As if most of us needed extra cheese on this most awaited pizza, AKA the new Nas album, Life Is Good which drops on July 17th. British trip hop OG’s Massive Attack have been spending a lot of time recently cashing in on licensing, specifically television. They’ve recently had tracks licensed by the following shows: Luther, House and Luck. This dubby remix of this Nas track shows me that they still know what street heat feels like, and you can bet Nas appreciates the exposure, C.R.E.A.M.
Been thinking about kids a lot recently. I guess Mistah F.A.B. and Nas have been equally inspired. Daughters seem so delicate, I want one, then again they must come with their own unique set of problems…
Mr Nasir Jones and Gary Clark Jr have been tapped to provide a portion of the soundtrack for ESPN’s coverage of the 2012 NFL draft this upcoming week (April 26th-28th). I knew Nas was an NFL fan, you can catch him rocking that Giants hat on the regular, however, he must be getting laced with some special pigskins, considering he seemed overly emboldened about the corporate deal , quote: “It’s why we never miss a game, even a play. Props to the NFL and ESPN for keeping us hooked on professional football all year round.” Somebody’s been sipping the Madden juice. As for Gary Clark Jr, I can’t get past the fact that he reminds me of Cody Chestnutt, who by the way is making moves again. But all in all, it’s a typical selection for a conservative corporation, you choose a stalwart with a massive fan base (Nas) and one artist with an obvious trajectory to soon-to-be stardom (Gary Clark Jr), that’s called covering your bases, well done Mothership.
The following tracks (along with an upcoming Nas track called “Train) will be featured during highlight packages on draft days:
New Nas will make it onto the Serengeti everytime. This is the lead single off the upcoming Life Is Good LP. If the rest of the album is en par with this track, life in my Infiniti will be good when I’m bumping the living hell out of this living legend’s new album. Kids, don’t let the Wiz Khalifa’s of this rap game fool you, the legends are still very much relevant, ask your ears, son.
One of last years breakthrough albums was Fashawn’s debut album with Exile, Boy Meets World. The album is explicity content rich, laced with some of Exile’s best beats in the past few years, it contended for album of the year in many hip hop minds. It will be a hard pressed effort for Fashawn to avoid the sophomore jinx syndrome that plagues so many new acts, which is why this Ode To Illmatic mixtape is genius. No matter what you think of this mixtape, you can’t judge an homage, it’s not civilized. Peep the first few tracks…
Alas, no means a meaningful reinterpretation of fine art, but it is risk free and historically important.The rest of the mixtape/album is worth the bitrate and megabytes. Download it at XXL, respect to dem and Orisue for the sponsorship.
Naturally, a mash-up of any hip hop material with reggae is going to pique my interest. Let alone the fact that this mash-up is of legends within their respective genres; Nas and the great Bob Marley. I’m not going to front, this isn’t the cleanest music fusion I’ve come across, but the fused renditions of Ether and Made You Look are worth the acoustic investment. Plus it’s Nas and Bob Marley, and free, download it, duh.
It’s that time of year, football season, when pigs fly and dogs burn. Sitting here and watching the college football season start brought back treasured memories of playing football. No it wasn’t in Texas or Arizona, it was Boston high school football, freshman at that. Two things I take from those days to heart: the feeling of sacking a quarterback and bumping Nas with the homies on the ride home from practice. Nas and football, a combination only the urban kids get to experience; put that in your pipe and smoke it American heartland.