Olu Dara
American musician
Olu Dara
Olu Dara Jones is an American cornetist, guitarist and singer. He is the father of rapper Nas.
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'SECURITY CONCERNS?' Family Kicked Off Flight After Movie Complaint
Fox News - almost 4 years
30-Year-Old Data Used to Justify Airport Tower Costs Utah Man Gets 5 Years of Probation in Child Porn-On-Plane Case
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Celebrities Show 'Love Comes In Every Shade' For Gap's Holiday Lookbook
Huffington Post - over 4 years
If there's a better way to showcase your hottest holiday items than to shoot a fun, colourful and celeb-filled ad campaign, we'd like to see it. Because, frankly, now that we've seen the Gap's "Love Comes In Every Shade" images, we kind of want to add everything they have in store to our festive wish-list. There's Canuck Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan (representing true love) donning cozy-looking sweaters and wrap-around scarves, as well as Canadian-musician Rufus Wainwright and his husband artistic director Jörn Weisbrodt (representing married love) wearing colourful stripey and patterned duds. Other famous faces involved in the campaign, include: rapper Nas and his father, blues musician Olu Dara (fatherly love); the cast of NBC’s 'The New Normal' (modern love); actress Aubrey Plaza (self love); actress Haley Bennett, mother Lani Bennett and grandfather Thomas Keeling (family love); actor Jack Huston and his dog Orso (puppy love); director Gia Coppola and ac ...
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Apple crop takes a hit from spring weather
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
Visitors to this year's N.C. Apple Festival can expect fewer apples than last year due to the damage to the Henderson County apple crop from spring weather. Major freezes that occurred April 12-13 did extensive damage to the apples, said Marvin A. Owings Jr., an agricultural extension agent for the N.C. Cooperative Extension in Henderson County. The result is a less than bountiful harvest of the prized fruit, he said. "We are going to be real short, I'm afraid so," Owings said. "The cold (in April) was too much for the trees. We had already set the majority of our fruit and the Romes (apple variety), they were in full bloom at the time, and that's usually the crop that survives. But this year because it was in full bloom, it was damaged as well, quite heavily. So we've ended up with a short crop this year, but we feel like there's enough scattered orchards around the county that there will be enough for retail, which are our direct markets, and the apple festival." When the w ...
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A conversation with Nas
LATimes - over 4 years
The prolific rapper expounds on commercialism in hip-hop, what makes a classic and why "life is good." Twenty years into a prolific career, the man born Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones has changed the game again. On "Life is Good," his 10th album, the rapper known for his sharp wit and biting social commentary taps into one of his most honest and compelling subject matters yet: himself.
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Coning In: New Ways to Tap Old Data Boost Hurricane Forecast Accuracy
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Coning In: New Ways to Tap Old Data Boost Hurricane Forecast Accuracy
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Pop album review: In 'Life Is Good,' Nas rolls with the punches
LATimes - over 4 years
The hip-hop artist's new effort reveals a man tapped into his muse and willing to tackle the challenges in his life. It's easy to get a sense of how the rapper Nas has seen himself over the years by noting his choice of album cover portraits. His first, the 1994 classic "Illmatic," featured a shot of the lyricist as a 7-year-old against a backdrop of New York housing projects. In the photograph taken by his father, the musician Olu Dara, the young Nasir Jones stares into the camera with a cocksure gaze, as though destiny fills his spirit — and that attitude permeates the record.
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A Crypto Expert's View on Scary Bird Flu Data
Yahoo News - over 4 years
A Crypto Expert's View on Scary Bird Flu Data
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Old Data on Plunge in Net Worth Still Pack a Wallop
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
We are inundated with economic data. It hits us daily, weekly, monthly. Yet one of the most telling numbers to describe the devastation of the recent recession is produced only once every three years and already is old.
