The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Nas Unleashes New Hit-Boy Backed Single ‘Ultra Black’

Nasty Nas has just gotten nastier, enlisting one of hip-hop's boldest hitmakers to produce his highly-anticipated Aug. 21 release, King's Disease. And he wasn't going…
Brenton Blanchet / August 14, 2020

Public Enemy, Nas, the Roots, YG, and More Open BET Awards With ‘Fight the Power’

Public Enemy was joined by an all-star group of musicians to open up the BET Awards with their 1989 classic "Fight the Power."
Daniel Kohn / June 28, 2020

Record Store Day Shares New List of Exclusive Releases

Record Store Day has just announced 2020's "RSD Drops," its annual collection of vinyl which will be released on three separate days this year --…
Brenton Blanchet / June 1, 2020

Nas Joins Lil Nas X for “Rodeo” at the Grammys, and It’s Now an Official Remix

It was inevitable—after his game-changing, history-making ride at the top of the charts—that Lil Nas X do "Old Town Road" at the Grammys on January 26. For this…
SPIN Staff / January 27, 2020

Stream Nas’ New Album The Lost Tapes II

Nas' new album The Lost Tapes II was announced earlier this month, and now the New York native is back with the full release. The…
Rob Arcand / July 19, 2019

Nas’ Wild New Song “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack)” May Have Been Beamed In From Another Planet

Earlier this month, Nas announced a new album called The Lost Tapes II. The project is a followup to 2002's The Lost Tapes, which was a compilation of unreleased…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 12, 2019

Watch Jay-Z Bring Out Nas and Cam’ron at New York Performance

New York's Webster Hall reopened last night after closing for extensive renovation. To celebrate the occasion, Jay-Z hosted a concert at the Bowery Presents venue,…
Rob Arcand / April 27, 2019

Review: Nas – Illmatic

Nas’s Illmatic was released on April 19, 1994. In honor of its 25th anniversary, we’ve digitized and republished our original review, which ran in the August 1994 issue of Spin.
Charles Aaron / April 19, 2019

Salaam Remi – “Find My Love” (ft. Amy Winehouse and Nas)

Former Amy Winehouse collaborator Salaam Remi has unveiled a new posthumous collaboration with the Back to Black vocalist. Titled "Find My Love," the track comes from Remi's…
Rob Arcand / February 14, 2019

Video: Nas – “Cops Shot The Kid”

Last year, Nas released the disappointing Nasir, the rapper's 11th studio album and one of the Wyoming session records produced entirely by Kanye West. Unfortunately…
Israel Daramola / January 7, 2019

Watch Nas’ 16-Minute Short Film NASIR

Nas has released a short film with the same name as his June album Nasir, which was executive produced by Kanye West. The clip, which premiered in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 15, 2018

Beastie Boys Audiobook to Feature Chuck D, Jeff Tweedy, Kim Gordon, Rachel Maddow, and Many More

Beastie Boys Book is a sprawling omnibus of an autobiography featuring essays from Beastie Boys' Mike D and Ad-Rock, as well as contributions from other…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 25, 2018

Nas and Santigold Dropped from Lauryn Hill Miseducation Tour Dates

Lauryn Hill is currently making her way across the country as part of her 20th anniversary tour for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. During the…
Rob Arcand / September 15, 2018

Nas Responds to Kelis’ Abuse Allegations: “I Did Not Beat Up My Ex Wife”

Nas and Kelis were married from 2005 to 2009, when Kelis filed for divorce while pregnant, citing "irreconcilable differences." In an interview with the website…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / September 9, 2018
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