It Ain’t Hard to Tell” is a 1994 hip hop single by Nas. The single, a popular song in the undergrounds, samples Michael Jackson‘s 1982 hit single “Human Nature“. The lyrics are a braggadocio style rap, which have been sampled in many songs, including “Ebonics” by Big L. This single, along with the album it’s featured on is considered a milestone of the Golden Age of Hip-Hop. Nas created an homage to Wild Style (1982), the first hip hop motion picture, while shooting “It Ain’t Hard to Tell’s” music video, as he shot portions of the clip on the same stage used for the final scene of Wild Style.

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