by Janice Rockworth


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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422203323
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Series: Hip Hop (Mason Crest Paperback) Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

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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