Poetry in America

N.Y. State of Mind by Nas

05/03/2018 | 25m 45s | Video has closed captioning.

Learn alongside host Elisa New as Nas, music executive Steve Stoute, scholar Salamishah Tillet, and a chorus of hip hop heads, rappers, and fans break down the breakbeats and rhymes–and explore the searing vision–of Nas’s iconic track “N.Y. State of Mind.”

Aired: 05/03/18

Expired: 05/31/18

Rating: NR

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