It looks like Nas’ music catalog could soon be up for grabs if the price is right.
MC Serch reveals that he has begun taking offers for the sale of his ownership stake in the New York native’s catalog, which includes his debut album, “Illmatic,” and his sophomore album “It Was Written,” HipHopDX reports.
“I have decided to sell all of the rights, including the global rights,” said MC Serch. “I started conversations with several companies a few months ago. For 27 years, it has provided my family through good times and bad. Now it’s time for a new chapter.”
Currently, “Illmatic” is the only rap album in the Library of Congress and played a role in the success of Nas as we know him today.
Wait there’s more: Not far behind it, is the 49-year-old’s “It Was Written,” which became his first multi-platinum-selling album within less than three months of its release. His hit track, “If I Ruled The World” featuring Lauryn Hill, became his only platinum-selling single, HipHopDX reports.
MC Serch & Nas' Music History
Serch and Nas have a long history in the music business. In fact, he is responsible for helping Nas land a deal at Columbia Records before going on to serve as the executive producer on both “Illmatic” and “It Was Written.”
Beyond The Music
Over decades, Nas has become one of the most influential rappers in the game, but it hasn’t stopped him from tapping into other endeavors.
His net worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nas has an estimated net worth of $70 million, which is made possible not only by his success as a recording artist but his business ventures.
As an early-stage venture investor, Nas has quite a number of successful early investments under his belt, thanks to tech companies like:
- Pluto TV
- And more