In 2012, The Source ranked him #2 on their list of the "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time".
In 2013, Nas was ranked 4th on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list.
Over the past couple of weeks, there have been whispers that LVMH is interested in investing in Proenza Schouler and growing it into a global luxury brand, and although that’s yet to come to fruition, …Here’s actress Olivia Munn, leaving Joan’s on Third in West Hollywood, carrying a beautiful, natural leather Proenza Schouler PS11 Bag.
I think it would be fair to say that Proenza Schouler is a brand looking for its Next Big Thing, accessory-wise.
From 2001-2005, Nas was involved in a highly publicized feud with Jay-Z. In 2010, he released Distant Relatives, a collaboration album with Damian Marley, donating all royalties to charities active in Africa.
His 11th studio album, Life Is Good (2012) was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
In 2011 Anish Kapoor invited Hawtin to activate his sculpture Leviathan with a performance at Paris’s Grand Palais for the annual public art festival Monumenta and just last year he was invited to perform live as Plastikman at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, by invitation of Dior Artistic Director Raf Simons.