Earlier today, legendary rapper and songwriter Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, turned 50 years old. While the “Illmatic” rapper, who is often considered the most influential rapper in Hip-Hop history, released the 18th rap LP “Magic 3” with superproducer Hit-Boy, Nas held a star-studded birthday party in New York.
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The Caviar of Rap‘s star-studded birthday party was attended by various cult figures in rap music, art and cinema. The towering list of guests included Kendrick Lamar or ‘Jojo Ruski’, Diddy, Fat Joe, Raekwon, cinema’s historic figure Robert De Niro, comedian Chris Rock, Havoc of the iconic Hip-Hop duo Mobb Deep, “N.Y. State of Mind” producer DJ Premier, Jadakiss, Indian rap royalty Divine & more.
Divine, Kendrick Lamar, Diddy, Fat Joe, Raekwon, Havoc of Mobb Deep, DJ Premier, Robert De Niro, Chris Rock, Hit-Boy & more attend Divine’s 50th Birthday Party in New York! 🐐@nas #nas #magic3 #hiphop #rap #newyork pic.twitter.com/8EAc6ZW6u5— Culture Haze (@theculturehaze) September 15, 2023
Divine‘s historic appearance among the GOATs arrives amidst his sold-out “Baazigar World Tour”. The rapper, who is often considered a protégé of Nas, is touring across the U.S. and is slated to perform in Chicago later today.
Nas continues to leave an unprecedented impact on rap music even after 30 years. Hours ago today, the legendary Queens rapper released his 18th rap LP “Magic 3” which features a guest verse by this year’s ‘Rap Icon’ honoree Lil Wayne.
Stream ‘Magic 3’ by Nas via Spotify.