Famous as :Rapper
Birth Name :Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
Birth Date :September 14, 1973
Birth Place :Queens, New York, USA
Claim to fame :Album "Illmatic" (1994)
Admitted that he once dated Mary J. Blige.
Sparked controversy in 2008 when he planned to use word Nigger as title of his studio album.
Once Involved in a feud with Jay-Z before making amends with him in October 2005.
Signed a one year endorsement deal with sneaker giant Fila in June 2008 to co-create a new line inspired by late '80s fashion.