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Old 10-08-2005, 08:28 AM   #16
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Think Nas couldn't have come up with a better album after his best album Illmatic, most artists go downwards fast after the release of a classic, but It was written is a class CD. I especially like The Message, Take it in Blood, Affirmative Action, Suspect, If I Ruled the World and the Bonus Track Silent Murder has got a good vibe aswell. My rate for this album wud be 8/10
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:55 AM   #17
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"It Was Written":a classic mafia-rap album,with a young but strong Nas ready to come out with a great second album.Nas' Lyrics are dedicated to the streets,to the crimes,just like a real member of a Family. Sometimes he's a gangster ready for war,sometimes a criminal captured by emotions...Strumentals are full of that italoamerican flavor,that contains guitars and maracas...For the beats Nas chooses his "godfathers" Premier and L.E.S.,but there are new names like legendary Dr.Dre or Trackmasters,too. Collaborations are near the album's theme,so we will listen Mobb Deep or The Firm,crew formed by AZ,Nas Escobar,Foxy Brown and Cormega (in "The Album" Cormega will be changed with Nature).Most beautiful tracks are "Affermative Action","I Gave You Power","If I Ruled The World" (great song featuring Lauryn Hill)...Second opera of the N.Y. rapper is a great noir theatre.Fo' the streets.8,5/10
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Old 10-09-2005, 06:23 AM   #18
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i fuckin give it a fuckin nine out of fuckin ten

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Old 10-09-2005, 09:57 PM   #19
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10/10...classic.
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:17 PM   #20
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9/10

Itshard for an emcee to out do his own greatness, especially one as young as Nas was when he dropped this joint. He came damn close though. IMO, this was a hell of a follow up to one of hip hop's greatest LPs ever.

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Old 10-16-2005, 08:03 PM   #21
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8 out of 10
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Old 10-16-2005, 08:16 PM   #22
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8/10, but The Message, holy shit. That might be my favorite beat of all time
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Old 10-22-2005, 11:44 AM   #23
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I Gave It A 9
Great Nas Album
Affirmitive Action Is One Of My Favourite Song Of All Time
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:20 PM   #24
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I'm feelin' this album, felt it from the jump when I got I first got it...but I bet none of ya'll remember..."Silent Murda" from the cassette? (It was written) ~Now that was one of the illest Nas songs I ever heard, word!!!
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:19 PM   #25
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jeah - i remember that

that is a rare timeless gem
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Old 10-24-2005, 12:47 AM   #26
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9/10, cut out Watch Dem Niggas, Nas Is Coming and Black Girl Lost and you woulda had a ten.
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Old 11-05-2005, 02:28 AM   #27
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anyone else think "Take it in blood" is one of the illest songs on the LP?

flippin the ultramag sample??!? fucking DOPE TRACK
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:49 PM   #28
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Take It In Blood is the bast track...IMO
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:28 AM   #29
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Great classic album. Alot of nice beats on here and great guest appearances by Dre, AZ, Mobb Deep, and more. This is my second favorite Nas album right under Illmatic. The lyrics on here are great, Nas' flow and delivery are always on point, this is vintage Nas. I got it a 9/10. A must have for any Nas fan or any hip hop collection in general
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8/10

i dont think my cd has the hidden track though...
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