Rapper Nas is in Las Vegas partying and drinking Hennessy. He was spotted wearing a HSTRY Denim Style Jacket. This jacket features two large front pockets on the chest area and six buttons. HSTRY was designed in collaboration with menswear blogger Grungy Gentleman and is affiliated with Nas; he has a stake in the company. The “Life Is Good” rapper first collection will debut this Fall 2013 and is inspired by the leather streetswear/Hip-Hop trend that is currently going on. The collection will consist of plaid shirts, leather vests and shirts, bomber jackets, sweaters, motorcycle jackets, peacoats and other accessories. I usually don’t co-sign rappers clothing lines, but it is my opinion to say that this line is actually pretty dope.
VIBE’s upcoming 20th anniversary issue is a double cover. Robin Thicke and Janelle Monare are gracing the R&B-flavored cover while Nas and J. Cole are covering the Hip Hop-flavored cover. Inside, music editor John Kennedy talks to Nasir and Jermaine about the bromance between the two dope lyricists, other collaborations in the works and much more. Below is an excerpt:
“I told you before I need some tracks—your shit’s tight,” Nas insists to Cole. ‘Pac has been silenced, and the two rap geniuses now are plopped on a black leather couch in the studio’s posterior. “We need to do more shit [together] ‘cause it just makes you sharper as an MC.” They trade schedules for a hypothetical future studio session. But today, the meticulous lyricists have assembled to talk the art of rhyme, from conception to the vocal booth. It was written, and here, it is told.
This past Tuesday (July 23), rapper Nas was a special guest on CNN. He spoke during Anderson Copper’s ”Race and Justice In America” segment. The Hip-Hop legend discussed racism, prejudice and more. He had some pretty candid words on racism in America.
“We tend to judge each other. If I don’t know something about you, Anderson, I’m going to judge you based on a bad experience I had with another white person. If you don’t know me, and you walk down the street and you see me, my pants are hanging, you’re going to assume the worst. We need to learn how to deal with each other basically. At this point, America is looking like barbarians,” said Nas.
During the segment, Nas styled in a $721 Givenchy Crew Neck Sweater. This cotton-blend sweater features two-tone patterns, lace-up detailing and long sleeves. You can get Nas’ Givenchy sweater at Farfetch. NBA player LeBron James last wore this sweater here.
Hip Hop legend Nas was recently photo’d sitting court side with NBA legend Shaq O’Neal. Nas’ sneakers of choice were Nike Barkley Posite Max “Area 72. Nas topped his outfit off with a denim shirt and jeans.
During a recent press conference, NBA player LeBron James of the Miami Heat also wore a pair of Nike Barkley Posite Max “Area 72 which he paired with a Nike Tee-Shirt & track pants.
We’re just two hours away from the 55th Annual Grammy Awards which airs tonight at 8pm on CBS. Hip-Hop legend LL Cool J will handle hosting duties. Celebs have been partying all weekend! Last night, rapper and 2013′s four times Grammy nominee Nas celebrated his nominations as Hennessy, LL Cool J and Mark Burnett (Shark & Tank producer), hosted a private dinner at The Bazaar at SLS in Beverly Hills. For the event, Nas looked dapper in a powder blue suit. Ashanti, March Cuban and Daymond John were also in attendance.
And on Friday evening, Nas who also serves as Hennessy spokesman hosted an intimate dinner for him and guests at Cecconis in West Hollywood, followed by an after party at Hyde Lounge. Young Jeezy, Michael Stranhan and his fiancée Nicole Murphy were in attendance and sipped on Hennessy V.S. cocktails. Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Capser were also photo’d leaving the event.
Def Jam rapper Nas joined the crowd and flew to New Orleans for the SuperBowl weekend. The Queens Hip-Hop legend and Hennessy spokesman performed live at Republic nightclub after the big game for the cognac brands after party. For the event, Nasty Nas wore a $185 Ralph Lauren Flag-Print Denim Jacket and blue denim jeans. Nasty Nas completed his outfit with a red NY fitted cap. Does this guy ever age? He still looks 23!
Finally, we’re in New York after a lot of celebs spent New Year’s Eve in L.A., Vegas and Miami.Jay-Z brought in 2013 at his Barclays Center in Brooklyn with Chris Martin and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow. Meanwhile, Nas sold out the legendary Radio City Music Hall with Elle Varner. I heard Nas shut down the building as he performed some of his classics records and other tracks from his long list of hits. Jay and Nas both looked dapper!
R&B/Pop singer Kelis and her son Knight (his father is rapper Nas) were spotted shopping at Saks 5th Avenue in Beverley Hills. The “Bossy” singer styled in a unique outfit which included a grey top and colorful leggings paired with black platform sneakers. She completed her look with dark sunglasses and a Chanel bag. Knight looked cool as well in his colorful sweater, hat, jeans and orange sneakers. By looking at these pics, I can tell that Knight is going to be stylish just like his mother. It is rumored that Nas met Kelis and Knight at Saks. He was seen in the area talking on his cell phone. Speaking of Nas, the Hip-Hop legend will be performing at London’s O2 Arena on March 13, 2013.
Legendary international Hip Hop star Nas was styled by designer Charlie Casely-Hayford for the December 2012 issue of Clashmagazine. For this issue, Nas was shot by famed photographer Hayley Louisa Brown and styled in pieces by designer brands including Casely-Hayford, Astrid Anderson, A. Sauvage, Dominic Jones, Hannah Marshall and Mr. Hare. Inside, the London based publication gives an insight into the Def Jam artist’s 18 year career. This issue is on newsstand now! Below is an excerpt:
It’s the last days of the London Olympics and Nas is in town. Tomorrow he’ll witness the USA men’s basketball team win a gold medal. But today he’s in Hackney, Dalston, to be exact, explaining why 2012 was the right year for him to release an album. “It’s an interesting time,” he begins. “[Music] comes out the way it comes out, you know? I never plan it to get it ready; music speaks to me in a way that tells me, ‘It’s time to do it again’. I never know when it’s time.” After eighteen years of recording, these days he feels less pressure when it comes to the reception of an album. “Nervousness left a long time ago, except for the good butterflies you feel about to do something exciting. It’s just a good feeling and it’s cool to think that every time I put out a record, the sounds are more seasoned.”
Source: Clash| Photographer Hayley Louisa Brown | Creative Direction Rob Meyers and RBPMstudio