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Born: Sep 14, 1973

Birthplace: Crown Heights

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States


Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1973
Birth Place : Crown Heights

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known as Nas /'n??z/, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and sold over 25 million records worldwide since 1994. 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 Def Jam Recordings and Mass Appeal Records. His musical career began in 1991 when he was featured on Main Source's track "Live at the Barbeque". His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994, received universal acclaim from both critics and the hip hop community; it is frequently ranked as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. He did Illmatic? '?s "N.Y. State of Mind" in one take. Nas' follow-up album, It Was Written, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, stayed on top for four consecutive weeks, went Platinum twice in only two months, and made Nas internationally known. From 2001 to 2005, Nas was involved in a highly publicized feud with rapper Jay Z. In 2006, Nas signed to Def Jam.


  • Actor
  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Businessperson
  • Poet
  • Record producer
  • Songwriter
  • Rapper
  • Film Score Composer

Also known as

  • Nas &
  • Nasir Jones
  • Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
  • Scarlett
  • Nasty Nas
  • Nas Escobar
  • Nas,
  • Nastradamus


  • Olu Dara
  • Fannie Ann Jones


  • Kelis


  • Destiny Jones
  • Knight Jones

Awards Won

  • BET Hip Hop Award for Best Impact Track
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