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Nas Names His Top 10 Lyricists & Their Songs

Posted By on November 30, 2010

     Nas recently spoke about his favorite ten rappers, including artists like Biggie Smalls and Lil Kim. In the new Rolling Stone magazine, Nas even names a song that best illustrates their talent.

1. "My Downfall" – Notorious B.I.G., 1997 -The lyrics are about how he's acing the shadows of death, despite all of his success, and he's giving it to you in a way that makes it seem so real. 2. "If My Homie Calls" – 2Pac, 1991 -He's just saying to his boys that he's going to be a friend no matter how big he gets. 3. "Road To The Riches" – Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo, 1989 -The way we're rhyming now? He was already doing it then. 4. "A Bird In The Hand" – Ice Cube, 1991 5. "Paid In Full" – Eric B. & Rakim, 1987 (Prefix Mag)

Nas – Talks About The G.O.A.T. of Hip Hop