Nas Biography (Wikipedia)
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas has released eight consecutive Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums and sold over 25 million records worldwide since 1994. He is also an entrepreneur through his own record label; he serves as associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine and is the owner of a Fila sneaker store. He is currently signed to Mass Appeal Records.
His musical career began in 1991 when he was featured on Main Source's track "Live at the Barbeque". His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994, received universal acclaim from both critics and the hip hop community; it is frequently ranked as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time.
Nas' follow-up album, It Was Written, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, stayed on top for four consecutive weeks, went Platinum twice in only two months, and made Nas internationally known. From 2001 to 2005, Nas was involved in a highly publicized feud with rapper Jay Z. In 2006, Nas signed to Def Jam. In 2010, he released a collaboration album with reggae artist Damian Marley, donating all royalties to charities active in Africa. His eleventh studio album, Life Is Good, was released in 2012, and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
- Nas talks to Zane Lowehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01x1r32.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01x1r32.jpg2014-04-08T11:07:00.000ZZane chats to Nas about the making of his classic debut record, Illmatic.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01x1r4r
Nas talks to Zane Lowe
- Arlissa vs Nas - Hard to Love Somebody (Sound of 2013)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0125znk.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0125znk.jpg2013-01-15T13:21:00.000ZSound of 2013 artist Arlissa's video for Hard to Love Somebody, featuring Nas.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p013smm0
Arlissa vs Nas - Hard to Love Somebody (Sound of 2013)
- Nas - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekendhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wmfn6.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wmfn6.jpg2012-07-27T17:12:00.000ZA highlights compilation of Nas' set at Radio 1's Hackney Weekendhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00wmfnr
Nas - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend