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    Lupe "Why Nas Is My Favorite Rapper...(If You Even Care)", his blog ... pretty quick

    "Why Nas Is My Favorite Rapper...(If You Even Care)"
    Wed Jul-23-08 10:15 PM by FNF UP UP AND AWAY


    While in the midst of listening to "It Was Written" as a teen I was completely unaware of the existence of "Illmatic"...I remember some dudes beating a song in a car that sounded like a Nas song and I asked my homey what was that and he was like "Its from Nas 1st album"...then on a trip to my sisters college I was in her boyfriends dorm room and he had a poster of the "Illmatic" cover and I was like what is that and he was like "that's Nas 1st album" and just so happened he had a copy (he also had a copy of "The Infamous" which is another story altogether...Yeah Prodigy...Mobb Deep played a big part in the evolution of Lupe)...So I puts "Illmatic" inside the CD Walkman, strap on the headphones and proceeded to have my life changed forever...

    It became my soundtrack for a time...all day everyday, everywhere...along with "IWW"...time passes..."The Firm" drops, memorized the damn thing and then named myself from it...time passes...one faithful day I was at my sisters house and was watching BET don't remember the exact show but probably Rap City...and who do I see sitting on the project steps in the pea-soup green flight suit (I HAD THE JACKET!!!) with the big ass QB chain then cuts to the bathroom with him rapping to himself in the mirror with Premo in the living room on the wheels of steel???...

    NEW NAS???...WTF???...yup "Nas Is Like"...consider that memorized, consider that instrumental copped and rocked to at the High School Talent Show..."I Am" drops...heard "Hate Me Now" on WGCI that same night asked Pops (R.I.P.) to take me to Circuit City where I copped the King Tut covered imperfect masterpiece and first heard the odd line that still sticks with me to this day... "Heard Her Body Guard Took Snook To God" - "Small World"...go figure...I love that line...live with it....memorize it...life soundtrack status...but there were songs that just seemed like filler...hmmm...in the booklet there is a picture of the next album..."Nastradamus"...and I patiently begin to wait...time passes...some how, some way a copy of the bootleg of "Nastradamus" gets into my possession and it is a classic..."Belly Button Window" "Poppa Was A Playa" the original "Project Windows" yup...yet another life soundtrack...(I kept it for a long time and eventually gave it to Stacks Bundles (R.I.P.) and he took it back to NY with him and I never saw it again...I was heartbroken)...

    when the official version of "Nastradamus" dropped I was super excited when the lead off joint "Life We Chose" blazed though the speakers of my little stereo..."Come Get Me" was ridiculous and a few others but it wasn't sticking like the other albums and some of the heatrocks that were on the bootleg weren't on the official version...it didn't have the life soundtrack effect like the other albums...its wasn't great...I didn't feel it as much..Damn!!! OH NO!!! Was Nas Falling Off?!???!!!???...Damn....I started to question...then something magical happened...The Beef With The BIg Homey!!!!...OHHHH SHHHIIIITTT...I was front row...Jay had just finished "Takeover" and we were some of the first to hear it at Bassline and it was murderous...I was like its over...Nas is finished...Yeah I counted him out...I was like he cant come back from that...I remember the only person in my circle that had faith in Nas was Stacks' Uncle...and he was like watch...just watch...

    and sho nuff...a little while later back in Chicago...one night our cell phones exploded with 212, 718, 347 & 646 area codes...New York was on fire!!!...The "Ether" dropped...and Jesus was it a comeback!!!...then one word reigned supreme "STILLMATIC"...with the strings crying and the words "Blood Of A Slave, Heart Of A King" resonating in the X5...YUP!!!...Nas was back!!!...I swayed from the flock but now I was back with a vengeance..."Rewind" "2nd Childhood" "Rule" and the crown jewel "What Goes Around"...soundtrack to my life stuff...then another chink in the armor..."God's Son"...I honestly didn't like it...coming after "Stillmatic" I was like damn...what happened?...(R.I.P. Mrs. Jones...thanx for giving us a light in the darkness via your son)...

