Most people would agree that Nas is legend in Rap, but what they don’t realize is his legacy for great R&B collabs. From his classic features on RnB songs to some unexpected collaborations with pop musicians Nas manages to stay nasty and melodic providing us with a treat. Now it’s your turn to let us know which one of these are your favorite non-rap song that he was featured on in the comments. We all have our favorites.
My list starts with:
10. Allure feat Nas – Head Over Heels
His first non-rap collab and he bodied it, perfect melody from the ladies and Trackmasters did a great job with the beat. Perfect song to get a house party started.
9. Mary J Blige feat. Nas – Love Is All We Need
This is when Nas was heavy in the Escobar face, his mafioso flow is perfect for this beat. The Queen and King made us proud with this collab.
8. J Lo feat Nas – I’m Going To Be Alright
At Jenny from the block’s prime, Nas bodied the verses. It sounds like he wrote as Puff talking to J Lo.
7. Alicia Keys feat Nas – Streets of NY
This is like an ode to his first song on his first album so it was easy for him to dominate even though it’s a track with Alicia’s vocals and a Rakim verse.
6. Kevin Rudolf feat Nas – NYC
Not an expected appearance, it fits because the song is about NYC. He reps the city hard in this pop/rock riff.
5. Amerie feat Nas – Why R U
This song has a very late 80′s or early 90′s RnB feel. They manage to keep this melodic and lovely even with all the other street rappers on this.
4. Lloyd feat Nas – You
This is kind of song you would love to listen to while on a trip with your girl or the perfect last song in the club. Andre crushed it and Nas put the finishing touches for a true classic.
3. Cee lo feat Nas – Less Than An Hour
Shouldn’t these two just do an EP or album together? They make good lyric driven melody, this record have the soul of the 70′s with lyrics from the 90′s.
2. Gill Scott Heron – New York Is Killing Me
This is epic, his verse is on another level. Heron’s raspy voice and the clap static beat is perfect for Nas, he provided one of his best ode to NY verses.
1. Mariah Carey feat Nas – Thank God I Found You
Nas’ ad libs “Make it last, make it last” are enough to deem this a classic, but this song is perfect on all fronts (voices, melody, beats and content).