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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 05-09-2007, 07:31 PM         #441
Black_Deuce  OP
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 DERRICK D said:
IT FLOPPeD. I GUESS THE PEOPLE DIDNT AGRREE
how does it flop if the people dont agree?
 05-09-2007, 08:27 PM         #442
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 Black_Deuce said:


how does it flop if the people dont agree?
dont mind him let him stay in his own mindstate.
 05-09-2007, 10:24 PM         #443
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 11 years ago '07        #444
nastynoble 6 heat pts
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is this sh*t PLAT? it should be diamond...

sh*t is still off the chains everytime i bump it...
 05-09-2007, 10:33 PM         #445
Black_Deuce  OP
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Ill post up my review...


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 05-10-2007, 01:14 AM         #446
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1) Money Over Bullsh*t - Good opening track. Catchy hook sets the tone for the album.
Production/Beats – 5 *****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 4 ****
Overall track rating – 9/10 Possible Points -

2) You Can’t k!ll Me - Nas shows off his storytelling skills here. Chorus somewhat awkward, but overall a decent track.
Production/Beats – 4 ****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 4 ****
Overall track rating – 8/10 Possible Points


3) Carry On Tradition – This track starts to explain why Nas decided to call this album Hip-Hop Is Dead. Overall a very powerful song. Solid production.
Production/Beats – 4 ****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 5 *****
Overall track rating – 9/10 possible points

4) Where Are They Now? – Nas pays homage to some of the greats of the past. Notice, it’s the 4th track in and no guest appearances or album fillers yet. Great concept for the album.
Production/Beats – 5 ****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 5 *****
Overall track rating – 10/10 possible points

5) Hip-Hop Is Dead – Solid production from will.i.am and catchy hook make this a good choice for the leadoff single.
Production/Beats – 5 *****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 4 *****
Overall track rating – 9/10 possible points

6) Who k!lled It? – Interesting concept, a ton of subliminal goodies in this one. Somewhat awkward at first but grows on you by the 4th or 5th play.
Production/Beats – 3 ***
Lyrical Content/Flow – 5 *****
Overall track rating – 8/10 possible points

7) Black Republicans - The long awaited Nas/Jay-Z track delivered with solid effort form both rappers, and a great production to boot.
Production/Beats – 5 *****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 5 ****
Overall track rating – 10/10 possible points

8) Not Going Back – Solid track, solid hook, solid production, solid lyrics. Not much else to say. Kelis featured on the chorus. Very underrated track.
Production/Beats – 4 ****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 4 ****
Overall track rating – 8/10 possible points

9) Still Dreaming – The first of 2 Kanye produced tracks on the album. Chrissette Michele helps nail the chorus. The combination makes for another great track.
Production/Beats – 4 ****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 4 *****
Overall track rating – 8/10 possible points

10) Hold Down The Block – Beat sounds like it came straight off Illmatic. Very insightful track, with some of Nas’ more thoughtful lyrics included here.
Production/Beats – 5 *****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 5 *****
Overall track rating – 10/10 possible points

11) Blunt Ashes – Produced interestingly enough, by NBA player Chris Webber. Somewhat awkward flow. Nas thoughtfully reflects on the deaths of Donny Hathaway & Phyllis Hyman.
Production/Beats – 4 ****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 4 ****
Overall track rating – 8/10 possible points

12) Let There Be Light – More Kanye production & an amazing hook from rising star Tre Williams make this perhaps the best song on the album. Very soulful sound, & lyrics to match.
Production/Beats – 5 *****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 5 *****
Overall track rating – 10/10 possible points

13) Play On Playa – Not Nas best lyrical track, but still delivers, as he switches up his flow on a west coast style beat. Snoop is one of the rare featured guests, which makes for a solid track.
Production/Beats – 4 ****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 4 ****
Overall track rating – 8/10 possible points

14) Can’t Forget About You – The second single, sampled from Nat King Coles version, of the same name. Chrisette Michelle delivers a good hook once again. Nas reflects on the past.
Production/Beats – 5 ****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 5 *****
Overall track rating – 10/10 possible points

