Nas featured in Complex's The 30 Most Lyrical Rap Songs of the Past 5 Years
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.
In the scheme of things, Nas' Untitled 2008 album came and went, but for all the criticism, its opening track undeniably ranks among the very best records of Nas' career. The rhyme structure follows the off-kilter, unorthodox, slanted flow of songs like One Mic, and arguably outperforms that record. Queens Get the Money is so minimalist that you can really absorb the lyricism. Jay Electronica provides a bare bones piano loop for Nas to wax poetic over, and that he does, with that stroke of distinct brilliance that only Nas is capable of.
BY: LEILA ORIZ