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Nas teaching MasterClass in hip hop storytelling to help aspiring rappers find their inspiration


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Nas is always on the list in the discussion of the greatest rappers of all-time, and now the iconic MC is sharing his wisdom and experience in a new online course.

He’s teaching a MasterClass in hip hop storytelling that begins October 14.

“I feel like everybody has their own technique. If you take a look at mine, it’s really too much to say in one MasterClass,” Nas tells Complex. “If you take my technique, I think you’ll find that it might be real similar to yours if you’re a writer. You might see things that you do that are similar or that you didn’t see before in yourself. You might find that I gave you something that could add to what you’re doing, and I think that’s important. I think that’s where we’re at in the business: it’s to share.”

In a trailer for the course, he says he will teach students “how to find your inspiration, your flow, and how to turn your life experience into music.”

The Grammy winner grew up in the borough of Queens in New York City. On September 23, he received the key to Queens as he performed a charity concert raising money to help feed the hungry in NYC.

“I’m super honored by it. When you look back and think about humble beginnings, and you realize how much you’ve been putting in… It’s a great county. It’s a great town,” he says.

“To have that honor in 2021 and have my own day, September 23, makes me feel great,” Nas continues. “It makes me want to do something more.”

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