Remembering Mandela: Nas Recalls Seeing Mandela in New York City With His Mother.
Artists, photographers, musicians, and more celebrated the annual Art Basel in Miami last weekend. Nas was in attendance to perform at The Pulse Art Fair hosted by Hennessy and The FADER Magazine and allowed guests the opportunity to view a collection of work from five iconic photographers who’s work embody the Hennessy mantra “Never stop. Never settle.”. During the evening Nas stopped for an interview with The 305.com to honor and celebrate the life of South African Activist, Nelson Mandela who passed away at the age of 95 years old the same day. Nas shares his admiration for Mandela as well as his memory of going to see him in New York when he was younger with his mother, after the activist was released from prison. Nas continues the interview discussing his love for the city of Miami, his new business ventures including Mass Appeal and technology investments, as well as his plans for the future.
Hennessy VS Presents Nas at Art Basel
Celebrating art and the art community last night, Hennessy and The FADER Magazine hosted an exclusive invite-only party for the The Pulse Art Fair. Guests attending the event were greeted by Hennessy ambassadors along with special cocktails to enjoy throughout the evening. The event featured work from five iconic photographers who’s work embody the Hennessy mantra “Never stop. Never settle.” and bring it to life. Nas took the stage at the end of the evening to perform some of his classic hits, including 1994’s “One Love,” for the screaming crowd. Nas was joined on the stage by Busta Rhymes and continued to party off stage with members of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Watch Nas Discuss New Film “Black Nativity”
Watch an exclusive interview of Nas discussing his new film, “Black Nativity,” as he goes into detail on working with talents like Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, and more.
Black Nativity opened last week to much praise and favorable reviews. The holiday movie based on the famed Langston Hughes play of the same title follows a Baltimore teen’s quest to find spirituality and faith while spending time with his estranged relatives in New York. Discussing his scene with Jacob Latimore, Nas opens up and gets personal about the way Latimore’s character dealt with not having his mother around and draws comparisons to his real life experience of loosing his mother. Nas goes on in this exclusive interview about his experience working on the film, the cast, and the importance of the holiday musical that’s in theaters everywhere this season.
"Black Nativity" Opens Today & Scores High With Critics
Famed writer and director, Kasi Lemmons brings movie goers a holiday musical drama based on a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, “Black Nativity”. The film follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to Harlem to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged grandparents. Starring Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Nas, Mary J. Blige, Tyrese, and Luke James, the film which opens today, scored positive reviews amongst critics. Kam Williams (AALBC.com) gave the film 4 Out of 4 Stars and calls the film ”A timeless parable as memorable for its uplifting spirituals as for its moving message about the importance of faith and family.” Screen Daily’s John Hazelton praised the soundtrack and the director and cast for pulling off the musical numbers during the heavy and dramatic scenes throughout the film. While Kristine Francis (celebdirtylaundry.com), calls the film “The Musical Event Of The Holiday Season”. “Black Nativity” is in theaters everywhere today.
Mass Appeal: Get To Know Nylo on “Off Tha Wall”
Nylo talks James Blake, Sailor Moon, Chicago, and More With Mass Appeal’s “Off Tha’ Wall”.
This month’s edition of “Off Tha Wall” features Epic recording artist Nylo, the singer- songwriter from Chicago who makes music that sounds like snow. Nylo stops by for an Q&A session with Mass Appeal to reveal little known details about the rising star including favorite foods, career aspirations, and just what makes this starlet tick. Find out how Nylo got her name and became interested in music at a young age, who her music influences are, and more.
Tyrese and Nas Talk Black Nativity on BET’s 106 & Park
Inside the link: Nas and Tyrese appeared on BET’s 106 & Park last night to discuss their new movie, “Black Nativity”. The holiday musical also stars Jacob Latimore, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, and is directed by famed Kaci Lemmons. The two dropped by the set of the music video countdown show to discuss their experience working on the film which opens in theaters everywhere tomorrow. Nas explains the background of the play turned movie and shares why he feels honored to be a part of such a historical project, honoring the work of Langston Hughes. He goes further to share what it was like working with saucy an amazing cast and if he will return to the silver screen in the future.