|Birth name||Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones|
|Also known as||Nasty Nas|
|Origin||Queensbridge, Queens, New York|
|Labels||Columbia, Def Jam, Ill Will, The Jones Experience|
|Associated acts||Olu Dara, The Firm, Bravehearts, Kelis, Mobb Deep, Damian Marley, Large Professor, Wu-Tang Clan|
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones born September 14, 1973), who performs under the name Nas is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara, he was born and raised in the Queensbridge housing projects in New York City. His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994 by Columbia Records, was critically acclaimed and would go on to be widely hailed a classic in the genre. Nas was part of hip-hop supergroup The Firm, which released one album.