As an emcee, Nasa is inspired by the words of the famed screenwriter and playwright Rod Serling. In response to a question about how he'd like to be remembered 100 years from now, Serling simply said “as a "writer." Nasa’s music is a story of self—often focusing on defining moments in his life and current events that strike a chord. Nasa has a love for New York like a child loves its mother. Raised on Staten Island, Nasa reps NYC with a ferocious pride. When New York's indie hip-hop boom hit in the 90s, Nasa was there as a devoted attendee of events, listener of late night radio and buyer of vinyl … then, he became involved. And as the scene has evolved and the city has changed, Nasa has been dedicated to it every step of the way. His newest album, New York Telephone, reflects his love for his home, the way it has nurtured the indie hip hop art form, and how it continues to be most the most influential city in the world.