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  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    See How Nas Created His Masterpiece

    By Ian S. Port One rhyme in particular crystallizes the genius of Nas' 1994 classic, Illmatic. It comes in the song "One Love," which takes the form of a letter to a friend in prison: "Congratulations, you know you got a son," Nas raps. "I heard he looks like ya, why don't your lady write ya?" Di ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2005


    Street's Disciple (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Fighting the Power

    Rapper Nas steps back into the ring, fists flying.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001

    Mr. Natural

    Olu Dora mixes his musical styles easily.

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    The Wide World of Rap

    Exploring the endless variety of today's hip-hop.

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

  • Music

    September 3, 1998