1. "N.Y. State of Mind" overlays two gorgeous pieces of 1970s jazz—"Mind Rain" by Joe Chambers and "Flight Time" by Donald Byrd—and from that point somehow channels every enshrouded sound of nighttime in an uncertain corner of New York City.

  2. Nas to Play Day 3 of Wireless Festival Queen at Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford! Nas Announced to join Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and more during day 3 of the Wireless Fest on July, 14, 2013! Tickets on sale Friday, 15th March 2013.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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