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Nas: #4 Hottest MC In The Game

For 2012, life was certainly good for Nasir. And with one of the top Rap albums of last year, Esco holds the numero 4 spot on MTV‘s Hottest MCs List. Not only did Nas drop potent stick-to-your-rib singles like “Daughters,” “The Don” and “Bye Baby,” he went to great lengths to craft memorable story-driven videos to match. ” ‘The Don’ was a great visual, ‘Daughters’ was a great visual, ‘Nasty’ was great and I think with this record coming off […]

Hip Hop Picks Favorite Love Songs

Put it in a song, alright! MTV caught up with the likes 50, Fab, Nas, Talib, Future and more for their favorite Rap love song. From Meth and MJB’s “All I Need” to even Future’s “Turn On The Lights”, this is what they choose, to get you in the mood. But what do y’all think? Sidebar: The Boombox Top 25

’12 Best Albums: #2 Nas Life Is Good

Prior to 2012, life wasn’t always so good for Nasir. After the lackluster work on his previous release, Nas shocked the world with his formidable tenth album. As if one is needed, Esco re-introduces himself on the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-assisted “No Introduction”. Nas can’t pick good beats? On this go-round, the quality behind the boards took a giant leap forward. Nas’ go-to producer Salaam Remi provides the foundation behind the boards on the well-narrated tale of his borough (“Queens Story“), the […]

’12 Best Singles: #3 Nas “Daughters”

Nas’ seed is a big girl now. And for his single “Daughters”, he reflects on his own child’s growth and development. Backed by No I.D.’s soul samples, Esco  evaluates his parenting skills with honesty (“Plus she’s seen me switching women, pops was on some pimp shit”), confusion (“One day she’s ya little princess, next day she talking boy business”) and even a lil’ regret (“I’m too loose, I’m too cool with her”). Carmen would disagree, but hey, father knows best.

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