Nas

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/14/1973, Virgo
  • Profession: Rapper; actor
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Nas Fast Facts:
  • Acclaimed debut album, Illmatic (1994), spawned several hit singles and established him as a rising hip-hop star.
  • Made his big-screen debut opposite rapper DMX in the 1998 crime drama Belly.
  • Scored his biggest commercial hits with the back-to-back double-platinum albums It Was Written (1996) and I Am... (1999).
  • Collaborated with his jazz musician father, Olu Dara, on "Bridging the Gap," from Nas' 2004 double album, Streets Disciple.
  • Vied with Jay-Z for the East Coast rap crown following the 1997 death of rapper Notorious B.I.G.; the pair finally settled their feud in 2005, and went on to collaborate in the studio.
  • Named No. 5 on MTV's list of the 10 Greatest MCs of All Time in 2006.
  • Nas Relationships:
  • Olu Dara - Father
  • Knight Jones - Son
  • Kelis - Ex-wife
  • Carmen Bryan - Ex-significant Other
  • Destiny - Daughter
  • Fannie Ann Jones - Mother

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