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Birth date: September 14, 1973,
Birth place: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY,
Profession:An unconventional jazz musician,
Nationality:American,
Children:Destiny Jones, Knight Jones,

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Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by a stage name of Nas, is a famous American rap artist, actor, record and film producer, screenwriter, as well as a film score composer. Nas rose to prominence in 1994 with the release of “Illmatic”, a debut album that was well-received not only by critics but the audience as well. Referred to as one of the best hip hop artists, Nas has released thirteen albums, many of which enjoyed a top spot on the Billboard charts. However, Nas is not only a musician but a businessman too, as he owns a record label, as well as several retail stores. Nas has a number of valuable assets, including his house in Georgia that amounts to $1 million and a Piguet Splash watch that costs $20,000.

Nas Net Worth $17 Million

How rich is Nas then? The sources state that Nas’ net worth is estimated to be $17 million. The main source for Nas’ net worth and wealth is his rapping career. Nas was born in 1973, in Brooklyn, New York. Nas attended a high school but dropped out before he went to ninth grade due to the divorce of his parents. Before he became a worldwide success, Nas worked on recording his own songs in a studio, however, none of the tracks were released. Nas’s debut followed soon after. In 1994, he released “Illmatic”, an album that introduced him to a wider audience. The album itself became an iconic masterpiece in the hip hop industry and an opportunity for Nas to gain more exposure. In between releasing album, Nas used to work on collaborations with other artists and has been featured on songs with AZ, Mobb Deep, R. Kelly and Lauryn Hill. He then co-created a hip hop supergroup with AZ, Foxy Brown and Nature called “The Firm”. The group was signed to Dr. Dre’s label called “Aftermath Records”, and in 1997 released their debut album titled “The Album”.

Unfortunately, the joint project failed to generate the desired public interest and consequently “The Firm” disbanded. Nas then began working on his next album “I Am… Autobiography” and other projects. Nas’ music career consists of thirteen album released so far and a number of Grammy, MTV Video Music, as well as BET Hip Hop Awards nominations and wins. In the meantime of recording songs, Nas has been making appearances on television screens too. In 1998, he debuted in Hype Williams’ film “Belly”, where he starred alongside DMX, Tionne T-Boz Watkins and Method Man. A year later he starred in “In Too Deep”, a crime thriller film directed by Michael Rymer where the main roles were portrayed by LL Cool J and Omar Epps. In addition to the revenue collected from his music and acting career, Nas has been successfully involved in business ventures. He launched his own record label and in 2013 opened a sneaker store called “12AM RUN”. Even though a famous rap artist, actor and an entrepreneur has been facing financial issues related to his unpaid taxes, Nas currently has a net worth of $17 million.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Bolt 2016 performer: "A Man & His Dream", "As We Enter" / writer: "As We Enter"
Skam 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Get Down 2016 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Birth of a Nation 2016 "War"
The Affair 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Creed 2015 performer: "Bridging the Gap" / writer: "Bridging the Gap" - as Nasir Jones
Ballers TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Wild Life Festival 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Amy 2015/III Documentary writer: "Like Smoke" - as Nasir Jones
Run All Night 2015 performer: "Nasty" / writer: "Nasty" - as Nasir Jones
Dope 2015 performer: "The World Is Yours" / writer: "The World Is Yours" - as Nasir Jones
Fresh Dressed 2015 Documentary performer: "The World Is Yours" / writer: "The World Is Yours" - as Nasir Jones
WWE 2k15 2014 Video Game performer: "Free"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
Rap Critic Reviews 2013-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Black Nativity 2013 performer: "Rise Up Shepherd And Follow"
Moyers & Company 2013 TV Series 1 episode
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete 2013 performer: "Summer on Smash" / writer: "Summer on Smash"
Conan TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
One Hit Wonderland TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Project X 2012 performer: "Nasty" / writer: "Nasty" - as Nasir Jones
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary performer: "Friends", "The World is Yours" / writer: "Friends", "The World is Yours"
Madden NFL 12 2011 Video Game performer: "Ghetto Dreams" / writer: "Ghetto Dreams"
WrestleMania XXVII 2011 TV Special performer: "Hate Me Now" - uncredited
Fight for Your Right Revisited 2011 Short performer: "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] Featuring Nas" / writer: "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] Featuring Nas" - as Nasir Jones
