Nas has another trophy to add to his collection. The Queensbridge, New York rapper was awarded the National Sports Emmy for the ESPN documentary Survival 1, joining Jay-Z as one of the recent hip-hop elite to score one of the prestigious accolades.
The flick follows “two amputee victims of the Liberian civil war who form a soccer team and eventually became champions.” Nas, whose real name is Nasir Jones, directed and scored the film, which debuted on the sports channel in May 2010.
He was elated in his response to the win. “After all these years of making music, I am honored to have this be the first award I ever won of this magnitude,” he said. “An Emmy before a Grammy. Crazy [bleep]!”
Watch the trailer for
Survival 1 below.