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Music: Rapper Nas to play Wiltern on Friday

November 29, 2012

Twenty years into his prolific career, the man born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones has changed the game again. On "Life Is Good," Nas' 10th album, the rapper known for his sharp wit and biting, tough social commentary taps into one of his most honest and compelling subject matters yet: himself. On "Daughters," he raps about his teenager — and his past indiscretions — in such candid terms it feels like a landmark moment for him and the genre. "One day she's your little princess, next day she's talking boy business," he raps. "They say the coolest playas and the foulest heartbreakers in the world, God gets us back, he makes us have little girls." With the R&B mystic Ms. Lauryn Hill. Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Fri. $49.50-$99.50. wiltern.com.

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