Nas "Hate Me Now" (1999)
Album: I Am...
Producer: Pretty Boy, DJ Moet, Trackmasters
There's a few ways to approach hate: ignoring it, striking back, or embracing it. Nas chooses the latter. Escobar says hate him for the clothes; hate the fact he's one of the best rappers alive; hate the fact that he's critically acclaimed and sells records. He's just going to use that vitriol to make himself stronger. He doesn't rebuild. He reloads.