Tue 27 Sep 2016
It’s good day for the city of New York City. Despite the fact that Trump was just in Long Island spreading his racist jargon, some real outstanding New Yorkers made the rap-blog-news today (Sept 26).
First up is Jay Z, who showed Gucci Mane love at Beyonce’s Formation tour in Atlanta. Along with Khaled, Tip, Thugger, and more, hip-hop’s current reigning champs got together backstage for some photo opps.
Nas also put it down for NYC in a new ad campaign for Public School NYC.
“When you think of New York leaders, especially in the context of a Yankees or Mets hat, there’s no other person that comes to mind before Nas. Growing up in the city in the early and mid-90′s, around the time when Illmatic dropped, was like a sociology lesson. Nas was both painstakingly real and beautifully poetic at the same time. He was able to sum up our entire city/universe in 10 songs. And so there was only ever one person that could fully do justice to this campaign and our ode to NYC” said designer Dao-Yi Chow.