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Nas free Central Park concert in the works

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Nas could become the first hip-hop star to play Central Park if his plans pan out, MTV reported Wednesday.

The New York musician says he is planning a July 4 free concert to thank his fans in the city where he was reared, MTV reported Wednesday.

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"New York is the energy of the world, especially where hip-hop's concerned," Nas said. "There's no better place to set it off than Central Park. It reminds me of 'Wild Style' the movie -- Fab Five Freddy and Double Trouble, Busy Bee and Grandmaster Flash and Rock Steady. I want to re-create that moment in Central Park."

Nas is in Miami finishing up his seventh studio album, "Streets Disciple," which is expected to be released two days after the Central Park show.

Last week a "10th Anniversary Edition" of Nas' classic debut album, "Illmatic," was released.

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