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The best album by Nas is Illmatic which is ranked number 85 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 27,877.

Nas is ranked number 112 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 30,775.

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Nas best albums

The following albums by Nas are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:959 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:27,877
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:85
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,137 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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2.

It Was WrittenUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1996Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1996:50Rank Score:953
Rank in 1990s450Overall Rank:2,190
Average Rating:  77/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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StillmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:2001Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 2001:76Rank Score:503
Rank in 2000s795Overall Rank:3,562
Average Rating:  77/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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The Lost TapesUnited States Nas
Year of Release:2002Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2002:110Rank Score:374
Rank in 2000s1,047Overall Rank:4,504
Average Rating:  78/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

God's SonUnited States Nas
Year of Release:2002Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2002:116Rank Score:361
Rank in 2000s1,083Overall Rank:4,657
Average Rating:  76/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

UntitledUnited States Nas
Year of Release:2008Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2008:186Rank Score:209
Rank in 2000s1,690Overall Rank:7,158
Average Rating:  69/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Hip Hop Is DeadUnited States Nas
Year of Release:2006Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2006:216Rank Score:167
Rank in 2000s2,005Overall Rank:8,461
Average Rating:  71/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Life Is GoodUnited States Nas
Year of Release:2012Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2012:280Rank Score:116
Rank in 2010s1,961Overall Rank:11,173
Average Rating:  75/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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I Am...United States Nas
Year of Release:1999Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1999:292Rank Score:94
Rank in 1990s2,746Overall Rank:13,701
Average Rating:  70/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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NasirUnited States Nas
Year of Release:2018Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2018:68Rank Score:82
Rank in 2010s2,855Overall Rank:15,447
Average Rating:  71/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Overall band rank: 112

This may not be a complete discography for Nas. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Nas best tracks

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1.N.Y. State Of Mind
(from the album Illmatic)
 91/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.Life's A Bitch
(from the album Illmatic)
 91/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.It Ain't Hard To Tell
(from the album Illmatic)
 91/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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4.The World Is Yours
(from the album Illmatic)
 91/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)
(from the album Illmatic)
 89/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.Halftime
(from the album Illmatic)
 89/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.Represent
(from the album Illmatic)
 88/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.One Love
(from the album Illmatic)
 87/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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9.The Message
(from the album It Was Written)
 86/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.Ether
(from the album Stillmatic)
 85/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.One Time 4 Your Mind
(from the album Illmatic)
 84/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.One Mic
(from the album Stillmatic)
 84/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.If I Ruled The World (Imagine That) (Feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill)
(from the album It Was Written)
 84/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Cops Shot The Kid
(from the album Nasir)
 83/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.I Gave You Power
(from the album It Was Written)
 83/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.Purple
(from the album The Lost Tapes)
 83/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.The Genesis
(from the album Illmatic)
 82/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.Thugz Mansion (N.Y.)
(from the album God's Son)
 82/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Affirmative Action
(from the album It Was Written)
 82/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Doo Rags
(from the album The Lost Tapes)
 82/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Nas ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 73 votes)
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85/100
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71/100
 
90/100
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90/100
 
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10/08/2018 06:39
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75/100
09/30/2018 06:03
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Nas comments

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85/100
From NickD89 05/23/2018 14:31
Nas is a thug poet, his words are extremely deep and well put together. Illmatic might be the first album I have listened from front to back and till this day it is still one of my favourite album of all time. This guy has to be in your top 5 hip hop artists of all time.
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From PepsiMan 10/26/2017 00:44
One of the best lyricist but his beat selection is just horrible (with the exception of Illmatic)

nonetheless, his discography isn't the best, but Illmatic is one of the greatest albums, ever.
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From IVANSTAKE 07/08/2017 19:50
Most of the people that say that illmatic is the only good album of nas i'm pretty sure that you haven't listened to the rest of his albums, it was written is almost as good as illmatic, soul ultimate, stillmatic and i am are really good, and he dosnt even have one bad album in my opinion...
Any other rapper had ever done an album like illmatic, just with that he deserves at least a 9/10
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Rating:  
80/100
From Strangel 11/21/2016 04:03
As a rule, I'm not greatly moved by rap music, but I've always respected the integrity of the grittier roots of the sub-cultural poetry used as a language against oppression. Every now and then I'd come across a song that made me nod in respect but rarely was I inspired to purchase a full album.

This site directed me to Illmatic as I wanted to listen to some of the higher rated rap albums in their entirety. So far this album has impressed me the most of any I have listened to as it feels 'real' (if that makes any sense). So much of what you hear in rap music sounds fabricated but Nas had a 'real' need to express himself in Illmatic, and I think that there is a 'real' street poetry that provides this cathartic release.
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Rating:  
70/100
From Tamthebam 10/23/2015 11:13
Brilliant debut and not bad follow up but then it all goes downhill It's a shame and annoying that he started so well and then gave up!
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Rating:  
60/100
From Socipluco 08/12/2015 10:42
Illmatic will always be a masterpiece of such importance for music itself that it can't be overrated, so many good beats and lyrics... It was written is also a pretty solid album from start to end but the rest... Man saying that it is disappointing it's putting it mildly.
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75/100
From junodog4 02/18/2015 03:22
Sorry that you find it rubbish. Your loss - Illmatic is brilliant hip-hop that influenced so many others.
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From makerofbuckets 02/12/2015 04:21
At least he has 1 album in the top 2000
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95/100
From MCOTho 03/25/2013 07:32
Illmatic is probably the best Hip-Hop album ever. Crazy good lyricist.
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20/100
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