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20 Most Stylish Rappers of All Time

Just as important as charisma, rhymes and beats, personal style is one of the most important elements of a rapper's allure. An MC must also have impeccable taste to really flourish in the visual world of hip-hop. But following popular trends and bragging about brand names isn't enough to earn a spot in our Style Hall of Fame.

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J. Cole Honors Nas at VIBE Impact Awards [VIDEO]

Last year, J. Cole released the confessional ode, 'Let Nas Down,' in which he recalls the day his idol, Nas, denied him a guest verse for his 2011 single, 'Work Out.' The two emcees would eventually team up on the remix on which Nas saluted the North Carolina native. On Friday (Jan. 24), Cole made Nas proud yet again by honoring him at the VIBE Impact Awards.

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Who Flipped It Better? Nas vs. MF DOOM

Whodini's 'Friends' is a classic song with an everlasting message--watch who you befriend. Booming 808s and crisp claps mark 'Friends' as a trademark of early-to-mid 80's hip-hop that would become dominated by RUN-DMC, but Whodini were some of the first pioneers to blend electronic elements of production with their rapping techniques. As far as we've come in technology and new sounds today, produce

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Coachella 2014 Lineup Includes OutKast, Pharrell, Nas, Jhene Aiko & More

One of the best hip-hop rumors has been confirmed: OutKast is officially reuniting onstage at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival.

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Nas to Open Sneaker Store in Las Vegas

In the '90s "Air Nikes on his feet" kept his "cipher complete" and now Nas is delving deeper into the style game by opening a sneaker store in Las Vegas.

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Nas to Executive Produce Hip-Hop Documentary ‘Shake the Dust’

Nas is venturing into the film business. The veteran rhyme-spitter has signed on to be the executive producer of the hip-hop documentary, 'Shake the Dust.' The film explores hip-hop as a global culture and how it has ignited social change in different parts of the world.

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Mary J. Blige, Nas Join Forces for ‘Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow’

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Mary J. Blige and Nas come together for their own rendition of the religious classic 'Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow.'

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Nas Assists Emeli Sande and Rudimental on ‘Free’ Remix

It seems like Nas has been in a good place between last year's 'Life Is Good' -- which showed contentment not only in its title, but its lyrics too -- and spending his 40th birthday with family, friends and Hennessy. We see more of this positive mindset in his uplifting verse on the remix to Rudimental's 'Free,' which also features Scottish singer Emeli Sandé.

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10 Rappers Who Gave Back in 2013

There's no doubt hip-hop's major talents have big money in their wallets, but we don't always get to hear about their big hearts. Often cast in a showy light with the latest jewelry, foreign cars, clothes and eye candy by their side, their good deeds sometimes go unnoticed -- especially when arrests and beef are always grabbing headlines.

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DJ Premier Confirms Collaborative Album With Nas

At this point, the Nas-DJ Premier album might as well exist in rap folklore alongside Dr. Dre's 'Detox' and Jay Electronica's 'Act II: Patents Of Nobility (The Turn).' But after years of speculation -- two since their last collaboration, 2011's 'Regeneration' -- the legendary producer has given new hope to hip-hop heads by confirming the project (well, sorta).

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