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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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Belly Sincere
(1998)
Blood Diamond Soundtrack
(2006)
Big Momma's House Soundtrack
(2000)
Exit Wounds Soundtrack
(2001)

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  Morning Joe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2021) (writer - 1 episode, 2021)
- 05-12-2021 (2021) ... (performer: "I've Got To Have It") / (writer: "I've Got To Have It" - as Nasir Jones)
  Godfather of Harlem (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2021) (writer - 1 episode, 2021)
- Sting Like a Bee (2021) ... (performer: "Fallen Stars Flying") / (writer: "Fallen Stars Flying")
  The Last Dance (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2020) (writer - 1 episode, 2020)
- Episode V (2020) ... (performer: "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)") / (writer: "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" - as Nasir Jones)
 2019 Warrior (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- There's No China in the Bible (2019) ... (performer: "Refuse to Listen")
 2018 Creed II (performer: "Check") / (writer: "Check" - as Nasir Jones)
 2018 Red Dead Redemption II (Video Game) ("Mountain Finale") / (music: "Mountain Finale") / (publisher: "Mountain Finale")
 2018 Overlord (performer: "Bridging the Gap") / (writer: "Bridging the Gap" - as Nasir Jones)
  Atlanta (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018)
- FUBU (2018) ... (performer: "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" - uncredited) / (writer: "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" - uncredited)
 2018 Game Over, Man! (performer: "Made You Look") / (writer: "Made You Look" - as Nasir Jones)
 2018 Famously Unfit for Sport Relief (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "As We Enter" - uncredited) / (writer: "As We Enter" - uncredited)
  This Is Us (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Number Three (2017) ... (performer: "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" - uncredited) / (writer: "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" - uncredited)
 2017 Arena (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The American Epic Sessions (2017) ... (performer: "On The Road Again")
 2016-2017 The Get Down (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes)
- Only from Exile Can We Come Home (2017) ... (performer: "The Other Side")
- One by One, Into the Dark (2017) ... (performer: "Angels With Dirty Faces")
- Unfold Your Own Myth (2017) ... (performer: "Unfold Your Own Myths")
- You Have Wings, Learn to Fly (2016) ... (performer: "Black Man In The White World (Ghetto Gettysburg Address)")
- Forget Safety, Be Notorious (2016) ... (performer: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised")
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2014 - 2017) (performer - 3 episodes, 2014)
- Aaron Paul/Keri Russell/2 Chainz feat. Gucci Mane (2017) ... (writer: "American Way")
- 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")
 2016 I Am Bolt (Documentary) (performer: "A Man & His Dream", "As We Enter") / (writer: "As We Enter")
  Skam (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Escobar Season (2016) ... (performer: "Hate Me Now")
- Du er over 18, sant? (2016) ... (performer: "The World is Yours", "The Message") / (writer: "The World is Yours", "The Message")
 2016 13th (Documentary) (performer: "Last Words", "Chains") / (writer: "Last Words", "Chains" - as Nasir Jones)
 2016 Bolice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.27 (2016) ... (performer: "Hate Me Now")
 2016 The Birth of a Nation ("War")
 2015 The Affair (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.9 (2015) ... (performer: "Made You Look" - uncredited)
 2015/II Creed (performer: "Bridging the Gap") / (writer: "Bridging the Gap" - as Nasir Jones)
  Ballers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Flamingos (2015) ... (performer: "If I Ruled the World" - uncredited) / (writer: "If I Ruled the World" - uncredited)
 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") / (writer: "The World Is Yours" - as Nasir Jones)
 2014 WWE 2k15 (Video Game) (performer: "Free")
 2014 Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (Documentary) (performer: "Get Down") / (writer: "Get Down" - as Nasir Jones)
 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 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) ("Dead Presidents II", uncredited)
 2013 Moyers & Company (TV Series) (1 episode)
