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.