Nas’ name is becoming a staple nowadays away from the music. After investing in Mass Appeal earlier this year, and recently attaching his name to the Malcolm Campbell’s Hennessy piece, the Queensbridge rapper is looking to keep his momentum going with another endeavor, this time aligning himself with filmmaker Adam Sjorberg for a new documentary entitled Shake the Dust. The film, which focuses on the art and evolution of break dancing, takes a wider look at the dance craze by traveling around the world to see how it has affected and/or influenced the youth in the 21st century. Along with various commentaries from dancers in the countries of Uganda, Cambodia, Yemen and Columbia, the flick’s main message is to showcase just how break dancing inspired many to demand change within their regions. Nas will serve as the executive producer of the upcoming film, which will include original and possibly new music from him as well.
Here’s what Nasir had to say about his involvement with the film:
“What these kids are doing around the world reminds me why I fell in love with hip-hop and how important it is as a creative and constructive outlet,” Nas said in a statement. “After hearing Adam’s vision for this project and hearing the stories, I was incredibly excited to help bring the film to global audiences who need to hear this surprising message of empowerment.” - Nas per the Hollywood Reporter