1. Talib Kweli is always down for a healthy hip-hop debate, but when it came to Nas' placement on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game VIII" list, the Brooklyn rapper put up no arguments.

  2. Here's a little "Hottest MCs" trivia: Despite being one of rap's most revered artists, Nas has never made a dent on a single "Hottest MCs" list. After 2012's #1, gold-selling Life is Good, however, it was impossible to deny God's Son, who came in at #4 on the "Hottest MCs in the Game VIII" debate.

  3. Competition is at the heart of hip-hop, an art form where each rapper wants to be better than the next. And there was never a better opportunity for a rapper to prove his or her worth than the posse cut, which is all about strategizing the freshest way to stand apart.

  4. A new hip hop festival named ‘Movement’ has just been announced, to be curated by New York rapper Nas, and launching in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth this April, featuring a lineup of international and Australian talent.

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