Hip-hop icon Nas reveals the ten records that inspired him

Plenty of listening material for big rap fans

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Thursday 03 March 2016 14:16
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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

Released 1988

2. Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full

Released 1987

3. Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded

Released 1987

4. LL Cool J - Bigger and Deffer

The second studio album by LL Cool J in 1987, which included the first commercially successful rap ballad, ‘I Need Love’

Released 1987

5. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Wanted Dead Or Alive

Released 1990

6. Big Daddy Kane - Long Live the Kane

Released 1988

7. Ice Cube - Death Certificate

Released 1991

8. Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Released 1988

9. Scarface of the Geto Boys - Mr. Scarface Is back

Released 1991

10. A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

Released 1990

Some good listening material, we're sure you'll agree.

You can watch the full 40-minute interview above.

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