- Summary: The seven-track release for the New York rap artist was produced by Kanye West.
- Record Label: G.O.O.D.
- Genre(s): Rap
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|[Pre-Chorus: Kanye West and The-Dream] Your love and your heart See 'cause you've never been the same as anyone else Don't think the same as everyone...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 5 out of 16
Mixed: 11 out of 16
Negative: 0 out of 16
The WireJul 26, 2018Nasir comes closest to being an unqualified success. Those still hoping for the return of ruthless adolescent Nasty Nas will be disappointed--although recent allegations of spousal abuse from ex-wife Kelis cast a troubling shadow--but his voice is thick with middle-aged grit and gravitas. [Aug 2018, p.63]
Jun 19, 2018There are some slight missteps, like West’s tedious hook on Everything, but Nasir proves Nas’ ongoing relevance as one of New York’s biggest living rappers, with the best overall production and best quality control since Illmatic: the curse may finally be lifting.
Jun 20, 2018The writing is so meandering and mechanical that little here feels intentional, even the gaps. And strangely, that’s the bittersweet takeaway: Nas the meticulous observer has been supplanted by Nas the nervous rambler. It doesn’t feel like an accident.
Jun 18, 2018Nasir is among the weakest Nas albums, but there’s nothing spectacular about its failure. It is, simply, the one thing Nas has avoided being all these years, through revolutionary highs and car-crash lows: dull.
Aug 3, 2018A prevailing quantity of the tracks is either forgettable or regrettable. Nas often sounds unenthused.
Jun 21, 2018Although its brighter moments ("Adam and Eve," "Cops Shot the Kid") save it from being a complete fall from grace, overall Nasir is disappointingly heedless. Hopefully his next effort is more honest.
Jun 19, 2018It all rings hollow due to how thinly sketched out the writing and production is. Much of it is awkward, directionless, and, at times, just confusing--showing an artist grasping at a million ideas and hoping to grab one, with none of it being done in any interesting or shrewd way.
Positive: 45 out of 62
Mixed: 10 out of 62
Negative: 7 out of 62
Jun 15, 2018WTH. It amazing. good sh!t I liked everything. Kanye make beat good he make lot of this nas album beats. Nas is good rapman. he make goodWTH. It amazing. good sh!t I liked everything. Kanye make beat good he make lot of this nas album beats. Nas is good rapman. he make good raps. Good sh!t. F#cking Amazing
Best Album of the Year… Expand
Jun 20, 2018Nas made a big mistake. He collaborated with Kanye. Kanye made the perfect Nas album and the media reviews are terrible. Because they don'tNas made a big mistake. He collaborated with Kanye. Kanye made the perfect Nas album and the media reviews are terrible. Because they don't listen to the music, they just hate Kanye. All respect to Nas and Kanye for Nasir, a pure masterpiece.… Expand
Jun 16, 2018Rich musically, deep lyrically, 1 of todays finest hip hop art work by one of all time greatest MC and all time greatest producer. ConsideringRich musically, deep lyrically, 1 of todays finest hip hop art work by one of all time greatest MC and all time greatest producer. Considering where Hip Hop was these past few years, this is realy a massive turn in music. Nas best work since Illmatic, no doubt.… Expand
Jun 18, 2018Nas used the seven tracks well by correlating every track to one of the seven deadly sins. There is no particularly weak moment and the topicsNas used the seven tracks well by correlating every track to one of the seven deadly sins. There is no particularly weak moment and the topics in every track are executed very well.… Expand
Jun 15, 2018Great album. The production is incredible and meshes well with Nas' rapping. This is already one of the better albums of the year and IGreat album. The production is incredible and meshes well with Nas' rapping. This is already one of the better albums of the year and I honestly didn't expect less from the legendary Nas. It's obvious they worked hard on making sure that every single second counted. Tony Williams' feature was perfect on Bonjour. The other features were great but Tony Williams is probably one of the best if not the best feature on the album which was unexpected. The thing about this album is that the bars REALLY stand out especially with the samples Kanye picked. On Daytona, Kanye's role was bigger i making minimalistic hard hitting beats because while Pusha T is a great rapper and his lyrics are creative, his subject matter is more restricted. Nas gives Kanye the freedom to really work and add a speacial touch (the features and spectrum of production choices). Well done to both of them because they brought the best out of each other on many moments here.
P.S. To all the idiots talking about Kanye is "cancelled", grow up and appreciate this art because: 1.) Kanye always has good intentions thoughhis messaging outside of music is flawed. 2.) This is a legendary moment and these albums are great. 3.) His albums are topping charts and he's still selling insane amounts of merchandise without you clowns.… Expand
Sep 9, 2019Tbh, this my least favourite Nas album, the songs in the album aren't really that exciting, unimpressive flows and okay lyrics, but Nas didTbh, this my least favourite Nas album, the songs in the album aren't really that exciting, unimpressive flows and okay lyrics, but Nas did choose the right person "Kanye West" to help produce the whole album which is good because the productions are great, except Simple Things.
Not For Radio - 7/10
Cops Shot The Kid - 6/10
White Label - 5/10
Bonjour - 7/10
everything - 6/10
Adam & Eve - 7/10
Simple Things - 4/10
This my least favourite Nas album and the least Kanye West's 7 Track Album Session. sorry.… Expand
Nov 20, 2022even with this **** album you still try to defend your beloved baby rapper. this **** is hard on muuuuuteeeee
Awards & Rankings
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|12 - Ryuichi Sakamoto|
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