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Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, more commonly known as Nas (formerly Nasty Nas and Escobar), born September 14, 1973 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, is a prominent American MC. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, he was raised in the infamous Queensbridge housing projects in Queensbridge, New York. According to the Nasty Songfacts, as a teenager rapper, Nasir first went by the nickname Kid Wave before adopting his more commonly known alias of Nasty Nas. By the time he released his landmark solo debut album Illmatic in 1994, Jones was known as Nas. Read more about Nas on

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Nas Talks Success In Sprite's “Obey Your Thirst” Docu-Series
“My thirst for success comes from being born in New York and just wanting to do all the things I dreamed about,” Nas said. “I always had some kind of drive in me. Whether I was going to be a screenplay writer. Whether I was going to be an artist that ...

Nas "Obey Your Thirst" Documentary
"Growing up in Queensbridge, hip-hop was the most amazing thing I'd ever heard," Nas says. "There was nothing more important to me than having a voice. I wanted to make a big impact on this art form. I wanted to open up a doorway for another generation.”.

A History of Hip-Hop and Fashion, as Told by Nas
“Your coming of age is about representing who you are, and hip-hop music contains a message — it tells a story about who you are — and what you wear is also proof of it,” says the rapper Nasir Jones, a.k.a. Nas. It was with this in mind that he and a ...

Exclusive: LANDR Raises $6.2 Million From Warner Music Group and Nas
LANDR is a cloud based post production platform. The service automatically masters uploaded audio, and users pay for different levels of audio quality. LANDR is releasing a new platform next week called Ionian 1.0. The interface has been redesigned and ...