39 Things You Need To Know About Nas

nas celebrating his 39th birthday

In honor of Esco’s 39th Birthday, we reflect on 39 random facts you possibly didn’t know about Nas

 

39. Although Nas was recently falsely accused of using a ghostwriter, he has been credited for writing rhymes for others in the past, most notably Will Smith for the huge hits “Gettin Jiggy with It and “Miami”

 

38. Nas reps QB, but he was born in Crown Heights Brooklyn.

 

37. In an interview with XXL Magazine back in 2003, Nas admitted that he cried when he heard Tupac dissing him on ‘Against All Odds’, in which Tupac raps “This little nigga name Nas think he live like me?”.

 

36. 2pac mistakenly believed Nas’ song ‘The Message’ was aimed at him. Nas has continuously denied those allegations, in-fact Nas has claimed some of the shots were directed at Biggie Smalls, not 2pac. Example: “There’s only one life, one love, so there can only be 1 King”

 


35. Legendary producer ‘Larger Professor’ helped Nas edit some songs off Illmatic. “He helped me because I only knew half of what was going on,” said Nas, to Mass Appeal back in 2002. “I knew about the pen touching the paper. Paul knew that too, but he also knew to tell me, ‘Don’t say this. Take that out. Why would you say this? That makes you look crazy! This word don’t make no sense.’” He taught me everything.”

 

34. Nas originally wanted 15 tracks on Illmatic, but once Columbia Records found over 60,000 bootleg copies of the album on the streets, they were forced to release Illmatic in April of 1994 with only 9 full songs and 1 Intro.

 

33. Nas first rap moniker was “Kid Wave’ before adopting his more commonly known alias of Nasty Nas.

 

32. The original cover of Illmatic was an artwork of Nas holding Jesus in a choke-hold, but for obvious reasons Columbia Records scrapped that idea and Nas went with a childhood picture for the album cover.

 

31. On the 2002 track “I Can” Nas was taking shots at Whitney Houston when he rapped ” I met a woman who’s becoming a star, She was very beautiful, leaving people in awe,Singing songs, Lena Horne, but the younger version, Hung with the wrong person, Got her strung off the heroin, Cocaine, sniffing up drugs, all in her nose Could’ve die So young, no, looks ugly and old”

 

30. When 2pac and Death Row were rumored to be in New York City at the 1996 MTV Awards, Nas called his childhood friend ‘Lakey The Kid’ for protection and over 100 people from Queensbridge accompanied Nas during his infamous showdown with Tupac at Bryant Park in NYC.

 


29. Nas was originally slated to release a double album in 1999 titled “I AM The Autobiography”, but the songs were heavily bootlegged and the album was sliced in half to form a solo album called “I Am”. Some tracks were on an album he released months later called “Nastradamus”. A few others were released in 2002 as part of the “Lost Tapes” album.

 

28. Nas Wanted To Sample “Juicy Fruit” Before Biggie, but his producer L.E.S. didn’t have that song at the time so he brought The Gap Band’s “Yearning for Your Love” and looped that up instead. That tracked turned out to be “Life’s a Bitch”

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NAS ANNOUNCES NEW YEAR EVE’S CONCERT IN NYC

NAS LOOKING RIGHT IN A ALL BLACK EVERYTHING, GOLD CHAINS HANGING DAMN THIS MAN IS SEXY AS HELL

Nas has signed on with Radio City to do an exclusive New Year’s Eve show for the city of New York. Nas is back on track, new album Life Is Good is #1, and the demand to get him up on stage is high.

Tickets go on sale September 14, the same day Nas celebrates his born day….. 39 years. Elle Varner is opening up, so you know this is going to be the one show you don’t want to miss and, what better way to bring in New Years Eve, with Nas and his fine asz.

Nas tweeted ” There is no better place for me to spend New Year’s Eve than New York City, and there aren’t many better places to perform in this world than Radio City.”

Mjj wants to know will you be there?

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Nicki Minaj ft Chris Brown “Right By My Side”

Nas and Nicki make for a pretty good looking couple in her new video

Nicki Minaj showing her more feminine and lovey dovey side in recently released music video “Right by my Side” featuring Chris Brown. Along with Chris Brown, Nasty Nas also made an appearance, and ladies he’s not just called Nasty Nas for nothing.

All three looked very sexy and played their part very well creating a very good story line to go along with the song while Nicki and Nas shared a juicy kiss at the end.  For a moment I almost thought Nicki Minaj was a true singer lol ! But enough detailing, take a look at this video and comment Juice heads.  ENJOYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

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NAS OWES UNCLE SAM MORE MONEY

NAS LOOKING RIGHT IN A ALL BLACK EVERYTHING, GOLD CHAINS HANGING DAMN THIS MAN IS SEXY AS HELL

Uncle Sam dont play no games, he doesnt care if you are old, young, rich, poor, black, white, red or purple, try to cheat him and he’ll come and get it all and then some son. Nas owe Uncle Same more money somewhere near 339K. You can ditch spousal support, child support but if you don’t pay the IRS, they take theirs by any means neccessary.

via TMZ

Nas is great at a lot of things … rapping, feuding … but paying taxes isn’t one of them … and now he’s on the hook for another $339,000 he allegedly kept from Uncle Sam.

 

According to official documents obtained by TMZ, Nas never forked over $339,005.49 in federal income tax he owed for 2010 … and now the U.S. government has obtained a lien on his property.

 

Being a tax scofflaw is nothing new for Nas … according to public records, dude is also on the hook for more than $6 MILLION DOLLARS in back taxes from previous years.

 

We called Nas for comment — so far, no response.

 

Mediajuicejoint – The IRS said Nas, Dont Cheat Me, I Want All My Cash …

 

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NAS PARTYING HARD ON HIS 38TH B-DAY

NAS ON HIS B DAY

Nas celebrated his 38th Bday with some old school mixed with new school. Jay Z blessed Nas with his presence, along with long time friend AZ. We were missing one more person Foxy to bring the sugar hill gang back. Common and DJ Khaled came through along with the Baller Matt and Carmelo with his rib La La. You know that’s love when you bring your own sand to the beach. check it out

NAS AND JAYZ CELEBRATING TOGETHER

THE DONS

NAS AND AZ SHOWING LOVE

NAS DJ PREMEIRE STEVE STOUT AND JAY IN A HUDDLE

NAS AND ZOE

WHAT IN THE HELL DOES SHE HAVE ON?

NBA BALLER MATT BARNES

MATT BEAT A BEOTCH  BARNES

CARMELO AND HIS WIFE LALA

THEY JUST COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER

NAS AND COMMON TALKING ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM

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