Hires MC Serch to Be His Manager
Shortly after Nas appeared on Main Source's "Live at the Barbecue" in July 1991, MC Serch of 3rd Bass reached out to him and asked him to jump on a song called "Back to the Grill" for his solo album, Return of the Product. While working with him, Serch found out that Nas didn't have a record deal, despite his "Live at the Barbecue" verse. So he made some calls and hooked Nas up with an A&R at Sony and got him signed through Columbia Records. He also agreed to serve as Nas' manager moving forward.