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Stillmatic: Why Nas Is Still Relevant At 40

Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM by User 4 Comments

Many see growing older as a detriment to success or progress, but Nas does not fall into that category. At the age of 40, the Queensbridge rapper has proven his longevity and frequently adds new measures of success to a career that spans over two decades. Nas reinforced his place in hip hop with the release of his 10th studio album, 2012's Life Is Good, which was nominated for a total of four Grammy awards, including Best Rap Album. In an industry where things get cold and old before they are hot, Nas is still on fire. Life is Good and is only getting better for the MC who continues to tour the world playing sold out concerts and music festivals, serves as the Brand Ambassador for the popular Cognac, Hennessy, and was recently honored by Harvard University with the establishment of the Nasir Jones Fellowship. Nas is also working on a new album and will be appearing in this falls "Black Nativity" which hits theaters this Thanksgiving. Nas' career continues to reach new heights and doesn't show any signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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  1. Haitian Bell avatar

    On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Haitian Bell said:

    When he was a teen he did what teens do, now that he is a man he does what a man does. His art will continuously grow because he is a work in progress evolving into what he really is. Also there are people his fan and supporters who also grow with him that are at different places in their lives like he his. The youngster coming up debating on who s the best and get turned on to his stories, life lessons, and mathematics n learn then relate. So he's always going to stay your favorite rappers favorite rapper because he is still influencing greatness at all levels. Good thing for me cuz he's my favorite rapper.

  2. The Cisco Kid avatar

    On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 4:01 PM, The Cisco Kid said:

    Nasir's relevancy is a direct reflection of his genuine and effortless artistry. To be so completely honest and true to one's art is often times unheard of in today's music industry. His rhymes are timeless and he is such an astonishing soul that connects with all generations of hip hop lovers and this allows him to have longevity in his career. The raw and pure talent, to me, is chilling. I am so helplessly in love with such a familiar stranger.

    Stay true, God.
    Melanie

  3. nanthonymason avatar

    On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 2:40 PM, nanthonymason said:

    Nas is always going to be relevant because he has mastered something that many rappers from his generation has not, talking about life now and not life 20 years ago. Nas got out of the street and then talked about what that meant to him, never leaving his street essence behind but instead using it to enforce his already impressive point of view. He will always be in top ten lists from all ages because his appeal is based upon skill and in my opinion, he is the best to ever do it! Respect to the Homie, one love because the world is yours Godson!

  4. Bea avatar

    On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM, Bea said:

    Nas, your art is truly amazing! You are an inspiration to my life and I am so glad you are still standing strong. Keep delivering that fire!

    With Love,
    Bea

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