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Nom de naissance Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 14 septembre 1973 (46 ans) à Long Island (Etats-Unis)

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (/nɑːˈsɪər/; born September 14, 1973), better known as Nas /ˈnɑːz/, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and sold over 25 million records worldwide since 1994. He is also an entrepreneur through his own record label; he serves as associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine and is the owner of a Fila sneaker store. He is currently signed to Mass Appeal Records.



His musical career began in 1991 when he was featured on Main Source's track "Live at the Barbeque". His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994, received universal acclaim from both critics and the hip hop community; it is frequently ranked as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. He performed Illmatic‍ '​s "N.Y. State of Mind" in one take.

Nas' follow-up album, It Was Written, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, stayed on top for four consecutive weeks, went Platinum twice in only two months, and made Nas internationally known. From 2001 to 2005, Nas was involved in a highly publicized feud with rapper Jay Z. In 2006, Nas signed to Def Jam. In 2010, he released a collaboration album with reggae artist Damian Marley, donating all royalties to charities active in Africa. His eleventh studio album, Life Is Good, was released in 2012, and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

Nas is often named as one of the greatest hip hop artists. MTV ranked him at number 5 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time. In 2012, The Source ranked him No. 2 on their list of the "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time". In 2013, Nas was ranked fourth on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list. In 2014, About.com ranked him No. 1 on their list of the "50 Greatest MCs of All Time". He has five number-one albums on the Billboard 200, tying him with Eminem and Kanye West for second place among all-time rappers.

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Nas is a spokesperson and mentor for P'Tones Records, a non-profit after school music program with the mission "to create constructive opportunities for urban youth through no-cost music programs."

On June 15, 1994, Nas's ex-fiancée Carmen Bryan gave birth to their daughter, Destiny. Bryan later confessed to Nas that she had a relationship with his then-rival rapper and nemesis Jay-Z, also accusing Jay-Z of putting subliminal messages in his lyrics about their relationship together, causing an even bigger rift in the feud between the two hit rap music giants.

Nas also briefly dated Mary J. Blige. In 2005, Nas married R&B singer Kelis in Atlanta after a two-year relationship. On April 30, 2009, a spokesperson confirmed that Kelis filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Kelis gave birth to Nas's first son on July 21, 2009, although the event was soured by a disagreement which ended in Nas announcing the birth of his son, Knight, at a gig in Queens, NY, against Kelis's wishes. The birth was also announced by Nas via an online video. The couple's divorce was finalized on May 21, 2010.

In January 2012 Nas was involved in a dispute with a concert promoter in Angola, having accepted $300,000 for a concert in their capital city for New Year's Eve and then not showing up. The promoter and his son were detained by the angry Angolan promoter at gunpoint and taken to an Angolan jail. Only after the US Embassy intervened were the promoter and his son allowed to leave jail—but were placed under house arrest at their hotel. As of the end of the month Nas returned all $300,000 and after 49 days of travel ban the promoter Patrick Allocco and his son have both been released.

On March 15, 2012, Nas became the first rapper to have a personal verified account on Rap Genius where he'll be explaining all his own lyrics and commenting on the lyrics of other rappers he admires.

In September 2009 the U.S. Internal Revenue Service filed a federal tax lien against Nas for over $2.5 million, seeking unpaid taxes dating back to 2006. By early 2011 this figure had ballooned to over $6.4 million. Early in 2012 reports emerged that the IRS had filed papers in Georgia to garnish a portion of Nas's earnings from material published under BMI and ASCAP, until his delinquent tax bill is settled.

In May 2013, it was announced that Nas will open a sneaker store in Las Vegas called 12AM RUN (pronounced Midnight Run) as part of The LINQ retail development.

In July 2013, he was honored by Harvard University, as the institution established the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship, which will serve to fund scholars and artists who show potential and creativity in the arts in connection to hip hop.

In an October 2014 episode of PBS's Finding Your Roots programme, Nas learned about five generations of his ancestry. His great-great-great-grandmother, Pocahontas Little, was a slave who was sold for $830. When host Henry Louis Gates showed Nas her bill of sale and told him more about the man who bought her, Nas remarked that he's considering buying the land where he lived. Nas is also shown the marriage certificate of his great-great-great-grandmother, Pocahontas and great-great-great-grandfather, Calvin.
He also found that his Y-DNA traces directly back to Scandinavia, and that he is a descendant of the Vikings.

