Nas Releases Single "I Can"

"I Can" is the second single from the Nas album, God's Son.

Nas claims that before his mother died she had requested he write an inspirational song for children, and "I Can" is the result. The song heavily samples Beethoven's Für Elise and The Honeydrippers' "Impeach The President". The music video directed by Chris Robinson, was shot in Philadelphia, and contains footage of Nas rapping while children stand around him. The video starts out with the music from the introduction of "Get Down," but it soon transitions into "I Can." As the video starts, a girl plays a piano in a vacant lot, and later one can see children jumping on a mattress in the same lot. The video also contains footage of breakdancing and famous Egyptian structures. "I Can" charted at #12 in Billboard Hot 100, #7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, and #6 on the Hot Rap Tracks. This is Nas's highest charting single to date.