Nas, The Lost Tapes
Nas, I Am...
Nas and Damian Marley, Distant Relatives
Nas, Street's Disciple
Nas, It Was Written
Nas, Life Is Good
Nas, God's Son
Nas, Hip-Hop Is Dead
The Firm, The Firm: The Album
The most well-matched beef since 2Pac and Biggie Smalls: Jay Z dropped "Takeover," Nas dropped "Ether," and hip-hop was never the same.
Jay Z and Nas squashed all beef in 2006, showing hip-hop culture a non-violent way forward after the fatal legacy of Tupac and B.I.G.
Nasir Jones and Shawn Carter eventually collaborated on "Black Republican," "Success," and Ludacris's "I Do It for Hip-Hop." Classy.
Nas walked down the aisle with R&B rebel Kelis in 2005. The two split in 2009, the year their baby boy Knight was born.
Jazz meets hip-hop. Musician Olu Dara poses with son Nas for a 2000s Gap ad.
Jazz trumpeter Olu Dara with son Nas recorded "Life's a Bitch" (1993), "Jungle Jay" (1998) and "Bridging the Gap" (2004) together. Like father, like son.
Nas took a page from Richard Pryor in 2008 with a controversial album eventually vetoed by his record company.
Kelis stands by her man in 2008; his album that year would eventually go by Untitled
Nas reps his Bravehearts crew during his most blinged out "Oochie Wallie" phase, circa 2001.
Nas and Ill Will Records Presents QB's Finest
Hip-hop blasphemy? Nas carries the cross on Diddy's (almost immediately never seen again) 1999 "Hate Me Now."
Kanye later wore a crown of thorns for Rolling Stone
magazine, but Nas wasn't afraid to go their first for the Diddy collaboration "Hate Me Now."