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 Olu Dara, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and has sold over 25 million records worldwide. 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.
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 the greatest Hip Hop album of all time. Nas's follow-up It Was Written debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, stayed on top for 4 consecutive weeks, went Double Platinum in 2 months, and made Nas internationally known. From 2001-2005, Nas was involved in a highly publicized feud with Jay-Z. 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.
- Nas - One Michttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p055b0v2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p055b0v2.jpg2017-06-10T08:00:00.000ZNas performs his classic track 'One Mic' with Jack White and his bandhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p055b035
Nas - One Mic
- The Memphis Jug Bandhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053fs96.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053fs96.jpg2017-05-21T22:00:00.000ZAmerican rapper Nas explains the significance of The Memphis Jug Band, whose music set the foundation of modern day rap and RnB.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p053fqf3
The Memphis Jug Band
- Nas - Reading + Leeds 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0462md4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0462md4.jpg2016-09-27T22:59:00.000ZWith over 10 albums to his name, the East Coast rapper delivers a real and raw set.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0464v1h
Nas - Reading + Leeds 2016 Highlights
- Nas: In 3 Recordshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01x5qpx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01x5qpx.jpg2014-04-10T10:59:00.000ZBenji catches up with Nas in 3 Records.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01x5qs5
Nas: In 3 Records
- Nas talks to Zane Lowehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01x1r32.jpghttps://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01x1r4r
Nas talks to Zane Lowe
- Arlissa vs Nas - Hard to Love Somebody (Sound of 2013)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0125znk.jpghttps://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p013smm0
Arlissa vs Nas - Hard to Love Somebody (Sound of 2013)
- Nas - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekendhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wmfn6.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00wmfn6.jpg2012-07-27T17:12:00.000ZA highlights compilation of Nas' set at Radio 1's Hackney Weekendhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00wmfnr
Nas - Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend
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