"Jobs are a concern for the nation, and Proven is all about that, so I’m all about Proven," Nas On New Tech Investment
Nas joins founder and developer of the convenient employment seeking application, Proven, Pablo Fuentes in his latest investment in the tech world.
With his recent seven figure investment into the Brooklyn based bi-monthly urban lifestyle magazine, Mass Appeal, it ain’t hard to tell that Nas has been busy making big moves this year outside of hip hop. Today it was announced that Nas has invested in the San Francisco-based job employment search application Proven. Proven gives users the opportunity to search and apply for jobs online from their smart phones. The application targets those who are not necessarily in high profile jobs or careers, including blue-collar workers and those of low-income, who don’t own a personal computer. Nas was introduced to Proven through the Menlo Park investment firm Andreessen Horowitz, a firm that has invested $15 million in the successful web company Rap Genius. When speaking of his new business venture Nas states, “Hip-hop artists, especially the older ones, are the ones who knew hip-hop was a worldwide phenomenon before the mainstream caught on, so hip-hop artists are forward thinkers,” Nas said. “We want to stay with the new.” Nas’ expertise and experience prompted his new role with the Proven team to serve as an advisor and a key player to assist with promoting its services.
"I Learned. I Evolved. I Am Still Here. I Am." Nas Shines in Mass Appeal’s Latest Release
In the latest issue of Mass Appeal Magazine, Nas delivers wisdom and reflection in an intimate discussion on hip hop and his place in the ever-evolving genre and movement.
Nas’ latest interview with Mass Appeal Magazine features the legendary rapper discussing his growth through the evolution of hip hop. Nas discusses growing up in Queensbridge, the struggles and obstacles that he endured on his way to success, and the trends of hip hop in the music business. Speaking to Mass Appeal, Nas states ”I represent the art side of hip hop — because, even in its most primitive stages, hip hop as a whole is an ever-evolving masterpiece. A spectacle we can create for all to behold. A form we should honor and respect.” Nas continues the discussion while offering wisdom and precious advise to push positivity and progression to the masses with special emphasis to the youth.