9/14/1973, Long Island, New York, USA

Birth Name

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones



Also Known As

Nasir Jones, Nastradamus, Nasty Nas, Nas Escobar
out of 10
User Rating
19 votes


Nas has enjoyed abundant shares of both fame and success ever since he began rhyming at the age of 18, on "Live at the Barbecue" by Main Source. When asked to differentiate between fame and success, Nas is characteristically diplomatic. "Fame is like the girl with the biggest…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • He can get your attention without exploiting women or talking about himself.

    This guy is so real. He tells it the way it is, no matter how many people think otherwise. he raps without disgracing rap culture by exploiting women, talking about his cash income, or talking about being "in the club". People could really learn from guys like him. Hip hop fans should really study him if they want to break into the music business. The media (especially Fox news) love to tell you when a rapper gets arrested or sued (if it's a ridiculous charge, they make it sound worse), but when they do something good, like Nas's Fox news protest, nobody cares. I never heard a story like that about Nas, and I commend him for that.moreless
  • Yes he is definatly up there as one of the greatest in my opinion.

    WOW I was reading the other reviews and some feel Nas is overrated and I want to know how? when? and why? would anyone feel that way about someone who is a big time name in everyone's house, whether he is known because he is liked or not liked the man is a talented artist who doesn't just follow the lead of everyone else and he brings his own style to the Mic.Every word he writes is meant for a purpose, meant to make sense if your not bopping to Nas, your probably bopping(listening)to bad rappers who make no sense and have no sense and they follow everyone elses lead and don't make music from the heart like Nas does.moreless