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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), who performs under the name Nas, formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper and actor. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, he was born and raised in the Queensbridge housing projects in New York City. His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994 by Columbia Records, was critically acclaimed and would go on to be widely hailed a classic in the genre. Nas was part of hip-hop supergroup The Firm, which released one album. From 2001 to 2005, Nas was involved in a widely publicized feud with rapper Jay-Z; both rappers verbally attacked each other in their songs. The two formally ended their rivalry through duet performances at concerts sponsored by New York City-area hip-hop radio stations. In 2006, he signed to Def Jam, releasing his albums Hip Hop Is Dead in 2006 and an untitled album in 2008. In 2010 he released a collaboration album with Damian Marley and he plans to release a tenth solo studio album before the summer of 2011. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nas, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Sep 14, 1973 In Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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In the movie Rhyme & Reason 1997-03-04
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Movie All Rise 2019-11-22
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Movie All Rise Raymond 'Sunset' Green 2019-11-22
Movie Word is Bond Himself 2017-11-10
Movie The American Epic Sessions Himself 2016-03-16
Movie Hamilton's America Himself 2016-10-01
Movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Himself 2016-06-03
Movie Fresh Dressed Himself 2015-06-26
Movie Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives 2015-10-01
Movie Nas: Time Is Illmatic Himself 2014-04-04
Movie Black Nativity Street Prophet (Isaiah) 2013-11-27
Movie Jay Z: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Himself 2006-11-21
Movie The MC: Why We Do It Himself 2005-02-01
Movie Beef Himself 2003-08-03
Movie Belly Sincere 1998-11-04
Movie Rhyme & Reason 1997-03-04
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