• Quan – The 730 Interview

    Quan - The 730 Interview

    Quan - The 730 Interview

    “Can we please have a moment of silence?” Quan asked on his debut “Just a Moment,” a collaboration with Nas that was featured on Street’s Disciple. We know Quan wasn’t talking about his music when he asked for that silence, but that’s exactly what happened, as it’s been nearly four years since Quan’s last project, The Struggle. However, back with a new mixtape, Quan is answering the questions of where he’s been and the battles he’s fighting.

    Most notably, though, is that when Quan first asked for a moment of silence, he was asking the listener to pause and consider, remember, those who were struggling in the streets to those in jail to those no longer with us. That focus on the struggle hasn’t gone anywhere, as Quan shows on “All On Him,” a collaboration with Pusha T, that he’s still a soldier in the fight for justice and equality. While the Newport News native remembers his earlier days and what went wrong in the game, from Atlantic Records not knowing how to market him to growing disconnected to once-mentor Nas, he’s also got a bright outlook for the future, one that involves tons of new music, movie placements, and a memoir. After more than ten years in the game, don’t expect much silence from Quan.

    It’s been a few years since we heard from you. What have you been up to?


  • New Music: Nas – “The Season” (Prod. J Dilla)


    When J Dilla suddenly passed away in 2006, at the tender age of 32, from cardiac arrest, the hip-hop community lost one of the greatest producers of all-time. That year Jay Dee left hip-hop one of the finest collections of instrumentals in Donuts. What made Donuts so special, besides it being released three days before J Dilla’s passing, was that it feels like such an intensely personal statement. Since its release, many have went on to use the instrumentals from Donuts (including Ghostface, Drake, Charles Hamilton, Skyzoo, and Talib Kweli). Now Nas is finally sharing his collaboration with Jay Dee as he raps over the “Gobstopper” beat. Listen after the jump!


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    Nas and Cam’ron Make Peace



    After 50 Cent and Fat Joe, it’s Nas and Cam’ron’s turn to make peace.  (more…)

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    Mary J. Blige & Nas – Rise Up Shepherd And Follow



    Mary J gets a verse from Nas on this song from the Black Nativity soundtrack. The movie features Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Nas, among others. Black Navity comes out Nov. 27th and is about a teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives.

    Download after the jump. (more…)

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    Rudimental feat. Emeli Sande & Nas – Free (Remix)



    British electronic music quartet Rudimental recruit Nas and Emeli Sande for their ‘Free’ remix.


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    DJ Premier: ‘I’m Producing A Full Nas Album’



    Looks like Preem and Nas are back together as the legendary producer told WM40A that he will be working with Nas. The album should see the light of the day as soon as Nas’ next project drops on Def Jam.