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Nas Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by a stage name of Nas, is a famous American rap artist, actor, record and film producer, screenwriter, as well as a film score composer. Nas rose to prominence in 1994 with the release of “Illmatic”, a debut album that was well-received not only by critics but the audience as well. Referred to as one of the best hip hop artists, Nas has released thirteen albums, many of which enjoyed a top spot on the Billboard charts. However, Nas is not only a musician but a businessman too, as he owns a record label, as well as several retail stores. Nas has a number of valuable assets, including his house in Georgia that amounts to $1 million and a Piguet Splash watch that costs $20,000.

Nas Net Worth $17 Million

How rich is Nas then? The sources state that Nas’ net worth is estimated to be $17 million. The main source for Nas’ net worth and wealth is his rapping career. Nas was born in 1973, in Brooklyn, New York. Nas attended a high school but dropped out before he went to ninth grade due to the divorce of his parents. Before he became a worldwide success, Nas worked on recording his own songs in a studio, however, none of the tracks were released. Nas’s debut followed soon after. In 1994, he released “Illmatic”, an album that introduced him to a wider audience. The album itself became an iconic masterpiece in the hip hop industry and an opportunity for Nas to gain more exposure. In between releasing album, Nas used to work on collaborations with other artists and has been featured on songs with AZ, Mobb Deep, R. Kelly and Lauryn Hill. He then co-created a hip hop supergroup with AZ, Foxy Brown and Nature called “The Firm”. The group was signed to Dr. Dre’s label called “Aftermath Records”, and in 1997 released their debut album titled “The Album”.

Unfortunately, the joint project failed to generate the desired public interest and consequently “The Firm” disbanded. Nas then began working on his next album “I Am… Autobiography” and other projects. Nas’ music career consists of thirteen album released so far and a number of Grammy, MTV Video Music, as well as BET Hip Hop Awards nominations and wins. In the meantime of recording songs, Nas has been making appearances on television screens too. In 1998, he debuted in Hype Williams’ film “Belly”, where he starred alongside DMX, Tionne T-Boz Watkins and Method Man. A year later he starred in “In Too Deep”, a crime thriller film directed by Michael Rymer where the main roles were portrayed by LL Cool J and Omar Epps. In addition to the revenue collected from his music and acting career, Nas has been successfully involved in business ventures. He launched his own record label and in 2013 opened a sneaker store called “12AM RUN”. Even though a famous rap artist, actor and an entrepreneur has been facing financial issues related to his unpaid taxes, Nas currently has a net worth of $17 million.

Nas information

Nas information

Birth date: September 14, 1973,
Birth place: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY,
Profession:An unconventional jazz musician,
Nationality:American,
Children:Destiny Jones, Knight Jones,

