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Look: Nas’ Mini-Me Destiny Jones Shines Bright In New Pic – “The Sun Is Being Extra Generous Today”

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New York rapper Nas‘ mini-me is out here looking like true black girl magic. The hip-hop veteran’s daughter Destiny Jones has warmed up everyone’s day with a new modeling pic. Look and comment below!

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The sun is being extra generous today. 🌞🌴 #TGIF

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Today In Hip Hop History: Nas’ Debut Album ‘Illmatic’ Certified Gold By RIAA 24 Years Ago

On this date in 1996, the Recording Industry Association of America tallied up the sales of Nas‘ debut album, Illmatic, granting the album gold status less than two years after it’s highly anticipated release.

By the time of this certification, Esco was already prepped to drop his sophomore LP, It Was Written, which was expected to receive similar accolades like its predecessor and actually received more commercial success than Illmatic.

The all-star production team(Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Premier) coupled with the likes of Nas’ unparalleled lyrical ability would only produce such a timeless piece of Hip Hop history.

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Erick Sermon Says He Turned Down an Opportunity to Produce on Nas’ ‘Illmatic’

In the world of Hip-Hop production, Illmatic is highly acclaimed as the ultimate work to feature big league Hip-Hop producers. Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and Large Professor? The gem speaks for itself. Hip-hop enthusiasts have always played with the idea of hearing other classic beatmakers on Illmatic including RZA, Easy Mo Bee, and Erick Sermon.

Erick Sermon could have killed that noise, but he did not see it coming. In a recent sit down with Doggie Diamonds TV, the EPMD rapper revealed why he, one of the ’90s’ most influential producers, did not produce a track for NasIllmatic. According to Sermon, in 1991, during the early stages of the making of Illmatic, he turned the opportunity down because of style differences.

“So he comes and sits down, I give him c-list beats Doggy,” he said. “Don’t forget all my rappers is ‘wiggity wow’ and when I ‘S-P-E-L-L’ and I got Redman, I have these others. So that street content, I couldn’t really get with that. I know it sounds crazy.”

It was a 1991 studio session featuring the two hitmakers. Sermon admitted that Nas was not his style of rap at the time. The “street content” he is referring to is Nas’ storytelling knack which is distinct from the Diggity Das EFX and a funked-up Redman.

“I’m sitting here thinking that again is a kid that is from Queens that is just rhyming again but I don’t understand,” said Sermon.

The “You Gots To Chill” rapper says he ended up making three songs with Nas that night. Songs we will never hear because the studio they recorded in that night has since been set aflame. However, Sermon’s gesture set the tone for Illmatic. Sermon says Nas went to Pete Rock after and thus, “The World Is Yours.” He admits not realizing how impactful Illmatic was until years later when it was culturally deemed a classic. He was too busy enjoying the fruit of EPMD and the success of Def Squad.

“I’m not gonna lie to you, I didn’t look at it like that at that time then. I was a star,” he said. “Business As Usual was out and now we getting ready to drop ‘Crossover’ and ‘Headbanger’ and I got Redman coming out. Don’t forget, that wasn’t my style of rap.”

Erick Sermon is not in denial about the success of Illmatic. He mentioned the DJ Premier touched classic “New York State of Mind” as an example and praised his fellow big-league producers. The beauty of Sermon’s story is how the unpredictable, Illmatic, brought Hip-Hop to a safe place and refined the culture popularity all over the globe.

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Nas’ Daughter Destiny Jones Gets Poetic On The ‘Gram

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New York rapper Nas‘ daughter knows some poetic writers. The hip-hop veteran’s mini-me went online this week to quote iconic playwright Oscar Wilde.

Big Facts: This week, Destiny Jones hit up Instagram with a nod to the 1800’s legend.

On A Related Note: This past weekend, Destiny hinted at plans to possibly launch her own YouTube channel.

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The Nikes On My Feet Keep My Cypher Complete.

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Wait, There’s More: Recently, Destiny blessed social media with a new selfie looking chill and relaxed in fresh gear.

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Sunday Funday ❄

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Before You Go: A few days ago, Destiny reflected on her 2019 and welcomed in the new year.

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Thanks for the journey 2019🥂 #HappyNewYears

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Nas, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled + 50 Cent Put Respect On Mary J. Blige’s Name

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New York rapper Nas, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled, 50 Cent and more celebrities are showing Mary J. Blige some major love. The hip-hop community has come forward to acknowledge the Queen of R&B’s born day.

Big Facts: This past weekend, some of rap’s biggest names shouted out Mary on her birthday.

High-Key Details: This past weekend, Mary put some respect on her own name and acknowledged her b-day.

Wait, There’s More: On Sunday, Mary saluted her sister on her birthday.

Before You Go: In summer 2019, Mary linked up with Nas to tour the country.

