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Nas graces the cover of EBONY for their October issue and talks about investing generational wealth, also opening up for the first time about his battle with COVID-19.

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Source: Joshua Kissi / EBONY

For the October cover experience of EBONY, the company has chosen none other than emcee turned tech god and investor Nas. The concept for his cover is his legacy, which fits perfectly with his current life events.

Nas x EBONY

Source: Joshua Kissi / EBONY

Nas is in a space where kids coming up know him first as a venture capitalist with an eye for picking the best investments, with rapping as something to do on the side. Nas and his company, QueensBridge Venture Partners, had massive wins creating generational wealth, most notably with Ring and Coinbase. The most surprising part of the cover story was Nas revealing he had previously contracted COVID-19 and opening up about the battle he endured.

“I caught Covid in October. It was mentally and physically hard. It’s just today’s world, with chemical warfare, crazy politics, racism, food shortages, police malpractice, Black-on-Black murder. The human spirit is being tested.”

Luckily, Nas made it through his battle with COVID, unlike 1 in every 500 Americans that have contracted the deadly virus. He also touches on mastering the rap game, life lessons, and most importantly, the power of hip hop from his perspective, having seen it grow to unfathomable heights during his 30 years in the game.

Nas x EBONY

Source: Joshua Kissi / EBONY

You can find more about the cover experience on EBONY’s social media and on their website.

Nas x EBONY

Source: Joshua Kissi / EBONY

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