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  • Summary: Jay-Z's mortal enemy returns with his third (!) release of 2002, which includes collaborations with Alicia Keys and 2Pac (yes, that 2Pac, who, as you may recall, died several years ago).

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I Know I Can
I know I can Be what I wanna be If I work hard at it I'll be where I wanna be I know I can, I know I can Be what I wanna be, be what I wanna be If I... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Here, Nas is so fierce, so plainspoken, so lean with words, that he demolishes not just the oeuvre of our ruling rappers (yes, including Eminem's) and recalls the music's lyrical champs like Rakim, he even brings to mind hip-hop progenitors like Muhammad Ali in the "Rumble in the Jungle" era.
  2. Thought-provoking and masterful, God's Son finds Nas finally realizing his full potential as an MC.
  3. In many ways, God's Son is lyrically superior to Illmatic. Nas has created an album that is at once mournful and resilient, street-savvy and academic.
  4. God's Son isn't quite the masterpiece is could be -- mostly because Nas is so self-involved, sometimes seemingly intoxicated by his kingliness -- but it's surely one of the most remarkable albums of the Queensbridge rapper's highlight-filled career, just a notch or so below Illmatic and Stillmatic.
  5. As with all thug poetry, the ego and malice are blinding, but moments of self-deprecation and social responsibility out-flash the gun bursts.
  6. After years of puzzling releases, Nas has finally delivered a collection worthy of his landmark 1994 debut.
  7. Aug 10, 2011
    50
    Nas doesn't ruin a decent beat, but rarely is he able to improve one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Adhamayash
    Mar 11, 2003
    10
    Nas' lyrics are nuts, they are great. I think this album is deffinetly up there with the rest of his stuff. He is by far one of the most Nas' lyrics are nuts, they are great. I think this album is deffinetly up there with the rest of his stuff. He is by far one of the most talented rappers out there, he gives out educational rhymes along with a nice beat. Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2012
    10
    And Nasty Nas strikes again with another platinum WORTHY album, which many artists never are WORTHY but go platinum anyway. Nas tells littleAnd Nasty Nas strikes again with another platinum WORTHY album, which many artists never are WORTHY but go platinum anyway. Nas tells little ghetto children to follow their dreams, dedicated songs to his mother who recently died, and had a song with Pac. Pac who died six years before, beefed with Nas and Mobb Deep, and Nas forgives and forgets it all, to feature 2Pac & J. Phoenix in Thugz Mansion N.Y. And all of this in the midst of the Nas - Jigga feud that Nas won and Jigga the fake ass n**** had to hope for forgiveness for sucking ****. Nas followed Stillmatic with his 4th instant classic album that won the feud. At this point, Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones should be a household name everywhere. Expand
  3. FredrickH
    May 1, 2003
    10
    Nas is killing them out there they need lyrical aid. Nas is 2 nice If he ain't betta than Big he's tha closes one Repping Queens 2 Nas is killing them out there they need lyrical aid. Nas is 2 nice If he ain't betta than Big he's tha closes one Repping Queens 2 tha fullest one luv Straight slug. Jay tried 2 tip e toe thought God Son eyes was close. Pac tha greastest, Nas tha Illest. Peace A.k.a Rebirth Expand
  4. jackc
    Dec 11, 2004
    10
    i think this album is great because, NAs tries to tell me and my generation that we can do what we wanna do. HOLLA back p-ville ky jc
  5. FrankB
    Dec 11, 2006
    10
    Better than Jiggas Blueprint
  6. [Anonymous]
    Jun 19, 2004
    9
    Ridiculous, probably the best four song opener in hip hop in a long time.
  7. bADcd
    Dec 3, 2003
    1
    baD CD

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