2010 Soul Train Awards 2010 TV Special writer: "Medley: 10 Seconds; Holding You Down Goin' in Circles; La Di Da Di; Holding You Down Goin' in Circles"
Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Entourage TV Series 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2007
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
90210 2010 TV Series 1 episode
How to Make It in America 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Madden NFL 2010 2009 Video Game performer: "Hate Me Now" / writer: "Hate Me Now"
A Prophet 2009 performer: "Bridging the Gap" / writer: "Bridging the Gap" - as Nasir Jones
Fish Tank 2009 performer: "Life's a Bitch" / writer: "Life's a Bitch" - as Nasir Jones
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II 2009 Video performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Nasir Jones
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I 2009 Video performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Nasir Jones
EA Skate 2 2009 Video Game performer: "Make You Look"
Lakeview Terrace 2008 performer: "Made You Look" / writer: "Made You Look" - as Nasir Jones
The X Factor 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game performer: "War is Necessary", "Live at the Barbeque" / writer: "War is Necessary" - as N. Jones
The Wackness 2008 performer: "The World Is Yours" / writer: "The World Is Yours" - as Nasir Jones
Rush Hour 3 2007 performer: "Less Than an Hour Theme from Rush Hour 3" - as NaS / writer: "Less Than an Hour Theme from Rush Hour 3" - as Nasir Jones
Blood Diamond 2006 performer: "Shine on 'em" / writer: "Shine on 'em" - as Nasir Jones
The Departed 2006 performer: "Thief's Theme" 2004 / writer: "Thief's Theme" 2004 - as Nasir Jones
Saved 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shadowboxer 2005 performer: "The Cross" / writer: "The Cross" - as Nasir Jones
Chris Rock: Never Scared 2004 TV Special documentary performer: "Made You Look" / writer: "Made You Look" - as Nasir Jones
You Got Served 2004 performer: "Heaven" / writer: "Heaven" - as Nasir Jones
Honey 2003 performer: "Rule" - as NAS / writer: "Rule" - as Nasir Jones
Tony Hawk's Underground 2003 Video Game performer: "The World Is Yours" - as NAS
Beef 2003 Documentary performer: "Ether"
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 performer: "NAS' Angels... The Flyest" / writer: "NAS' Angels... The Flyest" - as Nasir Jones
Half Past Dead 2002 performer: "The Pledge Remix"
Antwone Fisher 2002 performer: "The World Is Yours" 1994 / writer: "The World Is Yours" 1994 - as Nasir Jones
Like Mike 2002 performer: "Rule" / writer: "Rule" - as Nasir Jones
Tracy Morgan: One Mic 2002 TV Special documentary "One Mic"
Exit Wounds 2001 performer: "Gangsta Tears" / writer: "Gangsta Tears" - as Nasir Jones
Scratch 2001 Documentary performer: "Dr. Knockboot" / writer: "Dr. Knockboot" - as Nasir Jones
Big Momma's House 2000 performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Nasir Jones
Top of the Pops 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
In Too Deep 1999 performer: "In Too Deep" / writer: "In Too Deep" - as Nasir Jones
Belly 1998 performer: "Grand Finale" / writer: "I Wanna Live", "Grand Finale"
Bulworth 1998 performer: "Firm Biz" / writer: "Firm Biz" - as N. Jones
Ride 1998 performer: "Blood Money Part 2" / writer: "Blood Money Part 2" - as N. Jones
Men in Black 1997 performer: "Escobar 97" / writer: "Escobar 97" - as Nasir Jones / writer: "Just Cruisin'" - as Nasir "Nas" Jones
Zebrahead 1992 performer: "Halftime" - as Nasty Nas / writer: "Halftime" - as N. Jones

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monster 2017/II post-production Raymond 'Sunset' Green
I Am Bolt 2016 Voice
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016 Nas
Waltz 2014 Short Henchman (as Nasir Jones)
Black Nativity 2013 Street Prophet (Isaiah) (as Nasir Jones)
Hawaii Five-0 2010 TV Series Gordon Smith
Murda Muzik 2004 Video
Uptown Girls 2003 Celebrity (as Nasir Jones)
John Q 2002 Nas
Ticker 2001 Det. Art 'Fuzzy' Rice
Sacred Is the Flesh 2001 Isa Paige
In Too Deep 1999 Drug Dealer on Street Corner (uncredited)
Belly 1998 Sincere

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monster 2017/II executive producer post-production
The Get Down 2016 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Shake the Dust 2014 Documentary executive producer
Survival 1 2011 TV Movie documentary producer
Tyson 2008 Documentary co-producer
Me and Mr. Jones 2007 TV Series executive producer - 2007
Sacred Is the Flesh 2001 executive producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sormeh Saei BET Interview 2015 Video documentary short
Shake the Dust 2014 Documentary original music by
Survival 1 2011 TV Movie documentary
Nas: Made You Look - God's Son Live 2003 Video documentary
Big Pun: Still Not a Player 2002 Documentary
Sacred Is the Flesh 2001 uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Survival 1 2011 TV Movie documentary
Sacred Is the Flesh 2001 written by - as Nasir Jones
Belly 1998 story

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Survival 1 2011 TV Movie documentary
This Is the N 2007 TV Movie documentary documentary director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Alchemist's Letter 2015 Short special thanks
As Written: Melanie Fiona 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - 2012
