Born two days short of my birthday (and four years earlier), Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. He then goes by the stage name Nasty Nas or Nas Escobar and later, Nastradamus.
His debut album Illmatic, which was released in 1994, was regarded as one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. It also featured production with no less than his father Olu Dara.
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