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Nas Joins Google In $20M Gaming Investment

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Nas adds another solid addition to his list of investments as he supports Google and others with the initial investment of African gaming company Carry1st.

A report from The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Nas has joined Google and other related investors and in a gaming company, which is projected to see a 96 percent monthly revenue growth.

The African mobile game publisher called Carry1st will use this initial investment to help build the company’s content portfolio and product/engineering teams to acquire tens of millions of new users, while also moving into game co-development.

“We’re excited to partner with this world-class group of investors who, in addition to capital, bring expertise across gaming, fintech, and web3,” said Carry1st co-founder and CEO Cordel Robbin-Coker in a company statement. “In 2021, we launched multiple games and digital commerce solutions achieving really strong growth. Together we can accelerate this growth and achieve our goal of becoming the leading consumer internet company in the region.”

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Today in Hip-Hop History: Nas’ Debut Album ‘Illmatic’ Certified Gold By RIAA 26 Years Ago

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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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T.I. Says When It Comes To Making Music “Ain’t Nobody F***ING With Me”

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T.I. wants to bring them out. Says, “Ain’t nobody f***ing with me.”

The Atlanta native jumped on his Instagram live over the weekend to air out a discrepancy. Who makes the best music?

“MF’s can’t f**k with me in no way, shape, form or fashion when it comes to doing no music,” declared T.I. “I got a lot of other sh*t going on so I don’t do music on no consistent basis.”

The “Live Your Life” rapper continued, “I don’t depend on that sh*t to feed me, you hear me? But when you’re talking about doing music and when you’re talking about cutting records, you talking about putting sh*t out, talking about making sh*t that’s better than anything out there. Man, ain’t nobody f***ing with me! Nobody f***ing with me.”

The actor and entrepreneur made it clear of his place in the Hip Hop orbit.

“Jay and Nas, you need to bring them… They who you need. Jay-Z, Nas, Wayne, Ye… They who you need. Bring them, Pusha T, yeah, all them,” the Bankhead representor demanded.

“Keep trying to goddamn throw my name in the circle, in the mix… ain’t nobody f***ing me, keep playing…”

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“Jay-Z, Nas, Pusha, Ye, Wayne… when it comes to making music, ain’t nobody f***ing with me.”

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Pete Rock Plans fo File Lawsuit Against Nas For Unpaid “Illmatic” Royalties

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Producers not getting paid is not a new thing in the music industry. Every other day, another producer or songwriter claims they haven’t gotten paid by an artist, and somectimes for their biggest or best work. However, in a lot of cases, these situations don’t make it to court.

According to Page Six, legendary producer, Pete Rock is preparing to sue Nas for unpaid royalties from Nas’ debut album, Illmatic.

Pete Rock claims that Nas signed a contract that “would allow the producer a cut of that proceeds from the classic track “The World Is Yours.” a total that is now a few million dollars.” Rock, who has both a writing credit and vocal credit on the record, claims that he has reached out to Nas about getting his money, but has not heard anything back.

While Rock has not filed the lawsuit yet, he has serious plans to do so by the end of this month. “Nas and his people have stonewalled me since 1994; my new years resolution is to be compensated for my hard work on the Illmatic,” Rock said.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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This Rap Pioneer Doubted JAY-Z and Nas. He Was Wrong

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Hip-Hop fans on Twitter have been in an uproar after an almost 30-year-old “Rapper Report Card” by pioneer Kool Moe Dee was unearthed to reveal low grades for then newcomers, Nas and JAY-Z.  Needless to say, the “How You Like Me Now” legend was dead wrong. HOV and Nas Proved Kool Moe Dee Wrong Considered […]

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Nas is Selling His Music Streaming Rights to Two Songs in New NFT Deal

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Nas is expanding his reach in the cryptocurrency world with a new NFT deal.

This week, Royal announced that they are teaming with the Queens icon to sell extended versions of NFTs called limited digital assets.

“Having Nas be the first artist to sell royalty rights through Royal is an incredible affirmation of our mission,” Royal CEO, Justin “3LAU” Blau detailed.

“It’s proof that artists across genres feel strongly about democratizing ownership of their music, and that they want to be connected to their listeners on a deeper level.”

According to reports, the NFT will give fans the chance to obtain streaming royalty rights to Nas’s King’s Disease and King’s Disease II tracks, “Ultra Black” and “Rare.”

Nas shared a comment via Complex on the partnership.

“I am always looking for new and unique ways to connect with the people. So I am excited to partner with Royal on their new endeavor in order for the world to connect with my music in a new way.”

In total, the Hip Hop legend will be giving up 50-percent of his streaming rights for each of those songs.

This news follows, the announcement of Nas and Hit-Boy working on King’s Disease 3.

Royal is expected to drop the Nas NFT on their official website on January 11th.

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Today in Hip Hop History: Nas And Kelis Got Married 17 Years Ago

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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 Is Selling A Percentage Of His Music To Fans…Via NFT

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Legendary hip hop icon Nas will drop nonfungible tokens that let users own streaming royalty rights for the songs “Ultra Black” and “Rare.” Nas To Let Fans Own Shares Of Music Through NFTS Rapper Nas announced today that he will release nonfungible tokens (NFTs) that will let his fans own a stake in two of […]

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Nas Is Selling A Percentage Of His Music To Fans…Via NFT

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Legendary hip hop icon Nas will drop nonfungible tokens that let users own streaming royalty rights for the songs “Ultra Black” and “Rare.” Nas To Let Fans Own Shares Of Music Through NFTS Rapper Nas announced today that he will release nonfungible tokens (NFTs) that will let his fans own a stake in two of […]

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Nas Giving Away Music Streaming Rights With New NFT Deal

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Nas is expanding his reach in the cryptocurrency world with a new NFT deal.

This week, Royal announced that they are teaming with the Queens icon to sell extended versions of NFTs called limited digital assets.

“Having Nas be the first artist to sell royalty rights through Royal is an incredible affirmation of our mission,” Royal CEO, Justin “3LAU” Blau detailed.

“It’s proof that artists across genres feel strongly about democratizing ownership of their music, and that they want to be connected to their listeners on a deeper level.”

According to reports, the NFT will give fans the chance to obtain streaming royalty rights to Nas’s King’s Disease and King’s Disease II tracks, “Ultra Black” and “Rare.”

Nas shared a comment via Complex on the partnership.

“I am always looking for new and unique ways to connect with the people. So I am excited to partner with Royal on their new endeavor in order for the world to connect with my music in a new way.”

In total, the Hip Hop legend will be giving up 50-percent of his streaming rights for each of those songs.

This news follows, the announcement of Nas and Hit-Boy working on King’s Disease 3.

Royal is expected to drop the Nas NFT on their official website on January 11th.

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