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  • Watch: Nas performs 'One Love' with Q-Tip, Roots on 'Tonight Show'

    Watch: Nas performs 'One Love' with Q-Tip, Roots on 'Tonight Show'
    Nas is hustling. On Saturday night, the veteran New York rapper is scheduled to perform at Coachella, just days before the April 15 release of "Illmatic XX," a 20th-anniversary reissue of his much-loved 1994 debut. On April 16, he'll do "Illmatic"...
  • Aloe Blacc wants to do good beyond helping you 'Lift Your Spirits'

    Aloe Blacc wants to do good beyond helping you 'Lift Your Spirits'
    How much legwork does pop stardom require? Next weekend Aloe Blacc will appear along with some of music's buzziest acts — OutKast, Haim, Skrillex, Lorde — at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the idyllic annual gathering near...
  • Coachella 2014: Who might surprise?

    Coachella 2014: Who might surprise?
    If the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival guarantees festival-goers anything, aside from wickedly high temperatures, it’s this: Leave your expectations outside the gates. As the festival kicks off Friday, much of the buzz undoubtedly will be...
  • Coachella 2014: Nas celebrates legacy with help from Jay Z, Diddy

    Coachella 2014: Nas celebrates legacy with help from Jay Z, Diddy
    Nas, Jay Z and Diddy hit the stage together at Coachella to celebrate a landmark hip-hop album. Twenty years ago Nas, a hungry 20-year-old emcee from New York's tough Queensbridge projects, issued his debut, “Illmatic.” The album, with its...
  • A more upscale Coachella still has some fun ragged edges

    A more upscale Coachella still has some fun ragged edges
    INDIO — The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been referred to by some as Bro-chella since at least 2008, when the annual desert gathering featured such dude-friendly headliners as Jack Johnson and Roger Waters. The latest edition,...
  • Lolla 2014 lineup daily breakdown

    Lolla 2014 lineup daily breakdown
    All aboard the Stankonia Express. That’s because Outkast tops the just-announced schedule for Lollapalooza 2014 (Aug. 1-3 in Grant Park), which should inspire a city-wide whoop of approval. The reunited duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000—insert...
  • Coachella 2014: Rap wins on Weekend 1

    Coachella 2014: Rap wins on Weekend 1
    When Jhene Aiko sang the opening lines of her Drake collaboration “From Time” during her set Sunday night at Coachella in Indio, the crowd -- singing the bone-chilling lyrics back to her -- knew what was coming next. The Gobi tent was already...
  • Quincy Jones Recruits Jazzsters Hancock, Spalding for Tribeca Fest Concert

    The rapper Nas won't be the only musician performing in support of a documentary ("Time Is Illmatic") at the Tribeca Film Festival. Quincy Jones, producer of the music doc "Keep on Keepin' On," has recruited jazz stars Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding,...
  • Nas Thanks Robert De Niro at Tribeca Film Festival: 'He Plays Me in the Movies'

    The opening night selection of this year's Tribeca Film Festival was another music documentary -- "Time Is Illmatic." So does that mean Robert De Niro has a favorite Nas song? "No," De Niro said, admitting he wasn't familiar with the rap star's lyrics....
  • Tribeca 2014: With Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic,' a jump to another era

    Tribeca 2014: With Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic,' a jump to another era
    NEW YORK -- The 1990s were a rich period for hip-hop, a time that saw the emergence of groups ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to N.W.A to Wu-Tang Clan (depending, of course, on which coast you favored). There was no artist more influential in that...
  • Tribeca 2014: MSG takes 50% stake in Tribeca Film Festival company

    Tribeca 2014: MSG takes 50% stake in Tribeca Film Festival company
    NEW YORK — Two New York entertainment-world fixtures are teaming, as Madison Square Garden has announced that it has taken a 50% stake in Tribeca Enterprises, the company that runs the Tribeca Film Festival. The move gives Tribeca a financial...
  • Tribeca 2014: Nas movie 'Time Is Illmatic' to open Tribeca Film Festival

    Tribeca 2014: Nas movie 'Time Is Illmatic' to open Tribeca Film Festival
    The Tribeca Film Festival is getting “Illmatic,” opening its annual springtime confab with “Time Is Illmatic,” a look at the influence of the classic Nas album 20 years after its release. Directed by artist One9 and written by...