Written/Collected by Arlene
Nasty Nas. Escobar. Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones was born 42 years ago today, as hard as that is to believe by looking at him. The Queensbridge rapper changed the face of the hip hop game when he dropped Illmatic in ’94. Then only 20 years old, his songs were comprised of vivid storytelling and poetry put to music. He has blessed us with prolific rhymes for over 20 years so choosing songs to include in this list was not a difficult feat. There’s one life, one love, so there can only be one King.