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  Nas (rapper)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In 1991, Nas made his on-record debut with a verse on Main Source's song "Live at the Barbeque." Hailed as the second coming of Rakim, his rhyming skills attracted a significant amount of attention within the hip-hop community, and he was soon approached by MC Serch (of 3rd Bass).
Nas' response was "Ether", a battle record which featured a sample of 2Pac saying "Fuck Jay-Z", accused Jay-Z of stealing ("biting") lyrics from the Notorious BIG and brown-nosing Nas and other rappers for fame.
Nas is the driving force of the song, with KoЯn frontman Jonathan Davis only having one section of vocals in the entire song.
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  Nas (rapper) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nas (born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones on September 14, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York) is an prominent African-American rapper.
Nas is the elder of Olu Dara and Ann Jones' two children; his brother Jabari (nicknamed "Jungle" because he was born in the Congo) is the younger of the two.
Nas and Graham continued to work towards success, but their dream was cut short when Graham was shot and killed by a gunman in Queensbridge on May 23, 1992.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Nas (rapper)
Nas (born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones in Long Island City, Queens, New York City on September 14, 1973) is an African-American hip-hop artist and rapper.
In 1991, Nas made his on-record debut with a verse on Main Source's song "Live at the Barbeque." Hailed as the second coming of Rakim, his rhyming skills attracted a significant amount of attention within the hip-hop community, and he was soon approached by MC Serch (of 3rd Bass).
Nas' response was "Ether", a battle record which featured a sample of 2Pac saying "Fuck Jay-Z", accused Jay-Z of stealing ("biting") lyrics from the Notorious BIG and brown-nosing Nas and other rappers for fame.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Nas_(rapper)   (1681 words)

 HipHopIndustry.com | Potent Information & Communication
Nas concentrates on racial politics on the first section of "Street Disciple." In the cut "American Way," he sarcastically takes on the Democrats and the Republicans, not to mention the U.S. population at large.
Though Nas has never been known for his sense of humor, he offers a funny intro, "Remember the Times," in which Kelis talks about giving him a "free pass" to have sex with anyone from his past before they marry.
Nas goes for a more serious view of sex in "The Makings of a Perfect Bitch." Here, he offers a smart satire on the notion of an ideal woman.
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 Review of Illmatic by Sloppy Joe
Nas brings out the rawest form of hip-hop in this east coast effort, as he tries desperately to establish himself as witty street rapper.
Nas should have put at least four or five more tracks on this album, as that would have raised the shear chances for a hit song, which this album is begging for.
It must however be said that Nas is quite young here and that this is his first effort, and it is unfair to judge him on the success of other well known rappers debut albums.
www.msu.edu /user/dalrymp6/illmatic.html   (952 words)

 Nas (rapper) - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The son of jazz trumpeter Olu Dara, Nas is best know for his 1994 debut LP Illmatic, widely considered one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time —establishing Nas as one of hip-hop's most gifted lyricists, and his heralding his signature, descriptive rhyme style and poetic lyrics.
Nas has one daughter, Destiny (who is credited as the executive producer of Stillmatic), and married RandB singer Kelis on January 8, 2005.
Nas' next album, tentatively titled Nasir bin Olu Dara, is slated for release in early to mid 2006, with DJ Premier serving as executive producer.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Nas_(rapper)   (2537 words)

 AskMen.com - Nas lyric
Nas, descended on the charts with his groundbreaking debut, entitled Illmatic.
Nas' poetry flows smoothly and touches on social issues as well as the usual lyrical offerings of more mortal artists.
Nas believes that racism is a huge problem in the US and only once there is a threat to the nation as a whole, do people start to unite.
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 GReAtEsT rApPeR aLiVe
Nas has been around for a decade, and he still is one of the best rappers.
Nas is to Jordan as Eminem is to Kobe and we cant forget the jay z is to shaq thing either,so all in all arguably it can be viewed as a three way tie which in hockey would make them all losers so if thier all losers than who wins?nelly?nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The greatest rapper alive would go to H.O.V aka Jay-Z but goes to Eminem because Em is the hardest lyricist, but he cant be the greatest because no one's gonna say he's the greatest because he's white, but if he wasn't he'd be the hardest.
www.englishforums.com /English/GreatestRapperAlive/hmzg/Post.htm#37950   (1325 words)

