It Ain't Hard To Tell
Some fans argue that 'It Ain't Hard To Tell' is the best production on Nas' legendary 'Illmatic' album. Large Professor certainly did his job in making it pop: the beat is killer, and the whole thing is driven by a Michael Jackson sample of 'Human Nature'. As if that weren't enough, samples from Stanley Clarke and Mountain are layered in to perfection and the smooth, sweet rolling beat draws you in over and over and Nas' creamy delivery finishes it in style. Flip over for the instrumental and bask in the glow of it all. Classic.