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"It Ain't Hard to Tell" is Nas' second single and last track from his debut album Illmatic. Produced by Large Professor, the song samples Michael Jackson's 1983 hit single "Human Nature". The single reached #97 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was also a critical success.

In 1991, Nas recorded a demo tape for Columbia Records, featuring the original version of "It Ain't Hard to Tell" named "Nas Will Prevail". This version is… read more

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  • Avatar for melonsquats
    one of the greatest instrumentals in all hip hop. the human nature sample is genius
  • Avatar for Trollpacket
    По-моему, это один из лучших его треков.
  • Avatar for DLoCo1
    just ❤ fo this song : )
  • Avatar for dirtyeastwood
    Human nature...
  • Avatar for alefspfc
    Nas is like the Afrocentric Asian, half-man, half-amazing
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  • Avatar for wildxgift
    My mic check is life or death, breathin' a sniper's breath
  • Avatar for wilcaz
    dat flow doe
  • Avatar for DickBigems
    That Kool & the Gang horn sample tho...


It ain't hard to tell, I excel, then prevail
The mic is contacted, I attract clientele
My mic check is life or death, breathing a sniper's death
I exhale the yellow smoke of buddha through righteous steps

Nas - It Ain't Hard to Tell Lyrics



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