Nas - hip-hop icon to many - has revealed the artists who have influenced him over the years.
Speaking to DJ Khaled on We The Best Radio, Hip Hop Golden Age reports that the artist named his favourite top-ten albums of all time.
Scroll down to find out which records made the cut.
1. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back
2. Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full
3. Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
4. LL Cool J - Bigger and Deffer
5. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Wanted Dead Or Alive
6. Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane
7. Ice Cube - Death Certificate
8. Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
9. Scarface of the Geto Boys - Mr. Scarface Is back
10. A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Some good listening material, we're sure you'll agree.
You can watch the full 40-minute interview above.
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