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God's Son [Explicit Lyrics]

Nas Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Dec 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B00007BHB7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,698 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. "Get Down - Sample The Boss - written by James Brown, Charles Bobbitt and Fred Wesley, performed by James Brown"
2. Get Down - Sample Funky Drummer
3. Made You Look - Sample Apache
4. Hey Nas - Sample Risin' To The Top
5. I Can - Sample Impeach The President
6. Book Of Rhymes - Sample For The Dollar Bill
7. Thugz Mansion (N.Y.) - Sample
8. Revolutionary Warfare - Sample We Made It
9. Heaven - Sample I Love You
10. Get Down
11. The Cross
12. Made You Look
13. Last Real Nigga Alive
14. Zone Out
15. Hey Nas
16. I Can
17. Book Of Rhymes
18. Thugz Mansion (N.Y.)
19. Mastermind
20. Warrior Song
See all 23 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Despite its grandiose title, God's Son features a semi-repentant Nas. After his stunning debut, many moons ago, it's been downhill ever since for the New York MC. Embroiled in petty spats, overblown productions, large paydays and a huge case of ego-itus, his original brilliance seemed lost forever.

However the two-disc God's Son is a return to form. The first single, "Made You Look" is a barnstorming collaboration with Fat Joe. "The Book of Rhymes" is Nas back to his lyrical best, once again showing himself as the real inheritor to Rakim's MC crown. Nas goes deep into the funk on "Get Down", which features a heavy chunk of James Brown, another echo of Rakim's work to which Nas has openly aspired to. There are unsavoury moments. Nas's referral to sleeping with hookers on "Pussy Killz" veers between a sexual-health warning and a tongue lashing of women in general. He also advocates the creationist theory on "Dance". Perhaps he's trying to get the Texas Christian vote? However, such lyrical theorising will probably pass most by--those who just want to hear the beats. On this, God's Son delivers particularly well, especially with the Alicia Keys-enhanced tribalist "Warrior's Song".

God's Son suffered heavy bootlegging prior to release and the track listing changed radically. Plenty of (good) material wasn't officially released--undoubtedly there's another Lost Tapes album on the way. Tupac's appearance on "Thugz Mansion" is proof positive that the Tupac impersonator out there is doing very good business. Why didn't they work the same trick with Elvis? --Jake Barnes

