When did they go broke?
Nas' money woes date back to at least 2009, following a spitefully personal divorce from Kelis. The courts ruled that he pay his ex-wife $25,000 per month in spousal/child support. Somehow this did not quell his already substantial financial pains, which included a $6 million (not a typo) tax lien.

Did they recover?
The good news: Life Is Good was the first Nas album since God's Son to make us do the scrounge face. The bad news: his Atlanta-area house was foreclosed in October. All proceeds from his aforementioned, Lauryn Hill-abetted tour are said to have gone towards paying the Georgia Department of Revenue. This means he cannot afford any more hats like the one from the "Hate Me Now" video.