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  • Summary: After many delays and controversy over the title, Nas' latest album is finally released with no title.

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Superman High
Yeah, it's Kells... Kells and OJ (Ay Ay) (OJ) Swag through the club throwin' money in the sky, I can't lie, Im'a ball 'til I die, Blunts of the good... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 100
    Brilliantly sequenced, the album reaches a euphoric climax with the "Yes, we can change the world" hook of 'Black President,' a close cousin of Lupe Fiasco's 'Superstar.'
  2. Even if the music isn't extraordinary, Nas himself is legendary on "Untitled" - and as long as racism is relevant, so is this album.
  3. The new album, immersed in a soul-funk sound with guest spots from the Stylistics and the Last Poets, is contradictory at times, but the idea of building hope through about an hour's worth of music supersedes any effort to brew controversy.
  4. The lyrics are all terrific; the beats, not so much.
  5. For every moment of clarity on this album, there’s an eyebrow-archer to match.
  6. More often than not, though, Nas offers windy whines instead of innovative ideas.
  7. Ultimately, Nas’ decision to sacrifice lyrical and aesthetic sensibility for controversy, hype, and pop-appeal exposes the commodification and hollowness of his artistic voice and vision.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 42
  2. Negative: 4 out of 42
  1. SeanL
    Sep 4, 2008
    10
    This is the album nas was meant to make but no one expected. at a time when mcs have given into the pressure to be unpolitical and passive to This is the album nas was meant to make but no one expected. at a time when mcs have given into the pressure to be unpolitical and passive to the liars in power, nas takes a bold move in addressing issues and topics untouched by most mcs. Nas is on point lyrically and instead of trying to create another illmatic as many pressured him to, he created a classic on his own terms that will take many listeners years to fully appreciate. Tracks like Sly Fox and Black President show his best rhymes and most thought provoking lyrics to date. Nas gives the hip hop nation what they need most and shows what non-hip hop fans (Pitchfork,LA Times,etc.) what real hip hop was meant to be. Listen to the best lyricist at his best on this modern day classic. Fox News and the non-hip hop fans are scared of how powerful his voice is and this album proves why rappers can still speak for a nation of millions Expand
  2. EduardoG.
    Jul 17, 2008
    10
    Album of the Year AMAZINGLY low scores from "music" magazines and newspapers. Production and lyrics equally outstanding.
  3. tl
    Aug 14, 2008
    10
    What the definition of classic is?timeless so age dont count in the booth when ur flow stays submerged in the fountain of youth!!!!!!
  4. AaronJ.
    Jul 15, 2008
    9
    Ah finally a classic NaS album after "Hip-hop is Dead". Nas as always promises content and he delivers once again. The album is brilliant! Ah finally a classic NaS album after "Hip-hop is Dead". Nas as always promises content and he delivers once again. The album is brilliant! This speaks to world situations all the way down to the common black individual whom is trying to make better of himself. The lyrics speak to the heart, such as my own, but the music does as well; which I have to say isn't always the case with Nas, so I'm was pleasantly surprised. Overall a great album, but I would of dropped Chris Brown for someone else, maybe John Legend? Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2012
    9
    This album is great.I love it because Nas basically tells you to be yourself and dont give a f**k about what people say.The singles includeThis album is great.I love it because Nas basically tells you to be yourself and dont give a f**k about what people say.The singles include Hero.Nas is the best lyricist of all time.HANDS DOWN Expand
  6. FTE.
    Jul 24, 2008
    9
    Pretty awesome. Beats could be better.
  7. KennyM.
    Jul 18, 2008
    0
    pure shit. a group of songs riddled with cheesy hooks, cheap metaphors, and gaudy production. not to mention the excruciating repetition of pure shit. a group of songs riddled with cheesy hooks, cheap metaphors, and gaudy production. not to mention the excruciating repetition of racism, racism, racism, racism on every single track. with the exception of the first song on the album, i could not even find a song i would want to hear ever again. nas has officially lost touch with reality, and more importantly, has made it absolutely clear once and for all that jay-z is the clear king of new york rap. Expand

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