Record Buyers production showcase featuring a live production set by Dosh.

via @soundset

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May 22

Wylie from @Dissizit just told us about this film…looks like they did a really nice job, can’t wait to see it.

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May 18

Rock the Bells 2012
with Kid Cudi, Nas, Atmosphere, Mac Miller, Common, A$AP Rocky, Ice Cube, Deltron 3030, Method Man & Redman, The Hit Squad Reunion, Kendrick Lamar, Dipset, Immortal Technique, 2 Chainz, DJ Quik, Naughty By Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-N-Pepa, Slick Rick, Prodigy, DJ Lance Rock & Friends, Yelawolf, Schoolboy Q, AB-Soul, Jay Rock, Murs, Fashawn, Zion-I, Grouch, Eligh, Dom Kennedy, Watsky & more to be announced!

Hosted by: RZA & Supernatural

Also featuring 20 Year Anniversary Reunion of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony performing “E. 1999 Eternal” in its entirety with a special tribute to Eazy-E

Sat, Aug 25 &
Sun, Aug 26
Shoreline Amphitheatre
at Mountain View

Presale going on right now…
Presale ends: Fri, May 18 at 10pm
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Oct 11

Nas – “Nasty” Music Video (NasirJones.com) from Nasir Jones on Vimeo.

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Aug 26

SF show is tomorrow.  The lineup (and set list) is epic.

You can still win tickets to NY (9/3) and Boston (9/10) (via okp)

San Francisco – Saturday August 27, 2011
Shoreline Amphitheater – Buy Tickets

New York- Saturday September 3, 2011
Governor’s Island – Buy TicketsWin Tickets

Boston – Saturday September 10, 2011
Comcast Center – Buy TicketsWin Tickets

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May 25

DAMN.  all of these people are doing their classic albums in their entirety?  okay, now we really want to go…

lauryn hill-miseducation, nas-illmatic, cypress hill-black sunday, black star-s/t, raekwon + ghoastface=only built 4 cuban linx, mobb deep-the infamous, genius/gza-liquid swords, souls-’93 til, black moon, enta da stage, masta killah-no said date.

8/20 los angeles-san manuel amphitheater

8/27 san francisco-shoreline

9/3 new york

9/10 boston

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Jun 25

Following up their previous collaboration on the track Road to Zion from Damian Marley’s stellar Welcome to Jamrock album, Nas and Jr. Gong offer a preview into their latest development from the upcoming album Distant Relatives. A release date still hasn’t been announced, but this video gives a much better understanding of its content, inspired by Nas and Damian’s shared African ancestry.

NAS & DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY DISTANT RELATIVES preview from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

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