Nas Says Drake, J. Cole and Rick Ross Are On His Top 5 MCs List [WATCH]
Considering he's made an infinite number of greatest-of-all-time lists, Nas hasn't really talked about who his favorite MCs are, but he did that during an interview, and it's J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Drake.
Recently, the lyrical legend sat down with Andre Harrell on Revolt TV, and it seemed like he didn't have to think at all when asked who his favorite rhyme sayers were.
Plus, based on his selection, it's very possible that Nas confined his list to the new-school rappers, since in the past he's named Slick Rick as one of the all-time bests.
Either way, it certainly has to be an honor for all five rappers to be mentioned by one of the most respected MCs in the game, especially since he was so critical of newer MCs on his album Hip Hop is Dead, which he recently talked about.
"In retrospect, I missed the mark by miles," said Nas in a video by Mass Appeal to celebrate the 2006 LP's 10th anniversary. "I didn't want to pick people apart. I felt like it was for a younger artist to do."
You can see the rapper's interview with RevoltTV up above.
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