1.19.2011

TDK x NAS

The days of the cassette! Dubbing tapes and making epic mixtapes. Creating your own custom cover art and the vibrant multi colored Maxwell tapes. Those were the days! Let Nas explain his fascination with cassette tapes. Enjoy!



In this short film produced for TDK Life on Record’s Chronicles series, Nas discusses his passion for cassettes. The rapper reminisces about his long-gone tape collection, explains the importance of cassettes in early hip-hop culture and recalls the art of recording songs off the radio. His deep love of the medium and the music comes through in every moment, most especially when he talks about the ’80s rap legends who inspired him to become one of the most acclaimed emcees of the ’90s. -Rolling Stone

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