Nas is one of the greatest rappers ever at channeling particular moods and evoking visceral images that are specific to the ‘hood pathos of New York City, the grimy beast that birthed hip-hop and the only place where the genre, due in-part to Nasir Jones himself, remains the defining fundamental unit of music.
I am a fan of both good hip-hop and good photography. Hip-Hop heads have a lot to learn from D-Nice… And much respect due to Chip Fu! (c) D-Nice Photography
In all the time I’ve lived in Brooklyn, I can’t believe I never got my a$$ to BAM. I guess it took ?uestlove to get me there, and for Shuffle Culture no less. Had perfect seats in the fist row of the Mezzanine and loved being shaken up by the switching between different music. Hard to explain what it was, but I like that.
Favorite Part: Audiobots by a landslide. Rahzel and Kenny Muhammad. Now that’s Beat-MOTHERFUCKIN-Boxing. Could barely stand it they were so good.
Runner Up: Deerhoof’s cover of PJ Harvey’s Plants and Rags.