Album: God's Son
Producer: Chucky Thompson for The Hitmen
Label: Columbia

Forgive Nasir's singing on this record. We won't even call it ill-advised. If one feels compelled to sing about their wish to have one last dance with their mother, they by all means should, no matter their level of traditional vocal talent. In fact, it's the vulnerability in Nas' voice that makes this record even more touching. Losing a mother is one of life's toughest curveballs, and Nas makes no attempt to mask that, to great effect.