Nas quickly joined the scene with the release of Illmatic in 1994 debuting number 12 on the Billboard Charts selling 59,000 copies in its first week, also described as a "landmark album on the east coast hip hop scene," by many critics.
Since Illmatic he has released ten studio albums such as 1996's It Was Written featuring "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" and 1999's I Am... with "controversial" ground breaking tracks like "Hate Me Now." In the same year Nas released Nastradamus debuting number 7 on billboard charts selling 232,000 copies in it's first week.
2006's Hip Hop Is Dead debuted at number one (his third number one album) with a single of the same title, "Hip Hop is Dead" and "Can't Forget About You." After 2008's Untitled album Nas teamed up with Damian Marley to record Distant Relatives, released in 2010. His latest effort Life is Good was released July 13, 2012 and so far has been received well by critics. Either way, don't miss this show. It's not everyday to get to see a legend such as NAS perform in Salt Lake City. Doors at 5 music starts at 7PM at Pioneer Park.