“Shake the Dust” is a feature documentary that tells the stories of break dancers from conflicted “third- world” communities around the globe who, although separated by cultural boundaries and individual struggles, are intrinsically tied to one another through their passion for dance and hip-hop culture.
In November 2013 Nas came on board to executive produce Shake The Dust, a forthcoming feature-length documentary on hip-hop culture’s global influence. Narrated by a Ugandan b-boy by the name of Karim, the 85-minute film from journalist-turned-director and photographer Adam Sjöberg chronicles the stories of rappers, DJs, and b-boys across Uganda, Yemen, Colombia and Cambodia. “What these kids are doing around the world reminds me why I fell in love with hip-hop and how important it is as a creative and constructive outlet,” Nas previously said about the project. “After hearing Adam’s vision for this project and hearing the stories, I was incredibly excited to help bring the film to global audiences who need to hear this surprising message of empowerment.”