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Nas

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 ghetto life and Nas’ refusal to include the misogyny and violence evident in some hip-hop. Nas’s first appearance on record was on Main Source’s classic “Live at the Barbecue.” However, his big break came when former 3rd Bass member ‘MC Serch’ included his verse in “Halftime” on the soundtrack of Zebrahead (1992), which led to a management deal with Serch’s management company, Serchlight Productions. Nas’s follow-up albums are “It Was Written,” “I Am…,” “Nastradamus,” “Stillmatic,” “From Illmatic to Stillmatic,” “The Lost Tapes Vol. 1,” and “God’s Son.”

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Life Is Good

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Daughters

Nas’s single “Daughters”

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The Don

Nas’s Single “The Don”

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Nasty

Nas’s Single “Nasty” [Explicit]

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Distant Relatives

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As We Enter

Nas’s Single “As We Enter”

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Since 1984: Nas Released His Ninth Album, "Untitled" On Def Jam Recordings

On this day, July 15, 2008, Nas’ ninth album, “Untitled” was released on Def Jam Recordings. What’s your favorite track off this album? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Nas Joins Dave Chappelle At Radio City Music Hall

Last night, at Radio City Music Hall, Dave Chappelle continued his week long series of shows and this time had Nas perform after his set. Above, you can check out a short clip of him performing, “NY State Of Mind”.

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Nas Performs At Summer Jam 2014

Last night, one of the performers on the main stage at Summer Jam 2014 was Nas! During his set, he performed a few of his classic tracks as well as bringing Meek Mill. Check out the full set above. New Album Coming Soon!

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Nas Brings Out Lauryn Hill & Damian Marley At Coachella Week 2

Nas was another performer who headed back to Coachella for Week 2. During his performance he decided to bring out, Lauryn Hill to perform “If I Ruled The World” as well as Damian Marley for “Road To Zion”. Below, are some clips from the set.  

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Nas Sits Down With Hypetrak

Nas recently sat down with Hype Trak to speak on his new documentary as well as The 20th Anniversary of his debut album, Illmatic. Last night, the documentary Time Is Illmatic by Erik Parker and One9 has celebrated its premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival. Released the same week of Illmatic’s 20th anniversary and the…

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Nas On Huff Post Live

Nas is making rounds promoting the re-release of his debut album, Illmatic and yesterday he took a stop by HuffPost Live to speak on a few things including, the re-release, his illustrious career, the state of hip-hop and what “Illmatic XX” means to him. Check out the full interview above.

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Nas Performance at Coachella 2014

Watch Nas’ performance at Coachella 2014 last night. He ran through the classic “Illmatic” album in celebration of it’s 20th year anniversary but also touched on other joints like “Made You Look” and a special surprise performance by Jay-Z on “Dead Presidents”. Overall, a great performance by God’s Son. Check it out.

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Zane Lowe Interviews Nas

Nas was recently overseas promoting the 20th anniversary edition of his Illmatic album and made a stop by BBC Radio to speak with Zane Lowe. They speak on the impact that Illmatic has on hip hop, how music was different in the 90′s, working with Q-Tip, DJ Premier and much more. Listen to the full…

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Nas Performs with Q-Tip & The Roots on The Tonight Show

Last night, Nas took to the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon stage to perform “One Love” featuring Q-Tip alongside the Tonight Show band, The Roots in celebration of the re-release of his classic debut album Illmatic’s 20th Anniversary ILLMATICXX. In an online exclusive, check out Nas & Q-Tip also performing “The World is Yours” alongside…

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Nas on Real Time with Bill Maher

Nas stopped by Real Time with Bill Maher last night. They chopped it up about life, his upcoming projects, politics of course and reveals why he’s unlikely to vote Republican anytime soon. Check it out. Also, check out the continued discussion on Overtime which air’s on HBO Go, after the show goes off air below….

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Nas and Michael Eric Dyson Speak At Georgetown

Earlier this week, Nas and professor Michael Eric Dyson sat down for a conversation about his album, Illmatic and its impact in hip hop over the past 20 years, the state of Hip-Hop and much more. Check out the full conversation above moderated by professor James Peterson of Lehigh University.  

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Nas At Mass Appeal & GrooveShark’s SXSW Takeover

Mass Appeal x GrooveShark’s #SXSWTakeover took place this past weekend and among the many performers was Nasir. VIBE was in attendance and was able to catch footage of him performing his track, “The World Is Yours”. New Album Coming Soon!

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Nas Speaks On "Tanning Of America"

Tanning Of America, the book by Steve Stoute has become a documentary which aired last night on VH1. The Stashed was at the premiere of the new documentary and spoke to Nas, Steve Stoute and Don Dapper to get their opinions on the series, what to expect from the documntary and hip-hop’s acceptance into the…

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Nas "Time is Illmatic" Documentary Clip

Time is Illmatic will be opening the annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April 16th! The documentary will take us behind the scenes at the making of Illmatic and much more. Take a look at a clip above.

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Nas Performs At Hennessy Super Bowl Afterparty

It was a busy weekend with so many parties going on for The Superbowl. One of those included The Hennessy Super Bowl afterparty in NYC with Nas. In case you were not in attendance, IBOTV. got you covered with a recap. Check it out above.  

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Will Nas Ever Record "Illmatic Part 2"?

