The Crown Heights rapper started in his early teens influenced by his best friend and upstairs neighbor Willy “Ill Will” Graham who became his DJ. Initially Nas went by the nickname Kid Wave before adopting the more commonly known “Nasty Nas”. In 1994, Nas’s released his debut album “Illmatic” after signing to the label with the help of MC Serch. The Album, that was produced by himself, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier, couldn’t be better! Most recently, he made quite a stylish return with the video for The Don, released last year in support of Life Is Good. Today’s throwback, “I Can” is off of his sixth album, God’s Son.