Name: j (Posted: 12/17/2012 5:54:00 PM; Partial IP: .1.156.189)
Comment: some skippable tracks here, but more than enough dope shit for 4 stars
|Name: GÜRCKSON (Posted: 11/25/2012 7:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 18.104.22.168)|
Comment: The Boom Bap Era will Never be over... And Nas has long been a has-been... If there wasn't such a media hype over this LP, no one would even care about it... Nas is an ageing veteran... The kids born in the golden era of beats&rhymes are about to take over... Golden Era II
Name: Adam_Dz (Posted: 10/23/2012 10:02:00 AM; Partial IP: 89.137.169)
Comment: 4.5 outta 5. Nas' best album since STILLMATIC. Some of y'all just got to get over it. There never be another Illmatic (or any other classic album for that matter). Sometimes you gotta let go...the Boom-Bap era is long over. Nas even delivers a back-handing remark for you (for my "trapped in the 90s n*ggas"). As another review said "Get the fuck over it."
Other than the huge mis-step (Summer on Smash--for some reason rappers stay using Swizz beats and every time it be the worst song on the album) and the Rick Ross feature (who raps nothing about the subject of the song), This album is pretty f'in good. You should be celebrating, not hating, that Nas is back in the spotlight. I meant *back-handed* remark...oh yes my only other minor gripe is no DJ Premier. They went from "we are doing an album together" to...we can't even get them on a song together. And "Bye Baby" might be song of the year.
|Name: TheBALL (Posted: 9/11/2012 4:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 130.197.10)|
Location: @ Phuc.Yew
Comment: I tips my hat to you, Sir. You know we all like to mix it up but I am humble enough. He is definitely one of the Top 7 best to EVER do it... EVER. But what he has done is he became a brand. Lyrically unstaoopable by ANYONE on teh radio fro DAMN sure but he is no longer NAS.Don't give a shit what his license says, his pedigree speaks a different language. A cop is only a cop when he is uniform, he is a civilian without, right? HIS menatality says he is ALWAYS on the job. THAT is what is missing here. Dude forgot to remain what life made him OUT of the uniform.
Name: Bounce (Posted: 9/2/2012 11:59:00 AM; Partial IP: .59.40.151)
Location: chucktown, sc
Comment: 1st off let me say that I am a NAS supporter till then end ok and I have bought the best albums to the wackess joints from hi...but I gotta say this album is at average ok...and its not nas himself he is always on point delivering a message in his music no rappers wanna focus on nowadays(money, gold teeth, women, cars, jewlery)all that ish is lame as fuck..im glad he always rise above and beyond...BUT its his production crew I have a prob with...there are some really great under ground producers that are really hungy (eric g, fatin, 9th, premo, kev brown, apollo brown, dela)...if he let a few of those prod get on his tracks there is no dowubt that he would have a illmatic prt 2 album..but its like he is getting accustomed to playing both sides of the fense with underground and commercial and those 2 never mix..EVER (oil & water)..will I support hell yes but even tho I love the 16's on every track I just cant get pass the production value...i think he is trying to stay current by succumbing to the new RAP (not hiphop) sound
Name: Phuc.Yew (Posted: 9/1/2012 11:39:00 AM; Partial IP: .151.186.5)
Comment: As much as I hate to agree with TheBALL, he's right. The "dance" like beats on this are just fucking horrible. What a waste of a gifted lyricist.
|Name: TheBALL (Posted: 8/31/2012 11:23:00 AM; Partial IP: .37.171.52)|
Location: Still hating it
Comment: I am just not feeling it. I didn't grow with the current state of HipHop. All jokes and rantings aside, I never really developed a love for when the beats went from being head bobbin hard to dance craze club bangers. Maybe that is where I fail. I tried to nod my head only to this and I can't. Honestly just can't. When it was going downhill for me I started listening to classic Rock after I went through and melted, in heavy rotation, my golden age catalog. I was about to let hipHop go and hated it until I rediscovered the underground. Honestly that is the truth. I hate the way it is all popular on the radio and what it IS is the watered down and seemingly pimped version of its former self masquerading as "pure". Life's a Bitch was MILES from this and "Got yourself a Gun" was the beginning of the end RIGHT there. No one will admit but there it was... Commersh. I honestly had a tough time at HipHops funeral and RAP's baby shower. Was the same day I think.
