Produced By: L.E.S. & Wyldfyer
Album: Hip Hop Is Dead
Label: Def Jam
Yup, it was what we expected. Once the white flags went up, the concert appearances started happening, and Nas signed to Def Jam, it was only a matter of time before president/CEO Shawn Carter and Nasir Jones would finally make an authentic recording together. Honestly, "Black Republican" might not have been entirely worth the wait (it's a little anticlimactic), but it still gets a vote on its historical significance alone. Love them or hate them (and there are hardcore Stans who have drawn a line in the sand and have chosen sides), they are two of the greatest rappers to ever do it and them joining forces is worthy of the hoopla.