New Music: Nas – “The Season” (Prod. J Dilla)

When J Dilla suddenly passed away in 2006, at the tender age of 32, from cardiac arrest, the hip-hop community lost one of the greatest producers of all-time. That year Jay Dee left hip-hop one of the finest collections of instrumentals in Donuts. What made Donuts so special, besides it being released three days before J Dilla’s passing, was that it feels like such an intensely personal statement. Since its release, many have went on to use the instrumentals from Donuts (including Ghostface, Drake, Charles Hamilton, Skyzoo, and Talib Kweli). Now Nas is finally sharing his collaboration with Jay Dee […]

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When J Dilla suddenly passed away in 2006, at the tender age of 32, from cardiac arrest, the hip-hop community lost one of the greatest producers of all-time. That year Jay Dee left hip-hop one of the finest collections of instrumentals in Donuts. What made Donuts so special, besides it being released three days before J Dilla’s passing, was that it feels like such an intensely personal statement. Since its release, many have went on to use the instrumentals from Donuts (including Ghostface, Drake, Charles Hamilton, Skyzoo, and Talib Kweli). Now Nas is finally sharing his collaboration with Jay Dee as he raps over the “Gobstopper” beat. Listen after the jump!

Listen To Nas’s J Dilla-Produced “The Season” In Full

After sharing the track at Run The Jewels’ show in New York City last night, Nas has delivered the full version of his new single, “The Season,” which borrows the late J Dilla’s “Gobstopper” beat off of 2006’s Donuts. Nas is currently… Continue Reading

After sharing the track at Run The Jewels’ show in New York City last night, Nas has delivered the full version of his new single, “The Season,” which borrows the late J Dilla’s “Gobstopper” beat off of 2006’s Donuts. Nas is currently… Continue Reading

Listen To Nas’s J Dilla-Produced “The Season” In Full

After sharing the track at Run The Jewels’ show in New York City last night, Nas has delivered the full version of his new single, “The Season,” which borrows the late J Dilla’s “Gobstopper” beat off of 2006’s Donuts. Nas is currently… Continue Reading

After sharing the track at Run The Jewels’ show in New York City last night, Nas has delivered the full version of his new single, “The Season,” which borrows the late J Dilla’s “Gobstopper” beat off of 2006’s Donuts. Nas is currently… Continue Reading

Feelin’ Like ’03: Kanye West Joins Dave Chappelle at Radio City

By: Mike Cortez | @CortezEra  It’s been eleven years since we saw Kanye West and Dave Chappelle together. West was one of Chappelle’s first musical guests on the legendary “Chappelle’s Show” when he performed “Two Words” with Freeway and Mos Def.… Continue Reading

By: Mike Cortez |[email protected] It’s been eleven years since we saw Kanye West and Dave Chappelle together. West was one of Chappelle’s first musical guests on the legendary “Chappelle’s Show” when he performed “Two Words” with Freeway and Mos Def.… Continue Reading

Mile High Anxiety: Three Shot after Nas & Schoolboy Q Concert in Colorado

  By: Mike Cortez | @CortezEra  Gunshots were fired after the Nas and Schoolboy Q concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado last night. The venue is ten miles out from Denver that houses 10,000 people. Three people were sent… Continue Reading

  By: Mike Cortez |[email protected] Gunshots were fired after the Nas and Schoolboy Q concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado last night. The venue is ten miles out from Denver that houses 10,000 people. Three people were sent… Continue Reading

Long Live Chappelle: The Comedic Legend Joins Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show

Mike Cortez @CortezEra The man, the myth, the legend, Dave Chappelle. If you’re lucky enough to remember Chappelle’s Show then you know how much Chappelle has been missed. After taking the comedy world and popular culture by storm in the… Continue Reading

Mike Cortez @CortezEra The man, the myth, the legend, Dave Chappelle. If you’re lucky enough to remember Chappelle’s Show then you know how much Chappelle has been missed. After taking the comedy world and popular culture by storm in the… Continue Reading

NahRight & UpNorthTrips – #Illmatic20 (Tribute Mixtape)

NahRight and UpNorthTrips celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Nas’ classic debut album ‘Illmatic’ by putting together this new mixtape called ‘#Illmatic20′. The project has up and coming New York rappers such as Smoke DZA, Troy Ave, Bodega Bamz, Denzil Porter, Al-Doe and more going in over various Nas instrumentals. Tracklist, stream and download link […]

Mixtape: NahRight & UpNorthTrips – #Illmatic20

NahRight and UpNorthTrips celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Nas’ classic debut album ‘Illmatic’ by putting together this new mixtape called ‘#Illmatic20′. The project has up and coming New York rappers such as Smoke DZA, Troy Ave, Bodega Bamz, Denzil Porter, Al-Doe and more going in over various Nas instrumentals.

Tracklist, stream and download link below.

01. Al Doe – The Genesis
02. Euro League – NY State Of Mind
03. Timeless Truth – Lifes A Bitch
04. Shirt – The World Is Yours
05. Smoke DZA – Halftime
06. Doley Bernays – Memory Lane
07. Troy Ave – One Love
08. Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire – One Time 4 Your Mind
09. Bodega Bams – Represent
10. Bodega Bamz – Represent
11. B.I.C. – It Aint Hard To Tell
12. Nas Interlude
13. YC The Cynic – Halftime Butcher’s Mix
14. Denzil Porter – One Love (One L Mix)
15. The Incomprable Shakespere- The World Is Yours (Tip Mix)