Life is certainly good even at 38. Nasir celebrated his birthday last night in NYC with a private dinner at Catch with the likes of Carmelo Anthony, DJ Khaled, Common, DJ Premier, AZ and Hov. More pics below.
Nas is known to write in his book of rhymes past the margins and today, Atria/Simon & Schuster Books announced that he will release his memoir in Fall 2012. It Ain’t Hard To Tell will be co-written by journalist Touré and will delve into past relationships with Carmen Bryan and Kelis; beefs with Jay-Z and Bill O’Reilly; and his mother’s tragic battle with cancer. In 2009, Michael Eric Dyson penned the biography, Born To Use Mics.
After stating that he scrapped Lost Tapes 2, Nasir tells Rolling Stone he’s not completely ruling out the project. Take that Def Jam. “It’s still up in the air if I’m going to put out Lost Tapes II as an extra album. Hopefully we can find a timeline but the first thing is Life Is Good.”
During yesterday’s Rock The Bells concert on Governor’s Island, Nasir brought out Large Professor, Joe Fatal, and Akinyele to perform his very first recording. “The World Is Yours” with Pete Rock and more below.
Although Nas is in California, he called Angie Martinez this afternoon on Hot 97. He didn’t touch on anything new, but he did speak on forgetting his lyrics while on The Rock The Bells tour.
If the guerilla-style clips wasn’t satisfying, here’s a better look at Nas’ recent shoot in Queensbridge a few weeks ago. They got weed too. Esco says he’ll hopefully drop it this week. hhnm
Drizzy wasn’t the only big winner during last night’s BMI Urban Awards. During the ceremony, the Doc presented Snoop with the BMI Urban Icon award. After the jump, Nas, Game, and Wiz Khalifa pay tribute to the Doggfather. ru