An American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor, Nas is often named as one of the top hip-hop artists. Since 1994 he has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and sold 25 million records worldwide. Perhaps most remember him from his highly publicized feud with rapper Jay-Z in the early 2000s, but there is more tjat meets the eye than just the gossip column. Aside from rapping and acting, Nas is also an entrepreneur who cultivated his own record label, retail sneaker store, and magazine publishing. Known for his MC and musical talents, Nas frequents charts of recognition. From ranking number 5 on MTV’s list of The Greatest MCs of All Time, number 2 on Top 50 Lyricist of All Time from The Source, number 1 album on Billboard 200, typing him with Eminem and Kanye West for 2rd all time among rappers.