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In a music genre where the lyrics seem to focus on drugs, violence, and hate, Nas stands out as a symbol of hope. His lyrics are deep, even spiritual.

But as readers of Nas will soon discover, there's more to Nasir Jones - Nas. The artist is a definition of contradiction. He's done his share of rhyming about the things that have caused hip-hop to earn the harsh criticism of some reviewers, public watchdog groups, and parents.

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Overview

In a music genre where the lyrics seem to focus on drugs, violence, and hate, Nas stands out as a symbol of hope. His lyrics are deep, even spiritual.

But as readers of Nas will soon discover, there's more to Nasir Jones - Nas. The artist is a definition of contradiction. He's done his share of rhyming about the things that have caused hip-hop to earn the harsh criticism of some reviewers, public watchdog groups, and parents.

So who exactly is Nas? He's both of those artists. He's also a son, father, and husband. He's interested in many things, with goals that extend outside the music scene. Nas tells the story of this incredibly talented, successful, and complicated artist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422203002
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: Hip-Hop Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1140L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Hip-Hop Time Line     6
An Angry Rapper     9
Where the Anger Comes From     19
A Boy From the Projects     29
The Illest Rapper Around     37
A Higher Purpose     47
Chronology     54
Accomplishments and Awards     56
Further Reading/Internet Resources     58
Glossary     60
Index     62
About the Author     64
Picture Credits     64

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