RealTalkNY Exclusive Video and Pics of Nas Webster Hall Concert
With all the build up for Nas latest album, "Hip Hop Is Dead," he is taking part in an extensive marketing campaign consisting of several concerts. To see Nas for 28 dollars was too good of an oppurtunity to past, even with finals awaiting me the next day. I admit I was a bit skeptical to how good the concert would be. I've seen Nas perform live, "Bridging the Gap," with his father and, "Made You Look," but it wasn't at a full concert, just MTV shows. I had doubts on how good the concert would be due to hearing from a lot of sources Nas is sorta lazy in some aspects.
My worries were quickly put to rest when Nas came out giving a speech about the title, "Hip Hop Is Dead," and then performing a mix of songs for all the different stages of his career. He went from, "One Love," to, "Hip Hop Is Dead." He tested the crowd to see who was really a Nas fan by performing songs such as, "Rewind," "I Want To Talk To You," and other older, not so popular songs. He of course did his most popular songs, "If I Ruled the World," "Street Dreams," "Made You Look," and saved a passionate performance of, "One Mic," to close of the show. What makes Nas a great performer is his delivery and connection to the crowd. He seems to deliver his words with conviction, like he really took time to make the lyrics he spits and that they mean a lot to him. While Nas may name his album, "Hip Hop Is Dead," its clear to see hes keeping it alive.
More video coming later.