Monday, July 21, 2008

Nas - Emo's - August 24, 2008

From the girls from the 80's have a bush bigger than a thong department... Thanks to Raul for the heads up! Nas, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica and DJ Green Lantern @ Emo's on Aug 21st!

Daum, tickets are $30! I'm gonna have to decide if I want Mario Kart! Get your tix here!


So Imma have a Saki and Wii party, so if you've got some good Saki choices, lemme know!

More info:

Nasir Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas is well known for his 1994 debut album Illmatic.[1] This album established Nas as one of hip-hop's most profound lyricists, introducing his alleged signature poetic style. He has since then been regarded as one of hip-hop's greatest MCs [1]. Raised in the notorious Queensbridge housing projects in New York City, he represents a continuation of a hip-hop tradition in Queensbridge that has spanned through early hip-hop, including the Juice Crew and Mobb Deep.

Nas, whose given name Nasir means "helper and protector" in Arabic, spent the first years of his life in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.[2] His father Olu Dara was a jazz trumpeter and his mother Fannie Ann Jones was a Postal Service worker. He has one sibling, a brother named Jabari who assumes the alias Jungle. While in Brooklyn, Nas would listen to his father's trumpet in his house's stoop at age four.[3] The family soon after moved to the Queensbridge Houses, the largest public housing project in the United States. Olu Dara left the household in 1986, when Nas was 13, and Ann Jones raised her two boys on her own. Nas soon dropped out of school in the eighth grade.[4] He educated himself, reading about African culture and civilization, 120° Lessons, the Bible,[5] and the Qur'an.[6] He also studied the origin of hip hop music, taping records that played on his local radio station.

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