Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, also known as Nas, is an American rapper. He was born on September 14th, 1973 in Queensbridge New York. So when is his birthday? It’s the 14th of September every year! What a coincidence! But people who are into numerology might say that he has the number 7 twice in his date of birth which could mean a lot more than just being lucky.
Nas had a difficult upbringing and often found himself around gang violence and drug dealing from an early age. He started to hone his skills by taking up poetry lessons at 12 years old. His breakthrough came with ‘Illmatic’ when it was released April 19, 1994; this album went on to be certified platinum.
Nas has had a successful career with 15 solo studio albums, and one collaborative album in addition to his work as the leader of hip-hop group The Firm alongside Foxy Brown and AZ. He is also known for being featured on remixes by artists such as Madonna or Destiny’s Child. Nas was listed number 25 on MTV’s Greatest MCs of all time list naming him in their Top Five Hip Rock Artists List too!
He has won numerous awards throughout his career including four Grammys (one for Best Rap Album, two for Best R&B Song, and one for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration), three from American Music Awards (including one win each: Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist award; Favorite Soul/R&B Album award; Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist award), and one from the UK Music Video Awards (Best Group Award).
His parents were both African American: his mother a schoolteacher and musician of Jamaican heritage whose family came from Kingston, Jamaica to live with her sister in Brooklyn when she was two years old; and his father an emigrant from Nassau, Bahamas who had abandoned him at birth.
Does the article go into depth about how when is Nas’s birthday? It talks about some interesting facts such as “In 1994 he released Illmatic which went on to be certified platinum.”
It continues by talking about when is Nas birthday and how he has received many awards such as “His parents were both African American: his mother a schoolteacher and musician of Jamaican heritage whose family came from Kingston, Jamaica to live with her sister in Brooklyn when she was two years old; and his father an emigrant from Nassau, Bahamas who had abandoned him at birth.”
Happy Birthday, Nas!
The article continues by talking about the release dates for some albums that are very popular.
These include Illmatic (1994), It Was Written (1996), I Am…Yours Faithfully (1999) which all have been certified platinum or higher by the RIAA.
It also mentions Street’s Disciple(2004) God Son”
(2006) and Untitled (2008).
The article continues to talk about the release date for Nas’s latest album. It is called Life Is Good which came out in September 2012.
“In 2009, when asked who he thought was ‘the greatest rapper of all time’, Nas responded: ‘I think it’s Ice Cube’.” The article goes on talking about how this is not true because there have been rappers that are better than him such as Rakim, Scarface or Jay-Z.”
It has also received critical acclaim from both critics and fellow musicians with some music writers placing Illmatic amongst the best albums in history!”
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones aka “Nasty NAS”, born September 14th, 1973 was born in Brooklyn, New York, and is an American rapper.
He started his musical career as a member of the East Coast hip hop group The Firm before embarking on a successful solo career.
Nas has been described by MTV’s Steve Juon as one of “the most important figures in rap music since his 1994 debut album Illmatic.”
The song ‘NY State Of Mind’ from this album is about Nas’ life growing up in Queensbridge which he calls “one big project building” and talks about some other things that make it difficult to grow up there like dealing drugs or being labeled an outsider because you come from where I come from”. He also mentions how someone needs to teach us better than our darkest days when we’re at our most hopeless.
Nas has had sixteen Grammy nominations and won one for his song ‘I Can’ from the album Stillmatic which was released in 2001.”
In 2008 he became a part of NASHVILLE-based production team The Heavyweights alongside Dallas Austin, Chucky Thompson, Cool & Dre, and Shea Taylor. This also includes work with Kanye West on Graduation”