Five mics in The Source for his first album, arguably the greatest diss song in the history of diss songs, and a permanent spot in barbershop talks about who the greatest rapper of all time is —there is only one "God's Son," and his name is Nasir Jones.
If aliens came down today and asked you to explain what hip-hop is through examples, it would be smart to include at least one Nas album on that flash drive. The argument over which is the best can be saved for another day, but the fact is that there are very few rappers who have a better catalogue or who have done more for the culture than Nas has since his debut in 1994.
It's important to honor the greats and to teach the younger generation about real emcees, but in order to teach you need the facts...so how well do you know Nasty Nas? Take the quiz above to find out.