A Teenage Nas: Hungry For a Deal
In 1990, a 17-year-old rapper named Nasir Jones shopped his demo tape to nearly every record label in New York. They all rejected him. Thanks to 3rd Bass' MC Serch, though, the tape found its way to Columbia Records' A&R Director Faith Newman, who offered Nas a deal that day. That tape would eventually become 'Illmatic,' the rapper's 1994 debut widely hailed as one of the best hip hop albums of all time. To celebrate the release of Nas' 10th album 'Life is Good,' Fuse takes a look back at the rapper's mercurial, unique career.
July 16, 2012