Celebrating Hip Hop Music 365: One Mic

Celebrating Hip Hop Music 365!

November 11th

We all know Hip Hop is more than just Beats & Rhymes. It’s a culture that consists of the “5 Elements”. The DJ, The MC, Graffiti, BBoying/dancing & The Beatbox. As we pay tribute to Hip Hop and its 45th Anniversary (August 11th) all year long with some of the most important and groundbreaking songs that embodies the culture to the fullest. In no particular order everyday all year long we will pay tribute these songs and their creators. With that said “GO HIP HOP”

Today’s entry is… One Mic By Nas


Song name: One Mic By Nas

Artist: One Mic By Nas

Label: Columbia Records

Year it was released: 2002

Location: Queens, NY


Short Commentary:

This song is one of Nas’s most introspective regarding his passion for Hip Hop. “One Mic”, The basis of the song simply explains throughout all of the madness going on around him he finds his solace in his microphone. Only a true Emcee would understand this perspective, this song featured bars galore. The timing of this was also interesting since it was released during the height of the “Jay-Z VS Nas” battle.



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