Nas, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Nas

American rapper, record executive, entrepreneur and investor from New York

Date of Birth: 14-Sep-1973

Place of Birth: Crown Heights, New York, United States

Profession: actor, businessperson, entrepreneur, record producer, songwriter, rapper, restaurateur, fashion designer, television actor, political activist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Nas

  • Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (; born September 14, 1973), known professionally as Nas (), is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and investor.
  • The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and has sold over 30 million records worldwide.
  • He is also an entrepreneur through his own record label; he serves as associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine and the co-founder of Mass Appeal Records. His musical career began in 1991, as a featured artist on Main Source's "Live at the Barbeque".
  • His debut album Illmatic (1994) received universal acclaim from both critics and the hip-hop community and is frequently ranked as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.
  • Nas's follow-up It Was Written debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, stayed on top for four consecutive weeks, went Double Platinum in two months, and made Nas internationally known.
  • From 2001 to 2005, Nas was involved in a highly publicized feud with Jay-Z, popularized by the diss track "Ether".
  • Nas signed to Def Jam in 2006.
  • In 2010, he released Distant Relatives, a collaboration album with Damian Marley, donating all royalties to charities active in Africa.
  • His 11th studio album, Life Is Good (2012) was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. In 2006, MTV ranked Nas at #5 on their list of "The Greatest MCs of All Time".
  • In 2012, The Source ranked him #2 on their list of the "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time".
  • In 2013, Nas was ranked 4th on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list.
  • About.com ranked him first on their list of the "50 Greatest MCs of All Time" in 2014, and a year later, Nas was featured on "The 10 Best Rappers of All Time" list by Billboard.
  • Nas has released eight consecutive platinum albums and has sold over 30 million records worldwide.

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