The first time I heard about Nas was when I had my first job in high school. I worked at the mall record store in my hometown. Nas had just released his album "I Am". I had one million people come into the store the month after the album was released saying stuff like, "Oh, hey. Do you have that song about that thing where that guy is talking about what he is like?" In spite of that I've been super into Nas ever since. Damian Marley is no slouch either. I can't even get into that.