April 10th, 2013 by Navjosh
Nas is making moves on the business side. The Queens legend appeared on the cover of Mass Appeal magazine in 2002 (pictured above) and more than a decade later, he has invested a “six-figure” sum in the publication. He will serve as Associate Publisher for Mass Appeal, which was originally founded in 1996 as a graffiti magazine but has now broadened its horizon into web, video, monthly event series and more.
Nasir tells Forbes:
“I always liked what they represented. They invested into the culture … I saw their vision for what they planned and I thought I could add value across the board. Mass Appeal has a legacy and respect, It already has a foundation … I just feel like I can add on because I can lend my kind of cultural expertise and my professional acumen, and develop the business.”
He also says that he will be focusing more on business ventures from here on:
“I knew that this was down the road,” he says. “I didn’t care to interrupt me being a creative musical artist … I said I’ll be more of a businessman down the road. I’m down the road now.”