American Rapper Nas has turned to book writing in addition to his song writing. Announcing his new children’s book, he hopes to inspire our younger generation.
Through his Instagram account, Nas—full name, Nasir “Nas” Jones—announced the new book, I Know I Can, four days ago. The fan response has been amazing in the short amount of time, with over 90,000 people liking the post.
According to Pitchfork, a media company following the music industry, “the book will be part of a children’s series ’empowering kids to be whatever they want to be when they grow up.’”
For any of you Nas fans who may have already guessed it, Pitchfork also confirms that the title is also a reference to one of the Rap Artist’s song “I Can” from the 2002 album God’s Son.
The song spreads the message that we can achieve our dreams no matter where we’ve come from, so long as we put in the time and practice. Covering some heavy topics (e.g., drug abuse and rape), Nas’s lyrics also urge young kids to not grow up too quickly and make smart and responsible decisions to follow the right path. The book appears to promise the same message.
There is no release date for the book I Know I Can yet. Until then we’ll just have to hear Nas’s words in symphony, and share them with the children we know and wish the best and brightest future to.
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