New York rapper Nas is embracing more life. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to acknowledge the world coming through with well wishes and birthday salutes on his 48th born day.
Nasir Jones hit up Instagram with a snapshot of how well-groomed he’s looking in 2021. Instead of responding individually, God’s Son used the opportunity to shout-out everyone sending him b-day attention.
“It’s not enough words, I hope Thank You will suffice. God is The Greatest. #Humbled”
The post’s comments section ignited with high-profile shout-outs including remarks from his close-friend Hit-Boy and producer DJ Khaled.
“Happy gday family !!” -Hit-Boy
“Happy bday my brother family love forever ! KEEP GOING !!!!!!” -DJ Khaled
“Happy Birthday bro! 👑” -Big Sean
“Happy g day to the 🐐” -Rich The Kid
“Nas is the ghetto american idol” -Fashawn
“Happy G Day King!!!!!” -Dave East
This week, Nas took a moment to remember the life of late rap icon Tupac Shakur.
“What a time, such a warrior. 🙏🏾”
Outside of his birthday, the rap star recently added a new venture to his business portfolio. The hip-hop icon is now the co-owner of premium Nicaraguan cigar company Escobar Cigars, and spoke about the opportunity in a press release.
“When the team at Escobar Cigars initially approached me, I was immediately drawn to the brand by the exceptional quality of their product. This partnership with Escobar has been almost two years in the making and I am honored to be an equity partner with them. I am looking forward to growing this brand and to giving back to the local communities in Nicaragua where our tobacco is grown, aged, and hand-rolled into a premium cigar.”
“Welcome to Escobar Season @escobarcigar”
The New York native recently had his mind elsewhere though, as both him and Ice-T were paying respect to a longtime friend and industry veteran. The hip-hop pair have shared condolences after Equal Standard writer/producer Joseph “Taheim” Bryan had his life taken from him through gun violence.
Nasir Jones went to his Instagram page to remember Bryan. The Queens native shared a pic of himself alongside Taheim holding onto a promotional poster.
“Speechless. Rest In Peace Taheim (in red) Most high is the best knower. 🕊 👑 One Of The Bridge Finest. My condolences to the family. Love”
Ice-T had a tougher time dealing with the fatal shooting. T specifically took aim at the people responsible for ending Taheim’s life.
“MFs Killed my friend last night.I’m not in a good place behind this.Taheim was a GOOD dude making Positive moves.He wrote & we made the film EqualStandard together.He leaves a Wife&Daughter.Dirty MFs followed him home and Murdered him.Pic @iamtaheim1st @mobbdeephavoc @tobiastruv”
On a lighter topic, Nas recently stepped up to alert the world his newly released King’s Disease II studio album was back on top.
Nasir Jones went to his Instagram page to break some major news. The Queens native shared footage of himself catching vibes and revealing he has the top rap album in the nation.
“40 Side where a n!$$A seenitall KD2 #1 Rap Album In The Country”
The same week, Nas shared footage revealing his album isn’t just a digital must-own.
“Haaa real copies dropping soon. #repost • @mikeruga THIS NEW @nas ALBUM GOT ME OUT HERE ACTING LIKE A BOOTLEGGER IN 2004 ! 😩🔥 #NasIsGood #KD2”
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