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Bolt2016performer: "A Man & His Dream", "As We Enter" / writer: "As We Enter"
Skam2016TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Get Down2016TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Birth of a Nation2016"War"
The Affair2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Creed2015performer: "Bridging the Gap" / writer: "Bridging the Gap" - as Nasir Jones
BallersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Wild Life Festival2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Amy2015/IIIDocumentary writer: "Like Smoke" - as Nasir Jones
Run All Night2015performer: "Nasty" / writer: "Nasty" - as Nasir Jones
Dope2015performer: "The World Is Yours" / writer: "The World Is Yours" - as Nasir Jones
Fresh Dressed2015Documentary performer: "The World Is Yours" / writer: "The World Is Yours" - as Nasir Jones
WWE 2k152014Video Game performer: "Free"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
Rap Critic Reviews2013-2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Black Nativity2013performer: "Rise Up Shepherd And Follow"
Moyers & Company2013TV Series 1 episode
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete2013performer: "Summer on Smash" / writer: "Summer on Smash"
ConanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Project X2012performer: "Nasty" / writer: "Nasty" - as Nasir Jones
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary performer: "Friends", "The World is Yours" / writer: "Friends", "The World is Yours"
Madden NFL 122011Video Game performer: "Ghetto Dreams" / writer: "Ghetto Dreams"
WrestleMania XXVII2011TV Special performer: "Hate Me Now" - uncredited
Fight for Your Right Revisited2011Short performer: "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] Featuring Nas" / writer: "Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] Featuring Nas" - as Nasir Jones
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV Special writer: "Medley: 10 Seconds; Holding You Down Goin' in Circles; La Di Da Di; Holding You Down Goin' in Circles"
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
EntourageTV Series 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2007
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Late Late Show with Craig FergusonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
902102010TV Series 1 episode
How to Make It in America2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Madden NFL 20102009Video Game performer: "Hate Me Now" / writer: "Hate Me Now"
A Prophet2009performer: "Bridging the Gap" / writer: "Bridging the Gap" - as Nasir Jones
Fish Tank2009performer: "Life's a Bitch" / writer: "Life's a Bitch" - as Nasir Jones
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night II2009Video performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Nasir Jones
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I2009Video performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Nasir Jones
EA Skate 22009Video Game performer: "Make You Look"
Lakeview Terrace2008performer: "Made You Look" / writer: "Made You Look" - as Nasir Jones
The X Factor2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "War is Necessary", "Live at the Barbeque" / writer: "War is Necessary" - as N. Jones
The Wackness2008performer: "The World Is Yours" / writer: "The World Is Yours" - as Nasir Jones
Rush Hour 32007performer: "Less Than an Hour Theme from Rush Hour 3" - as NaS / writer: "Less Than an Hour Theme from Rush Hour 3" - as Nasir Jones
Blood Diamond2006performer: "Shine on 'em" / writer: "Shine on 'em" - as Nasir Jones
The Departed2006performer: "Thief's Theme" 2004 / writer: "Thief's Theme" 2004 - as Nasir Jones
Saved2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shadowboxer2005performer: "The Cross" / writer: "The Cross" - as Nasir Jones
Chris Rock: Never Scared2004TV Special documentary performer: "Made You Look" / writer: "Made You Look" - as Nasir Jones
You Got Served2004performer: "Heaven" / writer: "Heaven" - as Nasir Jones
Honey2003performer: "Rule" - as NAS / writer: "Rule" - as Nasir Jones
Tony Hawk's Underground2003Video Game performer: "The World Is Yours" - as NAS
Beef2003Documentary performer: "Ether"
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003performer: "NAS' Angels... The Flyest" / writer: "NAS' Angels... The Flyest" - as Nasir Jones
Half Past Dead2002performer: "The Pledge Remix"
Antwone Fisher2002performer: "The World Is Yours" 1994 / writer: "The World Is Yours" 1994 - as Nasir Jones
Like Mike2002performer: "Rule" / writer: "Rule" - as Nasir Jones
Tracy Morgan: One Mic2002TV Special documentary "One Mic"
Exit Wounds2001performer: "Gangsta Tears" / writer: "Gangsta Tears" - as Nasir Jones
Scratch2001Documentary performer: "Dr. Knockboot" / writer: "Dr. Knockboot" - as Nasir Jones
Big Momma's House2000performer: "I've Got to Have It" / writer: "I've Got to Have It" - as Nasir Jones
Top of the Pops2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
In Too Deep1999performer: "In Too Deep" / writer: "In Too Deep" - as Nasir Jones
Belly1998performer: "Grand Finale" / writer: "I Wanna Live", "Grand Finale"
Bulworth1998performer: "Firm Biz" / writer: "Firm Biz" - as N. Jones
Ride1998performer: "Blood Money Part 2" / writer: "Blood Money Part 2" - as N. Jones
Men in Black1997performer: "Escobar 97" / writer: "Escobar 97" - as Nasir Jones / writer: "Just Cruisin'" - as Nasir "Nas" Jones
Zebrahead1992performer: "Halftime" - as Nasty Nas / writer: "Halftime" - as N. Jones

