Nas - Hip Hop is Dead (2006)

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What You Think????
1-Wack 51 3.91%
2-Mediocre 46 3.52%
3-Good but expected more 155 11.88%
4-Nas Came through 542 41.53%
Classic and nothin less!!!! 511 39.16%
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 12 years ago '04        #21
djinferno 1 heat pts
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As a big Nas fan, and i mean big, I like only parts of the album....

Like all his albums, theres a good message but songs like track 6 make me go huh?

I too think the beat selection is sub par for todays standards even with strong Vocab...

I guess Nas is right, Hip Hop is dead because, if you don't have a dope beat, I can't listen to you babble for 4 minutes... Right now I like Fat Joe's, Games, Jay-Z album better on beats alone...

I had a hard time with Lupe's album too for the same reasons...

The business of hip hop has changed and I think Nas needs to stop f!ghting it and pay the Neptunes and the Timbo's of this world the money to get the hot beats because these message driven album's won't sell IMO, we know you for real Esco, now spitt on some hot sh*t and k!ll these fools out here...


On that note, I can't wait for some D-Block to come out Kiss is that dude!


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 12 years ago '04        #22
rjayasin 
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Nas namedrops almost as much as Game does....

Listening now, really like some of these tracks but some are definitely just egh....
 12 years ago '04        #23
WhoDat 
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 djinferno said:

The business of hip hop has changed and I think Nas needs to stop f!ghting it and pay the Neptunes and the Timbo's of this world the money to get the hot beats because these message driven album's won't sell IMO, we know you for real Esco, now spitt on some hot sh*t and k!ll these fools out here...
You're right about that. The business has changed. But if people today just wanna hear hot beats then they should just cop an instrumental CD. There's more to rap than hot beats. Especially when a lyricist like Nas is concerned. "babbling" ?!?! a fan of someones work wouldnt consider rapping over a wack beat "babbling"...his rhymes are still on point,
 12 years ago '04        #24
Jamaro85 
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At least 4.25 I guess. Wasn't expecting a lot honestly, so wasn't disappointed in that sense. It's cool off first listen, nothing spectacular to me, will have to listen a couple more times and in the whip before I get a real good feel I guess

Edit: The last track really closed out the album well, damn. The album goes up to a 4.5 off that sh*t for me (first listen still)


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 12 years ago '04        #25
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what do u guys think about the voice he doing on who k!lled it its different
 12-07-2006, 09:40 AM         #26
Snyder  OP
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can't believe ni99as is already dubbing this classic
 12 years ago '04        #27
djinferno 1 heat pts
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 WhoDat said:
You're right about that. The business has changed. But if people today just wanna hear hot beats then they should just cop an instrumental CD. There's more to rap than hot beats. Especially when a lyricist like Nas is concerned. "babbling" ?!?! a fan of someones work wouldnt consider rapping over a wack beat "babbling"...his rhymes are still on point,

Dude, i did not say the album was wack, I said the beats could be better...
to me track 6 sounds like babbling, his voice is different and the beat is just, well the break beat "Eric B type sh*t" is tight but to me it's wasted on some story telling that makes no sense... I guess it's the voice he makes up... Anyway, to me the sh*t is wack...

As a fan, I think that Nas needs to change it up just a little to get sales up, thats all and I only say that because I'm a old dude so I get Esco but them new cats might miss it and since I care about his rap, i'm thhinking he should upgrade certain aspects of his sh*t to get sales... Like Joey Crack did...

Sales is the reason why these new rappers even attempt to attack nasty in the first place...

Read carefully man, todays game is about a tight beat and a hot flow, instumental alone is not going to do it for you...

