One word with a lot of meaning, often
in the rap game the little “cousin”
You don’t see a lot of people choosing
the little man when the big cousin is
deemed the money path.
Most MC’s don’t have the
patience or the skills to put a story
of consequence together to make you say
Nas has been doing it for over 10years!
The Queens’ wonder kid is arguably
the best in the game and people would
site his creativity, vision of what’s
going on and what could happen as his
strongest attributes. One!
Here is my list of Nas’ top story
songs, if you have them pull them out
and listen again. If you’re new
to Nas here is a good beginners course.
10. Small World: from the I Am album this
story is a lesson on actions and consequences
in small circles.
9. Blaze A 50: From the QB’s Finest
album, a trip to LasVegas and an encounter
with a female gets crazy and deadly.
8. Money is My Bitch: Off the Album I
Am this song takes the “mighty”
dollar seem like the beautiful “Dollar”
by comparing and contrasting the green
with the those pretty women who can also
can make you feign (whatever your thinking).
7. Last Words: From Nastradamus album
the song featuring Braveheart member and
Nas’ cousin Nashawn, tells the mentality
of a prisoner then Nas gives you the physical
jail’s side of the ins and outs
of prison scene.
6. One Love: Brought to you from the classic
LP Illmatic, Q-Tip kicks the simple chorus
while Nas give shout outs to his boys
doing their time in prison (complete with
5. 2nd Childhood: From the “comeback”
classic Stillmatic, Nas gives you three
people at different times in their lives
but one common theme their tubbornness/unwillingness
to grow up.
4. Poppa Was A Player: Off The Lost Tapes
album, the songs appreciation for Dad’s
influence and presence in his life, from
young to ton the block to a grown man
with his own responsibilities.
3. Rewind: Shows a stick-up about to happen
and the events that occurred before, backwards!
All with vivid details and amazing clarity.
2. I Gave You Power: Off the album It
Was Written, Nas compares himself to a
gun, nothing else to say!
1. Fetus: The song was supposed to be
on the Double Disc I Am that never came
out due to bootlegging. It recently appeared
on The Lost Tapes album, and in it Nas
gives the story of his birth into the
world. From his parents background to
what type of music he “heard”
through the belly. Really imaginative
and yet real.
With these songs you’ll be able
to see he is an amazing artist who is
unparalleled in this game. Nas is one
of the last real alive, a prophet.
If you have any questions, suggestions,
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