Video: Fashawn on Signing With Nas/Mass Appeal

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Fash speaks briefly to Vlad TV about his new deal with the Nas backed Mass Appeal records and notes that his album is due out in September.

Look out for new music from the Fresno native on the upcoming Mass Appeal Vol. 1 compilation album due out around the same time with features from fellow signee Boldy James, Pusha T, Bishop Nehru and others.

UPDATED: Mass Appeal has put out an official press release about the signing and Fash’s new LP The Ecology, which is slated for a September 30th release. Check it out below.

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Nas to Drop Lost Tapes 2 on Mass Appeal Records

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The launch of Mass Appeal Records is now official with a story over at Billboard announcing the label, which is a joint venture between Nas and DECON Records co-founder Peter Bittenbender. There has been wide speculation that Boldy James would be one of the first artists signed, and although he recently denied that he had completed a deal with Nas, he is mentioned in the story as one of the initial artists on the MA roster along with Bishop Nehru and Fashawn.

But the real news here is that Nas intends to use the boutique label as a conduit for his own music once his deal with Def Jam expires later this year. One of the first projects he plans on releasing is the long delayed, highly anticipated Lost Tapes 2 compilation of b-sides and rarities. Also on deck is a posthomous Pimp C album and a compilation project which will feature contributions from fellow Mass Appeal investor Pusha T, Future, the A$AP Mob, Mac Miller and Nas himself. One tidbit that jumped out at me was the fact that Nas plans on doing a remake of the classic Gangstarr track from which the label and magazine takes its name.

Previously: NAHRIGHT & UPNORTHTRIPS Present: #Illmatic20 (Tribute Mixtape)

Video: Wale – Mass Appeal Freestyle

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Contains a preview of Meek Mill & Rick Ross’ “Work” freestyle.