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Nas: Ticket To Scribe

Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, June 1996

Having adopted the moniker of one Pablo Escobar, NAS ESCOBAR set about creating vivid lyrical depictions of life in his native New York tenement slums. ...

Nas: I Am… (Columbia)

Review by Dan Gennoe, Q, 1999

1999: the year rap's most potent force joined the rank and file ...

Hip-Hop Violence: Pop Goes The Weasel

Report by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, March 2005

FOR THE RECORD: guns don't go bang but pop, a noise a lot like a jumbo bottle of champagne being opened. As this was a ...

Why The Grammys Have Ditched Rap

Comment by Edward Helmore, Guardian, The, December 2006

RAP MUSIC, and the commotion, fur and bling that often accompanies its biggest stars, will be noticeably absent from the Grammy awards in Los Angeles ...

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