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New York rapper Nas knows hip-hop is much more than a genre. The rap veteran has hit up social media to dish on the impact music’s had on his life.

Nasty Nas went to Instagram Wednesday (October 4) to salute hip-hop and also show off his basketball skills.

Hip Hop saved my life

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Game Ready 🏀🏀🏀

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Felt good gettin on the court! These girls will bust y'all ass!!! 📸 @youngankle

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Recently, Nas celebrated the launch of his new Timberland boot collaboration.

@timberland @footlocker event NYC Sept 19.

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Suede @timberland on the feet make my cipher complete 📸 @soulbphotos

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Days prior, buzz developed about Nas teaming up with the foot apparel giant.

Earlier this year, God’s Son promised to deliver a long-awaited new album before 2018 arrives.

“It’s not done till it hits the streets. [Arriving before the year ends?] For sure. [Any titles?] Not yet, not till release. [Any singles coming?] We might do a single but we might do something different.” (Billboard)