Chris Rock: Never Scared 2004 TV Special documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beyond Beef: Jay-Z & Nas 2006 TV Special Himself - Interviewee
The Tyra Banks Show 2006 TV Series Himself
The Life & Rhymes of... 2005 TV Series Himself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2005 TV Movie Himself
Driven 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2004 TV Series Himself
Hip-Hop Honors 2004 TV Special Himself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Best Hit USA 2004 TV Series Himself
Nas: Video Anthology Vol. 1 2004 Video Himself
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me 2003 Video Himself (segment "I'm Gonna be Alright")
Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Hip Hop Babylon 2 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Beef 2003 Documentary Himself - Queensbridge Native
Nas: Made You Look - God's Son Live 2003 Video documentary Himself
Hip-Hop VIPs 2002 Video documentary Himself
Top of the Pops NL 2002 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer
Big Pun: Still Not a Player 2002 Documentary Himself
Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 1 2002 Video Himself (segment "Street Dreams")
Diary 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Essence Awards 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 2: The Real Hip Hop 2000 Video Himself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Rhyme & Reason 1997 Documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Himself - Musical Guest
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
1996 Billboard Music Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
Power Chord TV 2017 TV Series post-production Himself
American Epic: The Big Bang 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
From the Woods: The Discovery of LYB Documentary completed Himself
The American Epic Sessions 2017 Documentary Himself
The Big Bang 2017 Documentary Himself
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Hamilton's America 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Le gros journal 2016 TV Series Himself
Coked Up! 2016 Documentary Himself
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives 2015 Documentary
Wild Life Festival 2015 TV Series Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2015 TV Series Himself
Fresh Dressed 2015 Documentary NAS (as Himself)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2015 TV Series Himself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Revolt Live 2014 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Vocalist / Himself - Musical Guest
Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism 2014 Documentary Himself
The Message 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (2014)
Tavis Smiley 2004-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Nas: Time Is Illmatic 2014 Documentary Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tanning of America 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Experience Montreux 2013 Documentary Himself
Nas: Life Is Good 2013 Documentary short
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter / Nominee
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner 2013 TV Series Himself
Conan 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots 2012 Documentary Himself
The Colbert Report 2008-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2007-2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself
RapFix Live 2012 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary Himself
Re:Generation 2011 Documentary
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 TV Movie Himself
That Is All 2011 Short Himself
How Hip Hop Changed the World 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
VEVO Go Shows 2010 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2006-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
I Don't Understand Hip Hop 2009 Himself
What's at Stake? 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Classic: Better Than I've Ever Been 2007 Video short Himself
Me and Mr. Jones 2007 TV Series Himself
This Is the N 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
AOL Sessions 2007 TV Series Performer
MTV Goes Gold: New Year's Eve 2007 2007 TV Movie Himself - Performer
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
Jay Z: Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2006 TV Movie Himself
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Mobb Deep: Life of the Infamous... The Videos 2006 Video Himself
Boost Mobile Rockcorps 2006 TV Movie Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself - Audience (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial 2007 TV Series Himself - Accused
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2006 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops NL 2003 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast Black Nativity (2013) · Jennifer Hudson
· Tyrese Gibson
· Angela Bassett
· Forest Whitaker
· Jacob Latimore
· Vondie Curtis-Hall
· Grace Gibson
· Luke James
· Mary J. Blige
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap/Sung Collaboration · Amy Winehouse
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance For the song "Daughters."
