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

5The 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]I love this song! I love so much of Nas's works but this one is my favorite

6Nas 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.

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]He is the best rip of us

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.

12One Love
Relaxing beat and You'll head bop to these lyrics all day.
Dope beat, great story!

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

15I 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

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

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.

18Made you look
"Newness Anthem", just shows how superior Nas is over any other rapper!
This song always got me chills

19Hip 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.

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

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