He spends a great deal of his time at Moe's Tavern with his lifelong friends Barney, Carl, Lenny, and bartender Moe.
His debut album Illmatic (1994) received universal acclaim from both critics and the hip-hop community and is frequently ranked as the greatest hip hop album of all time.
He also may have some form of superhuman endurance as he has been seriously injured many times but survived.
The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and has sold over 25,000,000 records worldwide.
MTV ranked him at number 5 on their list of "The Greatest MCs of All Time".
In 2012, The Source ranked him number two on their list of the "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time".