- MLK's Dream of Economic Justice (2013) ... ("The World is Yours")
 2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (performer: "Summer on Smash") / (writer: "Summer on Smash")
  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 documentary) (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" - as Nasir Jones)
 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 Beastie Boys: 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 Skate 2 (Video Game) (performer: "Make You Look")
 2009 CHIKARA Three-Fisted Tales (Video) (performer: "I've Got to Have It") / (writer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Nasir Jones)
 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)
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night III (Video) (performer: "I've Got to Have It") / (writer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Nasir Jones)
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II (Video) (performer: "I've Got to Have It") / (writer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Nasir Jones)
 2009 CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I (Video) (performer: "I've Got to Have It") / (writer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Nasir Jones)
 2008 Lakeview Terrace (performer: "Made You Look") / (writer: "Made You Look" - as Nasir Jones)
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) ("War is Necessary", "Live at the Barbeque", uncredited)
 2008 The Wackness (performer: "The World Is Yours") / (writer: "The World Is Yours" - as Nasir Jones)
 2007 Mr. Untouchable (Documentary) (performer: "Get Down") / (writer: "Get Down" - as Nasir Jones)
 2007 Rush Hour 3 (performer: "Less Than an Hour (Theme from Rush Hour 3)") / (writer: "Less Than an Hour (Theme from Rush Hour 3)" - as Nasir Jones)
 2007 Family 422 (Video) (performer: "Life's a Bitch") / (writer: "Life's a Bitch" - as Nasir Jones)
 2006 Blood Diamond (performer: "Shine on 'em") / (writer: "Shine on 'em" - as Nasir Jones)
 2006 The Departed (performer: "Thief's Theme") / (writer: "Thief's Theme" - as Nasir Jones)
 2006 Saved (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tango (2006) ... (performer: "Bridgin the Gap")
 2005 True Crime: New York City (Video Game) (performer: "N.Y. State Of Mind") / (writer: "N.Y. State Of Mind" - as Nasir Jones)
 2005 Shadowboxer (performer: "The Cross") / (writer: "The Cross" - as Nasir Jones)
 2005 Constellation (performer: "Dance") / (writer: "Dance")
 2004 Beastie Boys: An Open Letter to NYC (Video short) (performer: "An Open Letter to NYC") / (writer: "An Open Letter to NYC")
 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") / (writer: "Rule" - as Nasir Jones)
 2003 Tony Hawk's Underground (Video Game) (performer: "The World Is Yours") / (writer: "The World Is Yours")
 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 Tracy Morgan: One Mic (TV Special documentary) ("One Mic")
 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)
 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)
 2000 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 January 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Hot Boyz")
 1999 In Too Deep (performer: "In Too Deep") / (writer: "In Too Deep" - as Nasir Jones)
 1999 Daria (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- It Happened One Nut (1999) ... (performer: "Soundtrack to the Streets")
 1998 Belly (performer: "Grand Finale") / (writer: "I Wanna Live", "Grand Finale")
 1998 Bulworth (performer: "Firm Biz") / (writer: "Firm Biz")
 1998 Ride (performer: "Blood Money (Part 2)") / (writer: "Blood Money (Part 2)")
 1992 Zebrahead (performer: "Halftime") / (writer: "Halftime")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of his album, "Street's Disciple," on Sony Urban Music/Columbia/SBMG Records (C2K 92065). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nasir 'Nas' Jones | Nasir Jones | Nasty Nas

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

You know, rap is sort of like a form of talking, right? So it's like you can hear, you know, the slaves doing it. You can hear, like, you know, Africans and Jamaicans doing it just kind of as, like, a rhythmic, poetic conversation, you know, to a rhythm. See more »

Trivia:

Daughter named Destiny. "Thinking a word best describing my life to name my daughter." Son named Knight. "My strength, my son (sun), the star will be my resurrection.". See more »

Trademark:

Gritty voice See more »

Nickname:

Nasty Nas See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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