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  1. As We Enter

    As We Enter


    "As We Enter" is the first single from Nas and Damian Marley's collaboration album, Distant Relatives. The track is produced by Damian Marley. There are no full verses in the song, but rather Nas and Damian Marley rap in call-and-response fashion. The track contains samples of Mulatu Astatke's song Yegelle Tezeta.

  2. Bridging The Gap

    Bridging The Gap (2004)


    "Bridging the Gap", the second single from Nas' Street's Disciple, features his father, Olu Dara, and samples music from Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy" composition. Olu Dara provides the hook of the song by talking about his path and how Nas was born. Nas and Olu Dara performed the song many times before the release of Street's Disciple. It was the only buzz the album had as its release came near. The song is referenced in the title track of The Game's song "The Documentary", when he says, "Now I understand why Nas did a song with his pops."

  3. Can't Forget About You

    Can't Forget About You (2006)


    "Can't Forget About You" is the second and final single from Nas' 2006 album Hip Hop Is Dead, released on January 23, 2007. It features Chrisette Michele, and the track is produced by Its lyrics deal with Nas reciting various unforgettable memories such as Mr. T becoming a wrestler and when DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince won the first Rap Grammy. Its b-side is "Hustlers" featuring The Game and Marsha from Floetry. It features a sample of "Unforgettable by Nat King Cole. The song reached number forty-six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, making it, to date, his highest charting R&B song since "I Can" peaked at 7 in 2003.

  4. Champion



    "Champion" is a song by Trinidadian American recording artist Nicki Minaj, taken from her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012). The song features additional vocals from hip hop artists Drake, Nas, and Young Jeezy. "Champion" was written by Minaj, Aubrey Graham, Jay Jenkins, and Nasir Jones, while the production and additional writing was handled by Pink Friday (2010) collaborators T-Minus and Nikhil Seetharam. Musically, "Champion" is a downtempo hardcore hip hop ballad that also incorporates elements of R&B, New Age, and space music. The lyrics speak of each artist's rise to fame, as well as the trials and tribulations that it carries; it references the death of Minaj's cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, who was murdered near his Brooklyn home on July 3, 2011.

  5. Cherry Wine

    Cherry Wine


    "Cherry Wine" is a song by American rapper Nas, released in 2012 by Def Jam Recordings as the fourth single from his 2012 album Life Is Good. The single features vocals by the late Amy Winehouse and was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

  6. Cherry Wine

    Cherry Wine


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  7. Classic

    Classic (2007)


    "Classic (Better Than I've Ever Been)" is Grammy nominated collaboration song between Kanye West, Nas, Rakim and KRS-One that is produced by Rick Rubin. The song was released as a single on February 20, 2007 by Nike Records. It was performed live at the Nike Air Force Ones 25th anniversary party shown on MTV2. Its remix, "Better Than I've Ever Been DJ Premier Remix", is produced by DJ Premier, and it features Rakim along with the aforementioned rappers. It features DJ Premier's signature scratches from prior songs such as Nas' "One Love" and "It Ain't Hard to Tell". The song was nominated for Best Rap Collaboration at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008. Common was featured on the remix, scratched on the DJ Premier version.

  8. Don't Get Carried Away

    Don't Get Carried Away (2006)


    "Don't Get Carried Away" is a single from rapper Busta Rhymes' seventh studio album, The Big Bang.

  9. Escobar '97

    Escobar '97 (2003)


  10. Ether

    Ether (2001)


    Ether is the second track on hip hop artist Nas' 2001 album Stillmatic. The song was a response to Jay-Z's "Takeover" - a diss track directed towards Nas and Mobb Deep which appears on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, during the Jay-Z vs. Nas feud. Nas named the song Ether because, "I was told a long time ago, ghosts and spirits don't like the fumes from ether, and I just wanted to affect him with my weapon and get to his soul."

  11. Firm Biz

    Firm Biz (2004)


    "Firm Biz" is the first single by the Hip hop supergroup The Firm from their singular collaborative LP The Album. The song was produced by L.E.S, who based the song's track on a sample of Teena Marie's 1981 hit "Square Biz". "Firm Biz" also features a chorus performed by former En Vogue singer Dawn Robinson, reworked from the "Square Biz" chorus. AZ raps the first verse of the song, Nas the second, and Foxy Brown the third and final verse. The song never reached any US chart positions, but was a UK Top 20 hit in 1997. A remix of the song was released, featuring a verse from Half-A-Mill and a chorus by Mary J. Blige. The word "feds" is censored in the explicit version, in verse 2, performed by Nas, when he says "Never that though Black .4-4's for feds".