Mikey Fresh of VIBE Magazine recently sat down with Nas in L.A. for Grammy Weekend and asked him if he would ever recording a Part 2 to his album, Illmatic. Check out above what he had to say. Nas “Life is Good” Available Everywhere Now! Click here to download the Deluxe version on iTunes Click here to…

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How Nas Has Changed Hip-Hop

This past weekend in L.A., VIBE honored Nas at the 2nd annual VIBE Impact Awards. A number of people were in attendance including, NO I.D. Swizz Beatz and many more. Up top, interviewed a number of artists & celebrities and asked how Nas has changed Hip-Hop. “One thing I never want to be is mainstream,”…

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Primitive Apparel Presents Nas & Paul Rodriguez at AGENDA Emerger

A few weeks back, Nas was the special guest at AGENDA Emerge. In case you weren’t in attendance, Primitive Apparel gives us the recap from the event. Earlier this month at Agenda Long Beach, creatives and mentors from across the board came together to speak on their labels and experiences as entrepreneurs as part of Agenda’s Emerge initiative. Amid…

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Hip-Hop at Harvard: Nas' Fellowship at Harvard University

As reported last year, Nas has joined with Harvard University to create a  Hip-Hop fellowship; aiming to fund students involved in hip-hop-related projects. San Francisco-based design studio Ammunition has documented the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship in action by highlighting applicant and Boston artist Jared Bridgeman holding hip-hop workshop at a high school in Cambridge, MA….

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Nas Interview and Photos at Art Basel 2013

Last night, Nas took the stage at a Hennessy event down in Miami for Art Basel 2013. But before his performance, he spoke with the good folks at The305.com on the red carpet about Nelson Mandela, Miami and more. Check out the interview above as well as some photos below.

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Nas Speaks On "Black Nativity"

Black Nativity landed in theaters last week, and today we have an interview with Nas as he speaks on the movie as well as discussing a scene he did with Jacob Latimore that was very personal to him and much more! Black Nativity is in theaters now! Nas “Life is Good” Available Everywhere Now! Click…

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Nas on NBC’s Talk Stoop

Nas was the special guest on NBC’s “Talk Stoop” a few months ago on his 40th Birthday. During his conversation with Cat Greenleak, he speaks on why he never smiles in pictures and more! Nas “Life is Good” Available Everywhere Now! Click here to download the Deluxe version on iTunes Click here to download the Deluxe version…

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Throwback Of The Day: Jay-Z brings out Nas at his "I Declare War" Concert

On October 27, 2005, Jay-Z headlined New York’s Power 105.1 annual concert, Powerhouse. The concert was entitled the “I Declare War” concert leading to intense speculation in the weeks preceding the event on whom exactly Jay-Z would declare war. As he had previously “declared war” on other artists taking lyrical shots at him at other…

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Nas Narrates Malcom Campbell Hennessy Ad

The latest Hennessy ‘Wild Rabbit’ campaign ad captures the story of Malcom Campbell, legendary land speed racer who was the first to ever break the 300 mph barrier and broke 9 world records in total. The story is told by none other than Nasir Jones. Check the clip out above.

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Thessalonians 4:8King James Version (KJV)8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.Proverbs 6:16-19King James Version (KJV)16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.I've been enjoying watching Macon Georgia Entire Bibb County Government Directory(Except Me,Barack Obama,Bill Clinton,.J.F.K.Jr.,Abraham Lincoln,Me and Barack Obama and our Administration) and their Intern's, Partner and Stakeholder's,Business Community,First Responder's,Media/radio and news station's,Volunteer groups',General Public/Oral Communication wiretap order(Except Me,My Family/Extended Family and Olgethrope Community Victim's and Witnesses doesn't include sperm donor's, baby momma's, baby daddy's, in-law's, so-called friend's,and heir entire family and friend's can do without the involuntary servitude, conspiracy against right's, child abuse, aid and abet,genoicde, improperly influencing witnesses,and more) NAACP and Black Organization's,Gangs and Organization's,ex-Congress now Senator Saxby Chambliss,Pastor's and Congregation's,Pleasant Hill,Progressive Christain Acedemy(Except for my witness),Bibb County Sheriff Department,City of Macon Georgia Police Department,FBI,GBI,Judge's, Prosecuting Attorney's,macon Ga.Ex mayor now congress Jim Marshall,Macon Georgia Ex mayor .C.Jack Ellis,macon Ga.Mayor Robert Reichert,Georgia Governor Nathan Deal,Georgia Ex Governor Sony Purdue,and more and their entire family and friend's fight against the LORD thy God and Jesus is LORD along with their open confession's to the crime's cause they damn show ain't aiding and abetting me!I wasn't placed on this earth to please people period!i was placed here to please the LORD thy God and Jesus is LORD only!They pissed especially since I'm not by myself !Everything they did to me automatically re-open's the the 1965 first degree murder(and more) of my late grandfather United States Veteran Alex Harris Jr. at Transco Plant Railroad meaning everybody Conspirator's,Aiding and Abetting,fugitives from justice, and more to crimes committed to me up under age 18 year's old and currently  ranging from Child Abuse federal crime(physical abuse of a minor under age 18 year's old),false statement's, perjury, verdicts against weight of evidence, violation of my civil right's, violation of my united states constitutional right's,involunutary servitude, obstruction of justice, no citation-no arrest-failure of justice, kidnapping for ransom,criminaldefafmation,deprivation of rights under color of law, genocide, and more automatically fugitives from justice,conspirator's,aiding and abetting, and more!The truth remains no matter what even over the age of 18 year's macon Ga.judge's, law enforcement,governmental agency's,prosecuting attorney's, and more been federally kidnapping me for ransom !That's what they get for aiding and abetting and more for each other!They thought they was hurting me but the truth of the matter is they only hurt themselves !The FBI here in Macon Georgia and Atlanta Georgia finding out the time they spent aiding and abetting and more and lying to me all on the phone in person really didn't pay off for them !They could've arrested me for internet crimes if I was lying while I was in their presence!`