Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, musician and businessman. Rooted in rap music in New York City, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Nas has released 12 studio albums since 1994, 7 of which are certified platinum and poly-platinum in the United States As the son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Jones' musical career began in 1989 when he took on the nickname of "Nasty Nas" and recorded demos for Professor Major. He is a leading artist on Main Source's "Live at the Barbeque", also produced by Large Professor. Nas' debut album, Illmatic, received a standing ovation on release and is widely regarded as one of the best hip hop albums of all time; in 2021, the album was listed in the National Recording Registry of America at the Library of Congress.
|Born||Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, September 14, 1973, New York City, United States.|
|Other names||Nas Escobar, Nasty Nas|
|Occupation||Rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur|
|Parent(s)||Olu Dara (father)|
|Relatives||Yara Shahidi (cousin once-removed)|
Illmatic, his debut album released in 1994, is frequently regarded as one of the finest hip hop albums of all time. He was named the fifth Greatest MC of All Time by MTV.
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and began rapping as a teenager under the stage name Kid Wave.
It Was Written, his second album, debuted at number one on the Billboard Charts and remained there for four weeks.
In 2001, he launched a well famous rap battle with Jay Z.
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