03/02/2012 11:18 am ET Updated Mar 02, 2012

South By Southwest 2012: Nas Joins Music Conference As Featured Speaker

This week it was announced that hip hop MC Nas will be featured as one of the keynote speakers at this year’s annual South By Southwest music and media conference. The Def Jam Recording artist will join his close friend and former manager, Steve Stoute on March 16 and 17 as they discuss a range of topics during “The SXSW Interview: Nas and Steve Stoute" and "A Conversation with Steve Stoute and Dan Charnas.”

In addition to the two SXSW events, which kicks off in Austin, Texas on March 9, the New York native will also join the likes of T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Santigold, and others who are set to perform during the 16th annual event.

Aside from his SXSW appearance, Nas also took to Twitter recently to reveal that his long-awaited studio album, “Life Is Good,” is finally completed;

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