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Summary: Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, born September 14, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, and more known commonly as Nas (formerly Nasty Nas and Nas Escobar), is a prominent American rapper. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara , he was raised in the infamous Queensbridge housing projects in New York City. His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994, was a critically acclaimed bestseller and is widely considered one of the greatest rap albums of all time. He married R&, B singer Kelis in 2005, and even though they are expecting their first son together in July, she filed for divorce on the 29th of April 2009.

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