2. Nas, "Street Dreams"
Lyrics: "I thought Jordans and a gold chain was living it up"
Track Title: "Street Dreams"
Along with being one of the greatest storytellers in all of rap, Nas was also able to portray a cold sense of nihilism in some his verses. This line, where he describes a street hustler ambitions, is one example. Drug trafficking, violence, and the corruption of the soul is done for kicks and chains. There's more to life than this, obviously, but this materialism is all a kid growing up in the ghetto knows. This is what street dreams are made of, folks.