15) Hustlers – Not Nas’ best lyrical work but far form an album filler. Dr. Dre comes through with a great beat, and The Game adds a bit of west coast flavor to make it a quality track.
Production/Beats – 5 ****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 4 *****
Overall track rating – 9/10 possible points

16) 2 Versions of this song, one with a beat and one A-cappella version. Both versions close off the album well, with Nas’ once again explaining his thoughts on the current state of Hip-Hop as the album closes out.
Production/Beats – 4 ****
Lyrical Content/Flow – 4 *****
Overall track rating – 8/10 possible points
 05-11-2007, 02:52 PM         #447
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thats mad biased guy, 'Where are they now' is sh*t production wise. Also many of these tracks offer nothing to the main theme.
 05-11-2007, 04:10 PM         #448
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 `·.¤KINGGS¤.·´ said:
thats mad biased guy, 'Where are they now' is sh*t production wise. Also many of these tracks offer nothing to the main theme.
I have to disagree with you because i think where are they now is a dope record and the remixes where crazy too. And the production just added more intensity to the lyrics.

Secondly, maybe a track or 2 didnt follow the main theme but those tracks make a statement for me of how diversified hip hop can be content-wise. Because most of today's "mainstream" hip hop could be alot more than just drug sellin and havin money.
 05-11-2007, 04:33 PM         #449
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 `·.¤KINGGS¤.·´ said:
thats mad biased guy, 'Where are they now' is sh*t production wise. Also many of these tracks offer nothing to the main theme.
naw... that sampling was hot

I gove the credit to the producer who took that james brown song and sampled it to where you can spit on it


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 05-11-2007, 10:34 PM         #450
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 Black_Deuce said:


naw... that sampling was hot

I gove the credit to the producer who took that james brown song and sampled it to where you can spit on it
the only thing I disagree with is some of teh production points u gave but lyrically u where right on the points. I may have given Hustlers a 3 tho.
 05-11-2007, 10:55 PM         #451
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I love the beats on HHID

they werent club beats, they were nice though
 11 years ago '04        #452
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nas still doin it
 05-12-2007, 07:03 PM         #453
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 G●H+O▫§◦Ť said:
I have to disagree with you because i think where are they now is a dope record and the remixes where crazy too. And the production just added more intensity to the lyrics.

Secondly, maybe a track or 2 didnt follow the main theme but those tracks make a statement for me of how diversified hip hop can be content-wise. Because most of today's "mainstream" hip hop could be alot more than just drug sellin and havin money.
The Remixes are great, but the Sample on the OG IMO kind of messes up the whole song. If the album wasn't called Hip-Hop is dead then it would of had more of an impact on me. I think once you pick a concept, you have to keep every song in relations with the concept.
 05-16-2007, 04:37 AM         #454
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i thought it was str8, good jam, but i feel that as he gets farther in his career away from classics like "illmatic" and "iam" the less he shows his talent, moreover, his new album had a hint of comericalism in it. i cant put my finger on it, but his whole style seems changed. any1 here feel me on that? no lie it was a good album, but i expected more, much more

best jams were money over bs, who k!lled it, hustlers, and hold down the block


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 05-19-2007, 08:46 AM         #455
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i was readin these posts..i saw soemone say he's choosin wack as beats...are you sure you were listenin tot he right album? or even the right artist? Nas is number 1 alive...never fallin off..always comin out with the sick flow...over the SICK beats..with the messages most people dont include. idk if people think lil jon using one finger to make a generic beat that my little cousin could make on fruity loops is whats hot...but we need to bring hip hop back to its roots...nas...greatest out now...period
 05-26-2007, 08:17 PM         #456
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3-Good but expected more
 11 years ago '07        #457
Jiraiya 132 heat pts132
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...Ok...not his best..."Hustlers" feat Dr. Dre and the Floetry chick...and Hold down the block was hot....
 11 years ago '04        #458
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Still a hot album
 05-31-2007, 12:27 AM         #459
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nice...
 11 years ago '07        #460
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sh*t is tight
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