Upbeat Academy’s 5th Anniversary Benefit Featuring NAS

Event Cancelled: The show has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Upbeat Academy would like to thank Nas and the community of New Orleans for their continued support.

WCP, Joy Theater, & Upbeat Academy Present

Upbeat Academy’s 5th Anniversary Benefit Featuring NAS

Sat · August 24, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$45.00 - $500.00

Cancelled

This event is all ages

The show has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Upbeat Academy would like to thank Nas and the community of New Orleans for their continued support. For future events, or to donate to Upbeat Academy’s mission of providing free music production education to its students, please visit http://upbeatacademy.org/.

Upbeat Academy’s 5th Anniversary Benefit Featuring NAS
Upbeat Academy’s 5th Anniversary Benefit Featuring NAS
Since his Illmatic debut in 1994, hip hop heavyweight Nas has long been considered one of the most influential and talented MCs to ever hold a mic. The Queens, NY native has dodged the unpredictable and ephemeral nature of the rap industry, consistently releasing critically acclaimed projects that become more than just hip hop records, but defining moments in music history. Racking up 11 albums in the Billboard Top 10, 6 debuting at #1, 13 Grammy nominations, 8 consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums, and over 30 millions records sold worldwide, Nas’ catalogue speaks for itself. Most recently, Nas released the 4th of 5 Kanye West-produced projects, NASIR.

Nas has been engaging in far more than music in the 6 years following his last full-length solo record Life Is Good (2012). His venture capital firm Queensbridge Venture Partners has invested in a number of notable companies including Casper, Lyft and Genius; he has invested in and helped grow media company Mass Appeal into a multi-faceted conglomerate with branches in creative services, production and music; he has diversified his business portfolio by founding restaurant Sweet Chick and sneaker boutique 12AM:RUN, he has heavily supported UNICEF and the East African region known as the Horn of Africa. These efforts have been recognized by Harvard, the Ivy League college establishing the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship in 2013 and awarding Nas the W.E.B. DuBois Medal in 2015. Nas has ascended rap and become more than the music he continues to create.
Venue Information:
Joy Theater
1200 Canal St
New Orleans, LA, 70112
http://www.thejoytheater.com/