In the early 90s, Nas garnered major buzz as the second coming of the God MC Rakim. His thought-provoking rhymes and intense delivery put him in a class by himself at a time when the Internets was in its infancy. Hip Hop magazine editors tripped over themselves trying to find the words to describe Nas' critically acclaimed debut album Illmatic. I guess you could say the world was his.
Then Nas opened his trap and stuck his big foot in it by suddenly announcing he was an atheist. He made sure to bring up his atheist views during every interview he gave while promoting Illmatic. He even debated journalists on the existence of God. For a boy who thought he was smarter than the company he kept - the atheist ploy backfired on him.
Most of you don't remember Nas' "atheist" days because he quickly abandoned that soapbox when Illmatic was released and flopped like a fish out of water. Since then, Nas' entire career has been based on gimmicks and shock wordplay - classic signs of a man with zero confidence in himself and his abilities.
I won't waste my time going on about the current Nas self-flagellation that will end up destroying his already fading rap career. But I did get a chuckle out of this commercial which is intended to poke fun at Nas' current desperation grab for publicity.