Nas Tour Schedule
As one of the giants in hip hop, Nas is considered by most to be one of the most influential, talented and creative rappers in the game today. Nas is touring again with longtime friend and collaborator Lauryn Hill during fall 2017!
Nas (originally Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones) was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. As a child he displayed an uncanny aptitude for music, playing the trumpet on his home stoop at age four and writing rhymes at age nine. In the late 80s, Nas would spend time at the studio where Rakim and Kool G were recording and record his own material in their booth when they weren’t around. In 1992, MC Serch of 3rd Bass became Nas’ manager and helped him secure his first record deal with Columbia Records. This led to the release of Nas’ first album, Illmatic, in 1994.
Illmatic was produced by Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., DJ Premier and others and dealt with subject matter from Nas’ life in the projects. The album included hit singles The World Is Yours, It Ain't Hard to Tell and One Love, received rave reviews and became a classic of the genre. Since then, Nas’ has released multiple albums, starred in films and become embroiled in several controversies with other public figures including Bill O’Reilly, Jesse Jackson, and most notably Jay Z.
Nas and Jay Z infamously feuded with each in various songs before finally reconciling on several collaborations and performances, after which Nas signed to Def Jam, which at the time was headed by Jay Z. During his time with Def Jam, Nas worked with producers will.i.am, Kanye West, Dr. Dre, L.E.S. and Salaam Remi and had his music featured in the films Blood Diamond and The Departed. Nas concert tickets are available at TicketLiquidator.
It Was Written (1996)
I Am... (1999)
God's Son (2002)
Street's Disciple (2004)
Hip Hop Is Dead (2006)
Life Is Good (2012)