Nas – The World is Yours (1994)

“The World Is Yours” is a single off of rapper Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ album that was released on April 19th, 1994. Considered one of the finest hip-hop debut albums of its time, ‘Illmatic’ is still a gem 20 years later. Nas recently released a documentary about the making and story behind ‘Illmatic’ which premiered at the Tribecca Film Festival this week. Whose world is this?

Some South African Kwaito

I first saw this music video 4 years ago while in college among a group of African friends. It has a catchy beat and I definitely dig the boxing theme.

Though it is only one video, it does show how media -specifically hip-hop in this case- can travel to other corners of the world and be infused with cultural residue of that particular region. 4 years later, I still don’t understand a single word these guys are saying, but I can appreciate the music and its accompanying video nonetheless.

Seeing people and images around the world can not only entertain us, but gives us a greater appreciation of an art form in its varying depictions.