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Nas

Nas

 

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Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (/nɑːˈsɪər/; born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas (/nɑːz/), is an American rapper, 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 the founder of Mass Appeal Records.

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 one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.[2][3] Nas's follow-up It Was Written debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, stayed on top for four consecutive weeks, went Double Platinum in two months, and made Nas internationally known. From 2001 to 2005, Nas was involved in a highly publicized feud with Jay-Z, popularized by the diss track "Ether". 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.

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Nasir
 
Nasir (stylized in all caps) is the twelfth studio album by American rapper Nas.
Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra
Album
Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra is an album by musical artist Nas, released on April 20, 2018.
Infinity Vibes
Album
Infinity Vibes is an album by musical artist Nas, released on January 12, 2018.
Illmatic
 
Illmatic is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas.

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Who's Playing This Week: Charlie Puth, Nas, Miranda Lambert, Et Al
  –  July 16, 2018
livenation.com New York rapper Nas released his defining debut “Illmatic” in 1994. The record depicted life in New York City in a period when the city still had plenty of menace. Everything about Nas’s style seems in contrast to much of today’s hip ...
Nas cashes in on pharmacy start-up acquisition by Amazon
  –  July 6, 2018
Rapper Nas had extra reason to celebrate America’s Independence Day holiday after an online pharmacy firm he had invested in was bought by Amazon bosses for $1 billion. PillPack, which aims to streamline patients’ access to medications, was acquired by ...
Who's Playing This Week: Charlie Puth, Nas, Miranda Lambert, Et Al
  –  July 16, 2018
Singer, songwriter and producer Charlie Puth is a serial collaborator ... livenation.com New York rapper Nas released his defining debut “Illmatic” in 1994. The record depicted life in New York City in a period when the city still had plenty of ...
Who's Playing This Week: Charlie Puth, Nas, Miranda Lambert, Et Al
  –  July 16, 2018
In June Nas released “Nasir.” (Nas’s birth name is Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones; he’s the son of Mississippi jazz and blues musicians Olu Dara.) The record, produced by Kanye West, is Nas’s twelfth studio album. It tackles the subjects of police ...
Who's Playing This Week: Charlie Puth, Nas, Miranda Lambert, Et Al
  –  July 16, 2018
(Nas’s birth name is Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones ... including New Orleans brass music, reggae and more. More information about the festival here. » Hartford-born guitarist Andy Bassford, who got his start playing at the West Indian Social Club and ...
Nas brings tour to Foxwoods Friday
  –  July 18, 2018
Well, Nas is reportedly a temperamental dude. Can the recent negativity hijack his performance, or will he come out determined to use the music to override it all? On the tour so far, "Life's a Bitch," "Nastradamus," "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That ...
Who's Playing This Week: Charlie Puth, Nas, Miranda Lambert, Et Al
  –  July 16, 2018
(Nas’s birth name is Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones ... and the abstract sound of reverse tape loops to be thoroughly transfixing, and this is music for those listeners. Body/Head can be almost soothing, but never quite so, with shrill high notes and rippling ...
Nicole Scherzinger parties at Russian nightclub with Mick Jagger and US rapper Nas ahead of England’s last World Cup game
  –  July 14, 2018
MICK Jagger and Nicole Scherzinger and rapper Nas partied the night away in a Russian nightclub ... It’s beyond a joke.” Irish music mogul Louis confirmed our story and released a statement confirming he’d walked away from the panel after 11 ...
Nas cashes in on pharmacy start-up acquisition by Amazon
  –  July 6, 2018
It is Nas’ latest seed investment to pay off – he reportedly benefitted from the success of ventures like music mastering service LANDR, and Amazon chiefs’ recent purchase of smart doorbell company Ring earlier this year (18). That technology brand ...

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