Jay-Z and Nas both came together and let everyone know that they have squashed their rivalry.
Nas sampled Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" in his hit single "It Ain't Hard To Tell".
His last album "Hip Hop Is Dead" reached #1 on the U.S. Chart, U.S. R&B Chart, and U.S. Rap Chart.
He met his wife, Kelis, for the first time during an after-party of Sean "Diddy" Combs.
He has dedicated a song to his late mother titled "Dance".
His comeback album "Stillmatic" went double platinum.
The rivalry between Nas and Jay-Z started when Nas failed to show up to a scheduled recording session to record a guest verse on Jay-Z's "Can I Live".
His debut album "Illmatic" went certified platinum selling 3,000 copies a week in the U.S.
Nas was featured on Kanye West's album "Late Registration" on a song titled "We Major".
He proposed to Kelis in her mom's house on Christmas Eve, 2002.
Nas recorded a hip-hop-blues collaboration with his father called "Bridging the Gap."
He dropped out of school in the eighth grade.
His real name Nasir means "helper and protector" in Arabic.
He is married to R&B singer Kelis.
His mother died of breast cancer.
He has a daughter named Destiny.
His height is 5'8" (1.73 m).
Nas made two video albums and four compilation albums.
Nas made two collaboration albums.
Nas has worked on the following record labels:
Ill Will Records
Def Jam Recordings
The Jones Experience
Nas has over 15 singles.
He was the spokesperson for the Willie Esco Urban clothing line.
Nas has over 20 guest appearances in music videos.
As of January 2007, he has 8 albums.
He first went by the nickname Kid Wave.
He has a brother named Jabari.
Nas is the son of the famous Jazz trumpeter Olu Dara.
He is no longer with Sony Urban Records he is now with Def Jam Records.
He was once in a group know as The Firm Biz. AZ, Nature, and Foxy Brown were also in it.
Had an on going feud with rapper Jay-Z.
Nas (on why he holds a dove in each hand on the back cover of his 2002 album "God's Son."): We deal with money, cars, smog, pollution, and drugs. But being in the sky, they can fly and look at the world without dealing with our bullshit. Matter of fact, they shit on us. I really admire them.
Nas: Every generation witnesses atrocities. People in power try to fulfill prophecy.
Nas: I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.