  12. Get Down

    Get Down (2002)


    "Get Down" is the third and final single released from Nas' 2002 album God's Son. It features descriptive storytelling by Nas and funk-based production by Nas and Salaam Remi. In addition to elements of Funky Drummer, the track samples "The Boss" by James Brown which was previously made famous by West Coast rapper Ice T on his 1990 single You Played Yourself, the same sample was used in Poor Righteous Teachers' song Word from the Wise and Lord Finesse's Bad Mutha. It wasn't as popular as Nas' previous two singles from God's Son, but still reached #76 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

  13. Got Ur Self A Gun

    Got Ur Self A Gun (2003)


    "Got Ur Self A..." is the second single from the 2001 album Stillmatic by the rapper Nas. The song samples "Woke Up This Morning" by Alabama 3. It reached #87 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  14. Halftime

    Halftime (1994)


    "Halftime" is the 1992 debut single by American rapper Nas, released under his original moniker of "Nasty Nas". It was originally recorded for the Zebrahead soundtrack album, released October 13, 1992, on Ruffhouse Records. "Halftime" was produced by Large Professor and features samples from "Schoolboy Crush" by Average White Band, "Hawaiian Sophie" by Jaz-O, "Soul Traveling" by Gary Byrd, and "Dead End" by Japanese Hair. The song was later included on Nas' influential 1994 debut album, Illmatic.

  15. Hate Me Now

    Hate Me Now (1998)


    "Hate Me Now" is a 1999 hip hop single by rapper Nas featuring Puff Daddy. The backbeat is inspired by, and contains some samples from, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. It was ranked 119 on xxl's best songs of the 90's.

  16. Head Over Heels

    Head Over Heels


    "Head over Heels" is a song by Allure, issued as the lead single from their eponymous debut album. The song features a rap by Nas, and it contains a sample of "The Bridge" by MC Shan. It peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  17. Hero

    Hero (2008)


    "Hero" is a 2008 song and lead single from Nas' untitled album. The song features singer Keri Hilson and production by Polow da Don. This song was also featured on the special edition of Madden NFL 09.

  18. Hip Hop is Dead

    Hip Hop is Dead (2006)


    "Hip Hop Is Dead" is the first and title single taken from Nas' 2006 album of the same name. It is produced by and features It peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as well as number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. On December 31, 2007, the music video for "Hip Hop Is Dead" appeared at number 93 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007 countdown, even though the video was released in December of 2006.

  19. Hot Boyz

    Hot Boyz (1999)


    "Hot Boyz" is the title of a number-one Hip hop/R&B single by rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott featuring Lil' Mo. The remix version of the song was an urban hit featuring Nas, Eve, and Q-Tip. The remix broke the record for most weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart on December 28, 1999 (after reaching the Top 3 on November 16, 1999), 16 weeks at number one on the Hot Rap Singles from November 16, 1999 to March 7, 2000, and reached number 5 on the US Hot 100 on December 28, 1999 (after debuting in the Top 40 on November 16). In the UK, the song became the biggest hit from the Da Real World album; it peaked at #18, being Missy's sixth top 40 and fourth top 20 solo success.

  20. I Can

    I Can (2002)


    "I Can" is the second single from the Nas album, God's Son.

  21. I Gave You Power

    I Gave You Power (1996)


    "I Gave You Power" is a 1996 jazz fusion-styled song on Nas' second album It Was Written. It is considered a standout song, one of Nas' greatest hits, and a hip hop "classic". It follows "Street Dreams" gaplessly on It Was Written.

  22. I'm Gonna Be Alright

    I'm Gonna Be Alright (2001)


    "I'm Gonna Be Alright" is a song recorded by American entertainer Jennifer Lopez for her second studio album, J.Lo (2001). It was written by Lopez, Lorraine Cheryl Cook, Ronald LaPread and producers Cory Rooney and Troy Oliver. "I'm Gonna Be Alright" was remixed by Poke & Tone of Trackmasters for Lopez's first remix album, J to tha L-O! The Remixes (2002). It was released on July 1, 2002 by Epic Records as the album's second single. The remix featured rapper Nas and is a double A-side along with "Alive". It achieved moderate success on the music charts worldwide, and peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Lopez's sixth U.S. top ten single.

  23. If I Ruled The World

    If I Ruled The World (2000)


    "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)" is a 1996 hit hip hop single by Nas featuring Lauryn Hill of The Fugees. It is based on the 1985 hit of the same name by rapper Kurtis Blow and samples the beat of "Friends" by Whodini. The single was Nas's first Top 20 R&B hit, and was also nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. Lauryn Hill's verse interpolates the song "Walk Right Up To The Sun" by The Delfonics. The song's lyrics feature Nas discussing the various things he would do if he "ruled the world and everything in it". It is considered one of the best rap songs ever by many publications. Including being ranked 88 on XXL's Best Songs of the 90's.

  24. In Public

    In Public (2003)


    "In Public" is a song by American R&B singer-songwriter Kelis, featuring American rapper Nas. It was written by Rockwilder and Kelis and produced by Rockwilder for Kelis' third studio album, Tasty (2003). As the song title implies, its lyrics deal with public sex.

  25. It Ain't Hard To Tell

    It Ain't Hard To Tell (1994)


    "It Ain't Hard to Tell" is Nas' second single and last track from his debut album Illmatic. Produced by Large Professor, the song samples Michael Jackson's 1983 hit single "Human Nature", "N.T." by Kool & the Gang, "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?" by The Whatnauts, "Long Red" by Mountain & "Slow Dance" by Stanley Clarke. The single reached #91 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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