1. "Illmatic was a new beginning of rap."

    Nas’ documentary, celebrating his critically acclaimed debut album, Illmatic, opened the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night. It seems like everyone is talking about it. Photos from the event here.

    We’ve got more Nas in this hour long video from his talk last year, when he sat down with Rolling Stones Anthony DeCurtis for a wide-ranging conversation about his life and career.

    "How can you lose when you doing you?" he said at the time.

  2. We’d like to think John Turturro and Dr. Ruth are having an out-of-context conversation about a woman who’s going to have more babies, but they’re probably talking about his new movie Fading Gigolo, which he screened here last night. Either way, we are obsessed.

  3. If you missed Tracy Morgan and Hannibal Buress last night at 92Y, Grantland has highlights:

On the (very important) question of white people using the N-word at karaoke.
Buress: “You can’t pick a song that’s [N-word] heavy. Like, Kanye’s ‘All of the Lights’ is OK. But YG’s ‘My N—a’ you should avoid.”
Morgan: “When you drinking at the karaoke spot, know how many [N-Words] are in the song.”
On the Brooklyn Nets
Morgan: “If you’re a Nets, Mets, or Jets fan, you probably have low self-esteem.”
On Buress writing for 30 Rock
Morgan: “It was just you and a sea of white dudes.”
Buress: “We had an Indian dude.”
On the 92nd Street Y
Morgan: “I didn’t even know this shit was here! Is this the Upper East Side or what? This is where the good cocaine is.”
On side businesses
Buress: “I want to open a Jamba Juice.”
On performing for white audiences
Morgan: “That’s why I wear a watch. Because if white people see me wearing a watch they feel like they can trust me.”

Read more.

    If you missed Tracy Morgan and Hannibal Buress last night at 92Y, Grantland has highlights:

    On the (very important) question of white people using the N-word at karaoke.

    Buress: “You can’t pick a song that’s [N-word] heavy. Like, Kanye’s ‘All of the Lights’ is OK. But YG’s ‘My N—a’ you should avoid.”

    Morgan: “When you drinking at the karaoke spot, know how many [N-Words] are in the song.”

    On the Brooklyn Nets

    Morgan: “If you’re a Nets, Mets, or Jets fan, you probably have low self-esteem.”

    On Buress writing for 30 Rock

    Morgan: “It was just you and a sea of white dudes.”

    Buress: “We had an Indian dude.”

    On the 92nd Street Y

    Morgan: “I didn’t even know this shit was here! Is this the Upper East Side or what? This is where the good cocaine is.”

    On side businesses

    Buress: “I want to open a Jamba Juice.”

    On performing for white audiences

    Morgan: “That’s why I wear a watch. Because if white people see me wearing a watch they feel like they can trust me.”

    Read more.

  4. Hannibal Buress & Tracy Morgan
5 Things We Learned About Tracy Morgan Last Night The SNL alum who gave life to Brian Fellows and received an Emmy nomination for his work on 30 Rock split sides at 92Y on April 16. Morgan was here to discuss his latest stand-up special Bona Fide, his seven seasons on both SNL and 30 Rock and how his life has changed. Here are 5 things we learned last night.
Morgan intended to organize a family reunion for his relatives with his first big SNL paycheck… but he bought a Ford Expedition instead.
He threw his name in the hat for David Letterman’s job at The Late Show (which ultimately went to Stephen Colbert).
He honed his facial expressions by watching Carol Burnett.
Morgan’s oldest brother was born crippled, so at school, he learned to be funny as a way to deflect bullies.
When he turns on the TV, Morgan usually chooses documentaries over sitcoms and comedy shows.

    Hannibal Buress & Tracy Morgan

    5 Things We Learned About Tracy Morgan Last Night

    The SNL alum who gave life to Brian Fellows and received an Emmy nomination for his work on 30 Rock split sides at 92Y on April 16. Morgan was here to discuss his latest stand-up special Bona Fide, his seven seasons on both SNL and 30 Rock and how his life has changed. Here are 5 things we learned last night.

    • Morgan intended to organize a family reunion for his relatives with his first big SNL paycheck… but he bought a Ford Expedition instead.
    • He threw his name in the hat for David Letterman’s job at The Late Show (which ultimately went to Stephen Colbert).
    • He honed his facial expressions by watching Carol Burnett.
    • Morgan’s oldest brother was born crippled, so at school, he learned to be funny as a way to deflect bullies.
    • When he turns on the TV, Morgan usually chooses documentaries over sitcoms and comedy shows.

