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Nas \Nas\ (n[aum]z). [For ne was.] Was not. [Obs.]


Nas \Nas\ [Contr. fr. ne has.] Has not. [Obs.]


Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (; born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas , is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. 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.

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, ranked him No. 1 on their list of the "50 Greatest MCs of All Time". He has six number one albums on the Billboard 200.


Näs or Nääs is a common placename in Sweden and in Finland. Places named Näs includes

  • Näs bruk
  • Näs Castle
  • a hundred, see List of hundreds of Sweden

Nås is a locality situated in Vansbro Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden with 417 inhabitants in 2010.

It was the birthplace of Lewis Larsson and provided inspiration for Selma Lagerlöf's novel Jerusalem.

Nas (disambiguation)

Nas (born 1973) is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, record producer, and actor.

Nas, NaS, or NAS may also refer to:

Nas (Ikaria)

Nas is a small village on the Greek island of Icaria. It is famous for the beach which is located near the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis.

Category:Geography of Greece

Usage examples of "nas".

Iz prizemlja je do kupaonice dopirala muzika kao podloga muklim glasovima, ali sve je za nas bila upravo jeka.

Na tren ostajemo sami, diskretna klavirska muzika odjednom se probija do nas, njegovo lice u sjeni je potpuno tamno.

Aceitei logo a proposta, dizendo: - Sempre me falaram das cachoeiras nas matas do Brasil.

Mas nas pesquisas para escrever meus livros esbarrei algumas vezes nele.

Certamente lhe disse do espanto e do medo que o incesto provoca nas pessoas.

Era mobiliado com poucas coisas, modernas e bonitas, tudo branco e nas paredes cartazes coloridos, nada de tapetes ou cortinas.

E falou da chegada de muitos trabalhadores de fora, acampados nas beiras das estradas, perto da cidade.

Chico, mas Josias me falava de novos acampamentos de trabalhadores sem-terra nas margens das estradas das redondezas.

Fazia-me pensar nas duas casas de Mata-cavalos, com o seu muro de permeio.

He felt somewhat apprehensive about the djinnee who said her name was Nasim, but he was certainly not allured.

Flintlock muskets had bellowed after the djinnee Nasim as she fled in the form of a whirlwind.

It became a miniature head—and there was the beaming, sentimental face of Nasim the djinnee, wearing her explicitly minus-I.

It became a miniature head—and there was the beaming, sentimental face of Nasim the djinnee, wearing her explicitly minus-I.

Not for us the simple vas‑and tubectomies performed on the teeming nasses.