Dear Nas, 42 Sure Looks Good On You!

To celebrate the illmatic rapper's birthday we revisit some of his sexiest moments!

Charli Penn Apr, 21, 2014

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From denim to tuxedos, Nas can rock it all. Let's take a look at the rapper's sexiest moments.

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In 2013 Nas celebrated his 40th birthday with friends in style. We loved him in the pink tuxedo. He really pulled it off!

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Nas donned a sexy pair of lenses for a red carpet moment in 2013 and our hearts began to flutter.

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Nas has a lengthty list of sexy qualities but his steamy stare certainly tops it.

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The veteran rapper and hip hop all-star is no stranger to flashy fashions when he steps in front of the cameras and he always makes it work.

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Nas shows off his fit physique during a red carpet moment in 2009. Hello gorgeous!

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Nas, the son of jazz musician Olu Dara, has a few smooth moves all his own. At 42 his swag is endless and he's always ready to walk that walk.

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The handsome hip hop heartthrob had us at "Illmatic." (Wink!)

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Nas showed up for the star-studded premiere of Time Is Illmatic, a documentary about his life, on opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in 2014.

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Nas is often named as one of the top hip hop artists of all time, and one of the sexiest. Both titles are well deserved!

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Nas has a host of show-stopping attire to step out in and he's an instant head turner every time.

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The Queens born rapper has swag for days. Click that like button if you're loving every second of this gallery.

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What would a Nas round up be without a shot of him rocking his signature gold chain?

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Nas was all smiles during a 2004 appearance on MTV's TRL.

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Remember Nas' sexy performance on stage at the 2004 VH1 Hip Hop Honors awards? He brought the rhythm, the rhymes and the style the audience was craving.

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A young Nas shows off his hefty chain and hip hop swag back in 1990. (This would make a great throwback Thursday moment!)