September 14th marks the birthday of hip hop’s legendary MC Nas. He was born the son of jazz musician Olu Dara on September 14th, 1973 in Queensbridge New York.
Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and has sold over 30 million records worldwide. He continues to still release material for his millions of fans and has also done some lucrative business deals.
His debut album is considered by many to be the greatest hip hop album ever assembled. Illmatic was a pivotal project that changed the trajectory of rap when super producers came together for first time to collaborate on a solo album.