Top Ten Best Nas Songs


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N.Y. State of Mind

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!
This song is a classic, best song by him!
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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
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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!
The chorus is amazing and inspiring. His flows are clean as can be. I love the beat and scrathing that appears on this track. My all time favorite Nas song and in my opinion a top ten hip hop song 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.
The BEST one on Illmatic. Hands down
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5Nas Is Like

Can't go past this song
Nas is genius
Fluent and eloquent
Everything artists now wish they could be!
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!
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6The Message
Deep song and great lyrics.
Love the background music, awesome lyrics, One of Nas's best tracks. Awesome! I never sleep, because sleep is the cousin of death!
Deep song, definitely one of the highlights of it was written, a good follow up to the best rap albm ever in Illmatic
Best nas track ever! The beat is almost legendary...
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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
Somebody just had to humble themselves and admit that Nasir ain't in their league when it comes to this
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8It 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!
It Ain't Hard to Tell is probably Nas best work. A Neck breaking instrumental with a Michael Jackson sample. And the lyrics:, It Ain't Hard to Tell, I exhale then prevail, the Mic is contacted as I attrac clientele" or, I drink Moets with Medusa give her shotguns in hell, from the spliff that I lift and inhale, it ain't hard to tell."This methaphoric, rhymatic and smooth level is unmatched. Nas songs are all great, no they are unmatched. But this is by far his best work. This song has all what a Nas Song need:Hilarious Flow, Poetic Rhymes, Smooth Lyrics etc. It has all what a Rap Song need. It Ain't Hard to Tell.
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' "..
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9I 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.
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10Life'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"
The best song ever hiphop has produced.
That's why we get high, 'cause you never know when you gonna go
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The Contenders

This song is so sick, for sure my favorite. As well as represent and it ain't hard to tell
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Yo gotta listen to this man, the flow is sick, instrumental is sick, lyrics is sick, seriously what more do you need man
look it up its on the lost tapes


One of the songs that makes you think Nas is the most lyrical rapper ever
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13If 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
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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 song should not be num#4 it should be right behind 1 mic

This songs is just awesome, its fast paced, and once you listen to it you'll wanna get up and dance.
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15I 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 shows how rap is not only about money ^^ fame but also how it stimulates the new generation to do things. Usually, rappers talk about their life struggle ^^ the new generation s get the wrong impression ^^ follows whatever they do... But Nas shows how to strive forward! Amazing!
Inspireing. He gave a rap song that actually has meaning behind it and has a good message. There nedds to be more songs like this nowadays
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16Hate Me Now
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!
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 he had in my opinion
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I can't believe this isn't in the top 10. Maybe its just me, but I think this is clearly one of Nas' Best songs ever. Great flow, and vibes
I don't understand how this isn't in the top 10. Rule is by far my favorite Nas song. very mellow song, got a nice flow and the lyrics are well written. It's a song that you can listen to all the time, just gets you vibin'. I love it.
Definitely a top 10 song
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18One Love
Relaxing beat and You'll head bop to these lyrics all day.
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awesome song...lyrically good and love the beat
Great beat and lyrics
Great beat by Dj Premier Dope lyrics by nas definitely most underrated illmatic song
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21Street Dreams
Should be top three. Hear this song then you will know.
Great song enough said
The remix with kellz is even better
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This is a great song, the lyrics are truly remarkable, must be Nas at his best


Complete lyricism at the absolute best.
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23Heaven Listen to sample

24Got Ur Self a Gun
How is this so low I love this song

25Made you look
"Newness Anthem", just shows how superior Nas is over any other rapper!
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26Hip Hop Is Dead
That one is amazing and it has some kind of pop appeal, I really love it
The beat is so good, so are the lyrics. Great hip hop song.
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Beautiful song about his moms death. Great emotion and one of the best rap songs eve
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28Affirmative Action
Unbelievable drop, nas at his best along with the whole Firm crew. The beat just turns it into an absolute banger which is impossible not to blast out.
The drops and lyrical composure of this song makes it an absolute JAM. Real cool, mellow vibe that makes your head bump up and down before you even realize it.
I love beat. I'm from Turkey. So I need a translate
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29Doo Rags
Man this song is just superb. One just cannot match Nas when it comes to poetry.
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30Stillmatic (The Intro)
The unique beat and lyrical content was amazing
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It shows everyone that Nas is back to take the throne as best Rapper once more!
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Twenty plus years in the game, and Nas continues to stay true to his roots. This track is a lyrical NASterpiece, and is arguably one of his greatest raps.
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33Surviving the Times
One of the best nas tracks, shows other inspiring rappers that it isn't easy making it into the big leagues
If Biggie Smalls and Marvin Gaye would have ever had a chance to collaborate on a track, this is what it would sound like. Throwback hip hop with a hint of Motown blues, perfection.
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34The Don
Just listen to it a couple times and tell me its not worth a spot
Awesome song with the best beats
Greatest lyrical content in a long time decent beat nas is back!
Not his best but for sure a top 10

