Nas Brings His Friends to Play in the Bay

Brooklyn based artist and one of the biggest names in rap, Nas, played the Warfield on Friday along with a couple of friends, including local Bay Area product, Goapele.

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Brooklyn based artist and one of the biggest names in rap played the Warfield on Friday along with a couple of friends, including local Bay Area product, Goapele.
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Bay Area product Goapele opened the show for Nas.
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Goapele released her first album in 2001.
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The Bay Area product really looks fetching under those big glasses, we promise.
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Goapele gets emotional in front of her hometown crowd.
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Her sweet voice became popular mostly through word of mouth in the Bay Area.
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Goapele gets some help from a dj and a back up singer.
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The singer has worked with E-40 and Mos Def.
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Goapele up close and personal.
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The Bay Area product was honored by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights for her work in her hometown in Oakland.
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Goapele has put out three albums.
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The singer songwriter has a sultry voice.
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Goapele's money shot.
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Goapele is planning to release a dvd of another Bay Area show she played in San Francisco.
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Goapele does a little dance for the crowd.
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High heels go well with a good song.
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The light shines on Goapele.
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Goapele cheers for herself.
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It almost looks like Goapele is rocking a mohawk.
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Maybe she is.
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Get down girl.
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J Myers also opened up for Nas.
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J Myers knows how to rock the guitar.
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J Myers is easy on the eyes too.
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J Myers raises an arm to the crowd.
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J Myers plays it up for the crowd.
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J Myers rocks out.
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J Myers get close to the mic.
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Nas gets warmed up for the crowd.
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Warmer.
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Even warmer.
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Nas takes the stage and well things get wild for one the biggest acts in hip hop.
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Nas played the Warfield last Friday.
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One of the biggest names in hip hop, Nas has been lacing ryhmes for more than 14 years.
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Like any good rapper, Nas had a public feud with Jay-Z from 2001 to 2005. Each artist would regularly diss the other in his lyrics.
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Nas rocks the stunner shades.
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Nas does a little dance.
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Nas lights up the stage.
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Nas pulls the mic up close.
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Nas opens his arms to the crowd.
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Nas does a little hop skip.
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Nas' real name Nasir means "helper and protector" in Arabic.
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His father Olu Dara was a famed jazz trumpeter.
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Nas is known for infusing his influences such as the Bible, Hebrew scrolls and the Quran into his words.
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Nas' first album "Illmatic" was released in 1994 and received critical acclaim.
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Nas throws a finger up.
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Nas drops the hand a bit too low.
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Nas has put out nine albums.
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Nas raises the fist.
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Every artist needs their money shot. So here is one for Nas.
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Nas gets ready to close the night.
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And like that he was gone.
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