Common is often described as one of the greatest lyricists in hip-hop, however, he modestly believes that Nas is the greatest rapper of all time.
While on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ to promote his new memoir One Day It’ll All Make Sense when he paid his fellow rapper the touching compliment. “Nas is so poetic with it and I feel like his lyrics, you can write ’em down on paper and they will last for time,” he told the show host.
He added: “It would be like literature that we read.”
Meanwhile, Common also paid tribute to his mother who described as his “best friend,” saying: “She’s just one of the coolest people ever, she’s definitely my best friend in the world.”
Commons next studio album The Dreamer, The Believer is out on November 22, while he book is out now.