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Dave East and Aloe Blacc also feature in January's "Hamildrops" offering
Rapper delivers 1994 masterpiece backed by National Symphony Orchestra in 'Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop'
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B.I.G.'s estate sanctioned and helped produce three-hour 'Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.' about rapper's life and art
'The Mountain Has Fallen' also features collaboration with Oscar-winning composer Steven Price
Police chase, party highlight producer's clip for all-star 'Grateful' track
Emcee delivers 'Stillmatic' single with antiquated recording technology for 'American Epic Sessions'
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Rapper calls for less "lippin,'" more action in fervent open letter
Rappers hit the road for five weeks this fall with support from Chronixx, Hannibal Buress
"As long as there was English and black people, there was rap," Nas says in clip from PBS documentary 'American Epic'
Nas, Taj Mahal, Alabama Shakes, Willie Nelson also set to appear in new 'American Epic' docu-series, film
"Angel Dust," which samples Gil Scott-Heron's 1978 track of the same name, features on musical-drama's recently released Season Two
See where biting insults from Nas, Tupac and more rank against each other