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Nas News

Nas, Wu-Tang Clan team up for charity

Rock The Bells hip-hop tourmates fight diabetes

  • Nov 26, 2008

Nas records Obama song on US election day

MC laid track down in Norway this morning (November 4)

  • Nov 4, 2008

Nas branded a 'vile rapper' by Fox News' Bill O'Reilly

Anchor responds over hip-hop star's allegations of racism

  • Jul 29, 2008

Nas joins petition against FOX over alleged racism

Groups object to organisations coverage of Obama

  • Jul 22, 2008

Nas reveals new album details

Controversial release is due out this summer

  • Jun 11, 2008

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Nas Music Videos

Halftime (Official Music Video) Play Video

Halftime (Official Music Video)

Watch the official Halftime (Official Music Video) video by NAS in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

One Love (Official Music Video) Play Video

One Love (Official Music Video)

Watch the official One Love (Official Music Video) video by NAS in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

"It Ain't Hard To Tell" official music video (explicit) Play Video

"It Ain't Hard To Tell" official music video (explicit)

Watch the official "It Ain't Hard To Tell" official music video (explicit) video by NAS in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

It Ain't Hard To Tell (Official Music Video) Play Video

It Ain't Hard To Tell (Official Music Video)

Watch the official It Ain't Hard To Tell (Official Music Video) video by NAS in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

It Ain't Hard to Tell (Stink Mix) Play Video

It Ain't Hard to Tell (Stink Mix)

Watch the official It Ain't Hard to Tell (Stink Mix) video by NAS in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Nas Reviews

Nas - 'Life Is Good'

Nas - 'Life Is Good'

A grimy, back-to-basics return to form

  • Jul 15, 2012

Nas: 'Greatest Hits'

'One of hip-hop’s great voices...'

  • Nov 16, 2007

Nas : Street's Disciple

God's Son pushes the hip-hop envelope with groundbreaking double album…

  • Dec 11, 2004

Nas : I Can

Not on this sort of kiddie-chorus, reformed gangsta hokum you can't

  • Apr 2, 2003

Nas : London AStoria

Tonight will linger longer than most.

  • Mar 21, 2003

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Nas Biography

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known simply as Nas , is an American rapper, songwriter and actor. He is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. Since 1994, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and sold over 25 million records worldwide. Aside from rapping and acting, Nas is an entrepreneur through his own record label, retail sneaker store, and magazine publishing. He currently serves as Mass Appeal Magazine's associate publisher as well as an owner of a Fila sneaker store.

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. His follow-up album It Was Written debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Charts, 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 tenth studio album, Life Is Good was released in 2012.

Nas is often named as one of the top hip hop artists. MTV ranked him at number 5 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time. In 2012, The Source ranked him No. 2 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. In 2013, Nas was ranked fourth on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list. He has six number 1 albums on the Billboard 200, tying him with Eminem and Kanye West for 2nd all time among rappers.

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