Top Ten Best Nas Songs

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1N.Y. State of Mind

CLASSIC!

Nas goes hardcore and spits sick lyrics through the entire song, making it a performance to remember! His best work by far!

The greatest rap song in history! It is a true classic beyond rap and was way ahead of its prime!

Nas best song ever! And quite possibly the greatest hip hop song of all time!

In my opinion 2 or 3...such a good song

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2One Mic

Best song ever the lyrical content in this song is so deep it is difficult to work out but that added to the greatness. It takes skill to rap slowly and get louder.

World class, shows the resurrection of Nas after Nastradamus

His lyrics in this are amazing and I love how his flow changes, 1 of my favourite songs ever

This song is so good, second or third best Nas song, such a good hardcore song

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3The World is Yours

One Mic is a Great Song but the World is Yours has really everything that a Great Song Dead!
-Lyrically can't it better
-Greatest Flow
-one of the Best Beats ever made in the hip Hop history

My all time favorite Nas song- and since Nas is my favorite rapper I guess this is my favorite rap song overall. The lyrics are unmatched by any other rap and the beat is out of this world.. Which, by the way, is yours.

The beat and the lyrics are amazing, even the title just tells you about it, The world is yours what a song!

Best Nas song ever, the beat is so good and the lyrics are supreme. Top 5 rap songs of all time

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4Memory Lane

A dope beat, awesome and catchy chorus line, nice lyrics, this is what Nas is about! The best track from 'Illmatic'

This song should be above Hero and The world is yours. This is Nas' best hit and it is so much better than One Mic!

memory lane... nuff said
the greatness of this song is extreme. should be in first place if you ask me.

This track is amazing, chilled beat, great lyrics, all round amazing song

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5It Ain't Hard to Tell

The beat in the background when he is rapping makes this my favourite Nas song and smart catchy lyrics, but I love all of his songs!

Godlike lyrical content, smooth beat that you can never get out of your head and flow that rides the beat like Benz. My personal favourite from the greatest album of all time "Illmatic".

"Deep like the shining, sparkle like a diamond, sneak a uzi on the island in my army jacket linin' "..

Best song of Nas and one of the best in the history of hip-hop.The lyrics, the beat, his flow...everything is godlike

NAS BEST RAPPER EVER!

This song is amazing, not better than "Nas is Like" but still great. Even though it's short it's a great song

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6Nas Is Like

NAS IS GOAT

SOONER OR LATER WE"LL ALL SEE WHO THE PROPHET IS, HE SAID IN ONE OF THESE VERSES.

The best is amazing and the lyrical skill of Nas is also amazing! The greatest performance made by Nas, and the album I Am... is one of the best works ever made!

Can't go past this song
Nas is genius
Fluent and eloquent
Everything artists now wish they could be!

This song is amazing, best song of 1999, and one of the best Nas songs

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7The Message

Love the background music, awesome lyrics, One of Nas's best tracks. Awesome! I never sleep, because sleep is the cousin of death!

Best Nas beat ever. Hands down. Amazing lyrics as well so this song deserves like number 3

Great Lyrics and love the beat to it!

Great message and song, best song off "It was Written"

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8Life's a Bitch

Az really mad the song so good but nas had the best line "that buck that bought a bottle coulda struck the lotto"

That's why we get high, 'cause you never know when you gonna go

Why is this so low? I voted for "The Message" but this should be top 6

It looks at how life can be bad but also how they have hope.

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9Ether

He absolutely destroyed Jay-Z on this track, and I think this is arguably one of the greatest rap songs of all time. It is definitely my favorite dis song, that is without a doubt. Great work with this one, Nas! PS, I just wish I knew what "Ether" meant.

One of the most lyrical tracks in history, it totally pawned Jay-Z in the ultimate battle for New York

The song that started NAs' reign as the king of New York. It has some nice beats and amazing lyrics, plus he disses Jay-Z

Nas proves he is the king in this witty, hard hitting diss to jay z with some insane lyricism. Takeover was dope, but this is like its older brother!

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10If I Ruled the World

One of the greatest songs of all time. Lyrically the most amazing rap song. A real classic and thank god it is in the top ten

One of the greatest songs of all time, and better than any song on this list by a long shot! Lyrically it is a masterpiece of Nas and has a nice flow!

Greatest song of all time, not just rap but of all time! It has a nice beat and amazing lyrics, he talks about the worlds problems

Great song with Lauryn Hill

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The Contenders

11Represent

awesome song...lyrically good and love the beat

My favourite beat ever, this song is amazing! Should easily be top 5

F*ing great track, superb lyrics and beat

Cool song, very catchy

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12I Gave You Power

He raps about what a gun goes through. His lyrical messages are unbelievable and he is one of the best rappers of all time.

Probably one of the most lyrical songs crafted by Nas which birthed an equally great track by Tupac.

The most original concept and dope storytelling already listened like a 1000 times

Great storytelling and flow by nasty.

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13One Love

Relaxing beat and You'll head bop to these lyrics all day.

Should be higher, dope beat with a message, really got that nyc feel

Great beat, plus it's in Illmatic so it just counts as the best.

Love this song, nice and chilled

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14Halftime

This song is so sick, for sure my favorite. As well as represent and it ain't hard to tell

Unreal song, lyricism is top notch as always and the beat is just something else!

So UNDERRATED. Flow is sick, lyrics are sick, beat is sick, creative flow as well. Amazing track.

This is his first song, and this song is top notch

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15Hate Me Now

Why do so many people not like this song? The beat is really good and the lyrics are great too.. Should be top 3 along with ny state of mind and one mic.

Best song with best lyrics better than all the above mentioned. Where he shares all the frustration with people about how people started hating him...

Damn good man!

He's so intense and ferocious on this song you can hear his passion through the mic you gotta love this song

This song is amazing, needs to be top 10. Sick beat and lyrics. Puff Daddy does good as well

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16Purple

Yo gotta listen to this man, the flow is sick, instrumental is sick, lyrics is sick, seriously what more do you need man

One of the songs that makes you think Nas is the most lyrical rapper ever

Should be way higher, flawless flow, crazy instrumental and just a lyrical masterpiece

One of his more powerful songs. It's in my top ten for sure.

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17Made you look

Newness here's the anthem put ya hands up that ya shoot wit count ya loot wit push the pool stick in ya new crib same hand that ya hoop wit swing around like ya stupid king of the town yeah I been that u know I click clack where u and ya mens at do the smurf do the wop baseball bat rooftop like we bringin '88 back

Nas is the best half man half amazing - 9713524179

"Newness Anthem", just shows how superior Nas is over any other rapper!

I personal think this is the best. Because in this song he goes into complete gangsta mode.

This should be at least in the top 5, one of his best songs

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18I Can

Nas nailed it with this song, it is one of the best rap songs I have ever heard! It has a good beat, good lyrics, and meaning this combination is very rare.

Nas delivers a song with a good message while keeping his musical personality and without being corny or unoriginal.

Great message, great song. Even with all of the children, it's a great song

Good song by nas

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19Hero

The best song from Untitled, this song is a fast paced and true side of Nas, I love it when Nas makes songs like these, because that's his speciality!

This songs is just awesome, its fast paced, and once you listen to it you'll wanna get up and dance.

this song should not be num#4 it should be right behind 1 mic

Great song, great beat and lyrics, it's way better than "Hip Hop is Dead"

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20Hip Hop Is Dead

The beat is so good, so are the lyrics. Great hip hop song.

That one is amazing and it has some kind of pop appeal, I really love it

Great song, not his best, but still good

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1. N.Y. State of Mind
2. The Message
3. Memory Lane
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