Icons, Rivals, Rappers: Jay-Z and Nas

Episode 3 of Zack & Mel Talk Music Podcast. Subscribe and follow us on SoundCloud

Jay-Z

Jay-Z, the richest rapper alive (and the wealthiest American musician) was born in 1969 in New York City, the founding place of rap music. He began his musical career by founding Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995 together with Damon Dash and Kareem Biggs.

Jay-Z

Jay-Z’s music albums

  1. Reasonable Doubt
  2. In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
  3. Vol.2… Hard Knock Life
  4. Vol.3… Life and Times of S. Carter
  5. The Dynasty: Roc La Familia
  6. The Blueprint
  7. The Blueprint 2
  8. The Black Album
  9. Kingdom Come
  10. American Gangster
  11. The Blueprint 3
  12. Magna Carter Holy Grail
  13. 4:44

Nas

Nas is considered to be one of the greatest MCs of all times. He is a son of Olu Dara, a jazz musician (at least now you now why Nas is a great artist; his father was a musician). Nas’ musical career started in 1991, however, he released his first album in 1994. His first album, Illmatic is considered to be one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all times. Or as Zack of Zack & Mel Talk Music podcast usually says, Illmatic is one of the greatest collections of 10 songs.

Nas

Nas’ music albums

  1. Illmatic
  2. It Was Written
  3. I Am…
  4. Nastradamus
  5. Stillmatic
  6. God’s Son
  7. Street’s Disciple
  8. Hip Hop Is Dead
  9. Untitled
  10. Life Is Good
  11. Nasir

The playlists

Jay-Z

Jay-Z’s playlist curated by Zack & Mel Talk Music podcast
Nas’ playlist curated by Zack & Mel Talk Music podcast

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