Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones known to people by his stage name Nas is a famous American actor, entrepreneur, and rap artist. Nas started his professional career in 1991 and released debut album, IIImatic in 1994. Most of Nas albums topped the music charts and highly rated by critics. He is rated as one of the best rappers by MTV and Billboard. Here is a quick summary of Nas’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Nas was born in September 1973, to Olu Dara and Fannie Ann in New York. Nas has one sibling, Jabari. Nas father and brother are also musicians. When he was just 12 years old, his parents separated their ways and divorced. Nas left the school after the 8th grade.
Nas has been in a relationship with different co-stars. Nas was engaged to Carmen Bryan, and they welcomed their daughter, Destiny, in 1994. Nas ended his relationship with Carmen and dated Mary J. for a short period. In 2005, he married Kelis, and together they have a son. Their relationship also didn’t last for long and couple divorced in 2010. The Harvard University established the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship to promote new hip-hop artists.
Nas was very much involved in hip-hop music from his childhood time and released debut single, Halftime in 1992. After the much struggle, he released his debut album, IIImatic in 1994. The album got a very positive response from hip-hop lovers and rated as the best album of 1994 by The Source. In the meantime, Nas appeared as a guest performer in other artist’s albums. Nas second album, It Was Written, two singles, If I ruled the World and Street Dreams were too much appreciated. This album made the name of Nas in the main hip-hop industry.
Nas co-founded a group, The Firm, along with AZ, Foxy and Nature and released the album in 1997. The album didn’t live up to their expectations and group dissolved. Nas released his 3rd album, I Am… in April 1999. I Am… ranked at number 1 on the Billboard 200 music chart and sold 470,000 in its initial week. Nas fourth was a minor hit.
Stillmatic, Nas fifth album was released in 2001. Stillmatic debuted at number 5 on the United States Billboard 200 music chart. In 2002, Nas released his sixth career album, God’ Son, and the album peaked at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. God’s Son single, I Can, proved to be Nas biggest hit.
On November 30, 2004, Nas released his seventh album Street’s Disciple, and the album received mix reviews. In the same year, he reconciles with Jay-Z, a rapper, after a long-running feud. In the following years, Nas come up with the release of another three albums and several collaborated projects.
Awards & Achievements
Nas during his successful rapping career, which consists of almost three decades, nominated for many awards and some of his achievements are listed below.
• Nas got thirteen nominations for Grammy Awards, and unfortunately, he didn’t win a single.
• In 2006, Nas won the” I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award.
• He wrote, and a directed a documentary, Survival 1, and earned the “Sports Emmy Award” in 2011.
• Nas won the BET Hip Hop Award for Best Impact Track in 2012.
Net Worth of Nas
How much wealthy is Nas? Let’s first have a look at his source of income. There is no doubt that Nas made a major part of his wealth from the release of albums, but he also owns a Fila sneaker store and currently works as publisher of Mass Appeal Magazine. Nas’s current net worth is $20 million.
Nas, born as Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones is an American entrepreneur, rapper, and record producer. Nas tasted a huge success throughout his rapping career and became a star icon of mainstream rapping industry. Now, he is considered as one of the world best hip-hop artists.