Nas, Dapper Dan & Steve Stoute Talk “Tanning” Doc [VIDEO]

Fab Five Freddy Nas Dapper Dan Steve Stoute

The world premiere of The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop will take place tonight on VH1 at 11pm EST. The four-part docu-series will take place over the next week, bringing Translation founder Steve Stoute’s critically acclaimed book to life. This past Thursday, STASHED was at the Paley Center for Media for the world premiere of the first 90 minutes of the series, which will air tonight [Feb. 24].

STASHED hit the red carpet to chop it up with “The Commissioner” to talk about what we might expect to see in the documentary that wasn’t in The Tanning of America book. We also caught up with legendary MC Nas to talk about his take on “tanning,” as well as on Illmatic turning 20 years old.

Lastly, we talked with the elusive Dapper Dan to get his take on his place in history as one of the godfathers of urban streetwear, as well as what it took to get “a G on your chest” back in the day. Check out the full video interview below in this STASHED exclusive.


Photo Credit: Garrett Kafchinski

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Kazeem Famuyide

Former online editor of TheSource.com and Senior Editor at Hip-Hop Wired, Kazeem Famuyide has now taken his talents to help create and head the new online platform, STASHED. He's also Editor-In-Chief of Rhymes & Dimes magazine, host of the PNC Radio show, "The Commission," and one ruggedly handsome Nigerian fellow.