Today in Hip-Hop History: Nas Drops His Sophomore Album ‘It Was Written’ 24 Years Ago

On July 2, 1996, Nas unleashed the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, 1994’s Illmatic entitled It Was Written, the album featured production from DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, and Havoc. This time around, the fresh-faced, 22-year-old Brooklyn-born emcee consciously pushed the album in a more mainstream direction, hoping to secure a wider fan base. It worked. The album […]

[WATCH] LL Cool J Says He’s Down For Verzuz Battle With Nas


With Swizz Beatz seemingly playing the role of Don King in the Verzuz world of battles of the hits, the matchups and the challenges keep on coming, but this potential Queens-boro battle between the generations might be something of a legend. While on IG Live with Swizz, rap icon LL Cool J was asked about […]

[WATCH] Dave East Cries Mourning The Death Of Kiing Shooter

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Many people in the NYC area have lost a loved one or know someone who has due to the coronavirus, but for the Street Dreams team, the death of Kiing Shooter really hit home for Harlem rapper Dave East. As it was previously reported, 24-year-old Queensbridge rapper Kiing Shooter died from complications of COVID-19, which […]

Nas’ Artist Kiing Shooter Reportedly Dies from COVID-19 at 24

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According to several confirmed reports, Nas and his brother Jungle’s artist Queensbridge native Kiing Shooter passed away this week from complications due to Coronavirus. He was 24 years old. Shooter, whose real name is William Daniels, contracted the virus after being hospitalized for liver issues. Williams posted a photo of himself on Instagram in a […]

Kodak Black Wants to Work With Nas

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Kodak Black has been extremely active on while in prison. The “Roll In Peace” rapper was arrested at last year’s Rolling Loud festival. Since then he has been sentenced 46 months in prison after taking a plea deal. While in prison, the Florida rapper has been extremely vocal. He expressed the unfair treatment he encounter […]

New Nas Music Coming Produced By Hit-Boy

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The one and only King of Queens’ Nas has announced that he is currently working on new music with Californian super producer Hit-Boy in a recent interview with legendary Brooklyn DJ/VJ Ralph McDaniels during Universal Hip Hop Museum and Mass Appeal’s Hip-Hop Loves NY benefit event. Nas also reveals he is also working on another […]

An Homage For Nas’ ‘Illmatic’: 26 Years Of Classic Material

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On April 19th, 1994, Nasir “Nas” Jones did what everyone thought he would: change the rap game. With just 10-tracks, a chipped tooth smile and a whole lot of 5% science, the God Son began his reign. From the beginning of the record, you are immediately immersed into the subterranean NYC subway system and shot […]

Happy 48th Birthday To Brooklyn Rap Legend AZ!


On this date in 1972, AZ was born Antonio Cruz in Brooklyn, New York. AZ is regarded as one of the most prolific emcees of the 90s, even though his entrance into the game came from just one verse on Nas’ “Life’s A Bitch” from the epic Illmatic album. That one verse led to an […]

Nas, DaBaby, A$AP Ferg Party with Hennessy at NBA All-Star 2020


Shortly after announcing a multiyear partnership with the NBA, Hennessy, the world’s best-selling Cognac, hosted a private party in Chicago, which was hosted by Nas and featured performances from A$AP Ferg and DaBaby. The party was filled with specialty cocktails and performances. Ferg moved through “Work,” “Plain Jane” and his new single “Value,” while DaBaby […]

Nas is Working on a New Album According to Big Sean

Nas is Working on a New Album According to Big Sean

Big Sean is working on his highly-anticipated project, and while we don’t have a release date, he did confirm that another well-respected artist is also working on a new album. The Detroit emcee posted a video of a studio session he was at with Nas. “By the way Nas gonna drop a new album,” Sean […]

Kelis Says She Was “Blatantly Lied to and Tricked” by The Neptunes

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Mase isn’t the only celebrity coming forward about not being compensated fairly from a major record label. In an interview with The Guardian, singer Kelis Rogers (most notably known as the electric singer from Harlem named Kelis) opens up about her contract with super-producer Pharrell Williams and his partner Chad Hugo who together are The […]

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

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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. […]