We have all had this argument before and as time rolls by there are only certain artists that remain in the top 5. This time CNN is putting their own “2 Cents” in and have given Nas Escobar the title of “Greatest Lyricist Of All Time”. On CNN part that is a bold move read snippets of the article below written by Elliott C. McLaughlin. According to McLaughlin it is based on Nas’ longevity, catalog , and consistency do you agree take the poll below.
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(CNN) — Let’s begin with a disclaimer: Nas doesn’t endorse the following sentence.
But he’s the greatest lyricist of all time.
Those words were carefully chosen: “lyricist” over “rapper” or “hip-hop artist;” “greatest” instead of “most successful;” “all time” rather than “today.”
Those distinctions are important. Still, Nas isn’t buying it.
“It’s wayyyyyy, way, way too early in our lives,” he said when asked where he fits among history’s best MCs. “It’s great to put a list together, but don’t take it too seriously because your list won’t matter 10 years from now or 15 years from now. It’ll be a different list.”
OK, no lists then; just a strong case for Nas being the best rhymesmith ever, the GOAT, numero uno, and a humble concession that this is but one man’s opinion and yours are enthusiastically welcomed below.