News: UPDATE: Nas' Manager Refutes Kings & Queens Record Label Reports
Monday, Mar 5, 2012 1:45PM
Anthony Saleh, manager to rap veteran Nas, has stepped up to dismiss all reports claiming that God's Son has launched a new record label called "Kings & Queens."
Without providing much detail to the origin of the rumor, manager Anthony Saleh says there is no truth behind the recent reports of Nas' up and coming new music label.
During an interview with MTV's RapFix Live, Tyga said that recent collaborator Nas had started a new label called Kings and Queens. However, Nas' manager, Anthony Saleh, tells XXLMag.com no such endeavor exists. When contacted by XXLMag.com, Saleh said the report was "not true." (XXL Mag)
Last week, Young Money rapper Tyga informally announced Nas' new label.
Don't let the popularity of "Rack City" fool you. Tyga's recently released Careless World: Rise of the Last King is packed with 21 joints (23 if you buy the iTunes bonus tracks). Among the most notable are the Lil Wayne-assisted "Faded" and "King and Queens" with Nas and Wale. "[Nas] actually has a label called Kings and Queens that he just started, so he was like, it's just clichÃ© that I sent him a song called '[King] and Queens' and he just started a label called Kings and Queens, which is crazy,'" Tyga told Sway. (MTV)
In the late 1990's, the New York rap icon launched his trademarked 'Ill Will' Records.
The label was named after Willie Graham, Nas' childhood neighbor and best friend, was shot dead on May 23, 1992 when both were teenagers. He launched the imprint in autumn 1999 with his fourth studio album Nastradamus. Ill Will had distributed The Bravehearts through Columbia Records and former artist Quan through Atlantic Records. After signing to Def Jam in 2005, Nas relaunched Ill Will by the name The Jones Experience as an imprint under Def Jam. (Wikipedia)
Recently, Nas joyfully announced that his upcoming new solo album was finally completed.
"Ayo Jung! Ya Bday comin!! We goin in. 5 days NONSTOP!!! Plus we celebrating my LP being WRAPPED!!!!!!," he tweeted February 23rd. (Nas' Twitter)
Check out some recent Nas footage below: