New York rapper Nas knows how to respect his elders. The hip-hop veteran has saluted the birthday of rap G.O.A.T. contender Rakim.

Nasir Jones hopped on Instagram Tuesday (January 29) to show the Big Apple legend a major salute.

Last year, New York rapper 50 Cent reflected on seeing an epic Eric B. and Rakim reunion show.

The same week, Nas talked about seeing the rap pioneers for their live set.

Back in fall 2016, Nas hilariously tipped his hat to Eric B. ahead of the presidential election.