Mrs S E Grant

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (12 of 13)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,633,089 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 13
Stillmatic ~ Nas
Stillmatic ~ Nas
I love this album, but one reason why I can only give it 41/2 is that, unlike Illmatic and The Lost Tapes, you cannot listen to it from beginning to end without pressing the skip button. The Flyest ft. AZ has a nice laidback beat, but the lyrics are average and the chorus is kinda corny. Braveheart party has a terrible, cheesy beat and chorus, and the lyrics are awful. Its probably one of the worst tracks Nas has ever done next to Oochie Wally and You Owe Me. But put that aside and you've got one of the best comeback albums ever made. He completely annihilates Jay-Z on Ether, with witty lyrics saying how he stabbed him in the back and 'Traded your soul for riches'. One Mic is possibly the… Read more
Illmatic: Parental Advisory ~ Nas
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
When I first listened to this, I thought the beats were plain and tedious, and I was disappointed with the length (10 tracks, 39 min). But I knew it was meant to be a classic, so I gave it a few more listens. Now it is my favourite album of all time, and sits in my CD rack next to timeless classics like 36 chambers, liquid swords, cuban linx, the infamous, and ready to die. If you are a commercial fan and have no brain, you'll be disappointed because the lyrics are real and there is no image and acting, and he doesn't constantly rap about guns, hoes, cars, diamonds and material. He raps about life in the ghetto, and what he sees around him. If you say the beats are boring, wakeup and… Read more

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