Good lyrics, good instrumental good chorus, good flow and both nas and damian go in hard and deep it's like a lesson listening to that song.
One of his late classic, dope beat super lyrics
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36The Cross
Nas uses his arsenal to create a masterpiece. His most underrated song, this should easily be in the top 10!
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37Just a Moment Listen to sample

38Drunk By Myself Listen to sample

39You're Da Man
I agree, could not believe it was not in the top 5. Guess its mainstream music brains nowadays. This is one of his sickest songs no doubt.
This is by far the best Nas song of all time, but I guess only legends can relate
This is not just Nas' best song but maybe THE most beautiful, spiritual rap song I have ever heard.

40Take It In Blood
The best song by far, heard this song on the radio and been a Nas fan ever since. The most underrated songs.
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41Queens Day Listen to sample

42What Goes Around
One of the best Nas songs!
Nice beat and very good lyrics!
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How is this not in the top 30 at least? Best song on "Life is Good"
Get this track higher! Classic 90s Nas

44Can't Forget About You Listen to sample

45Undying Love
This song is fueled with emotion
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46N.Y. State of Mind, Pt. 2
As good as pt 1
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47Shootouts Listen to sample

48As We Enter Listen to sample

49Destroy and Rebuild
I don't believe this so low on the list
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50Star Wars (Illmatic 10th anniversary edition) Listen to sample

51The Set Up Listen to sample

52No Introduction Listen to sample

53Ghetto Prisoners
This song is over looked nas spits some real on this track. He is GOAT I don't even see how Jay z ever thought he was better. That sucka is nowhere near on Nas level.

54Triple Beam Dreams
The most grimy song Nas has ever done since the 90's. He really killed it on this track.


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55Not Going back Listen to sample

56Get Down Listen to sample

57Thugz Mansion Listen to sample

58Last Real N**** Alive
This song should get some credit he spoke true on this song about other rappers in the game. The one and only king of New York.
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59No Idea's Original Listen to sample

60Suspect Listen to sample

┬┐How can be this song not even belong to the top?
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62The Flyest
Another great song with AZ, totally underrated, you need to listen to this!
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63Black President Listen to sample

64Warrior Song Listen to sample

65Book of Rhymes Listen to sample

66Every Ghetto Listen to sample

67Accident Murderer Listen to sample

68Thief's Theme Listen to sample

69My Way Listen to sample

70Shine On 'Em

71U Gotta Love It Listen to sample

72Black Zombie Listen to sample

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75New World Listen to sample

76Family Listen to sample

77Big Things Listen to sample

78Black Girl Lost
A song that has such a powerful message from his album 'It Was Written'. He speaks about the problems that Black girls have but it can be applied to the majority of women today.
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It is the best song of Nas, It should be in top 10.
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80Fried Chicken Listen to sample

81Revolutionary Warfare Listen to sample

82Leaders Listen to sample

83Amongst Kings

84Be a N***** Too

85Everybody's Crazy Listen to sample

86Nothing Lasts Forever Listen to sample

87Make the World Go Round Listen to sample

88Life is What You Make It Listen to sample

89Last Words Listen to sample

90We Will Survive Listen to sample

91Poppa Was a Playa Listen to sample

92Blaze A 50 Listen to sample

93Project Windows Listen to sample

94Big Girl Listen to sample

95Life We Chose
The love for Money can bring the evil out the most purest soul. Anyone who has experinced some sort of fame, noteriety or a major financial increase can relate to this song. Rather it be yourself or the people around you that change because of wealth. "Nas is a TRUE poet and his vision will paint a picture for you."
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97I'm a Villain
Great song from nas pre illmatic demo

98Queens Get the Money Listen to sample

99Money Is My Bitch
WHAT? This should be #1!
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100Life Is Like a Dice Game

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This list was created 5 years, 243 days ago and has been voted on over 2,000 times. This top ten list contains 105 items, has been remixed 10 times.

Updated Saturday, September 20, 2014

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