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June 2015

Diversity

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the …

Nas Opens Tribeca Film Festival With Time Is Illmatic Screening and Performance

The groundbreaking rapper celebrates the 20th anniversary of his crowning achievement, with a little help from Robert de Niro and Alicia Keys.<p>It has been 20 years since Nasir “Nas” Jones released <i>Illmatic,</i> an album that really did expand the definition of what a hip-hop album could accomplish. I say …

'Time Is Illmatic' Explores Nas' Classic Debut Album At Tribeca Film Festival

At age 17, Nasir "Nas" Jones stepped onto the rap scene by declaring he "went to hell for snuffing Jesus" on Main Source’s 1991 posse track "Live at the Barbeque."<p>The classic verse not only gained the attention of industry insiders and hip-hop enthusiasts, it also solidified anticipation leading up …