Exemple, I can spitt a verse but no matter the beat, I can't be hotter then Nas because hes better then me, but if Nas raps on a wack beat, guys that don't know sh*t might think that I'm hotter.... Now i think you are going to agree with me that theres more cats out there that don't know then ones that do...
 12 years ago '04        #28
djinferno 1 heat pts
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 waggdagod said:
what do u guys think about the voice he doing on who k!lled it its different

sh*ts wack and disturbing... with his real voice, thats the best track onj the album, what a shame
 12-07-2006, 09:48 AM         #29
smacked  OP
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a few bangin songs, a few good, a few average

beats could def been better, i nearly fell asleep a couple of times
 12 years ago '05        #30
Bobby's World 9 heat pts
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 djinferno said:
As a big Nas fan, and i mean big, I like only parts of the album....

Like all his albums, theres a good message but songs like track 6 make me go huh?

I too think the beat selection is sub par for todays standards even with strong Vocab...

I guess Nas is right, Hip Hop is dead because, if you don't have a dope beat, I can't listen to you babble for 4 minutes... Right now I like Fat Joe's, Games, Jay-Z album better on beats alone...

I had a hard time with Lupe's album too for the same reasons...

The business of hip hop has changed and I think Nas needs to stop f!ghting it and pay the Neptunes and the Timbo's of this world the money to get the hot beats because these message driven album's won't sell IMO, we know you for real Esco, now spitt on some hot sh*t and k!ll these fools out here...


On that note, I can't wait for some D-Block to come out Kiss is that dude!

Church my dude!
 12 years ago '04        #31
Kaotic 
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hahahhaaa nas on who k!lled it

HAHA thats ether to nas that cna b used by the dipset stans
 12 years ago '06        #32
Rique 65 heat pts65
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this aint no classic lol...
this sh*t aint even that hot right now so no way itll be hot in the future.
 12-07-2006, 09:58 AM         #33
jackus9  OP
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wow. just...wow. i'm speechless. let there be light - track 12. holy sh*t. i held back on the samplers and sh*t and wow. this is the best album in recent memory to me. better than kingdom come, way better than doctor's advocate.

the man can rap
 12 years ago '04        #34
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 djinferno said:
Read carefully man, todays game is about a tight beat and a hot flow, instumental alone is not going to do it for you...

Exemple, I can spitt a verse but no matter the beat, I can't be hotter then Nas because hes better then me, but if Nas raps on a wack beat, guys that don't know sh*t might think that I'm hotter.... Now i think you are going to agree with me that theres more cats out there that don't know then ones that do...
No doubt....i agree with you there. Some know and some dont.

You AND this album does make me realize that times have changed for sure. It HAS been like half a decade since stillmatic.
 12 years ago '05        #35
Truth33 20 heat pts20
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to everyone talking about sales...fu*k sales...nas released a banger and people who enjoy real hip hop will appreciate that and cop
 12-07-2006, 10:14 AM         #36
mrw91  OP
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This is retail? oficial version?
 12 years ago '04        #37
djinferno 1 heat pts
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 Truth33 said:
to everyone talking about sales...fu*k sales...nas released a banger and people who enjoy real hip hop will appreciate that and cop
Really?

Numbers matter for shure homey, why do you think all these producers are getting more shine then the artists...

Nitty, Jazzy Phe, Dre, Dr, Dre, Timo, Neptunes, 9th wonder, Kanye, Alcemist, Manny Fresh etc...

Listen closely and you will notice that those cats are almost taking over the game, they all are learning to rap....

These artist better be carefull and start learning to make there own hot beats because these beatmakers are going to run em broke and challenge there flow all at the same time...

n*ggaz betta wake the fu*k up to this new day...


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 12 years ago '05        #38
Truth33 20 heat pts20
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"I can't sound smart cause yall'll run away
Say Im not hungry no more, and I don't talk about yay
Like theres no other way for an ex-hustler
Cake getter, ex-wig splitter to touch ya - I beg to differ"
 12-07-2006, 10:29 AM         #39
ILLMATIC_RIDAH  OP
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the fu*ks up wit track 6???
 12 years ago '04        #40
djinferno 1 heat pts
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 ILLMATIC_RIDAH said:
the fu*ks up wit track 6???
it's a sad situation

someone e-mail nas and tell him to remove that nonsence...
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