Nas‘ sixth studio album recently celebrated its eighteenth birthday a few days back, and it feels appropriate to spotlight “The Cross,” a reflective piece fueled by some stellar penmanship from the Queensbridge emcee.
All the while, Eminem‘s spooky piano arrangement floats underfoot, giving Nas ample space to showcase a slew of impressive flows. “I changed it up from that pop shit, it’s hard to see R&B rappers arguably, started f-ckin’ up the game horribly,” spits Nas, a relic of what used to bother lyricists back in 2002. “Cause I parted the sea, then these novices targeted me.”
Be sure to revisit this classic collaboration between two of rap’s greatest, and sound off if you consider God’s Son to deserve classic status eighteen-years removed from its release.