Product Description

Classic Hip-Hop Album From Nas

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional, Detailed, Vivid Hip Hop by the G.O.D. 18 Dec 2002
By dorian
Format:Audio CD
This was a big suprise. Stillmatic was good, but this was a revelation to me. In "Get Down" nas once again proves that no one tells a narrative quite like him. Its followed by the eminem produced "The Cross" one of the highlights of the album. Nas tells it like it is- he paved the way and influenced a genration of aspiring rappers. Its his burden. His Cross. The beat is supplied by Eminem ,very simplistic but so effective. It works. A classic nas cut. Next "Made you look" this is such a dope track . A cut that can be played in the clubs but is in no way an overly commerical track. Next is the "Last Real Nigga Alive" in which nas takes us back to the early years of his career and his rivalry with B.I.G and Jay z. It also explains his relative absence from the rap scene following "It Was Written"- he had to tend to his sick mother (who died during the making of this album). Other standouts are "Revolutionary Warfare" and "Warriors Song" with alicia keys. "I can" is a history lesson for us all. Alot of people say it could have done with the kids chorus but its not all that bad.One of my favourites has to be the Alchemist produced "Book of Rhymes" which has Nas reading fragments of his rhymes from a scrap book before discarding them , turning the page and starting on another rhyme. He does this frequently on the track, and its a fantastic "concept" song. Concepts are not new for nas. On "It Was Written" it was "I Gave u Power" where he rapped from a gun's point of view (which likely influenced 2pac to write "me and my girlfriend") and on "stillmatic" it was "rewind" where he told a story backwards. The cut people are not feeling is "Zone Out". its not bad. the beat is original and dope and nas drops some great rhymes- too bad jungle and Wizz cant keep up but then again who can with nas? Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars good album 12 Dec 2002
By Zahid
Format:Audio CD
This is THE most IMPORTANT album to drop from a hip-hop artist in a while. Obviously, hip-hop comes in all flavors and sizes, which is why there are so many 'opions' given as to who is best, etc. That being said, "God's Son" provides an introspective view of what Nas has been dealing with while providing ghetto 'therapy' for hip-hop headz to consume. You have to go beyond what you will dance to and listen, listen, listen to the words.
The album starts with "Get Down" and shows that Nas' flow is just as sick as ever! Over a funked out beat, he tells a story of street crimes and his bravado responses. "Last Real N*gga Alive" is Nas' account of a decade of beef (from Big 2 Puff 2 WU 2 Jigga)while ending with a subtle but firm chastisement of Jigga for not understanding the game. From "Heaven" to "Dance" Nas shows that his thoughts have transended from the 'norm' to a greater appreciation of life, our surroundings, and that the time we have with our loved ones - specifically his Mother.
This is truly the most mature album Nas has offered the masses. I think it will take a level of maturity to truly appreciate the messages that are written within poetic verses. If you ain't there yet, I suggest you put the album up on the shelf and pull it out like a good book - timeless...
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5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GREAT NAS ALBUM 25 July 2006
By chris
Format:Audio CD
after the amazing stillmatic, nas's second best album, rap fans were waiting to see if nas could follow it up with another great album, and he did, the production on this is really good, not over-commercialized but good to listen to, most of the beats match the mood of the songs, the lyrics on gods son are great too, nas, because his mum had just died before this album was made, is very emotional on this, and he speaks about lots of different things, such as his situation with jay z, how hip hop is being ruined by r and b rappers, political songs, and positive messages to kids, there is a song dedicated to his mother, called dance, which is probaby the best song on the album, other highlights are the cross, made you look, get down, revolutionary warfare, warrior song, book of rhymes, last real n**** alive and thugz mansion and more, there are too many good songs on this album to name, there are really only 2 bad tracks, which are zone out and hey nas, zone out because the beat is not very good, and the fact that the bravehearts cannot rap, and hey nas, because its just nas trying to make a pop song, which isnt a good idea, overall this is another great nas album, and any nas fan, or any hip hop fan for that matter should own it, nas AKA the greatest rapper of all time
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4.0 out of 5 stars not as commercial as people say 3 Jun 2004
By vanessa
Format:Audio CD
Ok so, Godson is'nt 'illmatic', its not even 'it was written', but lets remember, that time has moved on, and if Nas attempted to simulate his previous successes of some 8 years ago, critics and the public would probably slate him.
This album is not as edgy as others, and not as controversial, but it shows a great degree of maturity, he is theoretical but 'street' at the same time, which both act to maintain his street-cred. Nasir Jones is exploring commercialism well ; collaborations with Alicia Keys, Claudette Ortiz and his partner Kelis, showing this. Undoubtedly Commercialism sells. However, Tracks such as 'The Cross' ensure that Nas is no sugar candy rapper.
Almost every song is catchy and memorable - although admitedly not his greatest, Godson is definative everything is sharp and nothing sounds the same.
As a clear tribute to his late mother, Godson is'nt underground, but is still an extremely good album and deserves a place in any Nas record collection.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hip-Hop - this is how it should be done
This album proved to me that Nas was, is, and always will be a cut above most other artists (in the entire music scene). Read more
Published on 9 Aug 2008 by Hyper Shadow
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This album is so classic. Nas pulls off an album with just about every type of rap song there is and blends them all together so well that t works well as an album. Read more
Published on 19 Oct 2007 by Mr. P. J. Linkin
5.0 out of 5 stars the saviour of hip-hop
Nas has had one of the most respected careers and has delivered on every album.He is the only rapper to have never sold out and has always remained true to his roots which more... Read more
Published on 24 Oct 2006 by Mr. C. M. Moynes
5.0 out of 5 stars Ya boys shinin'........GODS SON
I personally think that this album rivals Stillmatic, the supposedly next best album to the legendary Illmatic. Read more
Published on 21 Nov 2004 by "esco96"
5.0 out of 5 stars nas at his best
when i brought gods son i only listened to the tracks thugz mansion, get down and i can, then one day i decided to listen to the whole album, i now love this album, the tracks are... Read more
Published on 18 Aug 2004 by "ianinc"
5.0 out of 5 stars Not illmatic, but what is?
This album isnt as good as illmatic but there arent too many albums out there which are. This album is brilliant. Made u look, hey nas, thugz mansion, ge down are all awesome. Read more
Published on 21 Feb 2004 by "thebigneptizzle"
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as people say
I strongly suggest you listen to the album briefly to decide whether you want it or not. I have "I am" and Illmatic, and class both as good... Read more
Published on 3 July 2003 by mike
4.0 out of 5 stars And the winner between Jay-z and Nas is... Nas
Every since i bought a new record from Nas, i always got little dissapointed. Illmatic is to blame, it was such a classic piece of an album that Nasir couldn't improve it with... Read more
Published on 25 April 2003 by Juri Lia
3.0 out of 5 stars Best album since Illmatic.
Im quite a fan of nas but to be honest his only album worth owning is of the course the fabalous Illmatic. Read more
Published on 3 April 2003 by James Bridges
5.0 out of 5 stars Nas - God's Son
This is a must buy album. It features fantastic performances from Nas. You may think because of the title it is a bit too holy but it's not as bad as you would think. Read more
Published on 3 April 2003
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