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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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ICYMI: Nas Celebrates Turning 40, Robin Thicke Tours + More

News you may have missed courtesy of our sister site The Drop:

Life remains good for Nas as the rapper celebrated his upcoming 40th birthday (Sept. 14) in New York City.

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Nas Raises Over $20,000 for Homeless Washington DC Family

Upon learning that a single father of eight was left homeless following a fire, Nas decided to step in and raise money to make sure the family stays off the street.

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Nas Is Inspiration Behind New Harvard Fellowship Program

Harvard University's W.E.B. Dubois Institute has teamed up with the Hip-Hop Archive and Research Institute to create the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship, a watershed moment in the relationship between hip-hop culture and academia.

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Nas Goes to Cognac, France With Hennessy

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So this is another "they never thought hip-hop would take it this far" moment. Nas has gone from rapping about Hennessy throughout his career to being invited to Cognac, France by Hennessy to tour its vineyards and facilities and he even gets a chance to make his own special blend.

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Nas Guests on J. Cole’s ‘Let Nas Down’ Remix

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J. Cole gets personal on his new album Born Sinner and exceptionally so on "Let Nas Down," a song about how he disappointed his Illmatic idol when he dropped his radio single "Work Out."

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J. Cole Says Nas Approves of ‘Let Nas Down’

J. Cole's Born Sinner features some very personal moments for the North Carolina emcee. One of those moments is the song called "Let Nas Down," where Cole talks about how Nas was disappointed with "Work O

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Nas – Artists Who Surprisingly Haven’t Won a Grammy

Being in the rap game since 1991, Nas has managed to nab 13 Grammy nominations, which is a great accomplishment. His first was in 1997, when he was up for Best Rap Solo Performance for his Lauryn Hill-assisted hit 'If I Ruled the World.'

Unfortunately, he h

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