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "Life Is Good."
2013 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Song · Ernest D. Wilson (Songwriter)
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group · Beastie Boys
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "Untitled."
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Solo Performance For the song "N****R (The Slave and the Master)."
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "Hip Hop is Dead."
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group · KRS-One
· Kanye West
2000 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Rap Album For the album "I Am..."


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#Fact
1 On his 18th birthday, Magic Johnson got married.
2 New album God's Son is released. [December 2002]
3 Nas' former adversary Jay Z signed him to Def Jam Records. [January 2006]
4 Appears on the cover of the Kool G. Rap album "4,5,6" as the two collaborated early on.
5 Good friends with Raekwon of Wutang. Nas was the first rapper outside of the wu camp to be featured on a wu album, 'Only Built for Cuban Linx', with Raekwon and Ghostface Killah.
6 Has been described as the Rakim of his generation. In fact, the two have even collaborated, and hold a mutual respect for one another, as mentor and disciple.
7 Son, Knight Jones, was born July 22, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.
8 He and Kelis are expecting their first child [January 14, 2009].
9 Solo albums include "Illmatic," "It Was Written," "I Am...," "Nastradamus," "Stillmatic," "God's Son," "Street's Disciple," "Hip-Hop is Dead" and "N.". Group albums include work with "The Firm", "Bravehearts", and the compilation album "QB's Finest".
10 Sampled Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" in his hit song "It Ain't Hard to Tell".
11 Grew up with MCs such as Cormega, Nature, (with whom he briefly formed the group "The Firm") The Notorious B.I.G., and Jay Z. Furthermore, he has a younger brother named Jungle with whom he formed another group called "Bravehearts".
12 Recorded a hip-hop-blues collaboration with his father called "Bridging the Gap" on album "Street's Disciple".
13 Proposed to Kelis in her mom's house on Christmas Eve, 2002.
14 Met his wife, Kelis, for the first time during an after-party at Sean Combs's bacchanal at the luxurious Cipriani restaurant.
15 Has a song dedicated to his mother titled "Dance," which can be heard on his album "God's Son.".
16 His mom died of breast cancer. At the hospital, he held her in his arms until she passed on.
17 Son of jazz musician Olu Dara and the late Fannie Ann Jones.
18 Daughter named Destiny. Her mother is Carmen.

#Quote
1 I think I've had the longest career of strength, focus, and still being able to sell records. I think I'm that guy. I'm still blessed with the opportunity to make music and pass out a message like, 'Life is good,' to the world.
2 I think the hip-hop purists are purists through and through. They're here to criticize all of us. That's just how it is. We as MC's criticize each other. That's the nature of hip-hop.
3 Unfortunately, man, a lot of places in America have to deal with unnecessary violence. Somebody like me who knows it firsthand and could relate... I had a best friend killed, plenty other friends killed. I been through it. I seen it.
4 The sound of the '90s, to me, is a combination of soul and street - it's a feeling.
5 You know, rap is sort of like a form of talking, right? So it's like you can hear, you know, the slaves doing it. You can hear, like, you know, Africans and Jamaicans doing it just kind of as, like, a rhythmic, poetic conversation, you know, to a rhythm.
6 It's never been seen that a street artist go as far as I've gone - keep consistent without wanting to do a bunch of ventures outside of music to keep my face out there.
