Nas
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Nas

Nas Biography (Wikipedia)

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and investor. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas has released twelve studio albums, with seven of them certified platinum and multi-platinum in the US.

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.

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Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2020
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UK 2020
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Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2020

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Reading + Leeds: 2016
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Reading
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Reading + Leeds: 2016

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Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012
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Hackney Marshes
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Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012

Hackney Marshes

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