"Jobs are a concern for the nation, and Proven is all about that, so I’m all about Proven," Nas On New Tech Investment

Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM by User 5 Comments

With his recent seven figure investment in the Brooklyn based bi-monthly urban lifestyle magazine, Mass Appeal, it ain't hard to tell that Nas has been busy making big moves this year outside of hip hop.


Today it was announced that Nas has invested in the San Francisco-based job employment search application Proven. Proven gives users the opportunity to search and apply for jobs online from their smart phones. The application targets those who are not necessarily in high profile jobs or careers, including blue-collar workers and those of low-income, who don't own a personal computer.

Nas was introduced to Proven through the Menlo Park investment firm Andreessen Horowitz, a firm that has invested $15 million in the successful web company Rap Genius. When speaking of his new business venture Nas states, “Hip-hop artists, especially the older ones, are the ones who knew hip-hop was a worldwide phenomenon before the mainstream caught on, so hip-hop artists are forward thinkers,” Nas said. “We want to stay with the new.” Nas' expertise and experience prompted his new role with the Proven team to serve as an advisor and a key player to assist with promoting its services.



  1. Haitian Bell avatar

    On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 1:44 PM, Haitian Bell said:

    Peace God that is the proper way to address you in my opinion. I recall you posing a question on your twitter couple months back regarding employment. Here you are presenting an answer to that question on a grand scale as you do. What did you say " we are the question and the answer" you show improve consistently.
    Its a challenge to sound genuine when I am always acknowledging your contributions. They are many because I know your work is great, nonetheless it is my duty to always show support. Thanks for always being you since stepped on the scene.

  2. GUCCI avatar

    On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 8:23 AM, GUCCI said:

    DMVLINKUP.COM is a metropolitan enterprise network dedicated to the integration of network marketing, social network initiatives, customer service principles and human resource solutions to increase the awareness and diversity of employment opportunities and ensure a competent and qualified workforce within the DC, MD, and VA Metropolitan Area. Know anybody from the DMV? Please spread the word. Thanks for your time and consideration, DMVLINKUP.COM.

  3. GUCCI avatar

    On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 8:19 AM, GUCCI said:

    Peace! My name is 'STARR and I am the founder of UNIVERSALFACTSPRODUCTIONS.COM. I Recently built a platform for jobs & justice in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. You can find us @ DMVLINKUP.COM. Please be kind make a donation for the cause and all the hard work I am putting in to make this happen. PEACE & PROSPERITY!

  4. InfiniteILM avatar

    On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:13 PM, InfiniteILM said:

    Nice move. Our country is moving toward a highly intelligent society which means the college kids get the nod. These blue collars jobs are dying, but we still need it for support. I'm glad to see you act on what you rap about.

  5. Teresa avatar

    On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:14 PM, Teresa said:

    Wow! This is a great venture!

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