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monster2017/IIpost-productionRaymond 'Sunset' Green
I Am Bolt2016Voice
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping2016Nas
Waltz2014ShortHenchman (as Nasir Jones)
Black Nativity2013Street Prophet (Isaiah) (as Nasir Jones)
Hawaii Five-02010TV SeriesGordon Smith
Murda Muzik2004Video
Uptown Girls2003Celebrity (as Nasir Jones)
John Q2002Nas
Ticker2001Det. Art 'Fuzzy' Rice
Sacred Is the Flesh2001Isa Paige
In Too Deep1999Drug Dealer on Street Corner (uncredited)
Belly1998Sincere

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monster2017/IIexecutive producer post-production
The Get Down2016TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Shake the Dust2014Documentary executive producer
Survival 12011TV Movie documentary producer
Tyson2008Documentary co-producer
Me and Mr. Jones2007TV Series executive producer - 2007
Sacred Is the Flesh2001executive producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sormeh Saei BET Interview2015Video documentary short
Shake the Dust2014Documentary original music by
Survival 12011TV Movie documentary
Nas: Made You Look - God's Son Live2003Video documentary
Big Pun: Still Not a Player2002Documentary
Sacred Is the Flesh2001uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Survival 12011TV Movie documentary
Sacred Is the Flesh2001written by - as Nasir Jones
Belly1998story

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Survival 12011TV Movie documentary
This Is the N2007TV Movie documentary documentary director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Alchemist's Letter2015Short special thanks
As Written: Melanie Fiona2012TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - 2012
Chris Rock: Never Scared2004TV Special documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beyond Beef: Jay-Z & Nas2006TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The Life & Rhymes of...2005TV SeriesHimself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHimself
Driven2005TV Series documentaryHimself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Hip-Hop Honors2004TV SpecialHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Best Hit USA2004TV SeriesHimself
Nas: Video Anthology Vol. 12004VideoHimself
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003VideoHimself (segment "I'm Gonna be Alright")
Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic2003Video documentary shortHimself
Hip Hop Babylon 22003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Beef2003DocumentaryHimself - Queensbridge Native
Nas: Made You Look - God's Son Live2003Video documentaryHimself
Hip-Hop VIPs2002Video documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops NL2002TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Big Pun: Still Not a Player2002DocumentaryHimself
Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 12002VideoHimself (segment "Street Dreams")
Diary2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 2: The Real Hip Hop2000VideoHimself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Rhyme & Reason1997DocumentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself - Musical Guest
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
1996 Billboard Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
Power Chord TV2017TV Series post-productionHimself
American Epic: The Big Bang2016Documentary post-productionHimself
From the Woods: The Discovery of LYBDocumentary completedHimself
The American Epic Sessions2017DocumentaryHimself
The Big Bang2017DocumentaryHimself
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hamilton's America2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Le gros journal2016TV SeriesHimself
Coked Up!2016DocumentaryHimself
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives2015Documentary
Wild Life Festival2015TV SeriesHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SeriesHimself
Fresh Dressed2015DocumentaryNAS (as Himself)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015TV SeriesHimself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Revolt Live2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Vocalist / Himself - Musical Guest
Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism2014DocumentaryHimself
The Message2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (2014)
Tavis Smiley2004-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Nas: Time Is Illmatic2014DocumentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tanning of America2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Experience Montreux2013DocumentaryHimself
Nas: Life Is Good2013Documentary short
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter / Nominee
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner2013TV SeriesHimself
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots2012DocumentaryHimself
The Colbert Report2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Late Show with David Letterman2007-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 20122012TV MovieHimself
RapFix Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012DocumentaryHimself
Re:Generation2011Documentary
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul2011TV MovieHimself
That Is All2011ShortHimself
How Hip Hop Changed the World2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
VEVO Go Shows2010TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2006-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Don't Understand Hip Hop2009Himself
What's at Stake?2008TV MovieHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Classic: Better Than I've Ever Been2007Video shortHimself
Me and Mr. Jones2007TV SeriesHimself
This Is the N2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
AOL Sessions2007TV SeriesPerformer
MTV Goes Gold: New Year's Eve 20072007TV MovieHimself - Performer
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Jay Z: Live at the Royal Albert Hall2006TV MovieHimself
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Mobb Deep: Life of the Infamous... The Videos2006VideoHimself
Boost Mobile Rockcorps2006TV MovieHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Audience (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video on Trial2007TV SeriesHimself - Accused
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops NL2003TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastBlack Nativity (2013)· Jennifer Hudson
· Tyrese Gibson
· Angela Bassett
· Forest Whitaker
· Jacob Latimore
· Vondie Curtis-Hall
· Grace Gibson
· Luke James
· Mary J. Blige
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Amy Winehouse
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap PerformanceFor the song "Daughters."
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Life Is Good."
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song· Ernest D. Wilson (Songwriter)
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· Beastie Boys
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Untitled."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Solo PerformanceFor the song "N****R (The Slave and the Master)."
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Hip Hop is Dead."
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· KRS-One
· Kanye West
2000GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "I Am..."


