It Was Written [Explicit]
 
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It Was Written [Explicit]

Nas
2 July 1996 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 58:30
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B001GT5U5O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,879 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Iain Ashby on 11 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a very good album, but as the follow up to Illmatic it would allways receive critisism.
The album starts off with an intro which is actually worth listening to! unlike many rap albums' intros. Next is the song the Message. In my opinion this is one of the best Nas songs ever, and a personal favorite of mine. Infact I'd recommend buying this album just for that song. That's not to say the rest of the album is no good, on the contary This is certainly one of Nas' best albums. Other highlights include the singles: If I ruled the world (with Lauren Hill) and Nas is Coming, but also affirmative action.
This is not an album for non rap people, there are no Pop type songs but any fans of Nas should buy this and any Rap fans.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By eloquent on 13 Jun 2005
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this was one of Nas best albums, every song shows depth his story telling skills a strong here, the beats are good, people keep talking about illmatic, any rappers and lower their vocal range and increase syabllic pattern its just nas was the first, and anyway he needs to grow from Stillmatic what makes him any better than Jay Z, the Stillmatic album was all hype I advise people to buy this album not for putting
dirt on peoples names but the narration and skill displayed
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "tom2rich2002" on 31 Aug 2002
Format: Audio CD
Every hip-hop fan, has to own this. Nas takes hip-hop to the next level , he explodes the start of the album with "the message", hardhitting anthem bout life in quensbridge. Just by listening to it you can tell why he is one of the best MCs around and not to be messed with.In every track Nas gives his all,you can tell hours and hours of work have gone into the production side of this album. "Nas is coming" is one of the sttrongest songs on the album,the fatest flavs lie with that song.NAS is queens finest mos def !!!
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this album is a classic and was released when lyrics and word play were at there prime in rap. if you are thinking of getting a nas album i would defiantly recommend this one. illmatic and stillmatic are great one to consider as well. if you like old school rap or lyrics then you will like this. fans of eminem hopsin snoop dogg xzibit dr dre ice cube ice t and many others like them should love this album
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everyone talks about 'illmatic' being nas' best work but to me, his follow up, this album 'it was written' is escobar at his finest. the production, collaborations, lyrics...everything is on point. this album is the type you can listen from start to end without skipping any tracks. some of my favourite tracks are 'affirmative action' and 'take it in blood'. i keep having to buy this cd as friends always borrow it and i never see it again! and its definitely one i always want in my cd collection.
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By George Hall on 22 Sep 2013
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Love this album. It does represent Nas's fall towards piopulism, not a good thing for him, but at this stage he's dropping tracks like

The Message, If I Ruled the World (Imagine that), Take it in Blood, I Gave You Power, Shootouts, Live N'gga Rap, and the Firm's best track - Affirmative Action.

There are 2/3 tracks worth lopping off of this album but I love it anyway. Easily in Nas's top 3 imo.
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By AirConnolly on 1 Jun 2013
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One of the best rap albums out there, Nas has never failed to impress and this album optimises 90's rap.go get it.
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By Ya Kil on 22 May 2013
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As abberant as it may seems, IT WAS WRITTEN is the full lenght album by Nas that I have listened from start to finish. When ILLMATIC came out, in the Congo, we've only watched videos to "The World is yours", "It ain't hard to tell" and "One love". However, no one had the album. Although these videos showcased the skills of this rapper and words got around that he was the Messiah of Hip Hop, I had not listened to the whole ILLMATIC. IT WAS WRITTEN is therefore my Nas defloweration and arguably the reason why this is rated as his best work. When translated in French and after analysing the lyrical dexterity, the album is far more superior than his debut. Shockingly, the Dr. Dre produced "Nas is coming" and the lead single "Street Dreams" - the R Kelly remix is way better - have never been my favourites.

What has made this album stand the test of time is the wholesome of each song and a step-up from ILLMATIC lyricism. Nasir Jones was broadening his horizons and never mind getting more commercial appeal, true fans of Hip Hop will admire the genius behind "I gave you power" and the street posse cut that introduces us to THE FIRM "Affirmative action". In any given era of Hip Hop, this album will have its place. Why? Because it is heartfelt and 17 years later, it still has its charms, relevance and potency thanks to tracks like "If I rule the world", "The message" or "Black girl lost". It was written in the stars...
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