By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
From the very beginning, Nas set the bar very high, starting with Illmatic, his debut album. Every album released since then has been compared to his 1994 debut, which gained him comparisons to Rakim. Even during his feud with Jay-Z, Nas found himself criticized by his rival for his music quality sinking.
Each time Nas faced adversity, he came back stronger. This was indeed the case when Nas released Life is Good after a four-year hiatus. Adding Life is Good to his classic collection that includes Illmatic, Stillmatic, and God’s Son, Nas proved he had what it takes to lead this new generation of hip hop.
Recently, CNN decided to delve into hip hop. While there is no denying Nas’ status as a legend in the game, CNN went over and beyond with their rating. To start 2013 off, CNN named Nas as the ‘Greatest Lyricist.’ However, in many debates, Nas has come up in discussion.