Album: The W
Best Line: "The only nigga Sade dated."
Unfortunately, Nas took a little of the bite out of the verse's best line when he admitted he never actually dated Sade. But this was still a Nas guest spot par excellence, if only for its visceral energy. It almost feels modeled on his original breakthrough guest spot from "Live at the BBQ," when he went to hell for "snuffin' Jesus." Now Nas is running up in the black church with his gun in hand threatening people to try him. The imagery is some of his most graphic, from the snot in the nostrils of dope fiends to the stiffened bodies and some rather graphic sex scenes. Other than his Sade boast (and its echoes of "I have a girlfriend in Canada"), Nas' best line is one that hints at the motivations that drive this entire setting, and the accompanying existential emptiness: "The oxygen is cocaine, it drove lots of men to die with no name."