Name: Big Brotha D (Posted: 8/27/2012 6:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 26.128.197)
Comment: Brilliant album. Nas still has it. The joint with Mary J is my personal favorite.
How come he still looks like he's 20?
Name: Chuck Back hiphop Discipl (Posted: 8/24/2012 1:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .47.37.242)
Comment: This album is probably Nas second or third best. Illmatic, It Was Written/Life is Good. It gets better every time you listen to it. I know these prics on here that hated on it at first are loving it now. The album is fire..the only so called commercial track is the "Summer on Smash" Swizz Beats track, which is still bumping. Track 1-8 are either on some creative different shyt with classical music infuence or straight 90's head nod. Tracks 9 to 16 are mostly smoothed out RnB classic sounding shyt. Personally I think Nas is at his best on these tracks kinda like "Street Dreams" with Rkelly and "Life's a Bitch" with AZ. The last 2 tracks go hard again. This is a complete album with virtually no fluff. Anybody that thinks its trash..go kill yourself. Go listen to that hypotheticalm metophorical orical back pack garbage using big words with no story line crap that you think should be the only hiphop out! Nuff Said!
Name: GÜRCKSON (Posted: 8/19/2012 9:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 22.214.171.124)
Comment: NAS when will you realise that the people you cater for only appreciate you when you dropping good lirys over well produced beats... Probably never. I and the rest of the world keep listening to "one" album and keep the spirit alive, hoping tha one day you know and realise what we mean... get back in contact with the dudes that you made a classic with and we will listen to you again... sorry for being honest...I only buy record that are good from start to finish... this is at best mediocre = no air play!
|Name: TheBALL (Posted: 8/7/2012 3:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .37.171.52)|
Location: 413 PLUS
Comment: Accepting the award for Hater of the Year: TheBALL!!! (to the sound of many boos and hisses). The message is straight. Like I said, the lyrics are always on point but the HOOKS and the Rappin' Bullsh... NOT on point. I will tell you what, If hate is "confused admiration" then I am trapped between a conundrum and an enigma and totally and completely cloaked by unsolvable riddles all while falling head over heels in love with THIS album... cuz I hate it! If its the message he wants to send then kill the soft as lotioned baby foot bottoms beats and give me something well produced by someone you KNOW you should lend your genius to. Matter of fact, quit HipHop and hit the spoken word circuit because guess what REAL HipHop heads want... you guessed it... HIPHOP!!! Imagine that. And skip the new Benzo or G6 or whatever RAP F@gs are sweating for vehicles, rims and whatever the phuk else and go shopping for a DJ for Pete's sake!!!!! I HATE Radio RAP. Just simply and honestly hate it.
Name: jeff 413 (Posted: 8/3/2012 9:32:00 PM; Partial IP: .128.46.18)
Comment: put some headphones on and listen to the messages, this album is far from garbage.. you all win hater of the year awards.. you know, according to mr. nasty nas him self " they say hate is confused admiration"
|Name: MAKENPAYEPS STACKENDOE (Posted: 7/31/2012 4:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 71.107.154)|
Location: L.A AREA 5100
Comment: Nas is backwards as F*CK!!How come Large Professor is only featured on a hook on one song, and No ID is dominating all the production on this? Dude done lost his mind.No Common Sense. Plus Common and N.O ID fell off when Common lost his sense. How come dude stay in preacher mode trying to give advice when he never graduated nothing or kept close eye on his daughter's doings?Nas is like... pastor Mase... fraud front'n for chips...
|Name: TheBALL (Posted: 7/30/2012 11:53:00 AM; Partial IP: .37.171.52)|
Location: My Wife said...
