Producer: Salaam Remi
Album: God's Son
Built around a knifed-up sample of the Incredible Bongo Band's immortal "Apache” breakbeat, “Made You Look” stands as one of Nas's best songs ever. Nas once admitted that as a child he was “too scared to grab the mics at the park.” The sample on here gave the song a distinct old-school feel reminiscent of those very jam, except this time around Nas sounded like a seasoned veteran who was very much in his element.
Never has he sounded as comfortable as he did on here as he let loose an array of freewheeling raps while “chilling in a white tee looking for wifey.” The remix was something special too, with Ludacris proving he could rhyme alongside two of New York's finest.