Today is Nas' 39th birthday and he has all the reason to celebrate. The Queens native is already considered one of the best rappers alive, but dude also had this past summer on smash. He dropped several hits and performed at some of the biggest music festivals. Not to mention, he released his highly-anticipated album Life Is Good, which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. As we found out in our June/July 2012 cover story with the rapper, life really is good.

We'd like to celebrate the Don on his birthday by taking a look back at some of his best looks in the past 365. He developed a cleaner, more polished look without losing his New York state of mind (and swag). Check out Nas' Year In Style.

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