Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 11:02 am  |  16 responses

Layup Lines: Street Dreams

I thought Jordans and a gold chain was living it up

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  • http://nba.com GP23

    I f**king love Nas!! “It was written” is a very good album.
    @Matic, @O, and anyone else who is a hip hop head….
    What do y’all think is Nas’ best album after illmmatic ???

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Sh!t, post the video version at least. S/O Phil Leatardo.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    The greatest rapper of all times…
    “Poison” is the greatest rap single of all times.
    Shout out @Schneezy.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Yeah, I would say either “Stillmatic” or “The Lost Tapes.”
    I wish Nas and Eminem would collaborate together, because in my opinion, them two are the greatest rappers alive.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Oh, and shout out @Schneezy

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com O

    I actually liked the remix with R. Kelly better than the album version. “Clowns with 4 pounds, this ain’t a circus…”

  • snasty10

    Illlmatic one of the best rap albums of all time, front to back never had to skip over a song, even the intro was sic, and the fact he recorded it at 19 makes it even more crazier, wise beyond his years. Stillmatic was my 2nd favorite.

  • Kilo

    I think Reasonable Doubt is the best rap album of all time. Nas had 10 home runs Jay had 14.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com O

    Reasonable Doubt was a classic, but was NOT better than Ready To Die, Illmatic, 36 Chambers or Makaveli. And It Was Written was better than Stillmatic.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    I agree with Omar, the remix was a lot better.
    Surprised no one mentioned this is primarily what caused the Pac/Nas beef, with Pac taking offense to this beat sounding WAY too much like “All Eyez On Me”.
    It’s actually not that uncommon in rap. Not only do producers use the same samples, but you hear the exact same beat more than once sometimes.
    There are tons of examples but off the top of my head I can think of OC’s “Hypoctite” and “Life Story” or DITC’s “Day One” and Puffy’s “Young G’s”.
    I’m just gonna go out on a limb and say Bad Boys don’t move in silence when it comes to beat jackin’.
    Anyways, as I’ve said before, Illmatic is my favorite rap album of all time. If I had to pick a second favorite Nas album it would actually be Hip Hop is Dead, believe it or not.
    But that’s more due to my memories of it than the quality of it, perhaps.
    That album used to stay playing in my car when I lived in Virginia.
    I just thought it was underrated. Stillmatic and It Was Written were dope too.
    Kilo, it’s your opinion but I never heard anyone say Reasonable Doubt was the best ever before.
    A classic, but I thought there were some weak joints.
    I didn’t care for “Ain’t No N*gga”, for one. It was just a blatant attempt to get some airplay.
    “Cashmere Thoughts” was ehhhhh…
    And Clark Kent coulda came harder (pause!) on “BK’s Finest”.
    In my opinion Reasonable Doubt had about 7 or so classic songs.
    Illmatic had 9.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    I meant *and Black Rob’s “Life Story.”
    Between Stillmatic and It Was Written, I’d give the slight nod to It Was Written.
    “The Message”, “I Gave You Power”, “Take it in Blood”, “Live N*gga Rap”, all good classics.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    The Pac and Nas beef was nothing major…
    It all started when, according to Nas, he spat a few bars on the track “The Message” that Tupac felt was aimed towards him, resulting in Nas becoming an enemy. But he claims the lines weren’t meant for Pac at all, and instead for Notorious B.I.G. who Nas says knew that.
    Pac was about to solve the problems with Nas himself.. but then his untimely death occured.

  • Heals

    I hear ya Boing, the video fit the song so well…

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    im stuck between “i gave u power” and “i can” because the messages are DOPE

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    Philo is right, “Poison” is such an underrated track. Yall need to give that a good listen. and It Was Written was waay ahead of its time. That’s how all the rappers rhyme now and that was over 15 years ago.

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

    Post some of The Roots. “undun” is simply amazing.