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Pass The Popcorn: Nas Tapped To Executive Produce Hip-Hop Doc 'Shake The Dust'


Nas will serve as executive producer of filmmaker Adam Sjoberg's hip-hop documentary Shake The Dust, which will also include new music from the Queens MC. The feature-length doc examines the lives of breakers and rappers in Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda and Yemen - all of them united by their mutual love for hip-hop culture and its importance as a tool for resistance and social change. The news of Nas' involvement follows the recent unveiling of the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at Harvard. Nas spoke about his involvement with the film in a recent statement:

“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.”

Check the footage below to watch the trailer for the forthcoming film. Stay tuned for more.