Nas has truly "survived the times." 19 years ago, Illmatic changed the rap game. After a multitude of ups-and-downs, the Queens native has reemerged to regain his lyrical throne—looking cool along the road to rap royalty.
Complex ranks the 30 Most Lyrical Rap Songs of the Past 5 Years! Nas was featured twice on the list for 2008's Queens "Get the Money" and Rick Ross' "Triple Beam Dreams."
With stories of love, fatherhood, success, and more, Nas shared with listeners just why Life Is Good on his 2012 Grammy Nominated Album. Now, Nas wants to know from his fans, Why Your Life is Good? Nas announced a contest today giving 30 lucky fans a chance to win an autographed t-shirt for sharing just why their Life Is Good!
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Over the last nineteen years, the taut ten-track meditation on the universal struggle of a young man growing up in the Queensbridge Houses has remained resonant and relevant. It was just as likely to be bought on cassette or vinyl as it was on CD, and it revolutionized hip-hop in a way not seen since Run-DMC's seminal debut.