Nas will be honored with "The Heroes Award" by Detroit's youngest Mayor, 32
year-old Kwame Kilpatrick, at the Hip-Hop Summit in Detroit this weekend
"It's good. I want people to know that you can write these kinds of songs,"
Nas told AllHipHop.com. "[It's good] to know that people know the value of a
song [like "I Can"].
The Detroit Hip-Hop Summit, sponsored by Russell Simmons and Dr. Benjamin
Chavis' Hiphop Summit Action Network, is the largest summit so far, with an
estimated 13,000 patrons expected to attend.
"He thinks it's just because of the song, but I was like its bigger than
that," HSAN Chairman Russell Simmons added. "But a song like that is big and
its good that it's a hit."
Eminem, Mayor Kilpatrick and HSAN are the sponsors of the event, which will
focus on youth empowerment.
"It's for his uplifting content and his encouragement of young people to
become better citizens," Simmons continued.
The Hip-hop Summit will kick off Saturday April 26, at Detroit's Cobo Arena.
Patrons will be allowed entry free of cost on a first come, first serve