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Steph Blasnik: What Nas’ “Hip Hop Is Dead” Taught Me About Life

From dropping on the scene in 1994 with Illmatic, perhaps his most revered work, to his most recent project, Life Is Good, Nas has brought to the mic unique and thought provoking pictures of street life in NYC as a poor, young, black male. While, recently named “the greatest lyricist of all time” by CNN, it is Nas’ ability to tell a story and/or vet a concept, which gives his music a self-proclaimed “universal” characteristic, allowing it to resonate far beyond the hallways of the Queenbridge apartment buildings where he grew up (the largest public housing development in America).

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Steph Blasnik: What Nas’ “Hip Hop Is Dead” Taught Me About Life

From dropping on the scene in 1994 with Illmatic, perhaps his most revered work, to his most recent project, Life Is Good, Nas has brought to the mic unique and thought provoking pictures of street life in NYC as a poor, young, black male. While, recently named “the greatest lyricist of all time” by CNN, it is Nas’ ability to tell a story and/or vet a concept, which gives his music a self-proclaimed “universal” characteristic, allowing it to resonate far beyond the hallways of the Queenbridge apartment buildings where he grew up (the largest public housing development in America).

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