Eminem Spent Around $600 For A Classic Nas Cassette Tape

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem is demonstrating his appreciation for fellow hip-hop legend Nas in a big way. The rap icon apparently shelled out up to $600 for a sealed Illmatic cassette tape.


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Eminem Buys Nas Classic Cassette Tape

Slim Shady revealed in a Clubhouse room during his first NFT event, “Shady Con” that he’s a serious rap album and memorabilia collector. Eminem let it slip that he had a sealed cassette copy of Nas’ 1994 debut album Illmatic in his collection. He also confessed how much he had paid for the item, between $500 and $600.

“I think it’s backstock from what records stores had in the back storage. The tapes that never sold and they just kept them. That’s the only thing I can think of. Cause nobody’s going to have a f*cking Illmatic tape and not open it.”

Nas Gets Deep Celebrating Illmatic

Earlier this month, Nasty Nas went to Instagram to reflect on his debut album. Mr. Jones even referenced how much the project changed the world.

“The stuff that young people have to see and experience is literally crazy. Yesterday was as it still is today. @jungleqb & Drawz (RIP) on patrol on constant watch & on point from all directions. People value different things. I value respect. Respect to All. 27 years ago today a album dropped that changed Everything. Love to all. @illmaticmovie on Netflix”

The post sparked a huge amount of co-signs from NBA superstar LeBron James and producer Hit-Boy.

“GODS SON! ???” -LeBron James

“??” -Hit-Boy

“Ground breaking classic ??” -Shyne

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Nas Pens Emotional Open Letter

In March 2021, Nasir Jones shared a video message to his daughter through Instagram. It’s worth noting the letter was in partnership with alcoholic beverage giant Hennessy.

“Dear @iamdestinyjones — a letter written from the heart and in light of Black perseverance. #NeverStopNeverSettle Society celebrates the perseverance and success of Black entrepreneurs and is a continuation of @HennessyUS long-standing commitment to Black communities.”

In the video, Nas talked directly to Destiny about understanding the power of Black greatness.

“Dear Destiny, I wanted you to see something I never saw, feel something our family had never grasped, Black excellence. Something like the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921. 40 acres and 35 blocks of black folks running the town. Lawyers, doctors, businesses, all black owned. Imagine that. The vision of Black Wall Street was intentional. And so was its downfall. A hundred years later, a hundred years strong, Black excellence lives on. Wherever black folks dream, the spirit of Greenwood is there. So find them, build with them, dream with them, be your own Black Wall Street. However and wherever you imagine. Your loving father, Nasir Jones.”

Destiny Jones reacted to the letter with a post about her cosmetics line.

““The vision of Black Wall Street was intentional and so was its downfall””

Nas’ NAACP Image Awards Presentation

Recently, Nasty Nas shared a snapshot of himself from the NAACP Image Awards. At the event, Jones presented a first-ever Never Stop Never Settle Society award.

“Last night, I had the honor to present the incomparable @reneemontgomery with the first-ever #NeverStopNeverSettle Society award at the @naacpimageawards. #Hennessy also kicked off its Acceleration Fund to champion the next generation of Black entrepreneurs. Visit the link in my bio/ NeverStopNeverSettleSociety.org to learn more”

The post sparked a co-sign from fellow New York rap veteran Busta Rhymes.