Borough: Queens (Queensbridge)
Signature style: A slimmed-down version of what was dope in the mid '90s.
Nas has truly "survived the times." 19 years ago, Illmatic changed the rap game. After a multitude of ups-and-downs, the Queens native has reemerged to regain his lyrical throne—looking cool along the road to rap royalty.
Nas' style is a good example of how not to overdress, find what basics work well, and rep a style that is distinctly your city. Styles may have come and past, but Nas still rocks Timberland boots, Champion jackets, dookie-rope chains, and a bucket hat when the weather forecast calls for it. Most importantly, Nas represents the train of thought that although a rapper should be stylish, the focus should be on the artist's work.