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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 11 years ago '04        #81
EMBARK 1 heat pts
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Blunt ashes is so sick...
 11 years ago '04        #82
djinferno 1 heat pts
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 tazbk said:
Joey's album was a.ss

Streets have always supported Nas, that is why he always goes plat.

Why should he make a "formula" album and confirm to commerical appeal? Why can he do music that HE wants to do. If he doesn't want Champangne popping diamond blinging, eye candy hoes in his videos then that's his business.

Plenty of people will be bumpin this joint
Whoa homey, don't read my message wrong, I never said to turn comercial....

And secondly stop using terms losely, Comercial is what ever people want to ear, if you're song is good and on TV and Radio all day means you made it comercial? I think not, "If I ruled the world" was not comercial but it turned out to be one of his greatest tracks in turms of airplay....

"Big Pimpin" by Jay was not comercial but it still gets play in the club... B real man, I never said to bling out, thats not Esco but he still can make a banger and give us a Video from the Bridge like "they shootin, Made you look"


Anyway, as per the track listing on Amazon, I don't thingk that this leak is retail, "Where Y'all at" is too much of a banger to not be on the final product....
 12-07-2006, 02:57 PM         #83
colhu7  OP
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cant find anything wrong with the album yet. cant stop listening to it. congrats to nas for this
 12-07-2006, 03:17 PM         #84
divine5  OP
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I gave it a 4 only because It isn't on stillmatics level and that is a 5. Nas has set the bar so high that it is hard to match. This is way better than Hov's sh*t just like I knew it would be. Hopefully this will bring back real hip hop.


fu*k snap music
 12-07-2006, 03:20 PM         #85
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 djinferno said:
Exactly what i'm saying, Nas is great no doult but this album won't be in rotation and Nas will be all angry when hes doing it to himself...

From that standpoint, I think Jay, Joey and Game beat him...

Numbers don't lie...

Ain't no awards comming from this effort, street cred my a.ss yo, streets ain't supporting you anyways, theres not even one anthem on this sh*t...

His Video is trash when evryone else is shining, WTF, if you don't agree with the new formula, just retire cause this album is so 90's right now, Nas is stuck in the past... n*ggas won't even be bumping this sh*t next week...

lol the track "Carry on Tradition" is for people like you man.

How u gonna allow your label or wats commercialising wat u represent affect you.
You lost on that sh*t meehn.
Carry on tradition is talkin about people like you man.
 12-07-2006, 03:28 PM         #86
ILLmag 7  OP
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4/5

def not CLASSIC but great
 11 years ago '06        #87
Rique 60 heat pts60
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 tazbk said:
I guess this is the only way Game will be rocking over a Dr. Dre beat huh.
Just Blaze made that beat.
 11 years ago '06        #88
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 rjayasin said:
Nas namedrops almost as much as Game does....

Listening now, really like some of these tracks but some are definitely just egh....
How is it considered a name drop when the song is talkin bout old hiphop acts thats no longer in the game and by the way dont nobody namedrop more than the game with that comment lets me kno that you aint nuffin but bout 12
 12-07-2006, 03:52 PM         #89
Dickstarbuck  OP
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I see whats going on here, all the nas d*ck riders are coming out of the wood works.
 11 years ago '04        #90
djinferno 1 heat pts
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 G●H+O▫§◦Ť said:
lol the track "Carry on Tradition" is for people like you man.

How u gonna allow your label or wats commercialising wat u represent affect you.
You lost on that sh*t meehn.
Carry on tradition is talkin about people like you man.
Nah dude, it's the other way around, Nas is trying to hard to be relevent by overstating what is real, to much is like not enouth, Nas is trying to hard to prouve hes real...

All I'm saying is Nas has not evolved... Like Jay, we know hes real, but he also evolved... I just can't feel the evolution of Nas, I feel like hes still rapping for the critics instead of moving forward
 12-07-2006, 04:03 PM         #91
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 djinferno said:
Nah dude, it's the other way around, Nas is trying to hard to be relevent by overstating what is real, to much is like not enouth, Nas is trying to hard to prouve hes real...

All I'm saying is Nas has not evolved... Like Jay, we know hes real, but he also evolved... I just can't feel the evolution of Nas, I feel like hes still rapping for the critics instead of moving forward
Rapping for which critics?

This album only proves a point that The Hip hop game is on a heavy decline.
it not like He set a standard with illmatic or sumthin of that nature but that Albums of today should be following that route.

How the hell is a hip hop album gonna fall under a pop category in an award show.

Wat Nas is trying to do with this album is to prevent that from happening.
Hip hop gotta have its distinction and its commercialization that makin it have similarity with other genres.

Now you talkin about evolution. This album is an evolution itself cuz with wats happening in the industry right now, it is easy to be commercially influenced and decide to put trash but Nas withstood that.
 11 years ago '04        #92
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think this album is really good. i cant rate it right now, but its amazing imo. gotta listen to this again.
 11 years ago '05        #93
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bumpin 2nd time now...too early to rate but so far i'm satisfied...Nas kept it Nas...simply put...

now, can anyone tell me where i know that melody from "not going back" of???
that joint is the sh*t, but the melody Kelis is hummin alongside the piano tune sounds so familiar...need to know, ya know
 11 years ago '04        #94
R.A.R.E. 165 heat pts165
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i want to hurt something!
 12-07-2006, 04:48 PM         #95
davisg  OP
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the songs ive heard jam
 11 years ago '04        #96
djinferno 1 heat pts
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 G●H+O▫§◦Ť said:
Rapping for which critics?

This album only proves a point that The Hip hop game is on a heavy decline.
it not like He set a standard with illmatic or sumthin of that nature but that Albums of today should be following that route.

How the hell is a hip hop album gonna fall under a pop category in an award show.

Wat Nas is trying to do with this album is to prevent that from happening.
Hip hop gotta have its distinction and its commercialization that makin it have similarity with other genres.

Now you talkin about evolution. This album is an evolution itself cuz with wats happening in the industry right now, it is easy to be commercially influenced and decide to put trash but Nas withstood that.

The ones that are so critical of Nas and Jay... NY is hard to please.... thats the way it is
 11 years ago '06        #97
kevkhalee 1 heat pts
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I wouldn't pay for this.
If my laptop runs low on disk space, i won't hesitate to delete this album.
I only kept
1, 3, 6, 7, and 9.
# 1 was hot though.
 11 years ago '04        #98
DPGUNIT 1 heat pts
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HIP HOP @ its finest
 11 years ago '06        #99
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 whiz said:
bumpin 2nd time now...too early to rate but so far i'm satisfied...Nas kept it Nas...simply put...

now, can anyone tell me where i know that melody from "not going back" of???
that joint is the sh*t, but the melody Kelis is hummin alongside the piano tune sounds so familiar...need to know, ya know
uhh...
Why d people who aren't ready to vote, keep posting?
 12-07-2006, 06:06 PM         #100
Tyson  OP
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Album is crazyy I will make sure to go cop it....the production could have been better tho...lyrics sick as always.

4.5/5
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