Haute Event: Nas Performs at Hakkasan for the Hudson and Creative Recreation After-Party

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Nas performs at Hakkasan. Photos: Al Powers/Powers Imagery LLC
Nas performs at Hakkasan. Photos: Al Powers/Powers Imagery LLC

Hakkasan at the MGM Grand was home to the official Hudson and Creative Recreation after-party during MAGIC. For the first time in Hakkasan history, the main room of the nightlife mecca was transformed into an open-format destination, welcoming a never-before-seen performance by Grammy Award-nominated artist Nas. Throughout the night, renowned SKAM Artists including deejays Crooked, D-Nice, Fashen, Homicide, Five and Irie took turns manning the decks pumping up the crowd while spinning their hard-hitting tracks for over 5,000 partygoers.

Nas arrived at 10:30 p.m. with his entourage at Hakkasan Restaurant to dine on its world-class authentic Cantonese cuisine, sampling a variety of signature dishes including roasted silver cod with Champagne and Chinese honey and crispy duck salad. Following his dinner, he entered Hakkasan Nightclub at 12:30 a.m. and was seated in an exclusive VIP table on the stage next to the deejay booth. At 2 a.m., the rap phenomenon took over the stage and immediately jumped on top of the deejay booth to perform his chart-topping hits including “If I Ruled The World,” “Made You Look” and “You Can Hate Me Now.” Nas ended his energetic show-stopping performance with an impromptu freestyle inspired by the energy of the night leaving fans wanting more.

Guests were dazzled during his performance as lights flashed, confetti flew in the air and cryo cannons went off, while DJ Irie emceed. The evening was a historic one for Hakkasan, as it was the first live performance by an artist in the club’s main room, normally home to electronic music legends including Hakkasan resident deejays Tiesto and Calvin Harris. After Nas completed his stellar show he returned to his table and was presented with a celebratory cake by the Hakkasan staff, rounding out a night of festive revelry.

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