PICS: Nas at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Legendary Queens rapper Nas only needed 'one mic' to rock a packed San Diego crowd at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre on Oct. 3.

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Born Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum or multi-platinum albums and sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.
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He got his start in 1991. Fun fact: He originally went by "Kid Wave" before adopting "Nasty Nas," and then just Nas as his stage name.
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Called the "new Rakim," Nas' rhyming skills attracted a significant amount of attention within the hip-hop community.
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After signing with Columbia Records, he released his debut album, "Illmatic," in 1994.
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It is frequently ranked as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.
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His 1998 album, "It Was Written," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and stayed there for four consecutive weeks, going double platinum in two months.
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Nas is often named as one of the greatest hip-hop artists ever -- MTV ranked him at No. 5 on their list of The Greatest MCs of All Time. In 2012, The Source magazine ranked at No. 2 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.
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Additionally, he's been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards since 1997.
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Nas released his latest studio album, "Life Is Good," in 2012.
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