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#Fact
1On his 18th birthday, Magic Johnson got married.
2New album God's Son is released. [December 2002]
3Nas' former adversary Jay Z signed him to Def Jam Records. [January 2006]
4Appears on the cover of the Kool G. Rap album "4,5,6" as the two collaborated early on.
5Good friends with Raekwon of Wutang. Nas was the first rapper outside of the wu camp to be featured on a wu album, 'Only Built for Cuban Linx', with Raekwon and Ghostface Killah.
6Has been described as the Rakim of his generation. In fact, the two have even collaborated, and hold a mutual respect for one another, as mentor and disciple.
7Son, Knight Jones, was born July 22, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.
8He and Kelis are expecting their first child [January 14, 2009].
9Solo albums include "Illmatic," "It Was Written," "I Am...," "Nastradamus," "Stillmatic," "God's Son," "Street's Disciple," "Hip-Hop is Dead" and "N.". Group albums include work with "The Firm", "Bravehearts", and the compilation album "QB's Finest".
10Sampled Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" in his hit song "It Ain't Hard to Tell".
11Grew up with MCs such as Cormega, Nature, (with whom he briefly formed the group "The Firm") The Notorious B.I.G., and Jay Z. Furthermore, he has a younger brother named Jungle with whom he formed another group called "Bravehearts".
12Recorded a hip-hop-blues collaboration with his father called "Bridging the Gap" on album "Street's Disciple".
13Proposed to Kelis in her mom's house on Christmas Eve, 2002.
14Met his wife, Kelis, for the first time during an after-party at Sean Combs's bacchanal at the luxurious Cipriani restaurant.
15Has a song dedicated to his mother titled "Dance," which can be heard on his album "God's Son.".
16His mom died of breast cancer. At the hospital, he held her in his arms until she passed on.
17Son of jazz musician Olu Dara and the late Fannie Ann Jones.
18Daughter named Destiny. Her mother is Carmen.

