Nas – If I Ruled the World

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Off Nas’s second studio album “It Was Written”, this track is perhaps one of his most famous. Interestingly when he came out with this track, nobody really knew who was singing the hook. It took about two to three weeks before word really got out that it was Lauryn Hill. When producing this record they intentionally left her name off of it as to not take away from Nas. The Fugees album had just come out and was a hit so they where worried that by putting her name on it it would take away from Nas. Personally I don’t think it would have really mattered as Nas’s part is so good that it easily stands on it’s own but it was an interesting marketing tactic nonetheless.

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Lyrics: https://genius.com/Nas-if-i-ruled-the-world-imagine-that-lyrics

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