Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rapper Nas wins National Sports Emmy for his documentary about Liberian amputee soccer team

From The NY Post:

Brooklyn-born rapper Nas (pictured) has never won a Grammy for his albums, but he just snagged a National Sports Emmy for his ESPN documentary "Survival 1."

The film follows two amputee victims of the Liberian civil war who form a soccer team and eventually be came champions. Nas produced, directed and scored the music for the film.

"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 of the win. "An Emmy before a Grammy. Crazy [bleep]!"