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Erik Parker & One9 Chronicle Documenting Nas With "Time Is Illmatic"
Exclusive: From their initial 10-year tribute to "Illmatic," to talking to Nas' grade school teachers, Erik Parker and One9 detail their work on "Time Is Illmatic."
Nas' "Illmatic" Reviewed By Fashawn For Its 20-Year Anniversary
Fashawn, who once crafted an "Ode To Illmatic," provides a track-by-track breakdown of Nas' 1994 debut album.
Large Professor Confirms Refusing "Illmatic" Executive Producer Credit
Exclusive: Large Professor looks back on meeting Nas outside of John Brown High School, cutting his demo tape and details from the "Illmatic" recording sessions.
DJ Jazzy Jeff Says Mac Miller's "'92 Til Infinity" Is Pretty Much Done
Exclusive: DJ Jazzy Jeff details the transition from vinyl to Serato and says he's talked with Will Smith about the possibility of a tour together.
Memory Lane: 5 Lesser-Known Stories From The Creation Of Nas' "Illmatic"
From alternate versions of "Represent" and "Memory Lane" to Pete Rock's 10-minute wizardry, here are some lesser-known stories from the creators of Nas' "Illmatic."
Pete Rock Recalls Making "The World Is Yours" In Under 10 Minutes
Exclusive: Pete Rock looks back on his work with Roy Ayers, Heavy D and reveals how close Notorious B.I.G. came to rhyming over "The Main Ingredient."
AZ On "Illmatic": "I Helped Build That House"
AZ reflects on his 20-year career following his guest appearance on Nas' "Illmatic." He also explains why The Firm failed, and chooses between "Takeover" & "Ether."
The Genesis: Why "Illmatic" Still Matters 20 Years Later
In embodying everything missing from modern Rap, without sounding dated or anachronistic in doing so, "Illmatic" could easily be the best rap release of 2014
Instagram Flexin: Top Instagram Posts For The Week Of April 6, 2014
Game and Nipsey Hussle perform at the DUB show, Outkast links up with Busta Rhymes and Too $hort for a Coachella flick and Kanye West announces his new shoe line release date in this week's Hip Hop Instagrams.
Tweets Is Watching: Top Tweets For The Week Of April 6, 2014
ScHoolboy Q criticizes his magazine cover, Drake goes undercover and Outkast finally reunites at Coachella in this week's Twitter roundup.
Chuck Inglish Says, "I Bet My Whole Financial Life On 'Convertibles'"
Exclusive: Cool Kids member Chuck Inglish details channeling his various influences into his debut solo album and why attention to detail matters so much.
Onyx Recalls Suge Knight's Death Row Offer & 5 Memorable Acting Stories
Fredro Starr & Sticky Fingaz reveal rare stories from their acting careers including Lyor Cohen's million dollar offer to pass on "Dangerous Minds."
Lil Dicky Talks Upgrading His Rap Career Via $100,000 Kickstarter Campaign
Exclusive: Lil Dicky weighs in on Lord Jamar's comments about whites in Hip Hop and why he feels like Russell Westbrook when it comes to his Rap career.
Army Of The Pharaohs Detail Healthy Competition & Impressing Each Other
Exclusive: Army of the Pharaohs break down how Vinnie Paz upped the ante with his "God Particle" verse and how they've evolved despite changes in the music industry.
Fashawn & Timothy Bradley Jr. Discuss Admiring Each Other's Styles
Exclusive: Before taking on Manny Pacquiao April 12, Timothy Bradley sat down with Fashawn for a back and forth about their influences and approach to competition.
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