Comment: "If you like lyrics and content maybe you should check out Nas's new joint. On the radio I heard..." (Errrrrrt) Stop RIGHT there... there is NO good HipHop on the radio! The fact IS I don't want it to sound like PAST works I WANT it to sound like NAS's work, not some BULLSHIT all teh execs at DefJam slapped togetehr with already shelved beats. The beast shoule be FOR him not from some catalogue. It's like walking into a tattoo shop and taking some BS off the wall or out of the "book o' tattoos". All the shit I design is ORIGINAL and belongs only to it's purchaser. No heart in this album. And yeah... Daughters sounds like a club banger... unfortunately I HATE club bangers!!! I have daughters only and it's whack. Hi slyrics still hit but he just ain't Nas anymore. Face THAT shit. I will always bring up ho wthe dude said HipHop is dead but WHO... in the PHUK is his DJ... WHio comes on stage when he rocks???? His phukkin dancers???? WHO man's his turntables????? The dopest joint on here is the one Large Pro did. It's not whack but its far from dope and I will NOT be buying or listening! Oh man and the background R&B??? I LOVE to hate that Hip ass radio jock BULLSHIT!!!! This is PHUCKING HIP HOP BITCHES!!!! Re SPECT!! Do NOT change with game!!! Be as loyal to your fans as we have been to YOU!!! I don't want another Illmatic. What I want is the old Nas. Make sense? I know some of you pussies don't get it. @Loudsmoka420 this IS Commercial rap dog... and guess what... YOU'RE a fan! The GOD should bow the fuck out the game... But the radio awaits you. You can listen to it 17 times in heavy rotation while you hot press your perm.
|Name: Fresh (Posted: 7/29/2012 2:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .136.240.5)|
Comment: Nas is my favorite rapper ever but fuck! This album is garbage... This is sooooo soft and weak! Maybe 3 or 4 good songs everything else I will never listen to ever again. Sounds way to consumer friendly.. Why couldnt there be more songs like Nasty on this.. I want Illmatic quality not pop!
Name: soundcloud.com/kingpersia (Posted: 7/29/2012 11:44:00 AM; Partial IP: .160.25.71)
Comment: a couple of tracks are okay but overall this shit is garbage. and to all you heads out there that think you wrote the hip hop constitution and diss me because I remain faithful to the 90's and that I am not flexible you can thump this until you drop. when I saw no-id everywhere I was suprised but its not the same no-id and big fucking deal. fuck this album, way too much preaching that fucks your head up
Name: headbop,earlock (Posted: 7/28/2012 12:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 47.135.172)
Comment: straight to da point,its on point and other words,wit the exception of a couple of 2 commercial soundin tracks,but his cancels that,still a very good album
Name: CLO-CHAMP (Posted: 7/27/2012 6:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.11.163)
Comment: yeah this is as DOPE as its gonna get in the day and age,! he is one of the last torch bearers of the GOLDEN AGE that still has any influence,! we should be happy he still in the GAME and goin' STRONG,! and quick question how many producers does it take to produce one track Jesus,!
|Name: jake o (Posted: 7/26/2012 10:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 74.137.126)|
Comment: nas is scorn that girl hurt him made him step out of his own self and manifest pain ...wow the power of a hoe now he is fast rappin angry rapper man get your self together before you come outside ....who art thou?....GoD
Name: Smackem (Posted: 7/22/2012 10:12:00 AM; Partial IP: 126.96.36.199)
Location: Dallas, TX
Comment: All the songs produced by No I.D. are on point, everything else? Weak. Where is the track Nasty? Nas is always on point lyrically, he just needs to stick to the classic stuff when it comes to beats
|Name: Wepa Man (Posted: 7/21/2012 8:30:00 PM; Partial IP: .34.150.91)|
Location: Fuck ur life nigga
Comment: Album is classic you fucking CACs
Name: John (Posted: 7/20/2012 9:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 115.169.98)
Comment: Was kind of disapponted in this , could of and should of been better than this , a few ok songs , not impressed , I respect nas, his lyrics were great but the beats weren't good , to mainstream 3 stars
Name: CEE (Posted: 7/20/2012 8:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 26.187.189)
Comment: WELL IVE BEEN WIT THIS n*gga FROM WHEN HE FIRST CAME OUT, AND SEEN THIS DUDE GROW THROUGH THE GAME!! YES HIS LAST 4 TO 5 ALBUMS BEEN GOOD, BUT YOU KNOW THIS WACK ASS FUCKING GAME DONE CHANGE AND HE KNOW THIS ALREADY! ITS JUST LIKE BUSTA RHYMES SAID ON A RAP DVD YOU GOTTA ADJUST WIT THE CHANGES! WHICH REALLY I THINK IS BULSHIT BECAUSE THIS SHIT TODAY....NONE OF THIS SHIT IS HIPHOP TO ME!! ITS HIPPOP, THIS SHIT WE HEAR TODAY ON TV AND RADIO, AND I DONT EVEN LISTEN TO THE RADIO BUT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU AROUND THESE KIDS TODAY THATS WHAT THE HELL THEY LIKE, THIS BULLSHIT!! IM IN MY 30'S AND I GO WAY BACK WIT REALL HIPHOP MUSIC!!! I CANT EVEN LISTEN TO THIS SHIT DAY BECAUSE THERE'S NO CONTENT IN THIS SHIT WIT THESE WACK RAPPERS, NOT MC'S!!! IF YOU GREW UP AND U 30'S AND 40'S AGE YOU KNOW WHERE IM COMING FROM!!! THAT'S IT...PEACE!!!
