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The best new album releases in April 2014

When you’re done reminiscing about last month with my cool March playlist, you can start looking forward to the best LPs getting a release in April. Last month saw big new releases from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Elbow, Rick Ross, Eagulls and Johnny Cash amongst many others. So what albums are we looking forward […]

Nas – ‘Life Is Good’ album review

Nas – Life Is Good [rating:4/5] Buy: Life Is Good Now hip-hop is not exactly my specialist subject, but I am quite a big fan of Mr Nasir Jones so I felt I had to give his new album the once over. I’m not a total hip-hop noob though, I know enough to get by […]

Nas – ‘Life Is Good’ – a quick review

Nas – Life Is Good Preorder: Life Is Good Nas seems to be everywhere at the minute. The cynics among us might put the aggressive marketing of his forthcoming album Life Is Good down to his need to pay those crippling alimony payments. Whether that’s true or not doesn’t really matter. What does matter is […]

Nas Represent video

Watch: Nas – Represent video

Hip-hop legend Nas is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his seminal debut album Illmatic this year, and to go along with the deluxe Illmatic XX reissue he released earlier in the year the rapper has just unveiled a brand new video for album track ‘Represent’. The video is the first one ever made for ‘Represent’, […]

Nas to release ‘Illmatic XX’ to celebrate 20th anniversary of seminal debut

Everyone’s favourite rap album is turning 20 in 2014, and to celebrate the milestone it’s getting the ‘deluxe reissue’ treatment.

In case you didn’t know, you’re favourite rap album is Nas’ epochal, seminal, classic 1994 debut album Illmatic. Well it should be anyway, according to those in the know on these things. Read more about Nas to release ‘Illmatic XX’ to celebrate 20th anniversary of seminal debut


Glastonbury line-up announcement – Nas, Disclosure and AlunaGeorge confirmed for new dance area

Glastonbury Festival organisers today announced the first notable acts confirmed to play at this years festival. US rapper Nas, new electro wunderkinds Disclosure and London RnB duo AlunaGeorge are amongst a host of acts lined up to play the ‘reborn’ dance area of the festival this June. Now renamed ‘Silver Hayes’, after one of the […]

This weeks single reviews – 9 December

This weeks new singles run-through from Philip Lickley. If you would like to contribute to All-Noise, get in touch on [email protected] Single Reviews – 9 December As we approach the end of the year what singles are out for download this week? Alt-J – ‘Matilda’ [rating:2/5] Buy: Matilda Alt-J release one of their earlier pre-fame […]

Listen: Nas feat. Amy Winehouse – ‘Cherry Wine’

Hip-hop legend Nas continued the buzz-building for his new album last night by releasing yet another track from Life Is Good. Listen to ‘Cherry Wine’, his posthumous duet with Amy Winehouse, here: Nas and Amy Winehouse got together for recording sessions way back in 2008 and one of the songs from those sessions, ‘Like Smoke’, was used […]