CNN Names Nas the “Greatest Lyricist of All Time.”
CNN has announced Nas as “the greatest lyricist of all time.”
Eliott C. McLaughlin of CNN says, “The words were carefully chosen. “‘Lyricist” over “rapper” or “hip-hop artist;” “greatest” instead of “most successful;” “all time” rather than “today.”
The article places the 40 year old rapper up against other artists such as Jay Z, Eminem, Andre 3000, along with the late Pac and Biggie.
What do you think? Is Nas really the greatest lyricist of all time? If not, who would you say is more deserving of the crown, and why?