Top Ten Best Nas Songs


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The Top Ten

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!
[Newest]Nas goes hard spitting info bout the streets and the beat is the perfect match for his rapping just an awesome song honestly

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
[Newest]After listening I shed tears this is a masterpiece every time I lists to this song it gives me goosebumps

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!
[Newest]Dope beat sick lyrics smooth flow. THE WHOLE COMBO

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.
[Newest]The BEST one on Illmatic. Hands down

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!
[Newest]He has way better songs that should take the place of this song.

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
[Newest]Deep track, sick beat

7It 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


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
[Newest]Somebody just had to humble themselves and admit that Nasir ain't in their league when it comes to this

9Life'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

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
[Newest]The best song ever... The words are powerful.

The Contenders

11I 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.
The most original concept and dope storytelling already listened like a 1000 times
When Pac feels obliged to borrow the theme, nothing more need be said.

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

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
[Newest]Dope flow, so lyrical. #1 In my opinion.

14I Can
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!
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.
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

15One Love
Relaxing beat and You'll head bop to these lyrics all day.

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

17Hate 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
[Newest]Yeah this was his best song.

18Hip 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.

19Made you look
"Newness Anthem", just shows how superior Nas is over any other rapper!

awesome song...lyrically good and love the beat
F*ing great track, superb lyrics and beat
Needs to be on top five for sure


Beautiful song about his moms death. Great emotion and one of the best rap songs eve

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

It shows everyone that Nas is back to take the throne as best Rapper once more!

25Street Dreams
Should be top three. Hear this song then you will know.
Great song enough said
The remix with kellz is even better

26Got Ur Self a Gun
How is this so low I love this song

This is a great song, the lyrics are truly remarkable, must be Nas at his best


Complete lyricism at the absolute best.


29Affirmative 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

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.

31Doo Rags
Man this song is just superb. One just cannot match Nas when it comes to poetry.

32The Don
Heavy Duty produced a masterful track. Nas shines. The bridge, smooth.
Just listen to it a couple times and tell me its not worth a spot
Awesome song with the best beats

33Take 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.

342nd Childhood

35Stillmatic (The Intro)
The unique beat and lyrical content was amazing

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

37Just a Moment

38The Cross
Nas uses his arsenal to create a masterpiece. His most underrated song, this should easily be in the top 10!

39Surviving 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.

40Undying Love
This song is fueled with emotion

41What Goes Around
One of the best Nas songs!
Nice beat and very good lyrics!

42You'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.

43Queens Day


45Drunk By Myself
Drunk by myself is the song that I could relate to the most when I was depressed. It kind of got me through the hard times, I felt like Nas had my back even though I'm insignificant to him, in fact he doesn't even know I exist. Still, I felt like I could connect to his words. Makes me wish I could see him, because I feel like he did in the song right about now.

How is this not in the top 30 at least? Best song on "Life is Good"
Get this track higher! Classic 90s Nas

47No Introduction
Most underrated nas song. You really see where he's been and where he's going.

48Can't Forget About You

49N.Y. State of Mind, Pt. 2
As good as pt 1

50Triple Beam Dreams
The most grimy song Nas has ever done since the 90's. He really killed it on this track.


51The Flyest
Another great song with AZ, totally underrated, you need to listen to this!

52As We Enter

53Destroy and Rebuild
I don't believe this so low on the list

54Warrior Song
Why is this song so low, it is not the best song but it should be higher

55Star Wars (Illmatic 10th anniversary edition)

56The Set Up

57Ghetto 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.

58Thief's Theme

59Not Going back

60Get Down

61Thugz Mansion

62Last 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.

63No Idea's Original


┬┐How can be this song not even belong to the top?

66Black President

67Revolutionary Warfare

68Book of Rhymes

69Every Ghetto

70Accident Murderer

71My Way

72Shine On 'Em

73U Gotta Love It

74Black Zombie

75Life is What You Make It

76We Will Survive

77Cherry Wine


79New World


81Big Things

82Black 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.

83Queens Get the Money
Slick poetry.. This whole album was fantastic. I liked it more than all his others besides Illmatic.

84Money Is My Bitch
WHAT? This should be #1!
This is a genius song lyrically. Really medaphoric and it has meaning. Great song should be top ten!

It is the best song of Nas, It should be in top 10.
Come On, Vote for this

86Fried Chicken


88Amongst Kings

89Be a N***** Too

90Everybody's Crazy

91Nothing Lasts Forever

92Make the World Go Round

93Last Words

94Poppa Was a Playa

95Blaze A 50

96Project Windows

97Big Girl

98Life 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."


100I'm a Villain
Great song from nas pre illmatic demo

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This list was created 6 years, 90 days ago and has been voted on over 2,000 times. This top ten list contains 115 items, has been remixed 17 times.

Updated Monday, April 20, 2015

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