Widely renowned for his incredible 20 years spent at the forefront of the rap game, Queens rapper Nas, is most widely known for his infamous debut album Illmatic, as well as the follow up, It Was Written. However over here at Content Store we feel that his 6th album, God's Son, which came in 2002, is one of his best, if not the best piece of material he has ever put out. The release of the album came at a pivotal time, not only for Nasty Nas but also for Hip-Hop itself as it was heavily inspired by one of the most talked about rap beef's ever, which saw the rapper go up against his Brooklyn counterpart Jay-Z. Focussing heavily on religion, violence and his emotional experiences, God's Son was an in-depth insight into the mind of one of the finest MC's that has ever lived, who'd been sat on top of the rap game since the tender age of 17. The recording of the album was said to be a very emotional and testing experience as the release came just a short 7 months after the death of his mother. With features from the likes of Tupac, Kelis and Alicia Keys and production laced with samples from legends like James Brown, Fela Kuti and Diana Ross, "God's Son" debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart before being certified platinum in recognition of sales in excess of a million copies just 11 months after it's release, firmly cementing himself as the self proclaimed "King of New York".
Just like his flow and lyrical content, Nas's style has never changed, rather progressed as he moves through life. Around 2002 when Nas dropped God's Son, he could regularly be seen rocking double denim outfits from friend & associate Puff Daddy's Sean John brand, matched with one of his many Avirex jackets. Throughout his life it has been rare not to see Nasir Jones without a pair of classic Timberland boots on his feet, whilst it has been equally as rare to see him leave the house without heavy gold link chains hanging from his neck along with his trademark Jesus piece.