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Nas

Name in Native Language: "Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones" (English/EN)
Actor / Record Producer / Businessperson / Restaurateur / Songwriter / Dressmaker / Musician | * 09/14/1973 (48) | Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA))
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Rooted in the New York hip hop scene, he is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. Nas has released fourteen studio albums since 1994, seven of which are certified platinum and multi-platinum in the U.S. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Jones's musical career began in 1989 as he adopted the moniker of "Nasty Nas" and recorded demos for Large Professor. He was a featured artist on Main Source's "Live at the Barbeque" (1991), also produced by Large Professor. Nas's debut album Illmatic (1994) received universal acclaim upon release, and is considered to be one of the greatest hip hop albums of all-time; in 2021, the album was inducted into the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry. His second album It Was Written (1996) debuted atop the Billboard 200 and charted for four consecutive weeks; the album, along with its single "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" (featuring Lauryn Hill), catapulted Nas into international success. Nas's albums I Am (1998) and Nastradamus (1999) were criticized as inconsistent and too commercially oriented, and critics and fans feared that his output was declining ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Music | Comedies

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Movies with Nas as Actor(23)

as Raymond 'Sunset' Green2018 Monster
as himself2017 Word is Bond
as himself2015 Fresh Dressed
as himself2014 Nas: Time Is Illmatic
as Street Prophet (Isaiah)2013 Black Nativity
as himself2010 One Night in Vegas
as himself2005 The MC: Why We Do It
as himself2003 Beef
as himself2002 John Q
as Det. Art 'Fuzzy' Rice2001 Ticker
as Drug Dealer on Street Corner1999 In Too Deep
as Sincere1998 Belly
as himself1997 Rhyme & Reason

TV Shows/Series with Nas as Actor(12)

as himself2020 The Last Dance
as himself2018 Rapture
as himself2017 The Defiant Ones
as himself2012 Finding Your Roots
as himself2011 Billy on the Street
2000 Diary

Movies with Nas as Crew(3)

Directing/Director2021 You're Watching Video Music Box
Production/Executive Producer2018 Monster
Writing/Story1998 Belly

Albums by Nas on Apple Music / iTunes Store

Magic

9 Tracks - Rap
2021 - Mass Appeal

Magic

9 Tracks - Rap
2021 - Mass Appeal

King's Disease II

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop
2021 - Mass Appeal

King's Disease II

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop
2021 - Mass Appeal

It Was Written (Expanded Edition)

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2021 - Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

God Body Flow - EP

5 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2020 - Mass Appeal

Peace Queen - EP

5 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2020 - Mass Appeal

King's Disease

13 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2020 - Mass Appeal

King's Disease

13 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2020 - Mass Appeal Records

History Lessons - EP

5 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2020 - Mass Appeal

Best of Nas [Anniversary Edition]

40 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2020 - Truelements Music

The Lost Tapes 2

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2019 - Mass Appeal Records LLC, distributed by Def Jam Recordings

The Lost Tapes 2

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2019 - Mass Appeal Records LLC, distributed by Def Jam Recordings

NASIR

7 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2018 - Mass Appeal Records LLC, distributed by Def Jam Recordings

NASIR

7 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2018 - Mass Appeal Records LLC, distributed by Def Jam Recordings

Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center

10 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2018 - Mass Appeal Records

In My Ghetto - EP

6 Tracks - Rap
2017 - Nasir Jones

iTunes Originals: Nas

24 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2014 - 2002, 2004 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Illmatic XX

20 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2014 - compilation (P) 2014 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

The Essential Nas

30 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2013 - compilation (P) 2013 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

The Essential Nas

30 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2013 - compilation (P) 2013 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Life Is Good

20 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2012 - Recordings Release; ℗ 2012 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Life Is Good

20 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2012 - Recordings Release; ℗ 2012 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Life Is Good

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2012 - The Island Def Jam Music Group

Life Is Good

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2012 - The Island Def Jam Music Group

Distant Relatives (Bonus Track Version)

15 Tracks - Reggae
2010 - Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Nas

17 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2008 - The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records

Nas

17 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2008 - The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records

Nas

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2008 - The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records

Greatest Hits

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - compilation (P) Compilation 2007 Sony Music Entertainment

Greatest Hits

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - Compilation (P) 2007 Sony Music Entertainment

Hip Hop Is Dead (Expanded Edition)

17 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - UMG Recordings, Inc. and Columbia Records

Hip Hop Is Dead (Bonus Track Version)

17 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2007 - The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records

Napalm

18 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2006 - X-Ray Records

Street's Disciple

25 Tracks - Pop
2004 - Sony Music Entertainment

Street's Disciple

25 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2004 - Sony Music Entertainment

Illmatic (10th Anniversary Platinum Edition)

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2004 - Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Q.B. 2 Compton

18 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2003 - Get Low Digital

God's Son

14 Tracks - Pop
2002 - Sony Music Entertainment

God's Son

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2002 - Sony Music Entertainment

The Lost Tapes

12 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2002 - Sony Music Entertainment

The Lost Tapes

12 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2002 - Sony Music Entertainment

Made You Look (Remix Featuring Jadakiss & Ludacris) - EP

4 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2002 - Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

From Illmatic To Stillmatic: The Remixes - EP

6 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2002 - 1996, 2002 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Stillmatic

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2001 - Sony Music Entertainment

Stillmatic

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2001 - Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Nastradamus

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1999 - Sony Music Entertainment

Nastradamus

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1999 - Sony Music Entertainment

I Am...

16 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1999 - Sony Music Entertainment

I Am...

16 Tracks - R&B/Soul
1999 - Sony Music Entertainment

It Was Written

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1996 - Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Illmatic

10 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1994 - Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Illmatic

10 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1994 - Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Halftime EP

5 Tracks - Pop
1994 - Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Additional Information

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Full Name: Naser Jones
Born: Friday, 09/14 1973 (September) in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 48 years + 128 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Record Label: Mass Appeal Records, Def Jam Recordings, Ill Will Records, Columbia Records
Spouses (current/former): Kelis
Father: Olu Dara
Influenced by/Role models: Rakim, Queensbridge, The Notorious B.I.G., Run-DMC
Other names for Nas (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones"
"Nasty Nas" (Pseudonym)
"Nas Escobar" (Pseudonym)
"Nas (Rapper)"
Nas frequently works together with these people:
Jay-Z (7x, Actor)
Hype Williams (6x, Crew)
David Cross (5x, Actor)
Nick Cannon (5x, Actor)
Jon Stewart (5x, Actor)
Ice Cube (4x, Actor)
Seth Rogen (4x, Actor)
Jimmy Kimmel (4x, Actor)
John Legend (4x, Actor)
Stephen Colbert (4x, Actor)
Robert Garcia (4x, Crew)
Chris Matthews (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:33289, Added: 05/13/2018, Last updated: 12/31/2021