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Nas Is Releasing a Children's Book Called "I Know I Can"

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"Education starts in the crib."

Nas is writing a children's book.

On Thursday (June 13) the rapper made the announcement via a post on Instagram, writing, "My first kids book is on the way," mentioning that he and Mass Appeal have launched a kids brand called MAJR.

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Nas posted a photo of the apparent book cover, which is aptly titled "I Know I Can" after his 2002 song, "I Can." The book series is listed on MAJR's official website as part of a series "empowering kids to be whatever they want to be when they grow up."

The brand's mission statement reads: "Our mission is to inspire future generations through the creation of unique toys, apparel, and innovative learning tools. Major is here to reflect the diverse hues of both the modern family and popular culture, because education starts in the crib."

The book's release date has not been announced.

Nas kicks off his 22-date North American summer tour with Mary J. Blige on July 11.