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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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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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