Today, September 14, 2012, marks the thirty-ninth birthday of Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known under the moniker of Nas. In terms of lyrical technique Nas remains one of the greatest rappers out there, and his off-beat conversational flow truly innovated modern Hip Hop. Additionally, Nas has an eye for detail that is sorely missing amongst the majority of his contemporaries. In a Nas song you can smell and taste the scene. And of course he gets points for representing Queens!

In celebration of this artist (a bit last minute, as I only found out it was his birthday this afternoon) I’ve slapped together a mix from songs of his I happen to have on my laptop at the moment. Again, by no means is this mix meant as my “Best-of-Nas,” and only consists of what I had on hand at the moment. However, with a talent such as his, I feel it shines through regardless. You can grab the mix below.


Happy Birthday Nas!

A Mouthful Of Pennies Presents:

                                        Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones is Like…

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones is Like…

1)    N.Y. State Of Mind part 1 – Nas

2)    N.Y. State Of Mind part 2 – Nas

3)    Walking 2 (J.Period Dubplate) – J.Period & Nneka, feat. Nas

4)    As We Enter – Damian Marley & Nas

5)    Last Day – J.Period & G. Brown, feat. Nas

6)    Tom’s Diner/It Ain’t Hard To Tell – Suzanne Vega & Nas (Danger Mouse remix)

7)    You Owe Me – Nas

8)    Give Up the Goods – Q-Tip, feat. Nas & Mobb Deep (J.Period Remix)

9)    Hey Young World – Nas

10) New York Is Killing Me – Gil Scott-Heron, feat. Nas

11) Me Tienes – The Roots, feat. Nas (J.Period Remix)

12) Fast Life – Kool G Rap & Nas (Shaan Saigol Remix)

13) Young Gifted & Black – Big Daddy Kane (J.Period Remix)

14) Young Gifted & Black Freestyle – Nas (J.Period Remix)

15) Memory Lane – Nas

16)  Back To The Grill Again (Remix) – MC Serch, feat. Chubb Rock, Nas, Red Hot Lover Tone

17) Too Many Rappers [New Reactionaries Version] – Beastie Boys, feat. Nas

18) Nas Is Like – Nas

19) Road To Zion – Nas

Come and get it!:

MediaFire: http://www.mediafire.com/?srnfi5gkrg64n4h

…or if you just want to stream the mix, click below:

DivShare: http://www.divshare.com/download/19561704-f05

——————————————–Bobby Calero———————————


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