Nas

Rapper/Producer/Actor How to become a hip hop legend in your own time: Grow up in Queensbridge, New York. (It helps if your father is jazz legend Olu Dara.) Drop a killer verse on the Main Source's 1991 "Live At the BBQ." Record the standout single, “Halftime,” on the Zebrahead soundtrack in 1992, earning comparisons to Rakim. Seal the deal two years later by releasing a seminal, game-changing, narrative masterpiece of a debut album called Illmatic. Whether battling Jay-Z or declaring that “Hip Hop is Dead” Nas has never shied away from controversy. His 2012 masterpiece, Life is Good, garnered his fourth Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. Besides his prolific musical output, Nasir Jones has also appeared in films like Belly and Hawaii Five-O. He will co-star in the upcoming musical drama Black Nativity, alongside Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker.

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Rap Reunions

Tony Yayo and Young Buck bury the hatchet, is there a new G-Unit album in the works?

Nas Talks Tupac, Biggie, Jay Z Beefs

Queens MC reminisces about his old rap battles, reflects on Illmatic with HuffPo Live.

You Owe Me: Music Stars in Tax Debt

Flo Rida is the latest musician to bump heads with the IRS.

Black Films at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

A wave of new filmmaking talent is about to hit NYC.

The Evolution of Nas

From Illmatic to Illmatic XX, follow the Queensbridge rapper's career through the years.

Coachella 2014 Highlights

Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Diddy and more surprise fans at week one.
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