Archive for July, 2008

Nas

Got the new Nas album on ‘now playing’ lock in my Smartphone. This guy has been probably rap’s best lyricist since he first spit.

But now he and his crew have outdone themselves.

As someone who got a film degree to direct videos, I’ve heard a lot of rap. This is the best album lyrically I’ve ever heard.

And in my opinion, it deserves the title of one of the best rap albums in history. Sure, I might like the overall groove of Dre’s The Chronic better, blah blah blah…. But from grabbing you by the throat on ‘Queens’ to telling you about life under a ‘Black President,’ every track with Nas is a winner, musically as well as in your brain.

It’s a sin not to listen.

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