It is a shame it took this long. But Nas definitely made up for lost time with his first ever solo GRAMMYs performance on Sunday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. As decked and dappered out in a double-breasted lavender suit. He brought classic Hip-Hop to the GRAMMYs stage.
Opening with a kid sitting by the stage reciting the opening kid lyrics to his classic, I Can. Nas kicked things off with his inspiring classic. Before he took it back with his classics, Made You Look and One Mic. As well as a brief tease of his classic, N.Y. State of Mind. With a very stellar backing band and horn section really adding a nice element to make the performance. That much greater. Before closing out with his single, Rare. That showed his versatility and why he has had such longevity.
Nas, was definitely in rare form on the mic. Showing once again why he is one of the greatest emcee’s of all-time. As well as showing why he is not only Hip-Hop, but music royalty. Who deserved his flowers from the GRAMMYs long before this recent love he has gotten. That seen him finally win his first GRAMMY in his 13th nomination, a little less than a year ago.
If that wasn’t enough. Nas also got a well deserved standing ovation at the end of his career-spanning performance too. That also showed why he has been. So well respected by so many of his peers for so long.