This year has been really impressive for Nas, from being honored with the W.E.B. Dubois award at Harvard University, to different strides in music.
Nas is definitely a music icon, but he plans on expanding his skills beyond music by helping the talented Ms. Erykah Badu.
Nas is set to be the executive producer for Badu’s upcoming indie drama movie called “The Land.” The film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month. Steve Caple Jr. wrote and directed the film with Lizzie Friedman.
“The Land” chronicles a coming-of-age tale of four teenagers from Cleveland, Ohio as they strive to make a better life. The boys devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland to pursue professional skateboarding. When they get caught in the web of a local drug queen-pin, their motley brotherhood is put to the test. The film will also star Badu alongside Michael K. Williams.
“[I’m a] huge fan of my man Steve Caple Jr.,” stated Nas. “I think he can become the next great filmmaker. [I’m] also, very excited to be working with my former agent and friend Charles King on his first film with his new venture. All great energy around the film, which I believe will yield amazing results.”