Thursday, June 16, 2005

Nas Gives Mobster Movies Thumbs Up

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Mobster movies have a large fan base, but there may be no bigger aficionado than rapper Nas.

The 31-year-old hip-hopper says movies like Scarface, The Godfather series and Casino have not only entertained him, but they’ve had an effect on his music career.

For instance, he’s re-enacted scenes from the movies in some of his music videos and the 1997 album cover for The Firm, – a group that featured Nas along with Foxy Brown and Nature – replicates the Casino movie poster down to the smallest detail.

Nas believes he speaks for many in the hip hop industry who enjoy mobster movies when he says, “Rappers relate to where mobster characters came from because they came up the same way. They came from the same areas.”

He believes younger rappers will also appreciate the mafia flicks as much as he did – especially now with the release of Casino on DVD this week.

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