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  • Summary: Nas co-produced this double album along with Salaam Remi, Q-Tip and L.E.S. Also stopping by to lend a hand (or a voice) are Busta Rhymes, Kelis, Ludacris and Maxwell.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. [Disciple], while not as tight and gritty as his debut, is far more ambitious in scope and fearless in its approach. [3 Dec 2004, p.84]
  2. There's just enough to be cut that this could have been one outstanding album instead of two discs that overall make a pretty damn good release.
  3. Street’s Disciple reveals Nas at a new peak, finally comfortable in the post-millennial hip-hop world.
  4. The well-worn beats ensure the album is good even as they prevent it from being great.
  5. 70
    The beats throughout are deliriously varied. [Dec 2004, p.138]
  6. Older rap fans will probably feel the album's subtler pulsings more, but anyone will be able to appreciate the raw talent required to keep such an epic and sprawling project buoyant, without resorting to boring braggadocio and bawdy bling.
  7. If reduced to a single disc, Street's Disciple could well be one of the more exciting albums of the year. As is it's a solid, if not brilliant album from an artist we've come to not expect too much from.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 53
  2. Negative: 1 out of 53
  1. Nov 27, 2010
    10
    One of the best double-albums in hip-hop by far. Production is varied and complements the lyrics and vocals. There is great cohesion betweenOne of the best double-albums in hip-hop by far. Production is varied and complements the lyrics and vocals. There is great cohesion between tracks and concepts Expand
  2. NinaR
    Jan 3, 2005
    10
    Well, being a true fan of the street disciple for some time now, I would have to say my man really brought it on this album. With the Well, being a true fan of the street disciple for some time now, I would have to say my man really brought it on this album. With the introductory banger sincerely to the feds and the consciencious cut live now, proves that there is no rapper on his level of thinking. Nas differs from other rappers because he paints a clear picture in your mind. I love it and recommend it to all. Expand
  3. WelileM
    Feb 6, 2005
    10
    To me, this album is as good a double CD as we are going to get. The quality of songs is high both lyrically and musically. Plus, he has To me, this album is as good a double CD as we are going to get. The quality of songs is high both lyrically and musically. Plus, he has catered for all his fans, from those that love grimy street tales("Thieves Theme", "Streets Disciple" and "Sekou Story") to inspiring goood living in "Live Now" and "Just a Moment" to mature, yet creative cuts like "Bridging the Gap" and "No one else in the room." He went a step further by releasing "Coon Picniic", which has force public discourse about how celebrities ought to be. I'm loving Mr. Jones for being creative and bold enough to share his views on loads of issues, including the election, in such an insightful, yet thought-provoking way. Expand
  4. LaRonH
    Dec 3, 2004
    9
    Nas' best work since his classic '94 release "Illmatic." There's no filler here, as you may come to expect with many Nas' best work since his classic '94 release "Illmatic." There's no filler here, as you may come to expect with many double-disc (especially in rap). Standout songs include, 'Virgo,' 'Live Now,' 'These Are Our Heroes,' 'Suicide Bounce,' 'War,' 'Remember The Times,' and 'Thief's Theme.' Great hip-hop album! Expand
  5. AndrewH
    Jan 13, 2005
    9
    street's disciple although not as lyrically compelling as illmatic, is arguably nas' second best album. Its a toss up between street's disciple although not as lyrically compelling as illmatic, is arguably nas' second best album. Its a toss up between stillmatic( a classic), the lost tapes ( which has all the street credit you could ask for), and of course street's disciple. I'm tired of hearing weak reviews from critics who are disapointed that nas doesn't have 3 or 4 smash hits on street's disciple. An album shouldn't be judged by how many singles it has on it, nas puts out the music he does because he's trying to reduce the commercialism of rap, if he wanted to, he could sell out like chingy or 50 or diddy. But because nas is fighting the good fight he will continue to have his reputation as one of the top 5 mc's to ever grace the game. Expand
  6. May 8, 2011
    8
    great lyrics and a great story nas amazes you with the way he uses his words. the music and beats were okay but once again his lyrics were ongreat lyrics and a great story nas amazes you with the way he uses his words. the music and beats were okay but once again his lyrics were on point. i listened to this album like 4 or 5 times. i enjoyed it every single time Expand
  7. StrongSolo
    Dec 13, 2004
    1
    The people that rate this album 10 know nothing about rap.Nas has fallen off since his last album and there are alot of my favorite artists The people that rate this album 10 know nothing about rap.Nas has fallen off since his last album and there are alot of my favorite artists falling off these days.When you look at all Nas albums before this you can see the spiral downwards.He sounds like an idiot trying to fill 2 cds that should never have been made.You idiots that love this crap are the reason he thinks he can put this crap out.The industry is getting so bad that we have to travel back to the 90's to find anything worth listening to.Thanks to everyone that has supported this bogus s**t! Expand

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