PICS: Nas at Harrah’s Resort SoCal

'One mic' was all rap legend Nas needed to completely rock the foundation of the Events Center at Harrah's Resort SoCal recently.

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Born Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum or multi-platinum albums and sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
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He got his musical start professionally in 1991 at the age of 18. 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 ranked at No. 2 on their list of the "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time."
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In 2014, he was featured on "The 10 Best Rappers of All Time" by Billboard. Additionally, he's been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards since 1997.
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Nas released his latest studio album, "Nasir," in 2018 -- executive produced by none other than Kanye West.
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The rapper has confirmed that he will be returning to the studio to complete a new album that includes production by Swizz Beatz and RZA.
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Always an amazing performer, we can't wait until he returns to San Diego again!
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