|Name: Loudsmoka420 (Posted: 7/19/2012 5:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 254.10.159)|
Location: Dade County 305
Comment: For Real,Nas is still the God,The problem is,is that ya'll waiting on the next illmatic,or It was written,I am,and Stillmatic,when all Nas is doing is evolving his music with each album he drops,lay off the kid,the album is tight work,its not illmatic,or any of the other classics,but its a go getter,he's just happy with life now,no stress,life is good! I should expect these kinda of comments from Commercial rap fans,but IDK,IJS!
Name: frank (Posted: 7/19/2012 4:31:00 PM; Partial IP: .180.4.197)
Location: the ville
Comment: yall are hating hard. quit. this shit is dope. Nas will never come out with another illmatic, ever again. Get the fuck over it.
|Name: Narkotik (Posted: 7/19/2012 8:07:00 AM; Partial IP: .94.170.87)|
Comment: nothing special here at all....very very disappointed
|Name: J8ailey (Posted: 7/19/2012 7:16:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.24.137)|
Location: London, UK
Comment: @500KING - I'm not sure if that was ironic. This is the last Nas album under Def Jam.
Name: 500KING (Posted: 7/17/2012 10:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 71.112.206)
Location: L.A.C.A. ALLDAYYYYY
Comment: This guy should get dropped from DEF Jam.
Name: gordon (Posted: 7/16/2012 9:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 188.8.131.52)
Location: shaolin island
Comment: great album but nothing will be better than 90's nas
|Name: LI at 8675 (Posted: 7/13/2012 5:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 117.245.70)|
Location: Strong Island, NY
Comment: Been a Nas fan since day one. Haven't heard the album yet. I hope to be surprised in the REAL HIP HOP way(like that Illmatic or Stillmatic shit). I'm in my 30's, and the game today sucks and is becoming a YOUTUBE JOKE. The culture is looking for the OG's of this shit to step up and save this from clowns who don't give a fuck about the history and can't rhyme. WE GOT BABIES to teach that this is the strongest force on planet earth and it must be preserved in the right way. One last thing, PLEEEEEEEEASE give us that NAS&AZ album!!!!!! LONG LIVE HIP HOP- Peace
Name: Highgrade (Posted: 7/13/2012 1:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 32.217.100)
Comment: Real hip hop ,planet earth ,sell out lol u cunt how long have u been into hip hop u punk ass bitch.nas has nothing to prove to any1 one of the best mc's ever. Some cross over tracks on here but the large pro 16 & 17 is nas at his best go listen to track 17 and listen to the lyrics he is talking about u real hip hop.atleast nas talks about real life surely that is what real hip hop is and his flow is still tight after 22 years in the game b4 most of these so called hip hop fans were born.
|Name: Real Hip Hop Fan (Posted: 7/12/2012 3:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 184.108.40.206)|
Location: Planet Earth
Comment: get this sell out out of here....
