Quiet as kept, Nas has one of the most woke clothing lines out.
In 2016 the legendary emcee launched the apparel line HSTRY, and during the holiday season he released a collection of ugly sweaters where proceeds went towards the Center for Court Innovation, a non-profit for criminal justice reform.
For 2017’s so-called Black History Month, Nas and HSTORY has launched another capsule collection to celebrate Black lives and culture. The line will feature a variety of tees, crewnecks, caps, tote bags and dashikis emblazoned with pro-Black messages (“Black Don’t Crack,” “I’m Black And I’m Proud”) or pro-Black versions of the classic cartoon characters Bart Simpson, Charlie Brown, and the Pink Panther.
Proceeds from Nas’ BLK HSTRY 2017 collection will go to the National Black Child Development Institute, who aims to “improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and their families through education and advocacy.”
“This collection is about turning things around and instilling positivity,” Nas said in a statement to the Huffington Post. Celebrating being Black in a loud and fun way. Taking a much-needed moment to be proud of the achievements we have made, our colorful culture, black royalty and excellence from the past, present, and future.”
The BLK HSTRY 2017 is available now.