September 14, 1973 – Rap legend Nas was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and grew up in Queens, one many origins of Hip-Hop. He is celebrated for his originality and socially-conscious music. He debuted album “Illmatic,” in 1994 with major success. Singles “One Love,” N.Y. State of Mind” “The World Is Yours” and more remain popular amongst his fan-base to date. A pioneer within the 1990’s East Coast rap scene, the lyricist is one the most influential rappers in the industry who is respected among his peers, fans and still sells out arenas.