Born Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones who goes by the stage name Nas is a famous American rapper and entrepreneur born on September 14, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York City in the United States of America to Charles Jones III popularly known as Olu Dara and Fannie Ann Jones.
Nas grew up alongside his sibling named Jabari who is popularly known as Jungle.
Nas net worth
Nas earn his income from his careers as rapper, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur and investor. He has a total net worth of $70 million.
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His educational background
Nas began school like every other person and initially, enjoyed every bit of education until 1985 when his parents divorced. Due to single parenting, life became difficult for Nas and his brother when resulted in Nas dropping out of school.
Nas got his musical breakthrough in 1991 when he performed on Main Source’s Live at the Barbeque. He then sighted a record deal with Columbia Records in 1992.
Nas made his first solo debut on the single Halftime from the soundtrack for the film Zebrahead. His superior rhyming skills garnered him much attention in the hip hop community.
In 1994, his released his debut album Illmatic which include several singles such as It Ain’t Hard to Tell, One Love and The World Is Yours.
The album was awarded as the best album of 1984 by The Source. Later in 1996, he released his second album titled It Was Written. The album consist of singles such as If I Ruled the World and many more albums.
Nas as an entrepreneur
In 2008, Nas signed a deal with sports goods company called Fila and served the company as its spokesperson. In April 2013, Nas invested in Mass Appeal magazine and serv d as it’s associate publisher. Later, he alerts the public of his intentions to open his own sneaker shop.
He collaborated with Rock The Bells music festival and also join hands with an online retail company 12Society. Com.
Moreover, he invested in a technology startup company and also invested in the video partner with Hennessy where he worked with their Wild Rabbit campaign in September 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Again in May 2014, he signed a partnership deal with the job placement startup Koru and also funded a scholarship for Koku’s training program. Nas is the co-owner of a Colud-based service called LANDR
Additionally, he became a partner of the Sweet Chick restaurant and planned to nationally endorse it. He is also the owner of the HSTRY which is a clothing line.
He has won the Grammy awards for twelve times and also won the Sports Emmy Award in 2011 and also won the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2006 and 2012.
He was honored by the Harvard University in2013 as a mentor at PTones Records which enables the youth to venture into the music industry.
About his relationship status
Nas began dating Keli in 2003. After two years of being in a romantic relationship with the R&B singer Kelli, they got married in 2005.
The union was blessed with a wonderful son named Knight who was born on July 21, 2009. In May 21, 2010, the couple divorced.
Previously, Nas was in a relationship with Carmen Bryan. On June 15, 1994, they gave birth to a daughter named Destiny. He also dated singer Mary Blige.
controversies involved in
In September 2009, the Internal Revenue Service filled a sued a $2.5 million against Nas due is his refusal to pay taxes since 2006. He tax debt raised to over $6.4 million in 2011. However, the IRS filled papers to garnish some of his earnings till he paid the tax.
His Social media presence
Nas is not active on any social media platforms officially. It might be that he has private accounts on social media platforms.
Nas physical stats
The popular rapper stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 86 kilograms. His body measurements is yet to be available.