In his immortal words: 'Name a rapper I ain't influenced'
will butler
15:30 7th October 2015

In case you missed it, Nas reached the top of the rank in Gigwise's top 50 rappers to ever walk this earth. His impact is unquestionably part of hip-hop canon so we thought it would be as good a time as ever to reflect on all the artists the King of New York inspired.

Nas represents the bridge between the genesis and progression of the culture of hip-hop. Deeply invested in music but something ultimately much greater than the scope of loops, breaks and verses. Originally, Nas was a prodigious voice in a culture that is programmed to try and stifle him. 

A legend by every right who inspired artists both within and looking into the rap culture, here are 15 artists inspired by Nas.