 Nas the Rapper
Whether proclaiming himself "Nasty Nas" or "Nas Escobar" or "Nastradamus" or "God's Son," the self-appointed King of New York battled numerous adversaries for his position atop the epicenter of East Coast rap, none more noteworthy than Jay-Z, who vied with Nas for the vacated throne left in the wake of the Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 assassination.
Furthermore, he led a short-lived supergroup of New York rappers known as the Firm (also comprised of rappers Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature, with producers Dr. Dre and the Trackmasters) and assembled a broad coalition of fellow Queensbridge rappers for the QB Finest compilation (2000).
The rapper's personal life became increasingly conflicted, as his mother began suffering from cancer and his woman betrayed him.
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 Nas Music and Discussion
Nas is a very good mc and I think the new album is gonna rock, but not like Illmatic ;) But to say he's the greatest ever, na, that's not working, not yet anyways.
Nas has by far surpassed the lyrical ability of that of Rakim, I'm not disrespectin' Rakim by any means, but people have the tendency to misconstrue an innovator for the best rapper ever.
Nas is my favorite rapper because he talks about stuff that talks about were he comes from.
www.gnoosic.com /discussion/nas.html   (1840 words)

 Campus Circle
Nas concentrates on racial politics on the first section of Street’s Disciple.
Nas also raps about his father, jazz musician Olu Dara, his young daughter, Destiny, and his emotional growth, which is evident in his commitment to his wife, the rock-soul singer Kelis.
Nas is more reverent when talking about his relationship with his dad.
www.campuscircle.net /review.cfm?r=357   (602 words)

 Amazon.com: Street's Disciple: Music: Nas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Nas is incredibly talented, but he can't really justify the heft of a double album any more than Jay-Z or Wu-Tang could.
Nas always uses moments in his CDs to let the listener know what is on his mind by telling you his opinions on what is going on in the world today.
Nas collaborates with his father Olu Dara on two tracks on this disc the first of these is the title track "Streets Disciple".
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0006B2AFQ?v=glance   (2563 words)

 Paly Voice: Rapper Nas caps off difficult year with new, sensational CD God's Son
Nas is very talented; he speaks to the hearts of, not just his fans, but the entire world.
Nas is a poet, and the moment you listen to one mic, you will know that Nas is ustoppable and that he will forever be one of hip hop's greatest rappers.
Nas is one of the greatest rappers I have ever come across in my whole life next to Biggie and Pac.
voice.paly.net /view_story.php?id=471   (2338 words)

 SOHH Blogs : Mr. Irreverent : Nas After Rap
Nas should be ok financially if he has half a brain, but he will never have the influence or even potential to effect change in the world like a true leader.
Nas was never was about making the top dollar is writing literature and music that is bringing rap to the fore in academic circles, whichin turn is better for the entire genre and everyone in it, including all you faggots knocking him.
Nas was almost totally eliminating the intensity and changed the way most rappers that came after him would rhyme.
blogs.sohh.com /mr_irreverent/archives/2005/04/nas_after_rap.html   (12635 words)

 RapHustle.Com Da Spot - Nas Says '50 Cent Isn't Worthy Of A Response'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Rapper NAS has refused to respond to jibes by rival 50 CENT, slamming the star as a "new artist" who needs to record more albums before he is worthy of the effort.
i think nas is the wisest rapper dat da world has ever seen,after him there shall be none so great n so poetic as he iz.only fools would diss the wise coz they dont wanna be wise or follow the steps of the wise.
Nas is lyrical, mayb not the best...but he's certainly at the top sumwhere.
www.raphustle.com /daspot/showthread.php?t=67   (821 words)

Nas complaining about people stealing beats is ironic since he is proven guilty of violating this rap commandment on his album.
Nas has been a leader in East coast rap since the beginnings of raps accent into the mainstream.
While Nas was a leader of Hip Hop accent to the mainstream, he also has changed over time to fit better in with the mainstream.
www.msu.edu /user/dalrymp6/nas.html   (589 words)

