Innovative. Survivor. Rebel. Controversial. These are just a few of the words that can describe one of hip-hop’s icon’s Nasir Jones. In the most recent Behind the Music, VH1 Takes a closer look at this artist’ struggles and successes. The show does a good job overall at addressing the rappers accomplishments and shortcomings. However, there were some key elements left out of the episode. For example, there isn’t much information regarding his relationship with his baby’s mother.
There are other bits and pieces of his life that are simply overlooked throughout the episode. However, show does examine his battle with rapper Jay Z and the divorce from singer Kelis. The show also features famous artists such as Q-Tip and Common. It’s good to hear stories like Nas’ because it reminds us of where hip-hop has been, and makes us look to where it’s going. Take a look at the video below for more on VH1’s Behind The Music: Nas.