Nas performs Feed NYC benefit concert in hometown New York City

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Nas raised money to feed the hungry in his hometown, New York City, in a benefit concert Thursday in The Big Apple.

Rocking the stage in the rain at Forest Hills Stadium, the rap icon performed his classics, including “If I Ruled the World,” as reported by Proceeds from his Concert to Feed NYC were donated to City Harvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization.

The Grammy winner said the show was important because “it supports a cause I care deeply about.”

“We are so grateful to have a dedicated and passionate friend in Nas who will create such a special evening to support our work. Together, we can feed our city,” said City Harvest CEO Jilly Stephens. “The Concert to Feed NYC will help us rescue and deliver more food for the many New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables because of the pandemic, many for the first time,” she added.

“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City was facing a profound hunger crisis,” Stephens continued, “particularly in the marginalized communities that City Harvest has long served.”

Nas, who celebrated his 48th birthday on September 14, recently performed at Rihanna‘s Savage X Fenty fashion event which is streaming in 240 countries and territories on Amazon Prime Video.

In his latest video, “Brunch on Sunday,” Nas dined with Los Angeles Lakers basketball stars LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, and Swizz Beatz, as well as Nas’ 27-year-old daughter, Destiny. They appear in all-white in the clip, which was shot on the rooftop of the luxurious Catch restaurant in LA.

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