Archive for October, 2012

One Love

Illmatic: Nas in Philly. Photo by Leon Laing.

“It went from ‘Life’s a Bitch’ to ‘Life is Good,’” Nas said, reflecting on his successful 21-year tenure in hip-hop. Continue reading ‘One Love’

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Nas, Q-Tip and Wale in Philly


On the heels of his album release for Life is Good, rap megastar Nas will headline Heineken’s Red Access tour in Philadelphia. Maybach Music’s Wale will open up for the Queens, NY, -based rhyme spitter. The legendary Q-Tip will provide the music, and comedian Affion Crockett will host. Heineken will hold its final leg of the tour at the Electric Factory on Oct. 13. Continue reading ‘Nas, Q-Tip and Wale in Philly’

Hip-hop diva

Amanda Diva. Photo by Leon Laing.

Amanda Diva can add lecturer to her résumé now. The multifaceted Diva is already known for being an actress, media personality, visual artist, DJ, rapper/songwriter and poet. Continue reading ‘Hip-hop diva’