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Filmographie de Nas (12 films)

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Acteur

Popstar : Célèbre à tout prix
Réalisé par Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Musical
Acteurs Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Andy Samberg, Imogen Poots, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Rôle Lui-même
Note66% 3.349183.349183.349183.349183.34918
Alors qu'il peine à vendre son dernier album, la superstar du rap et de la pop Conner4Real connaît une traversée du désert et voit sa vie bouleversée. Prêt à tout pour retrouver la gloire, il refuse cependant de retrouver le groupe qui l'a fait connaître, The Style Boyz.
Popstar : Célèbre à tout prix, 1h26
Réalisé par Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Musical
Acteurs Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Imogen Poots
Rôle Lui-même
Note66% 3.349183.349183.349183.349183.34918
Conner, une popstar dont le second album est un flop conséquent, décide de reformer le groupe The Style Boyz, auquel il appartenait.
Black Nativity, 1h33
Réalisé par Kasi Lemmons
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie musicale, Musical
Thèmes La musique, Noël, Musique, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre, Adaptation d'une comédie musicale
Acteurs Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jacob Latimore
Rôle Street Prophet (Isaiah)
Note45% 2.2639852.2639852.2639852.2639852.263985
Le jeune Langston vit avec sa mère célibataire, Naima, à Baltimore. Lorsqu’il rejoint sa lointaine famille à New York pour les vacances de Noël, il ignore que ce voyage va changer beaucoup de choses.
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Réalisé par Ice-T
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Documentaire
Thèmes La musique, Documentaire sur la musique, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Le hip-hop, Musique
Acteurs Ice-T, B-Real, Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D, Common, Dr. Dre
Note71% 3.5957153.5957153.5957153.5957153.595715
A travers les témoignages des plus grandes figures du rap telles que Chuck D, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mos Def, Kanye West, ce documentaire explore les racines et l'histoire du Rap ainsi que le processus créatif de cette forme artistique dominante.
Filles de bonne famille, 1h32
Réalisé par Boaz Yakin
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Romance
Thèmes Féminisme, Politique, Buddy movie
Acteurs Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning, Marley Shelton, Donald Faison, Jesse Spencer, Heather Locklear
Note61% 3.051163.051163.051163.051163.05116
Ce film raconte l'histoire de deux personnes qui vont apprendre à être ce qu'elles doivent être. Ray Shleine, une fille riche et maniaque est tout le contraire de l'exubérante Molly Gunn, fille d'une légende du rock décédé dans un accident, qui passe ses nuits dans une discothèque et ses journées à faire du shopping.
Explosion Imminente, 1h35
Réalisé par Albert Pyun
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Action, Aventure, Policier
Thèmes Transport, Road movie, Film de poursuite
Acteurs Dennis Hopper, Steven Seagal, Ice-T, Kevin Gage, Tom Sizemore, Jaime Pressly
Rôle Dét. Art 'Fuzzy' Rice
Note35% 1.7543651.7543651.7543651.7543651.754365
Un policier et un expert en explosifs unissent leur efforts pour déjouer les plans d'un terroriste fou, qui menace de faire exploser tous les immeubles de San Francisco toutes les 2 heures si on ne lui rend pas sa copine complice de vol et de meurtre.
Gangsta Cop, 1h35
Réalisé par Michael Rymer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Action, Policier
Thèmes La musique, Le hip-hop, Gangsters
Acteurs Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Stanley Tucci, Pam Grier, Philip Akin, Hill Harper
Rôle Eric Johnson
Note63% 3.1513553.1513553.1513553.1513553.151355
Un jeune flic tout juste diplômé doit s'infiltrer au sein d'un gang et faire tomber le plus important réseau de drogue de Cincinnati.
Belly
Belly (1998)
, 1h32
Réalisé par Hype Williams
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Musical, Policier
Thèmes Maladie, La musique, Psychotrope, Le hip-hop, Musique, Gangsters
Acteurs Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Method Man, Tionne Watkins, Hassan Johnson
Rôle Sincere
Note61% 3.0989553.0989553.0989553.0989553.098955
Tommy Brown et Sincere sont deux amis d'enfance qui vivent dans le quartier du Queens. Leur vie s'écoule entre délinquance, petit trafic et affrontement avec la police. A l'Aube de l'âge adulte, Tommy est un chef de gang redouté tandis que Sincere aspire à une vie plus calme … Mais la réalité les poursuit.

Scénariste

Belly
Belly (1998)
, 1h32
Réalisé par Hype Williams
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Musical, Policier
Thèmes Maladie, La musique, Psychotrope, Le hip-hop, Musique, Gangsters
Acteurs Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Method Man, Tionne Watkins, Hassan Johnson
Rôle Histoire
Note61% 3.0989553.0989553.0989553.0989553.098955
Tommy Brown et Sincere sont deux amis d'enfance qui vivent dans le quartier du Queens. Leur vie s'écoule entre délinquance, petit trafic et affrontement avec la police. A l'Aube de l'âge adulte, Tommy est un chef de gang redouté tandis que Sincere aspire à une vie plus calme … Mais la réalité les poursuit.