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162 Inspiring Nas Quotes On Vision, Struggles, Success, Life And More

Famous As: One of the Most Influential and Greatest Rappers of All Time
Born On: 1973
Born In: Crown Heights, New York, United States
Founder / Co Founder: Ill Will Records
Age: 50 Years

Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, popularly known by namesake Nas, is a distinguished American record producer, hip-hop recording artist, entrepreneur and actor. He has given eight consecutive multi-platinum and platinum albums, selling approximately 25 million records across the globe. From his debut album ‘IIImatic’ to almost all his albums till date have been glorified as a ‘piece of perfection’ and considered to be a ‘classic work’. He has been credited by ‘Billboard’ amongst the ’10 Best Rappers’ and Nas has topped the list of ’50 Greatest MCs’ by About.com for two consecutive years. He is termed as a magician creating magnetism with music and lyrics. Nas is also a prudent entrepreneur who has ventured in number of start-ups ranging from technology to online retail and from restaurants to job placements. We bring to you some thoughts, views and opinions by recognized artist which revolve primarily around influencing and inspiring the youth and self-empowerment. Read through the quotes and sayings by Nas.

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You ni**az get me sick, wannabe soundin like you know my arithmetic... but we don't sound alike

You ni**az get me sick, wannabe soundin like you know my arithmetic... but we don't sound alike

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Who's world is this, the world is yours.

Who's world is this, the world is yours.

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If the truth is told, the youth can grow.

If the truth is told, the youth can grow.

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I don't meditate. Silence is golden though.

I don't meditate. Silence is golden though.

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You a slave to a page in my rhyme book.

You a slave to a page in my rhyme book.

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Mind's in another world thinking how can we exist through the facts

Mind's in another world thinking how can we exist through the facts

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...Shorty's laugh was cold-blooded as he spoke so foul,
Only twelve tryin to tell me that he liked my style.
Then I rose, wiping the blunt's ash from my clothes,
Then froze, only to blow the herb smoke through my nose.

...Shorty's laugh was cold-blooded as he spoke so foul, Only twelve tryin to tell me that he liked my style. Then I rose, wiping the blunt's ash from my clothes, Then froze, only to blow the herb smoke through my nose.

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Street's disciple, my raps are trifle.
I shoot slugs from my brain just like a rifle.

Street's disciple, my raps are trifle. I shoot slugs from my brain just like a rifle.

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Me and hip-hop have a relationship that has nothing to do with no other rapper, no matter where you from or nothing. Every n*gga got his own personal relationship with hip-hop and this is mine.

Me and hip-hop have a relationship that has nothing to do with no other rapper, no matter where you from or nothing. Every n*gga got his own personal relationship with hip-hop and this is mine.

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Read more learn more, change the globe

Read more learn more, change the globe

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It hurts to see anybody in pain, if you've got any kind of heart.

It hurts to see anybody in pain, if you've got any kind of heart.

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I fell in love with words and I think that made my mom smile. I think that was cool for her.

I fell in love with words and I think that made my mom smile. I think that was cool for her.

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I'm over dey heads like a bulemic on a seesaw

I'm over dey heads like a bulemic on a seesaw

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Don't ever give up on yourself. Keep pushing because the change of guards is what life's all about.

Don't ever give up on yourself. Keep pushing because the change of guards is what life's all about.

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Life is parallel to Hell but I must maintain and be prosperous, though we live dangerous.

Life is parallel to Hell but I must maintain and be prosperous, though we live dangerous.

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True in the game, as long as blood is blue in my veins
 I pour my Heineken brew to my deceased crew on memory lane

True in the game, as long as blood is blue in my veins I pour my Heineken brew to my deceased crew on memory lane

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No Ideas original - there is nothing new under the sun...

No Ideas original - there is nothing new under the sun...

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Speak what I want, I don't care what y'all feel. 'Cause I'm my own master, my Pop told me be your own boss. Keep integrity at every cost,

Speak what I want, I don't care what y'all feel. 'Cause I'm my own master, my Pop told me be your own boss. Keep integrity at every cost,

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I think it's harder to make a classic now, not because of what people say, but because artists now are so concerned with what people say.

I think it's harder to make a classic now, not because of what people say, but because artists now are so concerned with what people say.

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You are who you associate with.  Look around at your five closest friends and that's who you are.  If you don't want to be that person, you know what you gotta do.

You are who you associate with. Look around at your five closest friends and that's who you are. If you don't want to be that person, you know what you gotta do.

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I know i can, be what i wanna be, if i work hard at it, I'll be where i wanna be

I know i can, be what i wanna be, if i work hard at it, I'll be where i wanna be

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I'm never gonna die, never heard of death, energy can never be destroyed only the flesh, so when you try to murder me with bullets to the head this is why you can't kill me niggaz, I'm already dead.

I'm never gonna die, never heard of death, energy can never be destroyed only the flesh, so when you try to murder me with bullets to the head this is why you can't kill me niggaz, I'm already dead.

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Life is short is what some niggaz said; not if you measure life - by how one lives and what he did.

Life is short is what some niggaz said; not if you measure life - by how one lives and what he did.

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Big L scared me to death. When I heard that on tape, I was scared to death. I was like there's no way I can compete if this is what I gotta compete with.

Big L scared me to death. When I heard that on tape, I was scared to death. I was like there's no way I can compete if this is what I gotta compete with.

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There's really nothing better than music to bring people together and to have amazing music being not just created inside walls but then decimating and activating is going to be special.

There's really nothing better than music to bring people together and to have amazing music being not just created inside walls but then decimating and activating is going to be special.

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In the past I had to deal with issues that hit me as a younger man. As a man who wasn't married who didn't really have the experience that I have now. Today I'm a different guy.

In the past I had to deal with issues that hit me as a younger man. As a man who wasn't married who didn't really have the experience that I have now. Today I'm a different guy.

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The whole thing is, do as much as you can, when you possibly can, and don't stress.

The whole thing is, do as much as you can, when you possibly can, and don't stress.

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Always observe, watch, and talk to older people.

Always observe, watch, and talk to older people.

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My duration's infinite, money-wise or physiology.

My duration's infinite, money-wise or physiology.

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The reason I want to be alone, is I'm tired of all the things that went wrong that would've went right if I had did 'em on my own

The reason I want to be alone, is I'm tired of all the things that went wrong that would've went right if I had did 'em on my own

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