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LA here we come! #TheRoyaltyTour2019

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Nas’ Daughter Hints At Possible New YouTube Channel Coming: “What Video Would You Wanna See?”

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New York rap veteran Nas‘ daughter is looking to go viral. The hip-hop entertainer’s mini-me went online recently to speak on the possibility of creating her own YouTube channel.

Big Facts: This past weekend, Destiny Jones hit up Instagram to share her possible new venture and asked fans to weigh-in on what content she should create.

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The Nikes On My Feet Keep My Cypher Complete.

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On A Related Note: Recently, Destiny blessed social media with a new selfie looking chill and relaxed in fresh gear.

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Sunday Funday ❄

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Wait, There’s More: A few days ago, Destiny reflected on her 2019 and welcomed in the new year.

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Thanks for the journey 2019🥂 #HappyNewYears

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Before You Go: Recently, Destiny unloaded a slideshow of family moments to the masses.

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National Law Enforcement Day: Here’s 5 Hip-Hop Classics Aimed At The Police

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Today is officially National Law Enforcement Day but the hip-hop community is staying extra quiet. In celebration of the annual event, SOHH‘s put together five hip-hop classics aimed directly at the boys in blue.

1 – N.W.A.’s “F**k Tha Police”

If there’s one song that speaks directly to law enforcement, look no further than N.W.A.’s standout classic addressing their issues with cops’ aggression toward the black community.

2 – KRS-One’s “Sound of da Police”

Rap pioneer KRS-One doesn’t mince words when it comes toward the cops. On this record, the “Teacher” compares law enforcement to an overseer of field slaves.

3 – Nas’ “Cops Shot The Kid

In 2018, New York rap veteran Nas reminded everyone why Colin Kaepernick kneels – police brutality is still alive and “Cops Shot The Kid” serves as a constant reminder.

4 – JAY-Z’s “99 Problems

JAY-Z put everyone up on game about his encounter with law enforcement for giving 55 in a 54 and also reminded listeners to keep the glove compartment locked and the trunk in the back.

5 – Lil Wayne’s “Mrs. Officer”

Not everything has to be negative, right? Fortunately, Lil Wayne used his “Mrs. Officer” banger to let people know a little love could come as a result of being around the cops.

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Nas and Kelis Got Married 15 Years Ago

On this date in 2005, Queensbridge rap king Nasir Jones aka Nas and sultry Star Trak songstress Kelis Rogers tied the knot in Holy Hip-Hop matrimony in Atlanta, Georgia.

The two got hitched at the Morningside Baptist Church in a private ceremony for friends and family. The couple kept a low-profile for a few years, but rumors of infidelity and a sex tape featuring Kelis and a then-unknown rapper named Infrared led to their ultimate break up and divorce in 2009.

Kelis later accused the rapper of verbal and physical abuse, even during her pregnancy with the couple’s first child, but those allegations were never substantiated.

Nas used Kelis’ green silk and chiffon wedding dress as a prop on his Life Is Good album cover post their divorce.

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Nas’ Daughter Destiny Jones Is Pure Beauty In New Sunday Funday Pic

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New York rapper Nas‘ daughter has no problem keeping her black girl magic working 24/7. The hip-hop entertainer’s mini-me went online this past weekend with a shot of herself on her Sunday Funday goals.

Big Facts: Last night, Destiny Jones blessed social media with a new selfie looking chill and relaxed in fresh gear.

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Sunday Funday ❄

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High-Key Details: A few days ago, Destiny reflected on her 2019 and welcomed in the new year.

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Thanks for the journey 2019🥂 #HappyNewYears

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Wait, There’s More: Recently, Destiny unloaded a slideshow of family moments to the masses.

Before You Go: In December 2019, Destiny shared her favorite holiday movies and shouted out her mom’s birthday.

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Happy Birthday Mom!!! Love You!!! 🎁🎉💕🎂

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Happy Birthday Jordan!!! Love you!!! 🎂🎁❤🎄

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First Day Of Winter Cold ❄

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Nas Drops Gems On How To Change Things In 2020

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New York rapper Nas is dropping gems even when he’s not on the mic. The hip-hop veteran went online this week to share a thought-provoking message about getting things changed in the new year.

Big Facts: Nasir Jones relied on his Instagram page to encourage people to stop waiting around for change to happen.

On A Related Note: Outside of dropping knowledge, Nasir Jones went online this week to share epic moments hanging out in Las Vegas around New Year’s Eve.

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Good Times @taolasvegas

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2020

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Wait, There’s More: Nas recently raised eyebrows after he deleted hundred of IG posts and shared just a few moments from Sin City.

Before You Go: The rap veteran’s daughter Destiny Jones shared shots of herself hanging out alongside Nas, her mom, actress Yara Shahidi, her boyfriend and more people.

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