Common cited Queensbridge lyricist as his all-time favorite rapper. As has been the norm since 2001, the Chicago emcee felt the need to explain why he picked Nas over Jay-Z. The two New York legends have seemingly been joined at the hip in the minds of hip hop heads ever since their infamous feud a decade ago, and Common shared he sided with the man formerly known as Escobar.
"I would say Nas, that’s my favorite rapper. It’s tough, because [Jay-Z] is one of the greatest and many can argue,” he said, “But Nas is so poetic with it and I feel like his lyrics, you can write them down on paper and they will last for time. It would be like literature that we read.”