Nas' Top Hip-Hop Lyricists

Rolling Stone

"When I said 'hip-hop is dead' a few years ago, I felt we'd gotten away from the great wordplay and storytelling," Nas told Rolling Stone in 2010. "There's a place for the party shit and a place for the gangster shit. I focus on the guys that are always pushing themselves forward." Listen to his handpicked selection of songs from hip-hop's best lyricists.