Hip Hop Legend Nas Kicks Off New Year’s Eve Weekend and Headlines at TAO

Hip Hop Legend Nas Kicks Off New Year's Eve Weekend and Headlines at TAO
On Friday, hip hop legend Nas kicked off New Year’s Eve weekend and headlined the night at TAO with sounds by DJ Politik. After stopping for a few photos on the red carpet, Nas was joined by friends in the dining room and enjoyed a selection of the restaurant’s signature dishes (Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery)

Nas at TAO
Nas at TAO

Photo credit: Al Powers/Powers Imagery.

The group headed into the nightclub after dinner and took over a VIP table on the dance floor. DJ Politik announced Nas’ arrival and the club welcomed the music superstar. Later in the night, Nas surprised club goers with an impromptu performance of his classic hip hop staples including “Hate Me Now”, “Made You Look” and “If I Ruled the World”–stating, “I want to thank TAO for having me…We’re going to rule the world in 2013.”

Nas performs at TAO
Nas performs at TAO

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Spotted taking in the scene were Laura Prepon, best known for her role in That ‘70s Show and actor Austin Stowell from The Secret Life of the American Teenager, who were joined by friends. US track and field Olympian Duane Solomon was also seen at a table on the dance floor.

Nas at TAO
Nas at TAO

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At LAVO Halfway to EDC continued with Cosmic Gate, while ATB headlined at Marquee.

Nas on the red carpet at TAO
Nas on the red carpet at TAO

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ATB performs at Marquee
ATB performs at Marquee

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