Ask Nas: One Mic, One Question on October 31, 2013
Article in "G Living" in the September 17, 2013 edition of The Boston Globe.
This is Nas' ninth studio album, released iin 2008 by Def Jam Recordings and Columbia Records. This album is distinguished for its political content, diverse sources of production, and provocative subject matter. The album is certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Illmatic is Nasir Jones' debut album, released in 1994. Styled as a hardcore hip hop album, it features inner city narratives based on Nas' experiences in Queensbridge, New York. This album has been recognized as a landmark album in east coast Hip Hop.
Distant Relatives was released in 2010 and is a collaboration between Nasir Jones and Damian Marley. The album focuses on fusing musical elements of hip hop and reggae. There are 14 tracks, featuring guses such as K'naan, Dennis Brown, Lil Wayne, and Stephen Marley.