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Nas


Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones on September 14, 1973, is the son of Olu Dara, an unconventional jazz musician. At age nine he was a member of the Devastatin' Seven in the mid-1980s, the fruits of which can be heard on his 1994 debut, "Illmatic," which was released on Columbia/SME later that year. It attracted attention for its depiction of ... See full bio »

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 2015 Creed (performer: "Bridging The Gap") / (writer: "Bridging The Gap" - as Nasir Jones)
 2015 Wild Life Festival (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (performer: "N.Y. State of Mind" - uncredited)
 2015/III Amy (Documentary) (writer: "Like Smoke" - as Nasir Jones)
 2015 Run All Night (performer: "Nasty") / (writer: "Nasty" - as Nasir Jones)
 2015 Dope (performer: "The World Is Yours") / (writer: "The World Is Yours" - as Nasir Jones)
 2015 Fresh Dressed (Documentary) (performer: "The World Is Yours" written by nm0734191 (as Peter Phillips) and nm0621576 (as Nasir Jones))
 2014 WWE 2k15 (Video Game) (performer: "Free")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2014) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014)
- Kristen Stewart/Artie Lange/Jason Aldean (2014) ... (performer: "N.Y. State of Mind" - uncredited) / (writer: "N.Y. State of Mind" - uncredited)
- Colin Firth/Chloë Grace Moretz/Nas ft. Q-Tip (2014) ... (performer: "One Love") / (writer: "One Love")
 2013-2014 Rap Critic Reviews (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Top 5 Worst Lyrics I've Ever Heard... This Month (February 2014) (2014) ... (performer: "Can't Forget About You")
- Top 8 Best Rap Songs of 2012 (2013) ... (performer: "Daughters")
 2013 Black Nativity (performer: "Rise Up Shepherd And Follow")
 2013 Moyers & Company (TV Series) (1 episode)
- MLK's Dream of Economic Justice (2013) ... ("The World is Yours")
  Conan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Unicorn That Hated Little Girls (2012) ... (performer: "World's An Addiction") / (writer: "World's An Addiction")
  One Hit Wonderland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Baby Got Back (2012) ... (performer: "If I Ruled the World") / (writer: "If I Ruled the World")
 2012 Project X (performer: "Nasty") / (writer: "Nasty")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (performer: "Friends", "The World is Yours") / (writer: "Friends", "The World is Yours")
 2011 Madden NFL 12 (Video Game) (performer: "Ghetto Dreams") / (writer: "Ghetto Dreams")
 2011 WrestleMania XXVII (TV Special) (performer: "Hate Me Now" - uncredited)
 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short) (performer: "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] (Featuring Nas)") / (writer: "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] (Featuring Nas)" - as Nasir Jones)
 2010 2010 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Medley: 10 Seconds; Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles); La Di Da Di; Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles)")
  Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #9.21 (2010) ... (performer: "Dispear", "Patience") / (writer: "Dispear", "Patience")
  Entourage (TV Series) (1 episode, 2010) (performer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Porn Scenes from an Italian Restaurant (2010) ... ("Patience", uncredited)
- The Prince's Bride (2007) ... (performer: "Tick Tock")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Will Ferrell/Nas and Damian Marley (2010) ... (performer: "Count Your Blessings" - uncredited) / (writer: "Count Your Blessings" - uncredited)
  The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #6.170 (2010) ... (performer: "As We Enter") / (writer: "As We Enter")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #18.56 (2010) ... (performer: "As We Enter") / (writer: "As We Enter")
 2010 90210 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Multiple Choices (2010) ... ("As We Enter", uncredited)
