Nas is one of the most prolific lyricists of all time. Alone he has inspired an entire generation of lyricists including my favorite rapper Lupe. Nas has been mentioned countless times as the “Rapper who made me like Hiphop” or “The one who inspired me to start writing raps”. His album “Illmatic” is probably the most critically acclaimed and celebrated rap album of all time. He mastered the art of storytelling, making the listener feel as if they knew him personally and were with him in the streets of NYC at that time. I don’t really have to say much about him to prove that he is one of the greatest rappers AND lyricists of all time, you just need to listen.