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Nas

Hip-hop Artist
Male
Born Sep 14, 1973
Age 41
Hometown New York City
Religion Muslim
Genres Hip hop
Instruments Sampler (musical ...
Performed With Olu Dara + Damian...
Record Label Ill Will Records

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known mononymously as Nas, is an American rapper and actor. He is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. Since 1994, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and sold over 13 million records in the United States alone. Aside from rapping, Nas is also an occasional actor. His musical career began in 1991 when he was featured on Main Source's track "Live at the Barbeque".… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1973 Birth Born on September 14, 1973.

TEENAGE

1985 11 Years Old His parents divorced in 1985, and he dropped out of school after the eighth grade. … Read More
1991 17 Years Old In 1991, Nas performed on Main Source's "Live at the Barbeque".
1992 18 Years Old In mid-1992, Nas was approached by MC Serch of 3rd Bass, who became his manager and secured Nas a record deal with Columbia Records the same year. … Read More

TWENTIES

…  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. … Read More
1995 - 1998 4 More Events
1999 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The Autobiography was completed in early 1999, and a music video was shot for its lead single, "Nas Is Like". … Read More
2000 - 2001 3 More Events
In 2002, in the midst of the feud between the two New York rappers, Eminem cited both Nas and Jay-Z as being two of the best MCs in the industry, in his song 'Till I Collapse. … Read More

THIRTIES

2004 30 Years Old Nas released his seventh studio album Street's Disciple, a sprawling double album, on November 30, 2004. … Read More
2005 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, New York-based rapper 50 Cent dissed Nas on the song "Piggy Bank", which brought his reputation into question in hip hop circles. … Read More
2006 32 Years Old He signed Nas in January 2006. … Read More
On September 6, 2007, Nas performed at a free concert for the Virginia Tech student body and faculty, following the school shooting there. … Read More
2008 34 Years Old On July 23, 2008, Nas appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss his opinion of O'Reilly and Fox News, which he accused of bias against the African-American community and re-challenged O'Reilly to a debate. … Read More
At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Nas confirmed he was collaborating on an album with reggae musician Damian Marley which was expected to be released in Fall 2009. … Read More
2011 37 Years Old In 2011, Nas announced that he would release collaboration albums with Mobb Deep, Common, and a third with DJ Premier. … Read More
2012 38 Years Old His eleventh studio album, Life Is Good, was released in 2012, and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. … Read More
Life is Good would be nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

FORTIES

On April 16, 2014, on the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, the documentary Nas: Time Is Illmatic was premiered which recounted circumstances leading up to Nas's debut album. … Read More
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