We’re pretty excited about Nas’ recent campaign for The Gap holiday which features him alongside his father, jazz musician “Olu Dara” with the phrase, “Love comes in all shades.”

We love the ad not only for the fact that the handsome rapper looks much younger than his 39 years. And not merely because the inscription “Love comes in every shade” is a clever way for the marketing team to embrace diversity while pushing their extensive new collection of shirts.

We love it because it’s rare that you see black father-and-son love on display in a commercial campaign of this stature. The story of Nas and Olu Dara’s relationship makes the ad all the more poignant. Nas and his father were previously estranged but both parties worked to mend and restore their relationship and years later, here they are, celebrating their love in Gap windows across the country.

It’s another positive image to combat the prevalent black absentee father stereotype and show there are black fathers out there who truly love and cherish their sons.

What do you think of Nas and Olu Dara’s ad for The Gap, Clutchettes?

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    I love black father/son love!

  • AJ

    I love, …LOVE

  • Chillyroad

    Nas must look like his mom. I certainly appreciated Nas’s father cameos on his albums than Common’s except when Commons Dad said he was going to kick Jesse Jacksons ass.

  • Downsouth Transplant

    I think Nas learnt life & lots of things from his dad (when he split with Nas mother he wrote a love ballad after her, Nas latest album also has a nod to Kelis) so I do love their campaign together. they are a tight duo artistically.

  • suga7

    I love this picture. Love! It makes me think of the song “Dance” that was dedicated to Nas’s mother. Nas and Olu collaborated on it.

  • Jaslene

    His daddy don’t look happy.

  • Love Sosa

    shiiiit. somebody needs to kick jesse jacksons ass.

  • Downsouth Transplant

    Jaslene happy is a fluid term it applies & is expressed differently by each individual. When i look at the pix i think of a content face with a “i know you know how i feel” almost nod of the head, not deliriously happy but “i’m cool happy”.

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