    I take it on the chin with the knowledge now to never count out Mr. Jones...and he does not let down...he roars back with the double whammy "Street's Disciple"..."U.B.R. The Unauthorized Biography Of Rakim" is all that I needed to be more than impressed...FUCK!!!...excuse my french...then comes the statement that pissed off hip-hop and sent n*ggaz back to the stu to prove him wrong "Hip-Hop Is Dead"...it had a few...wasn't glorious...wasn't really moving...but good...damn Nas...I started to question again...I started to doubt..."N*GGER" (yeah I still call it N*gger...Fuck the press!!!)...really???...this ***** is naming his new shit "N*gger"???...hmmm...interesting...publicity stunt?...of course it is...did it work?...hell yeah!...people were pissed...it was great publicity wise...but the music, the message...would it be that "soundtrack to life", thought provoking, undeniably revolutionary, conceptually impeccable, stunning, invigorating, inspiring, down right send-you-back-to-the-drawing-board quality PIFF!!! that N-A-S is capable of ????????????..................

    I avoided buying it...I avoided watching the videos online....I avoided downloading any of the leaked music...I was scared...I put it out of my mind...I refused to participate.......I was afraid it wouldn't be............until today...............and the answer to the longwinded question is......


    Yeah Nigguh!!!!


    DAMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!

    "N*GGER" (Yeah I'm Still Calling It N*GGER) is a masterpiece!!!!....

    NAS is spitting like a demon....first time I experienced multiple "wheel-it-backs" a mere 20 seconds into a song in a longtime....

    through the up's and the down's N-A-S still holds the crown...well to me anyway...

  • #2
    agreed

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    • #3
      great album.
      aka Fifty0550

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      • #4
        nas USED to be gr8

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        • #5
          ^^ lol here we go again
          "when your hero falls from grace
          all fairy tales are uncovered
          myths exposed and pain magnified
          the greatest pain discovered"
          -2pac

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          • #6
            only tracks that i dont like off the new album are America and Testify. i've been listenin to it non-stop since it came out...
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            • #7
              ^Whats good bro. didnt know u were still postin here...



              ****** is a good album and Nas is one of the most consistent rappers ever i would say along with Snoop, Ice Cube, and KRS1
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dirti-Bizness View Post
                ^Whats good bro. didnt know u were still postin here...



                ****** is a good album and Nas is one of the most consistent rappers ever i would say along with Snoop, Ice Cube, and KRS1
                had 2 rep u because I've been sayin this 4 a while..."Snoop & Ice Cube will never fall off"....no matter what...they stay consistent. NaS too, although he's less consistent u can always at least listen 2 what the ***** gotta say.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dirti-Bizness View Post
                  ^Whats good bro. didnt know u were still postin here...

                  yat. im one of the last real niggas left. aint to much goin on over here for me. just workin on a couple tings..

                  whats been good with you?
                  Rhyme & Reason
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                  • #10
                    this isnt really news and has already been posted but props
                    you can thank me now...

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                    • #11
                      yeah props, good read

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                      • #12
                        Nas is better Than Ice Cube who is better than Snoop.
                        Snoop isnt his old self anymore, hes too much of a clown nowadays.
                        Ice cubs coming back with that raw shit .. nas is the man.

                        EYERONE .. Testify is amazing.
                        I know loads of nas haters are going to come into this most likely.

                        And the dude saying he used to be gr8.
                        He used to be, he fell off for a while but man is he back.
                        ****** "UNTITLED" Is amazing.

                        People wont like it because its not commercial, Lyrics required thought and werent used just because they rhyme. Sorry there are no beats with massive bass you can blast.
                        He dont need new fans , fans of soulja boy and 50 cent can fuck off.
                        Loyal fan base, smart fans who listen to the words of the music
                        Buddhism is the shiiiiittttt

                        When Buddha can't help, I ask , What would BARNEY STINSON do ?

                        "When I get sad, I stop being sad, and be AWESOME instead. True story."

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                        • #13
                          1. Not news.
                          2. Been posted in the Hip Hop section (yes it still exists although the activity of it would say otherwise (fuck the subforums))
                          Twitter

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Eyerone View Post
                            only tracks that i dont like off the new album are America and Testify. i've been listenin to it non-stop since it came out...
                            Classic Album, I wasn't AS fond of America and Breathe (both generic beats to me), but Testify?? That joint is slow paced, but it's CRAZY!! Like that ol' Scarface joint, I forgot the name......anyway, CLASSIC album by any measure. Some of his best work.......

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                            Would you let the system
                            make you kill your brother man? NO, DREAD, NO
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                            • #15
                              good read, thanks.
                              Originally posted by Stat Quo
                              yo that shit sounds like it can work...i fucks wit it...keep doin whatchu do...u gone be alright in this game
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                              keep doing ya thang homie! Holla...
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