Iconic rapper Nas has garnered numerous accolades and acclaim throughout his two decade career in the music industry and despite having never won a coveted Grammy for his own original music, the Queens, N.Y.-bred rapper recently snagged a National Sports Emmy for his musical contributions to the ESPN documentary “Survival 1.”
According to nypost.com’s Page Six, “Survival 1” centers around the aftermath of the Liberian civil war, which lasted for over 20 years before ending in 2003. The film follows two amputee victims, Richard and Joseph, as they work to form the Liberian amputee soccer team and eventually become soccer champions.
The “Illmatic” emcee, born Nasir Jones, produced, directed and scored the music for the documentary.
As Nas explained to Page Six, this is the first time he’s won such a major award and he’s more than proud of his recent win.
“After all these years of making music, I am honored to have this be the first award I ever won of this magnitude,” he said of the win. “An Emmy before a Grammy. Crazy [bleep]!”
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