  5. 5 Things We Learned About Bob Saget Last Night Bob Saget, the iconic TV family man of Full House, took the 92Y stage last night and was anything like Danny Tanner. Or was he? The comedian, now equally as famous for his filthy humor as he is for his wholesome sitcom image, glided between touching stories of his father and telling dick jokes. Here are 5 things we learned last night.
Saget does a great Tracy Morgan impression.
He delivered a 20-minute eulogy for his father, peppered with dark humor.
He served as the officiator at Rodney Dangerfield’s funeral.
Saget’s comedic origins started in Hebrew school. “It’s a really good place to learn to be funny.”
John Stamos’ name elicits a… erm, special female reaction. “I say his name and I hear ovulation.”

    5 Things We Learned About Bob Saget Last Night

    Bob Saget, the iconic TV family man of Full House, took the 92Y stage last night and was anything like Danny Tanner. Or was he? The comedian, now equally as famous for his filthy humor as he is for his wholesome sitcom image, glided between touching stories of his father and telling dick jokes. Here are 5 things we learned last night.

    • Saget does a great Tracy Morgan impression.
    • He delivered a 20-minute eulogy for his father, peppered with dark humor.
    • He served as the officiator at Rodney Dangerfield’s funeral.
    • Saget’s comedic origins started in Hebrew school. “It’s a really good place to learn to be funny.”
    • John Stamos’ name elicits a… erm, special female reaction. “I say his name and I hear ovulation.”

  6. If you could ask Tracy Morgan one question, what would it be? This is your chance. He’ll be here next week for a no-holds barred conversation with Hannibal Buress. Submit your questions here and we’ll forward them during the Q&A.
So what would YOU ask Tracy Morgan?

    If you could ask Tracy Morgan one question, what would it be? This is your chance. He’ll be here next week for a no-holds barred conversation with Hannibal Buress. Submit your questions here and we’ll forward them during the Q&A.

    So what would YOU ask Tracy Morgan?

  7. Chelsea Handler to End E! Show, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
"There’s only so many years you can talk about Justin Bieber," Handler told us on our stage recently. Watch the video. 

    Chelsea Handler to End E! Show, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

    "There’s only so many years you can talk about Justin Bieber," Handler told us on our stage recently. Watch the video

  8. But is she on Tumblr?
She will definitely be on our stage on April 10.

    But is she on Tumblr?

    She will definitely be on our stage on April 10.

  9. 5 Things We Learned About Arianna Huffington & Barbara Walters Last Night Barbara Walters interviewed Arianna Huffington on 92Y’s stage last night about her rise to international success with the Huffington Post and life lessons she’s learned along the way. Here is what we learned from these two journalism icons.
 Babs and Arianna are besties. No, really. Barbara was a bridesmaid at Arianna’s wedding (and wore “a hideous purple dress”) and is the godmother of her daughter.
Arianna wants you to go to sleep. The HuffPo founder could not emphasize the importance of a good night’s rest enough, saying “the only role models we have are burned out, sleep-deprived guys in suits.”
Barbara makes Arianna’s daughter cry. The View creator has been a big support to her goddaughter over the years, but their inspirational lunches often end in tears. Sounds like having lunch with Barbara isn’t too different than being interviewed by her.
Arianna has no desire to marry again.
Arianna doesn’t care about her legacy. She believes that the body is merely a “rental car” for the soul.

    5 Things We Learned About Arianna Huffington & Barbara Walters Last Night

    Barbara Walters interviewed Arianna Huffington on 92Y’s stage last night about her rise to international success with the Huffington Post and life lessons she’s learned along the way. Here is what we learned from these two journalism icons.

    1. Babs and Arianna are besties. No, really. Barbara was a bridesmaid at Arianna’s wedding (and wore “a hideous purple dress”) and is the godmother of her daughter.
    2. Arianna wants you to go to sleep. The HuffPo founder could not emphasize the importance of a good night’s rest enough, saying “the only role models we have are burned out, sleep-deprived guys in suits.”
    3. Barbara makes Arianna’s daughter cry. The View creator has been a big support to her goddaughter over the years, but their inspirational lunches often end in tears. Sounds like having lunch with Barbara isn’t too different than being interviewed by her.
    4. Arianna has no desire to marry again.
    5. Arianna doesn’t care about her legacy. She believes that the body is merely a “rental car” for the soul.

  10. That’s how we felt when we heard Kristen Wiig is coming to 92Y with Liza Johnson for a Q&A and screening of their new film, Hateship Loveship, on Apr 10!

    That’s how we felt when we heard Kristen Wiig is coming to 92Y with Liza Johnson for a Q&A and screening of their new film, Hateship Loveship, on Apr 10!