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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Nas, Snoop Dogg, Foxy Brown and other superstar cameos.

Music News: New National Anthem Writer Victoria Monet Flies Solo

The Sacramento songstress expresses her love for Aaliyah. (10/30/2014)
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