 Amazon.com: Stillmatic: Music: Nas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
On "Ether," Nas disses Jay-Z mercilessly (a response to Jay-Z's anti-Nas stabs on "Takeover" from The Blueprint).
Nas has made some missteps ("Nastradamus" anyone?), but he's stepped back on his throne with this one.
From Illmatic to Stillmatic: The Remixes ~ Nas
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005U2LB?v=glance   (1326 words)

 AllHipHop.com : Daily Hip-Hop News
Nas said that his recent beefs were the result of miscommunications and personal matters.
Nas said that he reacted in a level that would have gotten him killed in the streets and told Martinez that he didn't have any animosity towards her or Funkmaster Flex.
Nas said that there would be no disses to any rappers on his newest album, God's Son, and that the LP would be a "non-commercial" effort.
www.allhiphop.com /hiphopnews?ID=1345   (642 words)

 Rapper Nas presents his life, politics to the world in ambitious double CD
Rapper Nas presents his life, politics to the world in ambitious double CD Jobs
Rapper Nas presents his life, politics to the world in ambitious double CD
Bridging the Gap, one of the two tracks on which Nas and his dad collaborated on the CD, is a blues number that explores Dara's musical roots.
www.azcentral.com /ent/music/articles/1205nas1205.html   (456 words)

 USATODAY.com - Rapper Nas arrested for alleged assault   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Nas turned himself in to police and was charged with assault for allegedly throwing a bottle at a man during a fight in a Manhattan nightclub.
While the bouncer was talking to Nas, the rapper grabbed a bottle and threw it at the unidentified man, hitting him in the head and cutting him, police said.
Nas, born Nasir Jones, grew up in the Queensbridge housing projects in Queens.
www.usatoday.com /life/2003-12-18-nas-arrested_x.htm   (244 words)

 UGO.com MUSIC - Nas to Write a Book - And It's Not a Bio!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Nas (aka Nasir Jones) is not just a rapper and Street's Disciple.
As the story goes, Sekou is a "street pharmacist" who, in the song, Nas meets at a stoplight in Florida.
Nas will tell the story focusing on his childhood, values and his life's progression into a street hustler - a poignant theme indeed.
www.ugo.com /channels/music/article.asp?articleID=14045   (295 words)

 CBC.ca Arts - Rapper Nas picks racial epithet as upcoming album title
Provocative New York rapper Nas is courting controversy once again by using a racial epithet as the title for his upcoming new album.
Nas has the right to degrade and denigrate in the name of free speech, but there is no honour in it," Jackson said in a news release.
While there have been reports that the rapper's label, Def Jam, had scuttled the album title, Nas refuted the notion. He told MTV that he had not encountered any resistance from Def Jam and that the album is scheduled for release on Dec. 11.
www.cbc.ca /arts/music/story/2007/10/19/nas-album-nword.html?ref=rss   (1614 words)

 Rap Leagues - Underground Hip-Hop Community | Hip-Hop (Rap) Database
Nas canceled his last tour stop at the San Diego House of Blues because of claims that he and his staff came across racist employees and were treated like terrorists.
Nas explained that he and his entourage didn't respond in a way that could have permitted the situation to escalate into violence.
Nas admitted that this instance with the House of Blues might have been an aberration from the norm, based on past experience.
www.rapleagues.com   (1737 words)

 Nas News
At the height of their war of words, the new Def Jam Records president fired off at Nas and then suggested the two hit the boxing ring for a rap fight to end all scraps.
Now that Jay-Z and Nas have put an end to their beef and become partners, the Rap greats are ready to get down to business.
When Nas' first album under his new Def Jam Recordings pact is released later this year, it will mark the latest chapter in his truce with fellow rapper Jay-Z, the label's president.
www.topix.net /who/nas   (738 words)

 Nas :: Illmatic :: Columbia Records
Nas' returns to the piano breaks here, but where Primo's stark sample painted a picture of a gritty landscape over a pulsing beat, Pete Rock's lush groove wraps around you like a warm blanket on a cold winter night.
Even though his brain was in handcuffs, Nas obviously broke the chains and escaped to a mental freedom where rap rhyming was his liberator.
Others have said Nas was the poet of destiny from the start, and the only thing the albums that follow prove is that he was led astray by his record label in their efforts to make him more commercially marketable.
www.rapreviews.com /archive/BTTL_illmatic.html   (1611 words)

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