Diggy Simmons jumps on yet another classic track from a Queensbridge great. This time it’s Nas again on the DJ Premier produced Nas is Like.

Fortunately Diggy keeps doing these songs justice.  If he can get some original material this tight he’s going to have a very bright future.

Click here to download.  If you missed it, here’s how Diggy fared covering Mobb Deep’s Shook Ones.

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While we’re celebrating dope producers from the 90’s, check out this new track Large Professor did for this Nas verse.

This is a remix to Nas’ No Ideas Original.  The drums Large Professor used for the remix are reminiscent of those he used for Nas’ Halftime.

Click here to download.  Here are some of Large Professors classic joints:

And of course the song that launched Nas’ career:

Diggy Simmons is reppin’ Queens HARD. This time he does it with a freestyle over Mobb Deep’s classic Shook Ones.

This kid is about to blow.

The Bridge is on a whole different level with this one.  Here’s Shook Ones by one of Queensbridge’s finest, Mobb Deep:

And, of course Diggy made his debut rhyming over this classic Nas track.

There’s a reason why Faith Evans and Biggie got married. She has hip-hop in her blood. In her latest song They Wanna Know ft Ras Kass she rips Nas’ One Love track. Check it out.

Ras Kass verse is just aiight but Faith makes up for it:

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Here’s the classic Nas joint:

And, in case you missed Faith singing over Biggie’s Everyday Struggle, check this out.

 

Buckwild does justice to the remix for Nas and Kool G. Rap’s Fast Life. It’s like a flashback to ’93 but with a smoother beat… Check it out.

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Damian Marley and Nas have a special chemistry together…and The Roots make everyone better. Check out their performance of Patience on Jimmy Kimmel.

Aftermath Records kicks off the Top 10 as the 10th most important hip-hop record label of all time.

#10 Aftermath Records

In 1996, Dr. Dre was wounded from his departure from Death Row Records.  He had virtually given up everything (ownership of his masters, future revenues and equity interest) to extricate himself from the madness that had swallowed up Death Row, not the least of which was the murder of Tupac Shakur.  It was to no one’s surprise that Dre, the best hip-hop producer of all time, would start another record label but even with his stellar track record, Aftermath did not come out of the gates swinging.  After false starts with well-known artists like Rakim, Dawn Robinson (from En Vogue), The Firm (featuring Foxy Brown, AZ, Nature and Nas), and even the good Doctor himself, it was not until 1999 that Aftermath got its first bona fide smash with Eminem.  Once that happened, the label never looked back, with Eminem going on to become the best selling rap artist of all time.  Since then, Aftermath has put out fewer artists than many other record labels over the same time period, but those the label did launch continue to be among the biggest names in hip-hop.

Phone Tap – The Firm

My Name Is – Eminem

The Next Episode – Dr. Dre

In Da Club

How We Do – The Game

Previously: #20 Rakwus Records, #19 Loud Records, #18 Select Records, #17 Rap-A-Lot Records, #16 No Limit Records, #15 Sleeping Bag Records, #14 Uptown Records, #13 Ruffhouse Records, #12 Cold Chillin’ Records, #11 Jive Records