On Sunday, I saw Nas surprise DC-area hip-hop fans at Rock The Bells; that’s a picture of him I snapped as he performed with the Wu-Tang Clan. The night after that, he headlined a sold-out show with Damian Marley, at the 9:30 club. And on the third day, Nas rested. By eating at Ben’s. He even posed for a nice picture with Virginia Ali.
I dig Ben’s too, whether it’s a cliche, a tourist-mecca or any other phrase people like to employ when describing it. Any place that serves vegetarian chili with a smile while singing along to Motown classics is fine by me. Call me (and Nas!) cliched and call it a day.