Nas is still pushing on two months after the frenzy of Illmatic‘s 20th anniversary. He repped for QB at Summer Jam as he kicked off his set with the classic “NY State of Mind” and made his way through “The World Is Yours” and “It Ain’t Hard To Tell,” letting the samples ride along in between.
The set wasn’t all about Nas though. The 40-year-old MC showed love to the new school by letting Meek Mill take the stage. He performed “They Don’t Love You No More” with French Montana, “Imma Boss” and the “Dreams & Nightmares” intro with the heart-stopping “Nightmares” section in a capella. The stage presence was undeniable throughout this sequence.
Nas then introduced fellow Queens native 50 Cent for what turned out to be one of the night’s biggest moments.