Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Stillmatic features the best rhymes from Nas since his debut, Illmatic, and possibly the best rhymes of the year, rivaled maybe only by Ghostface Killah’s Bulletproof Wallets. Nas rhymes wonderfully on every song, dropping knowledge like.
  2. While no album may ever top his debut's brilliance, this one comes close enough to make even his most passionate haters happy to hear the raw essence of hip-hop revealed in all it's true glory.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. MahmoudR
    Feb 24, 2007
    This album is a classic PERIOD. The so called "experts" who rated this album were paid big bucks by def jam to do so
  2. MorganB
    Jul 25, 2005
    Nas proves he is the king of New York with uch songs as "Ether", "Got Urself A Gun", and an instant classic "Rewind".
  3. Aug 1, 2012
    After Nastradamus, Nas was almost not king of NY. Well with Stillmatic, he redeemed himself and I'd say he still is king of NY and always will be when he is rapping with advanced lyricism, and good production which are two reasons why Nas is the best of the game today. This is the definition of his name Nasty Nas, striking with another classic. Full Review »