|Name: Phuc.Yew (Posted: 7/11/2012 11:52:00 PM; Partial IP: .80.103.92)|
Comment: @TheBALL Nas still has it. Admit last couple were weak, but what I've seen/heard from this he sounding pretty goddamn nice. If you dimiss Daughters or Nasty you just a plain fucking hater. Oh and I'm in my 30s. I was there during Biggie days, hell I was there BEFORE them days!
|Name: side fhenix (Posted: 7/8/2012 1:42:00 AM; Partial IP: .25.222.25)|
Comment: sin duda N.A.S es uno de ellos. buen Mc
|Name: Danny Quinones (Posted: 7/6/2012 11:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 243.45.215)|
Location: Bronx, New York
Comment: This Album Would Have Been Greater If All The Producers From "Illmatic" Were On It. That's what hip hop is still missing today. Only real headz know what i'm talking about.
|Name: TheBALL (Posted: 7/4/2012 12:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 40.195.235)|
Location: Not giving a...
Comment: I have heard songs from his last 3 or 4 and I bitterly disappointed. He hasn't been enjoyable able since "Take it in Blood". Be for real. ANYBODY that still thinks Nas rocks it and his beats are acceptable at ALL was born after '85... Helll, in the 80's PERIOD and HipHop was getting dope around your birth. Your entire experience is laced in gumdrops and bubble gum!!!! Nas was the truth and Jigga was hot and Bggie was alive. Never been to a Biggie show b/c you're too young to know when HipHop really did rock and lyricists wanted dirt and grime as their beats not satin and lace panties. Give me a fuckin' break.
|Name: J8ailey (Posted: 7/4/2012 8:39:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.24.137)|
Location: London, UK
Comment: It's a crying shame that the vinyl release is not a double and will not include the 'deluxe edition' (I hate that concept!!!) tracks... mainly NASTY which needs a vinyl release! I look forward to hearing this but still disappointed that vinyl collectors have been overlooked!
|Name: MARC (Posted: 7/3/2012 6:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 36.220.179)|
Comment: Anybody want to complain about Nas aint Hip Hop. So shut the fuck up & be happy the God is still giving us verbal blessings. Or would yall rather go get WAKA Flocka's next Disc? Give me QB!
|Name: LIOTTA (Posted: 7/3/2012 8:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 47.104.146)|
Comment: I used to be a Nas fanatic. Nas' newer music is hit or miss to me. Mostly miss. This looks promising although so far i'm 50/50 on it from what i've heard. Nasty(not on album) and Locomotive sound great!!! The Don and rick ross track suck to me. Thats all ive heard. So its 50/50
|Name: Fuck u (Posted: 7/3/2012 6:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 160.161.64)|
Comment: He talked about ride with him til death on hip hop is.......na I rather just scream hoe on his show then ride with fake
|Name: juice (Posted: 6/30/2012 4:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 74.137.126)|
Location: 1 off
Comment: a rapper still in love he probably sleep wit that dress .........MAN THROW THAT DAMN DRESS AWAY GET OVER IT!!!!
|Name: jace (Posted: 6/28/2012 6:19:00 PM; Partial IP: 74.137.126)|
Comment: nas looks heartbroke with kelis dress on his lap I remember her saying this was all she left in his mansion another so called player played u should have went to the islands got u a queen instead of marryin a hood rat whats up pimp its sad how real n*ggas end up ....reminds me of robin tyson u a joke dunn
|Name: Data (Posted: 6/25/2012 5:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 220.127.116.11)|
Comment: What are you talking about? His last three or four albums have been great- political topics, hip hop topics, and subject oriented lyrics, with a ton of great production.
|Name: TheBALL (Posted: 6/21/2012 10:57:00 AM; Partial IP: .37.171.52)|
Location: Nas used to be...
Comment: My favorite MC all time until he sold his soul to the commercial demons of HipHop destruction and quiet ritualistic sound deadening pop burial. Killed me the way his lyrics had succombed to the sub par beats. Let's go NAS... do it or don't. Signed: Serious and Committed Hater of all things MainStream.
|Name: Real Hip Hop Fan (Posted: 6/17/2012 6:44:00 AM; Partial IP: .57.39.213)|
Location: Planet Earth
Comment: Have some real hip hop heads on your album Nas!