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|Birth name||Nasir Jones|
|Also known as||Nasty Nas|
|Born||September 17, 1973|
Long Island City, Queens, New York
|Years active||1993-present day|
|Associated acts||Ja Rule, Tyler The Creator, Nicki Minaj, Frank Ocean, Kelis, The Notorious B.I.G., 2pac|
Nasir Jones (better known as Nas) 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 acclaimed. Nas has been nominated for twelve Grammy Awards.
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 will release his twelth album in 2014.