Nas made his money from being a singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.
What is he know for?
Nas started his music career with a track called "Live at the Barbeque" in 1991. His first album, Illmatic, was released in 1994 and it was both acclaim and criticized by the hip hop community. The second album he released - "It Was Written" - become Number 1 in the Billboard Charts immediately after the release, and remained there for 4 consecutive weeks.