Tracy Morgan & Nas: A Family Connection

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Hip-Hop Bonds: Tracy Morgan Discovers He’s Cousins with Nas

In a recent interview, Tracy Morgan shared an astonishing discovery about his family. He found out he’s related to Nas, a legendary figure in the hip-hop world. Watch the full interview below.

The Unexpected Family Ties Between Tracy Morgan and Nas

Morgan recounted the moment of discovery. “The last question he asks you, he says, ‘We want to know who did this show that you’re related to. Mr. Morgan, will you turn the last page?'” he said. To his surprise, Nas, a third cousin on his mother’s side, was the answer.

Tracy Morgan, known for his work on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” has always been a prominent figure in comedy. On the other hand, Nas is a critically acclaimed hip-hop artist famous for his album Illmatic, often cited as one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever.

A Comedian and a Rapper’s Surprising Ancestral Connection

Morgan revealed their prior connection, “But me and Esco was always tight before that. I did a show years ago on Comedy Central, a special called One Mic, that was for Nas’ mom, that just passed away. I named my special One Mic, so me and Esco always been tight.”

Their bond deepened with this revelation. Morgan shared the emotional moment he informed Nas. “I called him up, and I say, ‘Yo Esco.’ He said, ‘What up, Tray?’ I said, ‘Guess what? I just did Finding Your Roots, me and you related.’ He started crying. I started crying. And I said to him, ‘If you ever need me, I’m there, cuz.'”

This discovery highlights the unexpected connections that can exist between individuals, even in the diverse worlds of comedy and hip-hop. It also underscores the power of ancestry and family ties in shaping relationships and bonds.

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