Rapper Nas is the latest high profile act to be featured as a speaker at SXSW.

Nas will be at SXSW to be interviewed by his former manager Steve Stoute. Stoute is the author of ‘The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created A Culture That Rewrote The Rules Of The Economy’.

Queens rapper Nas, widely considered to be one of the most accomplished and talented artists to ever hit the mic, established his place amongst the hip-hop elite with the 1994 release of his debut album, Illmatic. The impact of his distinctive lyricism and thoughtful storytelling reaches far beyond hip hop culture and has earned him a global audience of millions. Throughout years of multi-platinum album sales, critical acclaim, controversies, and fame, Nas has undoubtedly solidified his position as one of the greatest rappers of all time. On the heels of his collaboration with Damian Marley, Nas is currently preparing his next studio album.

Nas will be interviewed by Steve Stoute at the Austin Convention Center at 3:30pm on Friday, March 16.