Even rap stars need to take some time out to smell the roses, or the vines in this case. When world-renowned hip hop artist NAS came to Chile last week for music fest Lollapalooza, he couldn’t resist taking some down time to enjoy some of Chile’s great wine.
Visiting VIK winery in the Colchagua Valley with 7 of his band mates, he tweeted to his 1,074,128 followers that he ‘had the best time’ and felt ‘rejuvenated’ after his visit. Located in Millahue, VIK winery was established in 2006 by Norwegian Alexander Vik who selected Colchagua’s fine terroir for making high quality wines.
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (shortened to NAS) is one of the most influential hip-hop artists of his time, selling over 13 million albums in the US. Chile’s Tourism Department hope that this will boost Chile’s cool rep abroad.
“Within our strategy of promoting international tourism this year we have incorporated visits from different leaders of opinion or leading voices in social networks so that through them they will communicate the tourism attractions of Chile,” said Sub Secretary of Tourism Jacqueline Plass.
Hopefully these Chilean vines and wines will inspire some rap rhymes for NAS in the future!