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It Only Gets Better- The Golden G's: On Nas and Aging in Hip-Hop

Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM by User 6 Comments

In honor of Nas turning 40 this week, Hennessy along with Complex Magazine, celebrate The Don's success and longevity throughout his career. Ten years ago, aging in hip hop was considered taboo. Similar to other entertainment industries, getting older in hip hop only proved to be wise if you were retiring soon. At the age of 39, Nas has changed the game in not only that aspect, but in many other aspects in hip hop, solidifying his position as one of hip hop's greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.). Beginning with his debut appearance on Main Source's "Live at the BBQ", Nas' fresh and hard-hitting verse displayed a master level of lyrical technique which he further proved when he delivered 1994's classic "Illmatic", considered to be a bible of hip hop. Releasing the Grammy Nominated album "Life Is Good" last year, Nas' 10th studio album reinforced the legend's unmatched lyrical skill and talent while proving the fact that all good things get better with time.

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  1. jeminasimone avatar

    On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 12:16 PM, jeminasimone said:

    The music says it all. When I listen to NAS I feel like I've traveled back in time as raps the words and tells the stories in a way that is truly magical and moving. My work days run so tight as NAS plays in the background. Its a blessing to still be in the game at this age and to remain true. God Bless!!!

  2. prettyfacezbymi avatar

    On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:14 AM, prettyfacezbymi said:

    U R HIP HOP! STAY TRU AND COME BACK TO DC SOON

  3. prettyfacezbymi avatar

    On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:09 AM, prettyfacezbymi said:

    40 NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD!

  4. WandyLand avatar

    On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 5:59 AM, WandyLand said:

    True!

  5. WandyLand avatar

    On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 5:58 AM, WandyLand said:

    Look 17, Rhyme Like 71... Keeping it The Age Of The Seventeen Like Stevie Nicks... NaS is The Greatest... The First and The Last One... Getting High... Sitting Low... Not For Guap... Not For Trophies... Just For A GooD Quality Rap... Thank You Mr Jones

  6. Liddybop avatar

    On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Liddybop said:

    40 is Glory,..and you make it look 17!

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