#Quote
1I think I've had the longest career of strength, focus, and still being able to sell records. I think I'm that guy. I'm still blessed with the opportunity to make music and pass out a message like, 'Life is good,' to the world.
2I think the hip-hop purists are purists through and through. They're here to criticize all of us. That's just how it is. We as MC's criticize each other. That's the nature of hip-hop.
3Unfortunately, man, a lot of places in America have to deal with unnecessary violence. Somebody like me who knows it firsthand and could relate... I had a best friend killed, plenty other friends killed. I been through it. I seen it.
4The sound of the '90s, to me, is a combination of soul and street - it's a feeling.
5You know, rap is sort of like a form of talking, right? So it's like you can hear, you know, the slaves doing it. You can hear, like, you know, Africans and Jamaicans doing it just kind of as, like, a rhythmic, poetic conversation, you know, to a rhythm.
6It's never been seen that a street artist go as far as I've gone - keep consistent without wanting to do a bunch of ventures outside of music to keep my face out there.
7Hip-hop lasted and survived all these years that you have to give it credit. Even though it's not up to people's expectations anymore, its still here, and that's says a lot.
8Hip-hop artists, especially the older ones, are the ones who knew hip-hop was a worldwide phenomenon before the mainstream caught on, so hip-hop artists are forward thinkers. We want to stay with the new.
9When I say 'hip-hop is dead,' basically, America is dead. There is no political voice. Music is dead.
10Man, me and Biggie were the biggest artists in New York. When he passed, I was so messed up. My attitude was messed up about him dying. There was an East-West thing back then, and I was in war mode.
11I think marriage is a beautiful thing. I'm still a supporter of it.
12I love the art world, I love art galleries, I love what it means - I love art.
13There was a side of me that knew I was gonna change the game, but I didn't know how many people would respect it.
14I like the way hip-hop is now. It's grown up enough so that it can get involved with politics if it feels like it.
15The things that I have said when I was young and curious about whatever the subject matter was, I respect those - those are growing pains. Even if you make mistakes, I go back to those things, my not-so-great moments because those are my truest moments; those are my human moments. I'm not even mad at the things I said that were a little dicey.
16I see N.Y. hip-hop like I see N.Y. streets. N.Y. streets are grimy; it's a grind. N.Y. rappers are hustlers - whatever sound is in, we can adapt to that; there's nothing wrong with that.
17I never stood for any president in my life, never voted, before Barack Obama. It changed my life to vote. It starts there with me. I never cared for politics before Barack Obama. I never thought it mattered to people like me.
18'Stillmatic' is the rebirth of 'Illmatic,' my first debut album to come out in 1994. 'Stillmatic' is me coming full circle in my career and with everything, and just bringing pure hip-hop back.
19I'm not talking about Russia in my music. I've never been to Russia. I'm not talking about Africa, Switzerland, China. I'm talking about me being American and growing up in a crazy world and helping to reflect all different sides of life.
20My record company had to beg me to stop filmin' music videos in the projects. No matter what the song was about, I had 'em out there.
21I'm just little me, an American who wants to see his country do better.
22'Life Is Good' represents the most beautiful, dramatic and heavy moments in my life.
23To me, creatively challenging myself is my version of owning the Nets.
24Hip-hop is making a lot of noise. It should get some more spotlight.
25I want to sound like an instrument. I want my voice and my words to marry the beat. I go with the rhythm of it and the words start to come to my mind and those words could be based on things that's been on my mind for the past year, the past month, the past week, whatever; I write it.
26Hip-hop is really standoffish. It's really competitive and it's really about who's number one all the time. Sometimes it gets out of hand.
27Let's not forget, art can sell. You ain't gotta front all the time on your records.
28Africa has been going through so much for so many years; it's time that it stands up the way other nations are standing up.
29I've been called everything. Gangsta rap. I've been called conscious rap. You know, everything. Whoever feels like calling it whatever they want to call it, that's on them.
30I had a pretty public divorce. They're not easy - divorces - and it took me a long time to really get through.
31I think the fact that I made enough noise in the world that I might be remembered is an amazing achievement. You can't ask for more than that.
32Anybody I'm dating, I don't want them to talk about my music. I don't talk about my music to them.
33I talk about life, and I make universal music with an American style - and that's what I do.
34Hip-hop is bigger than the South; hip-hop is bigger than New York.
35I'll always love rap, no matter what's going on.
36GaGa is one of my favourites. Her voice is incredible and she's fearless and she's ahead of the game. She's ahead of the entire game, and I admire that.
