Earlier this week, Nas went to Instagram to voice his opinions on America’s racial inequalities.
“Now we’ve obviously progressed since the inception of this nation,” he writes, “but we took our eye off the ball and it feels as though things are moving backwards.” Nas goes on: “As a black man, I find it difficult to understand that our biggest export (our American culture) comes from us. The people in the streets… The way the world dresses, talks, what they listen to, what they watch… That all comes from us. How can we be the ones responsible for America’s biggest export & fear for our lives like we shouldn’t belong here.”
Nas is known for addressing political and social issues within his music. His sophomore debut, “It Was Written” opened with a skit that depicted a slave rising up against a plantation overseer. One can respect Nas statement on the issues within the system as of late. These issues in regards to the treatment of African-American citizens need to be addressed, as things are getting out of hand across the nation.