Nas Lands On Oscar 'Original Song' Short List

Nas' tribute to infamous boxer Mike Tyson could be among the five songs nominated for the 'Original Song' category for the 2010 Oscars.

According to Billboard, Nas' 'Legendary', which was featured in the documentary Tyson, is among sixty three songs competing for a spot on the 'Original Song' list.

Nas faces stiff competition from songs featured on Hannah Montana: The Movie, The Princess and The Frog, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The only other rapper who made the list is Pitbull for "Blanco" which was featured on Fast & Furious 4.

The Oscar nominations will be announced on February 2, 2010.

In related news, Nas will be releasing a collaborative album with reggae singer Damian Marley titled Distant Relatives on March 16th.