Take a peek into Nas’ laboratory and you’ll understand why he’s inspired a plethora of rappers. With 12 solo albums under his lab coat and a beaker size of unimaginable lyricism, the Queens rap god birthed a new generation of MCs.
Not only that, Nas mastered the formula to a classic debut. His lyrics still serve as a periodic table to rappers, old and new, even inspiring a Harvard University fellowship program. In celebration of The Don’s 40th birthday tomorrow (Sept. 14), check out this list of compliments rappers have given to the 40-year-old over the years.
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