Nasir "Nas" Jones

Nasir Jones, known professionally as Nas, rose to prominence in the music world of the 1990s on the way to becoming widely recognized as one of the most influential and outspoken performers in urban culture. The Queens ... Read more »
Born: 09/13/1973 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Fresh Dressed 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Nas: Time is Illmatic 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Black Nativity 2013 (Movie)

Street Prophet(Isaiah) (Actor)

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Behind the Music 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ice Loves Coco 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Re:Generation Music Project 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Hip Hop Awards 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Performer

MTV Goes Gold: New Year's Eve 2007 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2006 Billboard Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Uptown Girls 2003 (Movie)

Celebrity (Actor)

Beef 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

John Q. 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Essence Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ticker 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Chris Rock Show 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

13th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Belly 1998 (Movie)

Sincere (Actor)

Rhyme & Reason 1997 (Movie)

Participating Artist (Actor)

The 1996 Billboard Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 MTV Video Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (33)

Dope 2015 (Movie)

("The World Is Yours") (Song Performer)

Dope 2015 (Movie)

("The World Is Yours") (Song)

Run All Night 2015 (Movie)

("Nasty") (Song Performer)

Run All Night 2015 (Movie)

("Nasty") (Song)

Black Nativity 2013 (Movie)

("Rise Up Shepherd And Follow") (Song Performer)

Shake the Dust 2013 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Project X 2012 (Movie)

("Nasty") (Song Performer)

Project X 2012 (Movie)

("Nasty") (Song)

Lakeview Terrace 2008 (Movie)

("Made You Look") (Song Performer)

Lakeview Terrace 2008 (Movie)

("Made You Look") (Song)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

("The World Is Yours") (Song Performer)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

("The World Is Yours") (Song)

Mr. Untouchable 2007 (Movie)

("Get Down") (Song)

Mr. Untouchable 2007 (Movie)

("Get Down") (Song Performer)

Rush Hour 3 2007 (Movie)

("Less Than An Hour (Theme from Rush Hour 3)") (Song Performer)

Rush Hour 3 2007 (Movie)

("Less Than An Hour (Theme from Rush Hour 3)") (Song)

Blood Diamond 2006 (Movie)

("Shine On 'Em") (Song)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

("Thief's Theme") (Song Performer)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

("Thief's Theme") (Song)

Miracle's Boys 2005 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

Chris Rock: Never Scared 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song

Honey 2003 (Movie)

("Rule") (Song)

Antwone Fisher 2002 (Movie)

("The World Is Yours") (Song Performer)

Antwone Fisher 2002 (Movie)

("The World Is Yours") (Song)

Tracy Morgan: One Mic 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

("I've Got to Have It (contains 'Sledgehammer')") (Song)

Belly 1998 (Movie)

song/song performer("Grand Finale") (Song)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

The Promised Land 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Zebrahead 1992 (Movie)

("Half Time") (Song Performer)

Zebrahead 1992 (Movie)

(Song)
Producer (2)

Fresh Dressed 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shake the Dust 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Nasir Jones, known professionally as Nas, rose to prominence in the music world of the 1990s on the way to becoming widely recognized as one of the most influential and outspoken performers in urban culture. The Queens, NY-born son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas stirred critical waves with his first album, Illmatic, in 1994. The record signaled a stylistically new, innovative voice and eventually became the first of what would be eight platinum records. Follow-up records drew less critical laud, obscured at points by a sniping rivalry with fellow New York artist Jay-Z, but Nas became a minor renaissance man, spearheading offshoot projects by other artists, collaborating with director Hype Williams on the 1998 crime drama "Belly," and producing, scripting and starring in the indie drama "Sacred is the Flesh" (2001). He reestablished critical darling status with early 2000s albums God's Son, Hip Hop is Dead and, most particularly, his politically charged 2008 untitled release. As he matured, he used his public platform to challenge the continued racial stratification in the U.S. and the oligopoly of the music industry by engaging in wars-of-words both with African-American leaders and, in a much-publicized feud, reactionary commentator Bill O'Reilly. Nas rose from the humblest of roots to make himself one of the best-respected artists of his genre, credited with altering the rhythmic flow of hip-hop, as well as a true poet of his generation.

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