During an interview for Dr. Henry Louis Gates’ PBS series Finding Your Roots, rapper Nas got a surprise when shown a 1859 bill of sale for his third great-grandmother, Pocahontas, to a Southern slaveholder. “First I was enraged when I looked at it,” Nas told the NY Daily News. “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."
Nas is the first hip hop artist to take part in the series expected to resume September 23rd on PBS.