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Nas - “It Ain’t Hard to Tell”

Although he had begun to build his buzz through guest appearances and “Halftime,” Nas didn’t capture the world’s attention until “It Aint Hard to Tell.” Large Professor’s “Human Nature” flip somehow transformed the Michael Jackson classic into hip-hop, the perfect drop for Nas’s rugged, yet smooth delivery. Proving he deserved a spot amongst the elite, the newcomer from Queens showed the initial promise he has gone on to fulfill.

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