Hero
by Nas

Album: Untitled (2008)
Charted: 70 97

Songfacts®:

  • This features Keri Hilson who also sang on Timbaland's "The Way I Are" and co-wrote Britney Spears' "Break The Ice."
  • Polow Da Don ("Love in This Club," "London Bridge," "Forever"), produced this track.
  • The album was originally going to be called "N--ger," but after some stores claimed they wouldn't carry an album with such a controversial title, Nas was forced to rechristen it. In this song the New York rapper proclaims himself a hero because of his ability to connect to his fans with his music. However he questions why he can't use the 'N' word to title his album, when many would use that word to describe him.

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