Best Songs from Nas' Illmatic

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1N.Y. State of Mind

N.Y State of Mind is the best Nas song, and it's in the top 5 rap songs of all time. Such a good beat, and the lyrics are absolutely insane.

2The World is Yours

This is such a good song. I love the beat, and the lyrics. One of the best beats I've ever heard, and one of the best rap songs I've ever heard.

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3Life's a Bitch

Perhaps not number 3, but still a great song. Nas and AZ both killed their verses over this Jazz beat.

4It Ain't Hard to Tell

In my opinion, this is exactly where it should be number 4. He's says so much in a little amount of time. Nice song Nas!

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5Memory Lane (Sittin' in Da Park)

This has always been my favorite song from illmatic but I know it's. It the best. This should be #4 - JCchrom3

In my opinion, this is the third best song off Illmatic, after N.Y State of Mind and The World is Yours. Really nice beat and 2 great verses.

6One Love

Beautiful track, well done Nas! Great meaning, nice piano. It's exactly where it should be on this list.


This is quite low, but still really good.


This should be at number 5. Great track, especially for his first song. This is really good, Nas.

9One Time 4 Your Mind

I'd have it at number 9. Illmatic is one of the only albums that contain songs that are so low but are still really good.

10The Genesis

Well, there's no rapping in this, so it makes sense that it's down the bottom. It's still a cool into though.

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1. N.Y. State of Mind
2. The World is Yours
3. Life's a Bitch



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