GRAMMYs 2022: Nas Performs Medley Of New And Old Songs

The rap veteran makes a statement with his three-decade long catalog.

Last year, hip hop legend Nas King’s Disease earned him Best Rap Album; his first Grammy win ever. At this year’s GRAMMYs, he performed a medley of songs — old and new.

He kicked his performance off with a boy dressed in a suit, mimicking the words to his 2002 hit, “I Can.” Decked out in a baby blue suit and low-top air force ones, the rap veteran took to the stage to continue the performance, merging into the song “Made You Look.”

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Nas, 48, commanded the audience’s attention as Adam Blackstone, who served as musical director of the 2022 Academy Awards last Sunday (March 27) and his band backed his lyrical presence on stage.

The MC, best known for his classic album Illmatic didn’t stay on one track for too long. His other songs performed include “One Mic,” New York State of Mind” and “Rare.”

Nas was in such a creative zone after King's Disease won Best Rap Album at the 2021 GRAMMYs, he returned with the sequel during that summer. With his pen showing no signs of writer's block, he released his album Magic this past Christmas.

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