Aaliyah x Nas
Nas in his room when he was very young
Peep the bullet hole in the wall ^
never reduce your dreams to the level of the event, which is your immediate experience. the thing you’re confronting now must not exhaust the pallet of colors in which you draw in order to paint your picture on the canvas of history. never reduce your dreams to what you’re facing now
do you know who you are and where you come from? and what is your job here now because we do not have any more time. I’m not letting you out of my sight until I see change
Watch Nas Tonight on Tavis Smiley
Nas appears on Tavis Smiley tonight on PBS discussing his debut album, Illmatic, and the album’s 20th anniversary.
Watch Nas discuss Illmatic tonight at 11pm PST with Tavis Smiley on PBS. Nas reflects on his debut album and the twenty years that have passed since the album’s historic release. Discussing the landmark release, Author and Philanthropist Tavis Smiley and the Queens’ Native discuss his over two decades of success through hip hop, his recent honor of the establishment of The Nasir Jones Fellowship at Harvard University, and his many other successes in business and beyond.
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Two decades after Illmatic, Nas sat down with Microphone Check for a conversation that moved from his love for Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s group, A Tribe Called Quest, to music journalism (“If you’re Sade, it doesn’t matter. She does what she does. But for all of us, journalism is a huge deal.”) hearing himself on the radio for the first time and his audience.
Happy 20th to the G.O.A.T. rap album, Illmatic… #nas #nasirjones #illmatic #illmaticXX #tapes #ivanstapes #vinyl #hiphop #sayqueensbridge
After performing his landmark album Illmatic in its entirety last night at Coachella, Nas brought Jay Z to the stage to perform Dead Presidents II and Where I’m From.
Nas and his daughter Destiny