So Nas held it down on The Colbert Report last night. Over the course of his career I've been disappointed with Nasir, both his performances and interviews are often incoherent and a general mish-mosh of ideas, quotes, whathaveyou. And it allows bits like this NY Mag piece to completely miss the point in terms of the genuine value he brings to the mass-consumable pop culture table.
More on that broad criticism later, but in the clips below Nas is up to the task of having the #1 album on Billboard, leading protest against racism on Fox News Network, and most arduously, appearing on The Colbert Report. Its amazing what can happen when you decide to skip the blunt for an afternoon:
Here's his performance of the perfectly relevant song, "Sly Fox," (and no dropped lyrics!)
Here's the actual video of Sly Fox which is worth peeping:
(clips via: nah right, hiphopmusic)