RISE AND GRIND! MORNING MUSIC NEWS: Nas’ “Time is Illmatic” Trailer, Tinashe Performs “Pretend” In Paris, & MORE! (DETAILS)

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Earlier this year, Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his revolutionary debut album Illmatic. Now, the Queensbridge rapper is releasing a documentary about the making of this classic album. Time Is Illmatic recaps the hard work that went into the album, as Nas was just 19 years old living in Queensbridge projects. This documentary features interviews with Q-Tip, Alicia Keys, and Pharrell, just to name a few. The film is scheduled to be released on October 1st. Check out the trailer above. [Complex]

DJ Kay Slay is gearing up for his final album and he’s making sure it’ll please the people. One of the singles that made the cut on Rhyme or Die is “Don’t Do It,” featuring Bronx rappers Fat Joe and French Montana, while Rico Love lays his vocals on the hook. Listen to the song here —> [Miss Info]

Tinashe is going global, y’all. The “2 On” singer brought her talent over to Europe to give her fans a peek at what to expect from her upcoming album “Aquarius.” In addition to performing at the Reading Festival and XOYO in London, the L.A. singer took it to Paris’ La Maroquinerie and performed her second single “Pretend,” which features A$AP Rocky. You can even catch her bustin’ some moves in front of the Eiffel Tower. Watch her shut it down on stage here —> [Rap-Up]

Nicole Scherzinger is gearing up for her upcoming sophomore solo album and has recruited The Dream and Tricky Stewart for assistance in her new single. The 36-year-old singer premiered “On The Rocks” on BBC Radio, which marks as the second official single off her album. Listen to the lovely ballad here —> [Just Jared]

 

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