Pulse Music Flashback 12/24/2004: Nas Talks Kobe, Pearl Jam – rearviewmirror Review

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of music for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of music 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

Pearl Jam – rearviewmirror Review

Pearl Jam have had a storied career, starting off just before the grunge explosion and continuing to thrive until this very day. Sure, there’s been highs and lows, but Pearl Jam, as a creative unit, have soldiered on through an almost 15 year career.

While most bands attempt to crank out a greatest hits package after a couple of hit albums (like the recently released Creed album encompassing a catalogue that spans an unimpressive three albums), Pearl Jam waited and, in turn, made fans wait.

Well, after 7 studio albums, 73 official live offerings, a collection of b-sides and rarities and various singles and soundtrack tidbits, the wait is over.

And boy was it worth it.

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[Beats] Nas Talks Kobe on ESPN

Nas, who lyrically attacked basketball superstar Kobe Bryant among others in his song “These Are Our Heroes (Coon Picnic),” appeared on ESPN’s Sportscenter to share his thoughts on the Los Angeles Lakers forward.

Nas addressed Bryant’s rape allegations, which were recently dismissed in court, as well as Bryant’s blemished character in “These Are Our Heroes” a song off Nas’ latest double album Streets Disciple.

“That kind of action is what we call the action of a sellout,” Nas told Sportscenter. “My biggest disappointment with Kobe is the question of who is he.”

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[Beats] Terror Squad Member Remy Martin involved in Car Accident

As she was trying to spread some holiday cheer, Terror Squadian Remy Martin was involved in a traffic accident that required that the Bronx native be admitted to a New York Hospital, her representatives have revealed.

Manager Shonte Armstrong explained that Rem was recovering from the crash that wrecked the female lyricist’s BMW 645i.

“Early afternoon on Friday (Dec. 17), she was on her way to go Christmas shopping and she was getting ready to get on to the [George Washington] bridge,” Armstrong told AllHipHop.com. “She was hit head on by another car coming from another direction.”

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