Finding Your Roots: Listen as Nas Shares His Experience on Discovering His Ancestry
Nas joins Courtney B. Vance, Khandi Alexander, and Anna Deavere Smith in a discussion panel to promote the second season of PBS’ hit series “Finding Your Roots” with Executive Producer, Writer and Presenter Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
On the upcoming second season of PBS’ “Finding Your Roots” with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Nas will appear on the show to trace the history of ancestors through five generations. Nas, a fan of the series from the first season, spoke of the experience during the PBS Network’s portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 23, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Sharing his reaction from the moment he was presented with documentation from 1859 that showed the sale of an ancestor being sold as a slave, Nas explains, “First I was enraged when I looked at the bill of sale,” I was like, that guy that owned property owes me some cash. My people made him really wealthy, so maybe I should find his family and talk.”…