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Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (/nɑːˈsɪər/; born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas /ˈnɑːz/, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.[1] The son of Olu Dara, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and has sold over 25 million records worldwide. He is also an entrepreneur through his own record label; he serves as associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine and is the owner of a Fila sneaker store. He is currently signed to Mass Appeal.

His musical career began in 1991, as a featured artist on Main Source's "Live at the Barbeque". His debut album Illmatic (1994) received universal acclaim from both critics and the Hip-Hop community and is frequently ranked as the greatest Hip Hop album of all time.[2][3] Nas's follow-up It Was Written debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, stayed on top for 4 consecutive weeks, went Double Platinum in 2 months, and made Nas internationally known. From 2001-2005, Nas was involved in a highly publicized feud with Jay-Z. Nas signed to Def Jam in 2006. In 2010, he released Distant Relatives, a collaboration album with Damian Marley, donating all royalties to charities active in Africa. His 11th studio album, Life Is Good (2012) was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

Nas is often named as one of the greatest hip-hop artists. MTV ranked him at #5 on their list of "The Greatest MCs of All Time". In 2012, The Source ranked him #2 on their list of the "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time". In 2013, Nas was ranked 4th on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list. About.com ranked him first on their list of the "50 Greatest MCs of All Time" in 2014, and a year later, Nas was featured on "The 10 Best Rappers of All Time" list by Billboard.

In 2016, Nas narrated The Get Down and rapped as Adult Ezekiel of 1996.



On the Road Again
On the Road Again is a song by musical artist Nas, released on May 12, 2017.
Illmatic is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas.
Life Is Good
Life Is Good is the 2012 eleventh studio album by American rapper Nas.
It Was Written
It Was Written is the second studio album by American rapper Nas, released July 2, 1996 on Columbia Records in the United States.

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Cam’ron’s Favorite Rap Beef Was Jay-Z Vs. Nas
  –  November 16, 2017
Cam'ron has had his differences with JAY-Z and Nas in the past but as someone who has cleared up his problems with the two, the Harlem rapper can now discuss their legendary feud without bias. Appearing on ESPN's Highly Questionable this week, Killa was ...
Sweet Chick is coming to Queens, co-owner Nas’ childhood home
  –  November 15, 2017
Rapper Nas is getting a new crib in his old hood. The hip-hop legend turned venture capitalist — who invested in the fried chicken and waffle spot Sweet Chick with the promise of expanding into his home borough of Queens — will see the chain open a ...
Sweet Chick is coming to Queens, co-owner Nas’ childhood home
  –  November 15, 2017
That element of nostalgia will extend into the new restaurant’s design: when Sweet Chick opens in the location that previously housed the Michelin Bib Gourmand favorite Alobar next year, it will feature a backroom inspired by Nas’ father, the jazz ...
Lauryn Hill, Nas prove their early work is timeless in Shoreline show
  –  October 8, 2017
Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View was packed with fans of reggae, hip-hop, R&B and comedy Saturday night, Oct. 7. There were fans of each headliner, Nas, Lauryn Hill and special guest comedian Dave Chappelle, and fans of all three acts on the ...
Lonzo Ball calls Nas ‘not as relevant’, disses Charles Barkley: ‘You put him in the NBA now, what is he gonna do?’
  –  November 17, 2017
"Obviously, [Nas] is one of the best from his era," the 20-year-old explained. "I just feel like it's a new time. His music now is not as relevant as it was back in the day." Ball, a budding rapper himself, listed Migos, Future and Young Thung as "the new ...
Cam’ron’s Favorite Rap Beef Was Jay-Z Vs. Nas
  –  November 16, 2017
JB Music, Araab Muzik, Zombie YH and Dondre Dennis and Just Blaze. Check out Cam'ron on Highly Questionable below and head to the four-minute mark to hear him talk about the JAY-Z and Nas beef.
Steve Stoute, Desus, and Mero Talk About JAY-Z and Nas's Infamous Feud
  –  November 10, 2017
When Steve Stoute, the CEO and founder of Translation, visited Desus & Mero on Thursday, the hosts asked him about what it was like managing Nas during the "Ether" days, before he pivoted to music marketing. The mogul talked about witnessing JAY-Z and Nas ...


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