Nas Delivers Grand Slam at MLB Fan Cave, Fan Shares Story of MC's Impact
Even with a sudden downpour brought by thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon (July 18) in New York City, Nas' faithful fans awaited the rapper's arrival for his performance at the MLB Fan Cave in NoHo Manhattan, as part of the company's 2012 concert series.
The Queens, N.Y., native released his 10th studio album, Life Is Good, Tuesday (July 17), and gave his supporters a set that included his latest tracks and a selection of classics from his almost two-decade long catalog, including Illmatic, I Am... and God's Son.
Fans packed out the store and those not so lucky to make it in the intimate venue stuck around outside to see Nas hit the stage, even if only to catch a glimpse of his performance.
Keeping with the MLB-theme, Nas paid homage to his native Queens by rocking a custom New York Mets jersey with his last name Jones on the back. A blue Mets fitted hat, classic all-white Air Force Ones and a simple but lavish finish with gold framed shades completed the look.
DJ Green Lantern spun behind the rap legend as he opened the show with his single "The Don" from the new album. He then performed "Hip Hop Is Dead."
Next he went into tracks from his debut album, Illmatic, including "N.Y. State of Mind," "It Ain't Hard To Tell," "Represent" and "The World Is Yours."
After doing "If I Ruled The World" sans Lauryn Hill, he circled back to perform two of the most revealing songs off Life Is Good -- those that centered on the women in his life -- including "Daughters," dedicated to his own seed Destiny Jones, and "Bye Baby," an open book of his experience divorcing his ex-wife Kelis.