7 Hip-hop lasted and survived all these years that you have to give it credit. Even though it's not up to people's expectations anymore, its still here, and that's says a lot.
8 Hip-hop artists, especially the older ones, are the ones who knew hip-hop was a worldwide phenomenon before the mainstream caught on, so hip-hop artists are forward thinkers. We want to stay with the new.
9 When I say 'hip-hop is dead,' basically, America is dead. There is no political voice. Music is dead.
10 Man, me and Biggie were the biggest artists in New York. When he passed, I was so messed up. My attitude was messed up about him dying. There was an East-West thing back then, and I was in war mode.
11 I think marriage is a beautiful thing. I'm still a supporter of it.
12 I love the art world, I love art galleries, I love what it means - I love art.
13 There was a side of me that knew I was gonna change the game, but I didn't know how many people would respect it.
14 I like the way hip-hop is now. It's grown up enough so that it can get involved with politics if it feels like it.
15 The things that I have said when I was young and curious about whatever the subject matter was, I respect those - those are growing pains. Even if you make mistakes, I go back to those things, my not-so-great moments because those are my truest moments; those are my human moments. I'm not even mad at the things I said that were a little dicey.
16 I see N.Y. hip-hop like I see N.Y. streets. N.Y. streets are grimy; it's a grind. N.Y. rappers are hustlers - whatever sound is in, we can adapt to that; there's nothing wrong with that.
17 I never stood for any president in my life, never voted, before Barack Obama. It changed my life to vote. It starts there with me. I never cared for politics before Barack Obama. I never thought it mattered to people like me.
18 'Stillmatic' is the rebirth of 'Illmatic,' my first debut album to come out in 1994. 'Stillmatic' is me coming full circle in my career and with everything, and just bringing pure hip-hop back.
19 I'm not talking about Russia in my music. I've never been to Russia. I'm not talking about Africa, Switzerland, China. I'm talking about me being American and growing up in a crazy world and helping to reflect all different sides of life.
20 My record company had to beg me to stop filmin' music videos in the projects. No matter what the song was about, I had 'em out there.
21 I'm just little me, an American who wants to see his country do better.
22 'Life Is Good' represents the most beautiful, dramatic and heavy moments in my life.
23 To me, creatively challenging myself is my version of owning the Nets.
24 Hip-hop is making a lot of noise. It should get some more spotlight.
25 I want to sound like an instrument. I want my voice and my words to marry the beat. I go with the rhythm of it and the words start to come to my mind and those words could be based on things that's been on my mind for the past year, the past month, the past week, whatever; I write it.
26 Hip-hop is really standoffish. It's really competitive and it's really about who's number one all the time. Sometimes it gets out of hand.
27 Let's not forget, art can sell. You ain't gotta front all the time on your records.
28 Africa has been going through so much for so many years; it's time that it stands up the way other nations are standing up.
29 I've been called everything. Gangsta rap. I've been called conscious rap. You know, everything. Whoever feels like calling it whatever they want to call it, that's on them.
30 I had a pretty public divorce. They're not easy - divorces - and it took me a long time to really get through.
31 I think the fact that I made enough noise in the world that I might be remembered is an amazing achievement. You can't ask for more than that.
32 Anybody I'm dating, I don't want them to talk about my music. I don't talk about my music to them.
33 I talk about life, and I make universal music with an American style - and that's what I do.
34 Hip-hop is bigger than the South; hip-hop is bigger than New York.
35 I'll always love rap, no matter what's going on.
36 GaGa is one of my favourites. Her voice is incredible and she's fearless and she's ahead of the game. She's ahead of the entire game, and I admire that.
37 Your look reflects what's happening in your mind. You gotta have some swag to you.
38 N.Y. hip-hop is ok, but we gotta become brave again; we have to be brave enough and do something new - that's what New York is about... New.
39 DJs play a big responsibility of what hip-hop is doing... At the end of the day, it's up to us to control and to own hip-hop. DJs need to challenge us rappers. They got so much power, they need to challenge us.
