Hip-hop Artist
Born Sep 14, 1973
Age 41
Hometown New York City
Net Worth $31.67 Million
Religion Muslim
Genres Hip hop
Instruments Sampler (musical ...
Performed With Olu Dara + Damian...

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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1973 Birth Born on September 14, 1973.


1985 11 Years Old Nas's parents divorced in 1985, and he dropped out of school in the ninth grade. … Read More
1991 17 Years Old 1 More Event
His rise to fame began in 1991 with his feature on hip hop group Main Source's debut album on the track "Live at the Barbeque". … Read More
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


His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994 by Columbia Records, received universal acclaim from both critics and the hip hop community and would go on to be widely hailed as a musical landmark and a classic in the genre and is consistently ranked as one of the greatest LPs of all time. … Read More
1995 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 23 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature Present The Firm: The Album was finally released in 1997 to mixed reviews. … Read More
1998 24 Years Old In 1998, Nas co-wrote and starred in Hype Williams's 1998 feature film Belly. … Read More
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 26 Years Old In 2000, Nas & Ill Will Records Presents QB's Finest, which is popularly known as simply QB's Finest, was released on Nas's Ill Will Records. … Read More
2001 27 Years Old 1 More Event
After trading subliminal criticisms on various songs, freestyles and mixtape appearances, the highly publicized feud between Nas and Jay-Z became widely known to the public in 2001. … Read More
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 MC's in the industry, in his song 'Till I Collapse. … Read More


2004 - 2006 4 More Events
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
He released his tenth studio album, Life Is Good in 2012. … Read More
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