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So i thought of creating a playlist with songs suitable under different categories. Of course this is just my opinion and i would love to know your opinions/suggestions regarding these songs or any other song you’d like to recommend according to your personal preferences in the comment section !

Street Dreams (Remix)
Nas (feat. R. Kelly)
Street Dreams (Remix)

Since I was recently talking about MCs that were trying to emulate Nas, let’s talk about the real thing, shall we? Nas never achieved the widespread public adoration that has been bestowed upon the likes of contemporaries like Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, and The Notorious B.I.G. but if it came down to it, I might put Nas above them all. He has a laid back flow that is just untouchable. His lyrical mastery and influence has stretched into the works of artists like Eminem, Lupe Fiasco, and J. Cole just to name a few.

Street Dreams” was a solid single from his second album, It Was Written. Today, I’m here to talk about the remix of that song. The track was produced by The Trackmasters, producers of other such hits of the era like Foxy Brown’s “I’ll Be,” Will Smith’s “Men in Black,” and Nas’ own “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That).” You can hear the smooth production stylings of those tracks in this one; The Trackmasters took care to sample only the best in classic R&B: “Choosey Lover” by The Isley Brothers. R. Kelly is featured and brings his unique flavor to the song by singing the hook which is an interpolation of “Choosey Lover” and Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology).”

This version of the song was mainly publicized using a flashy Hype Williams music video which is excellent. But if you really want to see something special/crazy, check out Nas performing this track on Nickelodeon’s All That. It’s a trip.

Though you’re a woman, I don’t know how you deal with all the pressure to look impressive and go out in heels; I feel for you, killing yourself to find a man that’ll kill for you
—  J. Cole