29 Best Nas Songs of All Time

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Nas has long reigned supreme as one of the music’s most influential and enduring artists. With a career spanning decades, the street poet birthed as Nasir Jones, has maintained his status as a true icon. From his debut in the early '90s to his recent work with renowned producer Hit-Boy, Nas has continued to evolve while consistently demonstrating his lyrical prowess.

His groundbreaking 1994 debut album, Illmatic, remains a defining masterpiece that has inspired generations of artists. This project alone solidified his position as one of the greatest lyricists in the game. Beyond that, Nas' ability to consistently reinvent his sound and deliver compelling narratives has kept fans eagerly awaiting each new release. His impact on the genre is immeasurable. He's tackled a wide range of themes, from street life to social issues, all with a distinctive poetic flair. Nas is synonymous with hip-hop's evolution.

Nas is, without a doubt, one of the greatest rappers to ever touch a microphone. The Grammy Award winner's discography is extensive to say the least. Let’s take a look at his illustrious career by exploring the best Nas Songs ever. We will dive into the tracks that have left an undeniable mark on hip-hop and celebrate the artistry of an icon. Below are the 29 best Nas songs of all time. Let us know what you think about our selection.

Best Nas Songs

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29. '2nd Childhood'

28. 'Adam And Eve'

27. 'Affirmative Action'

26. 'Daughters'

25. 'Ether'

24. 'Fetus'

23. 'Got Ur Self A Gun'

22. 'Hate Me Now'

21. 'I Can'

20. 'I Gave You Power'

19. 'It Ain’t Hard To Tell'

18. 'Last Real N*gga Alive'

17. 'Life’s A Bitch'

16. 'Live N*gga Rap'

15. 'Made You Look'

14. 'Memory Lane (Sittin’ In Da Park)'

13. 'N.Y. State Of Mind'

12. 'Nas Is Like'

11. 'No Idea’s Original'

10. 'One Mic'

9. 'Poppa Was A Playa'

8. 'Purple'

7. 'Queens Get The Money'

6. 'Represent'

5. 'Rewind'

4. 'The Message'

3. 'The World Is Yours'

2. 'Undying Love'

1. 'You're Da Man'

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