It all started on September 14, 1973 when Nas was born into the world. As the son of a famed jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas music creativity began at an early age. Nas, whose given name Nasir means "helper and protector" started showcasing his talents in the late 1980 early 1990. In 1992 he was discovered my MC Serch of the then rap group 3rd Bass and secured a record deal with Columbia Records. In 1993 History was in the making when his debut album "Illmatic" was released. "Illmatic" quickly became one of the all-time favorite classics in rap history; gaining five mics from all rap critic entities. His career was catapulted, with nothing but riches and fame to follow. Fifteen years in the game and he is still pushing through the doors of controversy and reviving hip hop to its glory of yesteryear. Nas keeps rolling and so do the hits. Nas, "I DON'T UNDERSTAND HIP HOP".