Just in case you missed it, here’s my interview at @92Y with Anthony DeCurtis
Check Out @Nas in Associated Press’ Mesfin Fekadu’s Interview: Q&A: WITH 4 NODS, RAPPER NAS AIMS FOR GRAMMY GOLD
“When I chose to get in rap, my friends chose to do other things and not all great things. They chose to be in the streets and kind of laughed at me in a way about taking rap so seriously,” said the rapper, who hails from the New York City borough of Queens. “I’m glad I stuck with it because I believed in it from day one.”
CNN spotlights @Nas in new Feature: A case for Nas, hip-hop’s finest MC
CNN Writer, Eliott C. McLaughlin profiles Nas as Hip Hop’s Greatest Lyricist!
(CNN) — Let’s begin with a disclaimer: Nas doesn’t endorse the following sentence.But he’s the greatest lyricist of all time.Those words were carefully chosen: “lyricist” over “rapper” or “hip-hop artist;” “greatest” instead of “most successful;” “all time” rather than “today.”Those distinctions are important. Still, Nas isn’t buying it.“It’s wayyyyyy, way, way too early in our lives,” he said when asked where he fits among history’s best MCs. “It’s great to put a list together, but don’t take it too seriously because your list won’t matter 10 years from now or 15 years from now. It’ll be a different list.”
Dope pic from last night… cc: @nasnyc
@NAS RECREATES “LIFE IS GOOD” COVER ART AT RADIO CITY NYE SHOW!
Nas rocked a white tux on New Year’s Eve. The dapper rapper rang in 2013 at the famed Radio City Music Hall in the Big Apple, with opener Elle Varner. The night capped off a standout year for the Queensbridge hip-hop king that included releasing the No.1 album Life Is Good. Nas brought the album’s cover art to life during the show, performing “No Introduction” from a black couch flanked in a green dress. He also performed his Amy Winehouse collaboration “Cherry Wine” with the late soul singer on a giant screen behind him.
@Nas Brings in 2013 in Grand Fashion at Radio City
Growing up in the harsh Queensbridge projects, the idea of performing, let alone, headlining Radio City Music Hall on New Year’s Eve, probably never crossed Nas’ mind. “When I was little we couldn’t afford to come here, now, we own this place tonight!,” Nas told a sold out Radio City a half hour before the ball dropped down the block in Times Square. It was a moment and a night any artist would cherish, but capping off a tremendous 2012, Nas had every reason to be the most excited person performing in New York City on New Year’s Eve.
“Cherry Wine” ft. Amy Winehouse