Hip-hop legend Nas paid homage to his roots in an open letter, giving credit to hip-hop, blues, jazz and folk musicians like his father. To celebrate Black History Month, Nas wrote an open letter for Google Arts & Culture about how music impacted his life and recognized his dad, jazz musician Ola Dura. The veteran Queens MC teamed up with Google for their Black History Month series, honoring historical black artists that have become essential to the growth and legacy of the black community. Nas name-drops jazz legend Louis Armstrong and veteran rapper Slick Rick as being “one in the same.” Watch Nas’ Black History Month celebration video for Google below to hear his powerful words and you can read his full letter at Google.
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