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09th Jun 2015

Legendary rapper Nas shines a light on ‘real hip-hop’ with inspiring documentary short


Nooruddean Choudry

Nasir ‘Nas’ Jones has teamed up with Guardian Docs to give the world an insight into what he sees as ‘real hip-hop’…

The socially conscious rapper explores the impact of hip-hop culture around the globe with a film produced in conjunction with the UK-based media agency.

Inspiring b-boys and b-girls in the likes of Uganda, Yemen, Cambodia and Colombia are featured, as they express themselves through music and movement.

It’s a refreshing reaffirmation of the power and integrity of the genre, which is in stark contrast to the hedonistic themes of modern rap music.