Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 11:40 am  |  23 responses

Layup Lines: Halftime

With more kicks than a baby in a mother’s stomach.

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  • Riggs


  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Nasty Nas! Simply amazing lyricism.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Illmatic is the best album ever made.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    The GOAT lyricist next to BIG.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    YES! Illmatic is THE greatest rap album EVER!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    This whole song is dope, but from favorite part is
    “And in the darkness, I’m heartless like when the narcs hit
    Word to Marcus Garvey I hardly sparked it
    Cause when I blast the herb, that’s my word
    I be slayin them fast, doing this that and the third”

  • Kilo

    One of the first rap records I really liked.

  • Kilo

    This track was on a movie wasn’t it?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Wish all his albums were this good…

  • add

    “One Mic” is the best rap song ever in my opinion

  • Brahsef

    Nas been on his old flow lately too. Nasty and Ghetto Dreams are really havin me look forward to his new LP.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Not even close, add. But like you said, it’s your opinion.

  • O

    Ghetto Dreams was off the meatrack. Sidenote, does ANYONE have the mp3 to that song, “No Love Lost”? Shaq feat. Lord Tariqu, Nas and Jay-Z. That joint was dope even with Shaq on it. I had it on a mixtape, but when Shaq dropped his album – like anyone would feature Shaq on THEIR album – Nas’ verse mysteriously disappeared. That joint had the whole hood from Brooklyn to Queens arguing on who had the better verse, Jay or Nas. Great song.

  • theDankerNuggets

    Greatest Hip Hop Album of All Time

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    @Enigmatic I think it’s pretty close between Illmatic and Ready To Die for Best Album. Both albums are so well-rounded that you love just about every song on them.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    The Greatest Rapper of All Times.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    KRS-One might be the best rapper ever, imo.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Tough to say though.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Completely unrelated (I should have posted this under the Triumph thread) but who do you guys think is the best member of Wu-Tang?


    IMO GZA’s the best out of the Wu, Liquid Swords was just dark and plain lyricism, there’s definitely arguments for Rae, Ghost or Meth, but remember the Wu form like Voltron and GZA became the head ya know

  • Riggs

    ghetto dreams is commons track, not nas’.


    “Life’s a b!tch” is my fav Nas song ever. As far as albums go, Bone Thugs “East 1999 Eternal” is my fav of all time. Speaking of which, how bout sum BTNH up n here?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    @BlackPhantom – For me, personally, Illmatic gets the nod over Ready to Die because I always used to skip like one or two tracks when playing Ready to Die, but Illmatic I could just pop in the disc and let it play all the way through. Even the intro “Genesis” with its “Wild Style” and “Live at the BBQ” samples were dope.
    Illmatic was only about 48 minutes long and yet I would sit and listen to more of that album than I would albums that were over 80 minutes long but had some wack tracks and tons of filler.
    @Teddy – that’s a tough one. I think Inspectah Deck and GZA were the best lyricists, but Ghostface had the better solo albums, Raekwon had the most influential album of the bunch (Only Built 4 Cuban Linx) but to me the most important member is by far the RZA. So he’s probably my favorite.