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Behind the Scene: Nas Returns to Neighborhood to Shoot 'Nasty' Video - AceShowbiz
Google News - over 5 years
A behind-the-scene video reveals how director Jason Goldwatch takes it to the street, in the back of a Rolls Royce as well as inside an apartment building where Nas, real name Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, grew up. The video was shot over the weekend about
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Comparing All 32 Starting NFL Quarterbacks to Hip-Hop Artists - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Peyton Manning's father, Archie, had a statistically successful NFL career, while Nas' father, jazz musician Olu Dara, had a successful music career of his own (the two have collaborated on several songs). Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers is at the top of
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Nas – More Than I Can Say Feat. Keyshia Cole [Music] - M is for Music
Google News - over 5 years
The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, he was born and raised in the Queensbridge housing projects in New York City. His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994 by Columbia Records, was critically acclaimed and would go on to be widely hailed a classic in
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Is artistic talent a family affair? - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Nas, the son of renowned jazz musician Olu Dara went on to become one of the greatest rappers in the world. Meanwhile Ziggy Marley continues his pathetic attempts to follow in his fathers footsteps, trying to be like him in every possible way without
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NAS : Nasty extrait de Life Is Good, mp3 - melty.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Nas, de son vrai nom, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, est un rappeur né en 1973. Son premier album solo est sorti en 1994, sous le nom d'Illmatic et depuis, il sort un album tous les deux ou trois ans. Voilà une anecdote que vous pourrez raconter à vos amis
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Raper Nas potešil fanúšikov, pripravuje im hudobnú špecialitu - DNES.sk
Google News - over 5 years
Tridsaťsedemročný rapper, vlastným menom Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, prednedávnom vyhlásil, že svoju plánovanú kompiláciu The Lost Tapes 2 nakoniec nevydá. Dôvodom sú komplikácie zo strany predstaviteľov vydavateľstva Def Jam Recordings, ktorí vydanie
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Kuvaukset pahasti pieleen – suosikkiartisti oli kuolla hapenpuutteeseen - Stara.fi
Google News - over 5 years
Maailmankuulu hiphop-tähti Nas, oikealta nimeltään Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, on suosittu amerikkalainen artisti. Miehen debyyttialbumi Illmatic ilmestyi vuonna 1994 ja se oli ilmestyessään menestys. Viisi vuotta myöhemmin hän oli kuolla
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Foto: Nekoč boš spoznal/a, da nisi več središče mojega vesolja, čeprav si ... - RTV Slovenija
Google News - almost 6 years
Foto: EPA Če lahko verjamemo govoricam, naj bi bil zloglasni Mr. Jones iz skladbe Amy Winehouse Me & Mr. Jones nihče drug kot Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones - bolj znan kot raper Nas. Foto: EPA Kanadska rockerica je ves gnev nad svojim nekdanjim
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2004
    Age 63
    In 2004, his vocals and trumpet were featured on Nas's single "Bridging the Gap", and the title track from his album Street's Disciple.
    More Details Hide Details The song "Poppa Was A Player" off The Lost Tapes was inspired by Nas' childhood times around Olu Dara. He was given the name "Olu Dara," which literally translated means "God is good" in Yoruba language, by a Yoruba priest when he returned to America. Dara has traveled throughout Africa and Europe. Dara is also an accomplished playwright and actor, staging Blues Rooms to strong acclaim in New York City and Fairfax, Virginia during the 1990s. With The Be Good Tanyas With Dirty Dozen Brass Band With Craig Harris With Julius Hemphill With Oliver Lake With Brother Jack McDuff With David Murray With Cecil McBee With James Newton With Don Pullen With Henry Threadgill With James Blood Ulmer With Various Artists With Cassandra Wilson
  • FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 57
    His first album under his own name, 1998's In the World: From Natchez to New York, revealed another aspect of his musical personality: the leader and singer of a band immersed in African-American tradition, playing an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, and storytelling, with tinges of funk, African popular music and reggae.
    More Details Hide Details His second album Neighborhoods, with guest appearances by Dr John and Cassandra Wilson, followed in a similar vein.
  • 1994
    Age 53
    Rapper Nas (Nasir Jones) is Dara's son. He encouraged his father to record the music he was playing with his band, and guested on "Jungle Jay" from In the World. Dara played the cornet on the track "Life's a Bitch" from Nas's debut album Illmatic in 1994 and on the song "Dance" from God's Son, a posthumous tribute to Anne Jones his former wife and Nas's mother.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1963
    Age 22
    Olu Dara was born Charles Jones in Natchez, Mississippi, the son of Ella Mae and Charles Jones. He moved to New York in 1963.
    More Details Hide Details He first became known as a jazz musician, playing alongside avant-garde musicians such as David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Charles Brackeen, and Art Blakey. He has formed two of his own bands, The Okra Orchestra and The Natchezippi Band, the first a “theatrical nightclub band” and the second a concert band.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Age 0
    Born on January 12, 1941.
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