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Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur.
Rooted in the New York hip hop scene, he is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time.
Nas has released twelve studio albums since 1994, seven of which are certified platinum and multi-platinum in the U.S.In 2006, MTV ranked Nas fifth on their list of "The Greatest MCs of All Time".
In 2012, The Source ranked him second on their list of the "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time".In 2013, Nas was ranked 4th on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list.
About.com ranked him first on their list of the "50 Greatest MCs of All Time" in 2014, and a year later, Nas was featured on the "10 Best Rappers of All Time" list by Billboard.
Nas is also an entrepreneur through his own record label he serves as associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine and the co-founder of Mass Appeal Records.
Born: 14 September 1973
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