Nas Celebrated In Queens
Receiving the honor on Sept.23, New York native rapper Nas was given the key to his borough of Queens. This took place at Forest Hill Stadium in a celebration called City Harvest. For one thing, it’s a festival that gathers funds to help those in need of food during the pandemic. Nas went on social media to thank the borough president, Donovan Richards. He captioned the Instagram post, “Great concert night with @cityharvestnyc,” wrote the artist. “Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain! Shoutout to @drichardsqns for the key and my amazing day in Queens on September 23rd. Queens, let’s represent!”
City Harvest has raised millions of funds for those New Yorker’s struggling to make ends meet for food amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to their CEO Jilly Stephens.
“In a time when many people in our city struggle to access enough food, we’re proud to join forces with them to provide healthy, fresh food to thousands of families in all five boroughs,” stated Stephens.
In March, Nas won Best Rap Album for King’s Disease. Later in August, dropped the second part of the anthology for King’s Disease II. Collaborating again with Hit-Boy. The album includes collaborations with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, YG, Lauryn Hill, Eminem, EPMD, Charlie Wilson, and BLXST.
Nas’ Key To The City
The Grammy Award Winning rapper had a jarring ride this past year. Recovering from Covid-19 and performing in Queens after three years. The Queens rap legend besides having a headlining performance is showing the real impact he has towards the community of Queens.
Besides having the key to Queens, Nas was also awarded a day dedicated to him. Not only was he granted a day, but also rapper Gunna received his own day in South Fulton, Georgia on Sept. 16.