Nas, an American rapper, is leading an effort to teach the world about hip-hop’s history before the 50th anniversary of the genre in 2023.
Through his company, Mass Appeal, the New Yorker is in charge of a number of events to mark the anniversary. “On August 11, 1973, Clive Campbell, who was better known as DJ Kool Herc, played at a block party” in New York City. Just then, the first song like it had been played.
As tributes, ten EP albums by acts like Swizz Beatz, The-Dream, and Hit-Boy will be released, along with a series of documentaries made by the Showtime TV network.
Nas once said, “Hip-hop was never just music.” He went on to explain that hip-hop has always included things like deejaying, dance, and dress, in addition to music.
A “voice for the voiceless,” as he said.
“More people feel like they can join the conversation now that more people who haven’t been heard before have a place to say what they think.”
Mass Appeal’s CEO, Peter Bittenbender, said that they wanted to make something to show how important hip hop is.
“In the late 1970s, hip-hop was born in the south Bronx of New York City. The” dance, rap, and deejay parts of hip hop may have started in the slums, but they are now a multi-billion dollar business all over the world.
When asked where he thought hip-hop would be in 50 years, Nas was hopeful.
He said, “I really hope it’s going well and coming up with new ideas.” Hip-hop lyrics can bring people together and bring attention to important problems in society.
Rollo Ross and Alicia Powell were the names of the two writers. The story was written by Josie Kao, and Rosalba O’Brien made changes to it.