Nas Narrates Documentary On Liberian Amputee Soccer Team

(AllHipHop News) Rap star Nas has teamed with ESPN’s primetime newsmagazine E: 60 to present the story of the Liberian Amputee Soccer Team. The documentary centers around the team of amputees as they prepare to compete in the African Cup of Nations Soccer Tournament. All of the team players are victims of Liberia’s 14-year civil war, which saw over 250,000 people killed and left millions wounded. “I realized my realities were like a walk in the park compared to what these kids go through in these other countries,” Nas said. The soccer team was formed in 2007 to help close the gap between men who previously fought each other during the country’s violent civil war. Shortly after the first team was formed a league of six teams sprouted in Monrovia. In 2008, the Liberian National Amputee soccer team were the champions of Africa. In addition to narrating the documentary, Nas’ music will be featured in the special, which airs May 4th at 7:00 PM EST. Nas is preparing to release his upcoming concept album with Damian Marley titled Distant Relatives. The album, which is due in stores May 18th,  traces Hip-Hop’s origins from Africa to the present.

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