Classics: Nas – The World Is Yours (Columbia)
“Whose world is this? (The world is yours, the world is yours)…” But it also happened to be the one of Nas back in 1994 with this timeless masterpiece using a sample of T La Rock & Jazzy Jay‘s ‘It’s Yours’ among other things.
The son of Jazz musician Olu Dara, Brooklyn native Nas made his debut back then, releasing ‘Illmatic’. A package considered as one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums of all time. This with production work by the likes of luminaries such as Large Professor, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier. Not to mention Pete Rock, responsible for the jazzy ‘The World Is Yours’ which stands as one of the man’s signature cuts along with ‘It Ain’t Hard To Tell’ from the same album.
In addition to this, ‘The World Is Yours’ came to get extra exposure in 2008. Eventually standing in the OST of the Jonathan Levine directed ‘The Wackness’. This along with other classics such as The Notorious B.I.G.‘s ‘The What?’ featuring Method Man or DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince‘s ‘Summertime’. Not to mention Faith Evans‘ ‘You Used To Love Me’, A Tribe Called Quest‘s ‘Can I Kick It?’ and R. Kelly‘s Bump N’Grind’ among others.
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