Nas - I Am... (20th Anniversary)

Started by Enez, Apr 6, 2019, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Enez
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    Enez the thrill of it all

    Apr 6, 2019
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    Today marks the 20th anniversary of Nas' album I Am. This, and Nastradamus, are my least played Nas' albums, and I really never dove into it in depth.






    As much as I can remember the first time playing this, it's definitely one of Nas' most underrated albums tbh. It gets an 8/10.
     
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  2. Sav Stanfield
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    I f---in love this album. Was one of the first CDs I ever brought and I played it til it was scratched to s---. Obviously its no Illmatic or It Was Written (or Lost Tapes) but I do think it deserves to be ranked in that 2nd tier of Nas' discog, next to God's Son, Hip Hop Is Dead, Life Is Good. For me, with the nostalgic element, its in his top 4 or 5. Strong 8/10, maybe up to 8.5
     
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    pop

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    his 3rd best album
     
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    Tone Riggz There's No Cure For Being A C*nt

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    Copped it first day at The Wiz (or it might have been Coconuts). Good album, not classic but a solid project. Under the disc, they were promoting Nastradamus at the end of that year. Everybody was hyped about that. Of course we had no idea how s--- that album would be. Also, shoutout to TRL. Their premiere of the "Hate Me Now" video with the crucifixion footage, led to Puffy pulling up on Steve Stoute with some goons. Made Steve a household name after that.
     
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  5. quadrasaurus
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    Some of the first Nas I was introduced to. I’ve bought this cd 3 times, now I stream it. Love the production. Here’s the Hate Me Now sample origin
     
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    Worm Big Perm Big Worm

    Apr 6, 2019
    DJ Premier killed that Nas is like production
     
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    Bro, I'm so old. I was 9 when this came out. Depressing. Docor Knocboot might be the worst track on there and it's probably my guilty pleasure personal favorite from out of Nas' whole catalog.
     
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