March 6, 2013
"I think to do something very current is important," Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser says. This season that means a hip-hop festival.
by Celeste Little onNovember 30, 2012
Jon Stewart has Obama-summit jokes. Plus: It gets serious for Olivia Pope, and Nas rocks Conan.
by Stacy-Ann Ellis onSeptember 26, 2012
Nas, Lupe Fiasco, Jim Jones and others have shown their soft sides. But the trend goes way back.
by Omar Burgess onAugust 17, 2012
At HipHopDX, Omar Burgess breaks down the fact and fiction behind the minor uproar surrounding allegations that Jay Electronica and Stic.man of Dead Prez ghostwrote parts of Nas' untitled 2008 album.
July 18, 2012
The hip-hop artist talked about Life is Good, retirement (which is not happening any time soon) and his divorce.
by Joshua R. Weaver onJuly 18, 2012
The Root Recommends: The latest full-length release from the famed Queens, N.Y., rapper.
June 11, 2012
In today's link roundup: The rapper is prepared to slap anyone who doesn't like Gwyneth's use of the n-word. Plus: Africans in Israel: "Black in the white man's country."
by Demetria L. Lucas onMay 2, 2012
In the recently released single "Daughters," Nas includes some very personal information about his 17-year-old. The Root's contributing editor Demetria L. Lucas, in her column at Essence, says that the right thing to do would have been to ask his daughter's permission.
by Akoto Ofori-Atta onApril 25, 2012
Brian McKnight's X-rated song isn't the only misstep. Remember nipplegate?
by Winston "Stone" Ford onMarch 21, 2012
As corporations and stars such as Nas take over, emerging artists still hope to get noticed.
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