Has anyone else noticed that Masta Ace and Nas made the exact same song?

Within one year of each other both of these guys made a storytelling song about falling in love with a middle-eastern woman who was visiting New York

2004 - Masta Ace - Brooklyn Masala (ft. Leschea)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I4Xgt6PhkQ

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2005 - Nas - It Wasn't You (ft. Lauryn Hill)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx0JAxDuABk

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Did Nas completely rip off Ace, or is this a ridiculous coincidence

BQ: Which song do you prefer?

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  • 10 years ago
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    Maybe that middle eastern b*tch sleeps around with a lot of rappers.

    BQ: Masta Ace

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  • PJ
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    10 years ago

    I'm pretty sure it's just a coincidence.

    BQ: As a huge Nas fan, I like the Masta Ace song better.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Well I may be wrong but in Brooklyn Masala doesnt that sample in the chorus sound exactly like Nas or am I trippin.

    Edit: NAS IS SAMPLED IN THAT VIDEO! LOOK AT 1:40. IT IS SAMPLED FROM HIS SONG YOU WONT SEE ME TONIGHT OF HIS I AM ALBUM TRACK #8. HOW AM I GONNA GET 2 THUMBS DOWN.

    Im not saying he didnt copy but I am showing that Masta Ace is not taking all the credit by simply taking one of Nas's sample. He making people know that Nas influenced that song.

    I like both but prefer Nas since I been a huge lauryn hill fan since I was lil.Both songs pretty dope.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Masta Ace says the chick is from Pakistan.

    Pakistan isn't in the Middle East.

    It's Asia.

    Lol j/k I know what you mean.

    BQ: Masta Ace

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    its a pretty general topic, quite a lot of middle eastern etc women and men in america.

    altho nas' song is very good "Brooklyn Masala" is absolutely brilliant and is a better example of storytelling hip hop. if only all love songs were as good as these

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    All I know is I like the Master Ace version more than Nas's. But i'm not completely sure Nas copied Master Ace.

    But saying that Nas "NY State Of Mind" Jay-Z "Empire State Of Mind" they are smiler (well not really)

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Like Jay-Z stealing an entire chorus from ATCQ

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