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Old 04-10-2007, 09:23 PM   #46
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a really great album...its two years older than Illmatic, but the lyrics are like 10 years older....a classic, i love this album
Illmatics lyrics were beautiful in there simplicity...the way he spit them, the structure...that was a lyrically perfect album.
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:17 PM   #47
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"The Message" is a bad ass tune.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:08 PM   #48
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:17 AM   #49
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Illmatics lyrics were beautiful in there simplicity...the way he spit them, the structure...that was a lyrically perfect album.
well yeah, but It Was Written feels like a more deeper album than Illmatic, still Illmatic is a different kind of a rap album I would say...not so mainstream as this one -> and it has the same greatness
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Old 05-25-2007, 02:56 PM   #50
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I like this album even more than Illmatic. Live Nigga Rap is tha dopest track on this album. Nas Is Coming is wack as fuck..... Street Dreams,I Gave you Power, Affirmativa Action etc. are classics too. I'd give this album a 8,5 or 9 /10
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:04 AM   #51
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Personally, this is one of my favorite albums of all-time and I feel as though it is Nas's best album. My favorite joint on it is "Watch Them Niggaz" which is my favorite Nas joint period. The only song I didn't like on this album was "Nas is coming" but everything else was heat.

This album is an enigma because for whatever reason, as a collective, people could never get a good baseline on it pertaining to if they liked it or they didn't. I like it that way though. Again, classic!
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:23 AM   #52
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It was good but i don't think is as great as alot of people say (and definetly not better than Illmatic, not even close). I don't know, i'm just not really a fan f Nas' mafioso raps; Album had some very nice tracks and all, but the only standout track to me was "I Gave You Power".
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:37 AM   #53
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my favorite Nas track ever.................


this gets an 8 from me cause I was like everyone else looking for Illmatic 2
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:55 AM   #54
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8 pretty nice, nothing groundbreaking really
nothing ground-breaking? i gave you power is absolutely revolutionary. i mean that dude was a gun, straight up, he was a gun on that track. ain't nobody ever did shit like that in the game before
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This album is better than Illmatic. My favorite album ever. The Message, I Gave You Power, Nas is Coming, Afirmitive Action, If I ruled The World are all amazing.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:02 PM   #56
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This is my favorite Nas album.

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nothing ground-breaking? i gave you power is absolutely revolutionary. i mean that dude was a gun, straight up, he was a gun on that track. ain't nobody ever did shit like that in the game before
Actually Stray Bullet by Organized Konfusion was the first song to rap from the perspective of a gun...or the first one that I know of, but Nas certainly wasn't the first to do it, although his version was real ill.

As for the album, I'd rate it 9/10, an excellent follow up to Illmatic, possibly one of the best follow up albums in hip hop. To me this is a very well thought out album, which is listenable from start to end.
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:14 AM   #58
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nothing ground-breaking? i gave you power is absolutely revolutionary. i mean that dude was a gun, straight up, he was a gun on that track. ain't nobody ever did shit like that in the game before

Organized Konfusion - Stray Bullet

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Old 07-27-2007, 09:33 AM   #59
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^^ My thoughts.

Anyways, I'll give this a 9.5/10... best Nas album. The Message, I Gave You Power+++ straight up classic joints!
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Yep, tha best album Nas ever released. 9.5/10
lyrics 10/10 beats 9/10
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