Second-Generation Superstars

Second-Generation Superstars
NAS & OLU DARA
The rapper and his jazz-musician dad collaborated last year… for a Gap ad campaign. It wasn’t the first time they’d worked together, even though their chosen genres don’t allow for a lot of overlap. Dara played cornet on Nas’ “Life’s a Bitch,” from the 1994 album Illmatic. “Some years passed and I heard some kids humming the solo. That’s a wonderful thing to hear the kids humming the cornet,” Dara told HipHopDX. “I almost forgot it was me.” In return, Nas rapped on his father’s “Jungle Jay” in 1998. “I’ve been a musician my whole life and my father was a musician and my great uncle was a musician. It’s definitely in our blood,” said Dara, who began giving Nas trumpet lessons around age 4.”We do it because we do it, you know?”
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