New York rapper Nas knows the importance of April 19. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to celebrate the 27-year anniversary of his unforgettable Illmatic studio album.
Nas Gets Deep Celebrating Illmatic
Nasty Nas went to his Instagram page to reflect on his debut album. Mr. Jones even referenced how much the project changed the world.
“The stuff that young people have to see and experience is literally crazy. Yesterday was as it still is today. @jungleqb & Drawz (RIP) on patrol on constant watch & on point from all directions. People value different things. I value respect. Respect to All. 27 years ago today a album dropped that changed Everything. Love to all. @illmaticmovie on Netflix”
The post sparked a huge amount of co-signs from NBA superstar LeBron James and producer Hit-Boy.
“GODS SON! 🙏🏾👑” -LeBron James
“Ground breaking classic 👏🏾” -Shyne
Nas Pens Emotional Open Letter
A few days ago, Nasir Jones went to his Instagram page to share a video message to his daughter. It’s worth noting the letter was in partnership with alcoholic beverage giant Hennessy.
“Dear @iamdestinyjones — a letter written from the heart and in light of Black perseverance. #NeverStopNeverSettle Society celebrates the perseverance and success of Black entrepreneurs and is a continuation of @HennessyUS long-standing commitment to Black communities.”
In the video, Nas talked directly to Destiny about understanding the power of Black greatness.
“Dear Destiny, I wanted you to see something I never saw, feel something our family had never grasped, Black excellence. Something like the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921. 40 acres and 35 blocks of black folks running the town. Lawyers, doctors, businesses, all black owned. Imagine that. The vision of Black Wall Street was intentional. And so was its downfall. A hundred years later, a hundred years strong, Black excellence lives on. Wherever black folks dream, the spirit of Greenwood is there. So find them, build with them, dream with them, be your own Black Wall Street. However and wherever you imagine. Your loving father, Nasir Jones.”
Destiny Jones reacted to the letter with a post about her cosmetics line.
““The vision of Black Wall Street was intentional and so was its downfall””
Nas’ NAACP Image Awards Presentation
Recently, Nasty Nas shared a snapshot of himself from the NAACP Image Awards. At the event, Jones presented a first-ever Never Stop Never Settle Society award.
“Last night, I had the honor to present the incomparable @reneemontgomery with the ﬁrst-ever #NeverStopNeverSettle Society award at the @naacpimageawards. #Hennessy also kicked oﬀ its Acceleration Fund to champion the next generation of Black entrepreneurs. Visit the link in my bio/ NeverStopNeverSettleSociety.org to learn more”
The post sparked a co-sign from fellow New York rap veteran Busta Rhymes.
Mind Blowing Achievement
A few weeks ago, Nasir Jones went to his Instagram page to share big news to the world. God’s Son called his debut album Illmatic’s induction into the Library of Congress a mind-blowing achievement.
“Too Honored! 🤯 Thank You Library Of Congress!!!”
The huge achievement sparked a flurry of co-signs and salutes in the comments section including love from Destiny Jones.
“🙌🏽” -Destiny Jones
“👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾” -Larenz Tate
“🙌👏👏👏👏” -Roxanne Shante
“Major!!! Congrats 🍾” -La La Anthony
“INCREDIBLE KING!! Well deserved!!!” -Busta Rhymes