Written by Crissle | @Crissles
I showed up at Bagatelle last night to cover Nas‘ album release party for ‘Life Is Good’ on behalf of Crunk + Disorderly prepared for only one thing – unlimited Moët. As an Oklahoma girl who just relocated to New York City six weeks ago, I’ve never been to an industry party and the biggest celebrity I’ve ever been within ten feet of is Toby Keith. So I decided to go with an open mind, a fully charged phone, and a two drink maximum just to keep it classy.
I arrived exactly at 10:00, made it inside by 10:30, and was half-drunk by 10:45. Girls dressed like Kardashians stood at the entrance, smiling and holding trays of miniature bottles of Moët. Two drink maximum? Whoops. Yes I sure will take one, thank you miss. And yes I sure will take another. Y’all are so sweet.
Waiters buzzed around the room offering appetizers I’ve never seen before, but since I didn’t want to drink on an empty stomach (and rarely turn down a snack) I ate them anyway.
Everyone there seemed to know each other but people were surprisingly friendly, breaking into big smiles when I told them I was present on behalf of Crunk + Disorderly. “Really?” said one girl, motioning to her friend. “I love that blog!” I smiled and kept drinking.
With his eyes hidden behind dark shades, the intrinsically forever young Nas, photographed above arriving at the Ed Sullivan Theater on Monday (June 16), performed his self-examining single “Daughters” in support of his newly released album ‘Life Is Good’ on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman.’
And He Sports Fly Shit He Should Win An ESPY
Witness a true wordsmith at work inside plus bonus video of his interview with Young & Reckless.
Nas‘ collaboration with late friend Amy Winehouse premiered on BBC’s Radion 1 on Tuesday night (July 3). Produced by Salaam Remi, “Cherry Wine” will appear on the rapper’s tenth studio album, ‘Life is Good’, which is slated for a July 17th release.
“It’s a bittersweet feeling to do something with her now that she’s not here,” Nas said about the jazz influenced track. ”I’m happy . . . the sweet part is that we do have the music, fans have new music from her. The bitter part is that she’s no longer here to really give it to us and to really live her music and for us to see her smile and hear her voice.”
Amy Winehouse And Nas Celebrating His Birthday In 2010
Another duet from the pair, “Like Smoke,” was released on Winehouse’s album ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures,’ the first Winehouse project to be released following her passing last year.
Take a listen to “Cherry Wine” after the jump.
If you’re looking for a messy divorce quote you’re not going to get it here. In so many words, Kelis told a journalist ain’t nobody got time for that when she was surveyed on her thoughts about ex-husband Nas using her wedding dress on his forthcoming album cover at this weekend’s Isle of Wight festival:
“You know, my feelings about it are not really relevant. At the end of the day, Nas is an artist and for whatever it’s worth, he’s one of the greatest, especially for what it is that he does. For someone in hip-hop to really be genuine and honest, whatever the honesty is about, I think it’s awesome. My feelings about it aren’t necessarily valid, but as an artist I can respect that he wears his feelings on his sleeve. I like that.”
Nas took a moment to admire the kicks of BBC radio host DJ Semtex while making his promotional rounds in London on Thursday (June 21).
Here’s some shade to stand under: The Queens rapper revealed that his decision to drape ex-wife Kelis‘ unique green wedding dress over his lap for the cover of his tenth studio album was to convey “an old blues man talking about his life.”
“She took her stuff out of the house and left her green wedding dress. And that was all she left,” he explained on his ‘Behind the Music’ special earlier this year.
Flashback! Nas, Daughter Destiny And Then Wife Kelis At The 2006 MTV Music Awards
“Can’t wear skinny jeans ’cause my knots don’t fit” you don’t say? Well, those look a little young to me but that’s neither here nor there.
Jay-Z‘s security was surprised by a large group of fans who burst through barriers at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England and charged the rapper’s helicopter as it landed. A solo Hovito handed off his iPad and iPhone to pose for pictures with the excited fans before hopping into an awaiting vehicle.
You can bet your sweet ass that if Beyonce and the Sacred Lamb of Tribeca were present shit would have gone down a lot differently. Three words: Jarmann harpoon rifle.
Video footage from Nas’ plans to lynch an animatronic effigy with Jay-Z’s face on it during his headlining set at Summer Jam ’02 has resurfaced this week. After Hot 97 got wind of God Son’s intentions to hang the life sized dummy from wooden gallows the station nixed his plans and he pulled out of the show.