Latest Nas News

Hip hop pioneer DJ Kay Slay dies of COVID-19 at age 55

Apr. 18, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering hip hop artist Keith Grayson, who performed as DJ Kay Slay and worked with top stars, has died of complications from COVID-19. Grayson's death at age 55 on Sunday was confirmed by his family in a statement released through New York radio station HOT 97,...

Batiste, joyful performances highlight Grammy Awards

Apr. 04, 2022 03:23 AM EDT

Jon Batiste had the most Grammy Award nominations and his five wins outpaced everyone, yet he somehow seemed the biggest surprise on a joyous night for music that washed away some of the bad taste left by the Oscars a week earlier. Batiste's “We Are” won the prestigious album...

Q&A: Hit-Boy talks Grammy producer nod, rapper aspirations

Mar. 25, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hit-Boy won top Grammy rap honors with some of hip-hop’s biggest heavyweights — Jay-Z, Kanye West, known as Ye, and Nas — and now he is ascending into a new musical weight class as a producer. The Southern California native is only up for two nominations,...

Ye no longer performing at Grammys

Mar. 20, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ye will not be performing at the Grammys this year. A report published in The Blast said that the musician was told Friday that his act had been pulled from the show, which is set to take place on April 3. A representative for Ye, who changed his name from Kanye...