Six years have passed since the release of Nas’ last studio LP, Life Is Good. As a part of a daunting five week collection of releases executive produced by Kanye West, the Queens MC’s long-awaited new album is near. First announced by West back in June, Nas is celebrating his new project titled NASIR, with a listening session steps away from where he grew up in Queensbridge, New York City. Fans can get their first listen of the album via a live stream courtesy of Mass Appeal Records and YouTube.

NASIR is the 4th consecutive project in as many weeks executive produced by Kanye West. It follows Pusha T’s DAYTONA, Kanye’s ye, Kid Cudi and Kanye’s joint album KIDS SEE GHOSTS. The final project to drop is Teyana Taylor’s untitled sophomore LP, due June 22.

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After albums from Pusha T and Kanye West, its now time for Kid Cudi to unleash his Kids See Ghost joint project with Mr. West. A week after Kanye hosted a star-studded event in Wyoming prior to the release of ye, the rapper/designer and Cudi are hosting a listening event in Los Angeles on Thursday night (Jun. 7).

Just moments before the album is available everywhere, fans can get their first listen of Kids See Ghost. Click below to watch the listening session, live streamed via the Wav Media app starting at 11 p.m. EST.

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Shia LaBeouf has built a reputation for staging, shall we say, interesting live performances in recent years, but his latest project is his most ambitious yet.

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Our very own Miss Info is down in Miami for this year’s Art Basel, and she’s co-hosting a special instalment of Public School NYC’s WNL Radio this weekend. She’ll be talking politics, culture and, of course, music alongside the likes of Stretch & Bobbito, Ronnie Fieg, Fonzworth Bentley, Akinyele, Heron Preston, Uncle Luke and many more.

The broadcast runs between noon and 8pm EST today and tomorrow (December 3). Tune in below!

Update: Mos Def is debuting new music now and announced 2 new albums (one with Mannie Fresh).

Update 2: Nahright posted footage of Mos performing at Art Basel.

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Perhaps this is another sign that Frank Ocean is really ready to debut some new music for the world. Or maybe not…

Over the weekend, the crooner debuted a visual stream on his Boys Don’t Cry site, which was sponsored by Apple Music. The stream featured a looped video art project by Francis Soriano.

Watch the live stream here.

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The moment is here. Fans and celebrities gathered on Friday night as Kanye West world premiered the video for “Famous,” the lead single off his latest album The Life of Pablo. Billed as an ‘unprecedented premiere event,’ the music video was debuted at a special one-time event at The Forum in Los Angeles.

A racy, shocking, NSFW music video, the clip features various famous figures (wax figures) laid in the back completely naked and a sleep. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (the only real naked humans), Rihanna, Chris Brown, Donald Trump, Amber Rose, Ray J, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, Anna Wintour, and finally, Taylor Swift all lay in a nude orgy snoring across a bed in the visual that references artist Vincent Desiderio’s painting “Sleep.” Vanity Fair notes the TIDAL premiere was filmed over a period of three months and cycled through four different formats.

The debut comes a week after the rapper/designer announced the North American “Saint Pablo” tour, kicking off Oct. 29 in Las Vegas.

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Skepta is taking his talents from Tottenham to Tokyo today (or should I say tonight) for a special Boiler Room set in the Japanese capital to celebrate the long-awaited release of his new album Konnichiwa, which drops May 6. The Grime kingpin will be joined by local acts including Kohh, Dutch Montana, Loota and DJ Riki, as well as surprise guests. Chances are we’ll get to hear Skepta’s new album in full for the first time, so don’t miss out. The livestream begins at 10am EST (3pm GMT).

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Many have made their way to Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theatre on Tuesday (Apr. 5) for a ceremony tributing the late Phife Dawg. Called “A Celebration of Phife,” the event is dedicated to the late member of A Tribe Called Quest, following his passing at the age of 45 last month.

Along with the premiere of Phife Dawg’s posthumous single “Nutsell” produced by J-Dilla, the event will feature many special guest appearances throughout the night.

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New York Fashion Week kicks off today, and all eyes are undoubtedly on Kanye West. The polarizing artist-designer will simultaneously debut his Yeezy Season 3 collection and new album The Life of Pablo in the “world’s most famous arena,” Madison Square Garden. Thousands have converged at MSG to view the runway show, and most importantly, get a first listen of Kanye’s highly-anticipated 7th studio LP.

For those who couldn’t make the trip to the Big Apple, Kanye has partnered with TIDAL to live stream the sure-to-be star-studded event in its entirety. Ye’s new album is slated to drop sometime after the event has concluded, so stay tuned.

Watch all the action below.

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Harlem’s A$AP Mob pays tribute to the late A$AP Yams with a special concert celebrating his life. On the one-year anniversary of his untimely death, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Mob present the first annual Yams Day concert. Held at New York City’s Terminal 5, the show will include performances by A$AP Mob, Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, Lil’ Uzi Vert, Danny Brown, Bodega Bamz, and many more special guests.

For those that couldn’t make it to the sold-out show, A$AP Worldwide teams up with Yahoo! and Live Nation to stream the event. Watch the full concert below (or click here).

Update: Video of the stream is now available.

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