Though he's been sidetracked by financial woes over the last several months, Nas has nevertheless been keeping busy on the creative front. The New York-born and bred hip-hop vet is not only prepping his new Distant Relatives collaboration with Damian Marley, but he's taken the time to provide the voiceover and music for a new story that's part of ESPN's ongoing E:60 series.
The MC's gravelly, yet soft-spoken delivery offsets the harsh reality of the documentary, which centers on two members of the Liberian amputee soccer team whose inspirational efforts helped "heal a nation" torn by nearly two decades of civil war. Nas, a son of the Queensbridge housing projects, says at the beginning of the teaser, "I realized my realities were like a walk in the park compared to what these kids go through in other countries." The full E:60 story airs Tuesday, May 4 at 7pm EST on ESPN.