Nas - 'Life Is Good'

Nas - 'Life Is Good'

Never judge an album by its cover. Despite wearing a sad-eyed expression and having ex-wife Kelis’ wedding dress draped over his knee, life is good for 38-year-old Nasir Jones right now, and any fears that the couple’s drawn-out,...

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Nas: 'Greatest Hits'

Nas: 'Greatest Hits'

One of hip-hop’s great voices he may be, but Nas failed to live up to expectations after his move from underground MC to gobby showman following his brilliant debut album, ‘Illmatic’. Lately, he’s got his mojo back and, as a result, the...

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Nas : Street's Disciple

Nas : Street's Disciple

In 1994 Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones blew away a bloated hip-hop with ten tracks collectively called ‘Illmatic’. From its DJ Premier and Pete Rock-produced boom bap to the battle-scarred raps rendered in Nas’ blunt-heavy husk, the 20-year-old...

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Nas : I Can

Nas : I Can

Not on this sort of kiddie-chorus, reformed gangsta hokum you can't, Nasir. Paul Moody

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Nas : London AStoria

Nas : London AStoria

Tonight, Nas equalised. Ever since Jay Z unexpectedly brought the fight for local rap supremacy to his New York rival last year on 'Takeover', Nas has been on the back foot. Fact is, few thought Nas was up to the battle with Jay Z . He...

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Nas : God's Son

Nas : God's Son

Now that hip-hop has become a kind of global language, responsibility rests even heavier on the shoulders of rappers than before. Although intrinsically rebellious, and hardly the stuff role models are made of, these microphone griots still have a...

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Nas  :  Stillmatic

Nas : Stillmatic

The release of 'Stillmatic' sees one of the giants of New York hip-hop in a tight spot. His first album, 1994's 'Illmatic', is one of rap's key texts; a tough, eloquent and political record which set stratospheric new standards right from...

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I Am... The Autobiography Vol 1

I Am... The Autobiography Vol 1

Nas Escobar travels limo class these days. But don't worry, because when out cruising he doesn't settle for sizing up his rivals on the MTV-tuned mini-screen. Here, as with his previous albums, 'Illmatic' and 'It Was Written' , the doe-eyed...

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