 2010 How to Make It in America (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Keep on Truck'n (2010) ... (performer: "As We Enter")
 2009 Madden NFL 2010 (Video Game) (performer: "Hate Me Now") / (writer: "Hate Me Now")
 2009 A Prophet (performer: "Bridging the Gap") / (writer: "Bridging the Gap" - as Nasir Jones)
 2009 Fish Tank (performer: "Life's a Bitch") / (writer: "Life's a Bitch" - as Nasir Jones)
 2008 Lakeview Terrace (performer: "Made You Look") / (writer: "Made You Look" - as Nasir Jones)
 2008 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 1 (2008) ... (writer: "Gettin' Jiggy wit It" - uncredited)
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "War is Necessary", "Live at the Barbeque") / (writer: "War is Necessary" - as N. Jones)
 2008 The Wackness (performer: "The World Is Yours") / (writer: "The World Is Yours" - as Nasir Jones)
 2007 Rush Hour 3 (performer: "Less Than an Hour (Theme from Rush Hour 3)" - as NaS) / (writer: "Less Than an Hour (Theme from Rush Hour 3)" - as Nasir Jones)
 2006 Blood Diamond (performer: "Shine on 'em") / (writer: "Shine on 'em" - as Nasir Jones)
 2006 The Departed (performer: "Thief's Theme" (2004)) / (writer: "Thief's Theme" (2004) - as Nasir Jones)
 2006 Saved (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tango (2006) ... (performer: "Bridgin the Gap")
 2005 Shadowboxer (performer: "The Cross") / (writer: "The Cross" - as Nasir Jones)
 2004 Chris Rock: Never Scared (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Made You Look") / (writer: "Made You Look" - as Nasir Jones)
 2004 You Got Served (performer: "Heaven") / (writer: "Heaven" - as Nasir Jones)
 2003 Honey (performer: "Rule" - as NAS)
 2003 Tony Hawk's Underground (Video Game) (performer: "The World Is Yours" - as NAS)
 2003 Beef (Documentary) (performer: "Ether")
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (performer: "NAS' Angels... The Flyest") / (writer: "NAS' Angels... The Flyest" - as Nasir Jones)
 2002 Half Past Dead (performer: "The Pledge Remix")
 2002 Antwone Fisher (performer: "The World Is Yours" (1994)) / (writer: "The World Is Yours" (1994) - as Nasir Jones)
 2002 Like Mike (performer: "Rule") / (writer: "Rule" - as Nasir Jones)
 2002 Tracy Morgan: One Mic (TV Movie) ("One Mic")
 2001 Exit Wounds (performer: "Gangsta Tears") / (writer: "Gangsta Tears" - as Nasir Jones)
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (performer: "Dr. Knockboot") / (writer: "Dr. Knockboot" - as Nasir Jones)
 2000 Big Momma's House (performer: "I've Got to Have It") / (writer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Nasir Jones)
 1999 In Too Deep (performer: "In Too Deep") / (writer: "In Too Deep" - as Nasir Jones)
 1998 Belly (performer: "Grand Finale") / (writer: "I Wanna Live", "Grand Finale")
 1998 Bulworth (performer: "Firm Biz") / (writer: "Firm Biz" - as N. Jones)
 1998 Ride (performer: "Blood Money (Part 2)") / (writer: "Blood Money (Part 2)" - as N. Jones)
 1997 Men in Black (performer: "Escobar 97") / (writer: "Escobar 97" - as Nasir Jones) / (writer: "Just Cruisin'" - as Nasir "Nas" Jones)
 1992 Zebrahead (performer: "Halftime" - as Nasty Nas) / (writer: "Halftime" - as N. Jones)
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Other Works:

Music video for Big Pun: "It's So Hard" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nasir 'Nas' Jones | Nasir Jones | Nasty Nas

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think if I heard someone else talking about their life, describing all the problems I've had, they'd look like they were through. Done. But there's something about me - I'm smiling. Those things are really not bad enough to put me in a slump. I'm smiling with the opportunity to wake up every morning. See more »

Trivia:

His mom died of breast cancer. At the hospital, he held her in his arms until she passed on. See more »

Trademark:

Gritty voice See more »

Nickname:

Nas Escobar See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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