The rapper and the venture capitalist

Ben Horowitz, co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, boasts an encyclopedic knowledge of rap and hip-hop music. He has spoken at Harvard's Hiphop Archive and Research Institute about the connection between rap culture and entrepreneurship. Horowitz, a frequent blogger, peppers his posts with quotes from Rakim, Jay-Z, Drake, and Nas, who has become a friend. Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, recently spoke withFortune senior writer Miguel Helft about their seemingly unlikely kinship. 

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