Nassie Shahoulian AKA The Notorious Nastie joins Raekwon on the set of his new music video, filmed by Mupalia Pictures. The video will be featured on MTV, B.E.T. and several other music outlets.
Showcasing his diverse range as an actor, Nassie plays a waiter in the video. Nassie is making a return to his acting career, having played in many many stage productions including leading the roles in "Death of a Salesman" as Willy Loman and "Fiddler on the Roof" as Tevye.
Nassie Shahoulian, AKA Notorious Nastie, the quintessential Renaissance man of Miami's hipster scene, is MCing the second annual Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo, where a 4,000-plus horde of beer-swilling Dionysian degenerates is sampling a potent variety of ales, pilsners, lagers, and stouts. There is even a Four Loko stand.
The promoter/actor/hot dog maker is wearing a toga to augment the Delta Tau Chi Animal House vibe he has brought to the celebration. As the booty track "Shake What Yo Momma Gave Ya" plays in the background, Nastie's raspy voice booms through the microphone:
"I have had many dreams in my life, and all of those dreams have come true tonight... We have a very, very, very, special surprise guest for you, my dear friend and yours, the one and only Uncle Luke!"
A couple hundred revelers cheer madly as Luther Campbell makes his way to the front of the stage. Dressed in a white linen short-sleeved shirt, white cargo shorts, and dark brown boots, he comes out chanting, "Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug!"
Nastie, pumping his fists furiously in the air, interjects with his own "Toga! Toga! Toga!" Campbell joins in. "Toga! Toga!"
But the crowd comes up with an even better one: "Luke for mayor! Luke for mayor! Luke for mayor! Luke for mayor!"
If you haven't snatched up tickets for this year's Brew at the Zoo, better do so quickly. They are running out fast. Last year the event sold out a day before it opened.
But the 2011 gathering will definitely be bigger than last year's. Fifty-eight tents will serve beer, up from 30 last year. And Otis Day & the Knights will perform, as well as opener the Blues Brothers. And if that isn't enough, 14th Street corridor icon Notorious Nastie will play host to the drunken (remember to get a designated driver) crowd.
You've seen him on stage and screen, in back rooms, dark alleys and dive bars. You've been to his parties, you've attended his productions, and you've laughed at all of his jokes -- or else. He is Nassie Shahoulian, aka The Notorious Nastie.