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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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The Departed
The Departed Soundtrack
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 2016 The Birth of a Nation ("War")
 2015 Creed (performer: "Bridging the Gap") / (writer: "Bridging the Gap" - 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)
 2013 Black Nativity (performer: "Rise Up Shepherd And Follow")
 2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (performer: "Summer on Smash") / (writer: "Summer on Smash")
 2012 Project X (performer: "Nasty") / (writer: "Nasty" - as Nasir Jones)
 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 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)
 2005 Shadowboxer (performer: "The Cross") / (writer: "The Cross" - as Nasir Jones)
 2004 You Got Served (performer: "Heaven") / (writer: "Heaven" - as Nasir Jones)
 2003 Honey (performer: "Rule" - as NAS) / (writer: "Rule" - as Nasir Jones)
 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)
 2001 Exit Wounds (performer: "Gangsta Tears") / (writer: "Gangsta Tears" - 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 Young Jeezy: "My President" See more »

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2 Interviews | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nasir 'Nas' Jones | Nasir Jones | Nasty Nas


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

I don't get jealousy, I don't get how people hate each other - I never did. See more »


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


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