40 Calling Michelle 'Obama Barack's baby mama?' Tell me, is that acceptable? But the Obamas aren't the only targets. Fox's pattern of race-baiting and fear-mongering regularly focuses on black leaders, black institutions and ordinary black people.
41 I think if I heard someone else talking about their life, describing all the problems I've had, they'd look like they were through. Done. But there's something about me - I'm smiling. Those things are really not bad enough to put me in a slump. I'm smiling with the opportunity to wake up every morning.
42 I don't go out unless I'm working. My quality time is when I'm doing nothing.
43 Every time I get in the studio, I feel like I wanna have some fun. My fun is not doing the easy work. My fun is doing what's me.
44 When you have a daughter, you want to protect her from the things that I've seen out there, you know, the things that's out there that ain't good for her. It's a crazy world we live in.
45 All fatherhood is very important because single mothers shouldn't have to raise sons or daughters; they need that help.
46 With age comes common sense and wisdom.
47 I love PBS! I grew up on it. If I had to say which channels were good, I'd say, you got your PBS, your History Channel, your Discovery.
48 No matter who you are, black, white, green, there's going to be things in your way, you know what I mean?
49 I think hip-hop could help rebuild America, once hip-hoppers own hip-hop... We are our own politicians, our own government, we have something to say. We're warriors. Soldiers.
50 No one's promised anything. You could have the biggest record on radio and sell no records.
51 Marley is someone before his time, man. He's - he's almost - he's like a deity, like almost, you know what I mean? I just talk about what's going on, but of course, you know, Bob, before rappers, was already laying that kind of thing down.
52 Whenever I received too much praise, it just didn't feel right to me - ever.
53 I definitely have plans to do more collaboration albums in the future. I'm a big fan of Common. I'm a big fan of Scarface; I'm a big fan of so many people, from Jeezy to... well, there are a lot of people's music that I respect. I don't know who I will collaborate with, but there's a great chance of something happening.
54 Anybody can be a rapper, but not anybody can be a classical artist.
55 My earliest memories of rap music was mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely.
56 Every generation witnesses atrocities. People in power try to fulfill prophecy.
57 I can't control what people think. They know who I am.
58 When you're a teenager, you want to meet a lot of girls - you want to get the most girls. You don't know anything about respect; you don't know anything about being faithful and loyal to your girlfriend.
59 Some people say I'm conscious, some say I'm a gangsta rapper - it's just me doing me. I'm stomping in my own lane. I'm doing what I do.
60 I don't get jealousy, I don't get how people hate each other - I never did.
61 I have no tattoos that I regret - I have had some that I have had changed according to how my life was.
62 Divorce can be crazy. Man, if you're happy... Love is a beast, man. Hold on. Be prepared for any way it may go, and be honest.
63 I don't have time for the news clippings. I got my own mission.
64 I just enjoy life now. I just enjoy every morning I get to wake up.
65 I wish the music business was a much easier thing, but you know what? Nothing easy is worth anything. So it is what it is. There comes a time when things can work out and everybody can be happy. And that's what it's all about in the end - everybody being happy and working it out.
66 I don't want any title. I just say what I say, and hopefully somebody gets it, man. I'm not perfect, and I'm just here and trying to make a dollar, and being real at the same time, you know?
67 You can't please everybody. You'd be crazy if you're trying to. So take some time out to do some things for yourself.
68 We're all Africans, everyone - black, white, yellow.
69 Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days... that feel of music with urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it's not compromised. It's blunt. It's raw, straight off the street - from the beat to the voice to the words.
70 Working with great people makes you great; you learn a lot and it also gives you the experience and confidence to move on with your own career.
71 Once you make it to your point of making it, you'll appreciate the struggle.
72 The flaws, the mistakes I make - that's the real me.
73 I want to have fun. It's a beautiful life. You learn, you win, you lose, but you get up.
74 [on why he holds a dove in each hand on the back cover of his 2002 album "God's Son"] We deal with money, cars, smog, pollution, and drugs. But being in the sky, they can fly and look at the world without dealing with our bullshit. Matter of fact, they shit on us. I really admire them.

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Jena Malone was born on the 21st November 1984, in Sparks, Nevada USA, and is …