XXL Ranks Nas’ Best Go-To Producers


10. Dame Grease
The Dame Grease/Nas connection was short lived. After striking gold with “Ghetto Prisoners” on the 1999 I Am…, Nas brought Grease on to produce four tracks off his next album, Nastradamus, which arrived in December of the same year. The result: Nas’ most regrettable album to date, rumored to have been made up of leftovers from the I Am… recording process. While none of the Grease-produced tracks were particularly foul, they failed to make any major impact. Nastradamus went on to be the last time Dame Grease would appear on a Nas album, though the Harlem producer continued working with Dame Grease and went on to find success working with the likes of Max B, and French Montana.

Released Tracks: 5
Album Appearances (1pt): 2 = 2 pts
Officially Released Singles (2pts): 0
Grammy Nominations (3pts): 0
Top 40 Singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (4pts): 0
Signature Track(s) (5pts): 0
Total: 2 points

Stay tuned as XXL reveals Nas’ No. 9 Best Go-To Producer this afternoon.