37Your look reflects what's happening in your mind. You gotta have some swag to you.
38N.Y. hip-hop is ok, but we gotta become brave again; we have to be brave enough and do something new - that's what New York is about... New.
39DJs play a big responsibility of what hip-hop is doing... At the end of the day, it's up to us to control and to own hip-hop. DJs need to challenge us rappers. They got so much power, they need to challenge us.
40Calling Michelle 'Obama Barack's baby mama?' Tell me, is that acceptable? But the Obamas aren't the only targets. Fox's pattern of race-baiting and fear-mongering regularly focuses on black leaders, black institutions and ordinary black people.
41I think if I heard someone else talking about their life, describing all the problems I've had, they'd look like they were through. Done. But there's something about me - I'm smiling. Those things are really not bad enough to put me in a slump. I'm smiling with the opportunity to wake up every morning.
42I don't go out unless I'm working. My quality time is when I'm doing nothing.
43Every time I get in the studio, I feel like I wanna have some fun. My fun is not doing the easy work. My fun is doing what's me.
44When you have a daughter, you want to protect her from the things that I've seen out there, you know, the things that's out there that ain't good for her. It's a crazy world we live in.
45All fatherhood is very important because single mothers shouldn't have to raise sons or daughters; they need that help.
46With age comes common sense and wisdom.
47I love PBS! I grew up on it. If I had to say which channels were good, I'd say, you got your PBS, your History Channel, your Discovery.
48No matter who you are, black, white, green, there's going to be things in your way, you know what I mean?
49I think hip-hop could help rebuild America, once hip-hoppers own hip-hop... We are our own politicians, our own government, we have something to say. We're warriors. Soldiers.
50No one's promised anything. You could have the biggest record on radio and sell no records.
51Marley is someone before his time, man. He's - he's almost - he's like a deity, like almost, you know what I mean? I just talk about what's going on, but of course, you know, Bob, before rappers, was already laying that kind of thing down.
52Whenever I received too much praise, it just didn't feel right to me - ever.
53I definitely have plans to do more collaboration albums in the future. I'm a big fan of Common. I'm a big fan of Scarface; I'm a big fan of so many people, from Jeezy to... well, there are a lot of people's music that I respect. I don't know who I will collaborate with, but there's a great chance of something happening.
54Anybody can be a rapper, but not anybody can be a classical artist.
55My earliest memories of rap music was mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely.
56Every generation witnesses atrocities. People in power try to fulfill prophecy.
57I can't control what people think. They know who I am.
58When you're a teenager, you want to meet a lot of girls - you want to get the most girls. You don't know anything about respect; you don't know anything about being faithful and loyal to your girlfriend.
59Some people say I'm conscious, some say I'm a gangsta rapper - it's just me doing me. I'm stomping in my own lane. I'm doing what I do.
60I don't get jealousy, I don't get how people hate each other - I never did.
61I have no tattoos that I regret - I have had some that I have had changed according to how my life was.
62Divorce can be crazy. Man, if you're happy... Love is a beast, man. Hold on. Be prepared for any way it may go, and be honest.
63I don't have time for the news clippings. I got my own mission.
64I just enjoy life now. I just enjoy every morning I get to wake up.
65I wish the music business was a much easier thing, but you know what? Nothing easy is worth anything. So it is what it is. There comes a time when things can work out and everybody can be happy. And that's what it's all about in the end - everybody being happy and working it out.
66I don't want any title. I just say what I say, and hopefully somebody gets it, man. I'm not perfect, and I'm just here and trying to make a dollar, and being real at the same time, you know?
67You can't please everybody. You'd be crazy if you're trying to. So take some time out to do some things for yourself.
68We're all Africans, everyone - black, white, yellow.
69Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days... that feel of music with urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it's not compromised. It's blunt. It's raw, straight off the street - from the beat to the voice to the words.
70Working with great people makes you great; you learn a lot and it also gives you the experience and confidence to move on with your own career.
71Once you make it to your point of making it, you'll appreciate the struggle.
72The flaws, the mistakes I make - that's the real me.
73I want to have fun. It's a beautiful life. You learn, you win, you lose, but you get up.
74[on why he holds a dove in each hand on the back cover of his 2002 album "God's Son"] We deal with money, cars, smog, pollution, and drugs. But being in the sky, they can fly and look at the world without dealing with our bullshit. Matter of fact, they shit on us. I really admire them.

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