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Nas brings hip hop to the silver screen

November 11, 2013Comments102 Views
Nas brings hip hop to the silver screen

The roots of rap run deep. So it makes sense to make a documentary that delves into how the art form has evolved throughout the years.

That's just what an upcoming Adam Sjöberg-directed film, "Shake The Dust," will do - and now Nas has signed on to be an executive producer for the project. According to The Source, the film will cover the history of both rap and breakdancing, particularly in Colombia, Yemen, Cambodia and Uganda. The Queensbridge rapper will also be making original music for the documentary's soundtrack.

"What these kids are doing around the world reminds me why I fell in love with hip-hop and how important it is as a creative and constructive outlet," said Nas, as quoted by the news outlet. "After hearing Adam's vision for this project and hearing the stories, I was incredibly excited to help bring the film to global audiences who need to hear this surprising message of empowerment."

There's no release date yet for the film, but you can still scope out the trailer to get a taste.

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Tags: Hip Hop, rapper
November 11, 2013Comments102 Views