NAS at the Locus Festival. Only Italian stop (Info & Tickets)

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Nas, one of the most historic names in the hip hop world, has announced a concert that will be held on August 12th, within the Locus Festival, in Locorotondo in the province of Bari. It will be his only concert in our country.

Nas (Nasir Jones) first reached an international audience when his song “Halftime” was chosen by producer MC Serch as the opening track of the soundtrack to the 1992 film Zebrahead. Released on Columbia Records, the first album complete by the poet and master of rhyme Nas arrived in 1994, Illmatic. The album included “It Ain’t Hard To Tell,” “The World Is Yours” and “One.” 1996 brought the double-platinum album It Was Written (#1 R&B for 7 weeks, #1 pop for 4 weeks), with its first major crossover singles “Street Dreams” and “If I Ruled the World ( Imagine That)”. Success continued with the double-platinum I Am in 1999 (again #1 pop and #1 R&B), with the charting singles “Nas Is Like,” “Hate Me Now” (featuring Puff Daddy) and “You Won ‘t See Me Tonight” (with Aaliyah).

Nas’ subsequent albums included: the platinum Nastradamus (1999), the platinum Stillmatic (2001), the platinum God’s Son (2002), and the double-platinum CD Street’s

Disciple (2004). His 2012 album, Life Is Good, later earned him 4 Grammy nominations including Rap Album of the Year and is certified gold by the RIAA.

Over the years, Nas has also been a guest on numerous crossover hits by other artists, including: Allure (“Head Over Heels,” 1997); Missy Elliott (#1 “Hot Boyz,” 1999); fellow Queensbridge rapper Mobb Deep (“It’s Mine,” 1999); Jagged Edge (“I Got It 2”, 2002); J-Lo (“Im Gonna Be Alright”, 2002); Kanye West (“Classic (Better Than I’ve Ever Been)”, 2006); DJ Khaled (“Nas Album Done”, 2016); Swizz Beats (“Echo”, 2018); Jhene Aiko (“10K Hours”, 2020) and others.

In August 2020, Nas released King’s Disease, his first new album in 2 years. The album was entirely produced by Hit-Boy with Gabriel “G Code” Zardes co-executive producing the album. The album won “Best Rap Album” at the 2021 GRAMMYs, marking Nas’ first-ever GRAMMY win.

In August 2021, Nas released King’s Disease II, the sequel to the GRAMMY Award-winning album. King’s Disease II was produced by Nas and Hit-Boy and features collaborations with Eminem, EPMD, A Boogie Wit Da Hoody, YG, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Hit-Boy and more.

In addition to his successful career in music, Nas has embarked on a career in film that began with his co-starring role (along with DMX) in the 1998 cult classic Belly, a film by director Hype Williams (with whom Nas filmed several music videos). Most recently, he served as the executive producer of the 2016 Netflix series The Get Down.


Tickets on sale from 11am on 23 November 2023.

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