Nas makes his list of 25 favourite albums of all time

Music icon Nas has cemented his name in the hip hop history. His debut album, Illmatic changed hip-hop forever. Illmatic is at least one of the most important and the most divine hip-hop record of all time, but, what are the albums which make it in Nas’ favourite records?

“I seen this kid Jay, I already knew he was nice. I’m watching him come into the game and he delivered a lyrical album, a street album, and he grabbed his spot. A lot of people couldn’t do that. A lot of people that were putting out albums around the time Reasonable Doubt dropped are no longer around.” – said NAs.

“He staked his claim. He showed everyone he was nice with his lyrics, he was nice with it. He came in the tradition of the New York streets, the way I did, the way Biggie did. He came in that way and he’s been holding it down ever since. If you listen to Reasonable Doubt, he made it happen.”

Nas’ favourite albums of all time:

Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
Bob James – One
Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key of Life
Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Run-D.M.C. – King of Rock
Anita Baker – Rapture
Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded
Eric B. & Rakim – Paid in Full
MC Shan – Down by Law
Big Daddy Kane – Long Live the Kane
Slick Rick – The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Wanted: Dead or Alive
Main Source – Breaking Atoms
Ice Cube – Death Certificate
A Tribe Called Quest – The Low-End Theory
Scarface – Mr. Scarface is Back
N.W.A. – Niggaz4Life
Dr. Dre – The Chronic
Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt
The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death
Outkast – Aquemini