Hip Hop legend Nas was recently photo’d sitting court side with NBA legend Shaq O’Neal. Nas’ sneakers of choice were Nike Barkley Posite Max “Area 72. Nas topped his outfit off with a denim shirt and jeans.
During a recent press conference, NBA player LeBron James of the Miami Heat also wore a pair of Nike Barkley Posite Max “Area 72 which he paired with a Nike Tee-Shirt & track pants.
We’re just two hours away from the 55th Annual Grammy Awards which airs tonight at 8pm on CBS. Hip-Hop legend LL Cool J will handle hosting duties. Celebs have been partying all weekend! Last night, rapper and 2013′s four times Grammy nominee Nas celebrated his nominations as Hennessy, LL Cool J and Mark Burnett (Shark & Tank producer), hosted a private dinner at The Bazaar at SLS in Beverly Hills. For the event, Nas looked dapper in a powder blue suit. Ashanti, March Cuban and Daymond John were also in attendance.
And on Friday evening, Nas who also serves as Hennessy spokesman hosted an intimate dinner for him and guests at Cecconis in West Hollywood, followed by an after party at Hyde Lounge. Young Jeezy, Michael Stranhan and his fiancée Nicole Murphy were in attendance and sipped on Hennessy V.S. cocktails. Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Capser were also photo’d leaving the event.
Def Jam rapper Nas joined the crowd and flew to New Orleans for the SuperBowl weekend. The Queens Hip-Hop legend and Hennessy spokesman performed live at Republic nightclub after the big game for the cognac brands after party. For the event, Nasty Nas wore a $185 Ralph Lauren Flag-Print Denim Jacket and blue denim jeans. Nasty Nas completed his outfit with a red NY fitted cap. Does this guy ever age? He still looks 23!
Finally, we’re in New York after a lot of celebs spent New Year’s Eve in L.A., Vegas and Miami.Jay-Z brought in 2013 at his Barclays Center in Brooklyn with Chris Martin and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow. Meanwhile, Nas sold out the legendary Radio City Music Hall with Elle Varner. I heard Nas shut down the building as he performed some of his classics records and other tracks from his long list of hits. Jay and Nas both looked dapper!
R&B/Pop singer Kelis and her son Knight (his father is rapper Nas) were spotted shopping at Saks 5th Avenue in Beverley Hills. The “Bossy” singer styled in a unique outfit which included a grey top and colorful leggings paired with black platform sneakers. She completed her look with dark sunglasses and a Chanel bag. Knight looked cool as well in his colorful sweater, hat, jeans and orange sneakers. By looking at these pics, I can tell that Knight is going to be stylish just like his mother. It is rumored that Nas met Kelis and Knight at Saks. He was seen in the area talking on his cell phone. Speaking of Nas, the Hip-Hop legend will be performing at London’s O2 Arena on March 13, 2013.
Legendary international Hip Hop star Nas was styled by designer Charlie Casely-Hayford for the December 2012 issue of Clashmagazine. For this issue, Nas was shot by famed photographer Hayley Louisa Brown and styled in pieces by designer brands including Casely-Hayford, Astrid Anderson, A. Sauvage, Dominic Jones, Hannah Marshall and Mr. Hare. Inside, the London based publication gives an insight into the Def Jam artist’s 18 year career. This issue is on newsstand now! Below is an excerpt:
It’s the last days of the London Olympics and Nas is in town. Tomorrow he’ll witness the USA men’s basketball team win a gold medal. But today he’s in Hackney, Dalston, to be exact, explaining why 2012 was the right year for him to release an album. “It’s an interesting time,” he begins. “[Music] comes out the way it comes out, you know? I never plan it to get it ready; music speaks to me in a way that tells me, ‘It’s time to do it again’. I never know when it’s time.” After eighteen years of recording, these days he feels less pressure when it comes to the reception of an album. “Nervousness left a long time ago, except for the good butterflies you feel about to do something exciting. It’s just a good feeling and it’s cool to think that every time I put out a record, the sounds are more seasoned.”
Source: Clash| Photographer Hayley Louisa Brown | Creative Direction Rob Meyers and RBPMstudio
Fuse recently caught up with Queen’s Hip-Hop legend Nas. The Def Jam platinum-selling rapper talked about touring with Lauryn Hill, his upcoming concert at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on New Year’s Eve and “Cherry Wine” video featuring Amy Winehouse. Life Is Goodis now available at music retailers and on iTunes. Watch below:
Fashion brand Gap releases their Adult Holiday 2012 Collection which features Hip-Hop legend Nas and his father, blues musician Olu Dara; actress Aubrey Plaza; the band The Atomics; actress Diana Garcia and musician Greg Rogove. The song “Just Me And You” by Nylon Studios is featured in the video. The ad is part of a series of ads with the theme, “Love Comes In Every Shade.” Watch below:
Hip Hop history is about to be made once again! Fans are getting ready to witness one of the biggest Hip Hop tours since the early 2000′s. Nas and Lauryn Hill just announced their ‘Life Is Good/Black Rage’ tour which is scheduled to kick off October 6 in Maryland (Nas only). The two officially begins the tour on October 29 in Dallas. The 19-city tour will make stops in major markets including Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Norfolk, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver and Oakland before wrapping up in NYC at Radio City Music Hall on December 31 (Nas only). Tickets go on sale this Friday (September 21), with a pre-sale in select markets beginning this Thursday (September 20). The tour is named after Nas’ latest album and Lauryn’s new single.
‘Life Is Good/Black Rage’ Tour Dates
Oct. 6 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State Fairgrounds (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 26 – Asheville, NC – MOOG Festival (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 27 – Nashville, TN – Riverfront Park (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 28 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Festival (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 29 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Oct. 31 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Nov. 2 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Nov. 3 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa Theatre (NAS ONLY)
Nov. 4 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Nov. 9 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory(NAS ONLY)
Nov. 11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Nov. 16 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 17 – Magna, UT – Salt Air
Nov. 19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Oakland Theater
Dec. 31 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall (NAS ONLY)