American rapper, record executive, entrepreneur and investor from New York
NAS can also be a shorthand for Network-attached storage

Nas (born Nasir Jones on September 14, 1973) is an American hip hop musician and actor. He is most known for his first album, Illmatic, which was released in 1994. It has been widely critically praised. Nas has been nominated for twelve Grammy Awards.

A black man with sunglasses and a sleeveless denim jacket, smiling with a microphone in hand
Nas performing in July 2014
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones

(1973-09-14) September 14, 1973 (age 48)
Other names
  • Nas Escobar
  • Nasty Nas
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • entrepreneur
  • actor
Years active1989–present
(m. 2003; div. 2010)
RelativesYara Shahidi (cousin)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Associated acts

Personal lifeEdit

Nas was born on September 14, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York.

On June 15, 1994, Nas's ex-fiancée Carmen Bryan gave birth to their daughter, Destiny. Nas was married to Kelis from 2005 until they divorced in 2010. She is the mother of his son.


In 2010, Nas released an album with Damian Marley called Distant Relatives. It entered the Billboard 200 at number five. Three singles were released from the album. In 2012 Nas released his eleventh album Life Is Good. He wrote it after he divorced Kelis. The album got good reviews. It was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Amy Winehouse sung on the track "Cherry Wine". Nas released his eleventh studio album, Nasir, in 2018.


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