After his recent sell-out London shows in the unlikeliest of venues (small but perfectly formed), Nas has just announced his intentions to come back to London for some serious partying. This will involve performing a massive show at the capital's O2 Arena on 19th March 2013, accompanied by a very special guest, relative newcomer Meek Mill.
We will have tickets from 10am on Friday 19th October, priced at £34 standing and £39 seated.
Celebrating just over twenty years as a rapper (and a little shorter as an actor) is multi-platinum shifting Nas, who became one of the long line of '90s hip-hop acts to cross the genre over to the mainstream. Hailed by MTV as one of rap's greatest MCs, his debut album 'Illmatic' had already set the tone with a stream of high-profile musicians and producers (DJ Premier and Pete Rock for starters) and clutch of streetwise party-slammers such as 'It Ain't Hard to Tell' and 'The World is Yours'.
After guesting on numerous other hip hop artists' albums in the mid-'90s (Mobb Deep, Raekwon etc), Nas hit his peak with two crossover sets, 'It Was Written' and 'I Am...', both #1 albums in the States. After a lull, his beacon has shone brightly again with three #1 albums on the bounce, including 2012's huge 'Life is Good'.
Meek Mill's career has involved a spot of prison, a bounty of post-porridge mixtapes and the forthcoming debut album "Dreams and Nightmares". Set for release on 29th October, the album features, amongst others, Nas himself, plus Mary J Blige, Drake and Trey Songz.