Nas Celebrated In Queens
Receiving the honor on Sept.23, New York native rapper Nas was given the key to his borough of Queens. This took place at Forest Hill Stadium in a celebration called City Harvest. For one thing, it’s a festival that gathers funds to help those in need of food during the pandemic. Nas went on social media to thank the borough president, Donovan Richards. He captioned the Instagram post, “Great concert night with @cityharvestnyc,” wrote the artist. “Thank you to everyone who pulled up in the rain! And to @drichardsqns for my key and my day in Queens, September 23rd. Queens Stand up!”
City Harvest has raised millions of funds for those New Yorker’s struggling to make ends meet for food amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to their CEO Jilly Stephens.
“At a moment when food insecurity rates continue to be at record highs throughout our city. We are proud to partner with them to bring fresh, nutritious food to thousands of families across the five boroughs,” Stephens said in a statement.
In March, Nas won Best Rap Album for King’s Disease. Later in August, dropped the second part of the anthology for King’s Disease II. Collaborating again with Hit-Boy. Having features on the album from artists like A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, YG, Lauryn Hill, Eminem, EPMD, Charlie Wilson, and BLXST.
Nas’ Key To The City
The Grammy Award Winning rapper had a jarring ride this past year. Recovering from Covid-19 and performing in Queens after three years. The Queens rap legend besides having a headlining performance is showing the real impact he has towards the community of Queens.
Besides having the key to Queens, Nas was also awarded a day dedicated to him. Not only was he granted a day, but also rapper Gunna received his own day in South Fulton, Georgia on Sept. 16.