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Entertainment Weekly (11/26/99, p.98) - "...balances apocalyptic boho poetry and roughneck gun talk with a sniper's precision and a philosopher's depth....Nas raps tales of betrayal, paranoia, honor, and redemption that would give Scarface pause." - Rating: A-Alternative Press (4/00, p.94) - 3 out of 5 - "...a testament to the intelligence and imagination that poverty and racism have not destroyed, that springs up out of ghettos like plants from cracks in the sidewalk..."CMJ (12/20/99, p.26) - "Nas shows off his soulful side....continuing to explore the realms outside and within the Queensbridge projects..."The Source (1/00, p.188) - 3 mics out of 5 - "...Nas expands, attempting to be all things to all folks....Yeah, it bops..."77.28458

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.73) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (8/25/94, p.88) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Nas' no-nonsense urban tales pair ILL's every beautiful moment with its harsh antithesis..."Spin (8/94, p.84) - Highly Recommended - "...ILLMATIC pays serious mind to uncertain sources, to abstract anxiety, spiritual and otherwise....These are powerfully stressed-out images, but Nas hints that he's after something more personally revealing..."Q (5/97, p.142) - "...the musical backdrops are razor sharp; hard bears but with melodic hooks and loops, atmospheric background piano, strings or muted trumpet, and samples...A potent treat."Vibe (6/02, p.108) - Ranked #4 in Vibe's "Top 10 rap albums" - "...As perfect as 39 hip hop minutes get..."The Source (4/94, p.73) - 5 Mics - Classic - "...I must maintain that this is one of the best hip-hop albums I have ever heard...No cliched metaphors, no gimmicks...Never too abstract, never superficial. Even the skit-intros are meaningful..."The Source (4/94, p.73) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...I must maintain that this is one of the best hip-hop albums I have ever heard...No cliched metaphors, no gimmicks...Never too abstract, never superficial. Even the skit-intros are meaningful..."Musician (8/94, p.95) - "...ILLMATIC could be one of the finest conventional hip-hop albums ever made...Nas is a dark, compelling lyricist who enunciates cleanly and quickly, leaving the listener able to hear everything he says, but racing to follow the meaning..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.103) - 5 stars out of 5 - "Concise, focused and lyrically dazzling, ILLMATIC remains one of hip hop's must-buys..."NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.23) - Ranked #33 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'NME (Magazine) (7/9/94, p.44) - 9 - Excellent Plus - "...Nas' upbringing oozes from every pore of the music. This is the true voice of where Nas comes from, set to 40 minutes of rhythmic perfection. A stunner..."77.12886

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Rolling Stone (10/02, p.69) - 4 stars--"...Tightly stitched narrative and stunningly precise detail...easily among Nas' best work."Spin (12/01/02, p.140) - 8 out of 10 - "...A collection of songs from, and largely about, the past that bode well for the future and sound damn good today..."Entertainment Weekly (9/27/02, p.86) - "...The prolific MC at his most introspective....His gritty, yet hopeful, reflections make LOST TAPES a real find..." - Rating: A-46.47987

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Rolling Stone (p.157) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "DISCIPLE is the rare instance of hip-hop old and wise enough to look backward without forgetting what it was like to look ahead with awe and wonder."Entertainment Weekly (p.84) - "The set's nostalgic production - old soul samples, '80s-era breakbeats, bluesy guest appearances from his jazz-player pops - nicely underscores Nas' reconciliation with his roots and responsibilities." - Grade: A-46.47987

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Rolling Stone (p.68) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Though they decry Africa's ills, they also offer hopeful visions on the Lil Wayne-assisted 'My Generation.'"Spin - "Bob's youngest son and Nas concoct an entire suite of rap/reggae crossover devoted to black nationalism and African liberation."Billboard (p.36) - "[T]he themes are communicated best through the music, a hybrid of the genres each artist has mastered coupled with African- and African-American-derived rhythms."Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With the] choir-scored gospel-rap of 'In His Own Words' and blissful Isleys-esque slow-funk of 'Africa Must Wake UP' offering melodious pop to sweeting Nas and Marley's strong medicinal polemic."Pitchfork (Website) - "[A] true collaborative affair, two deeply talented guys with amazing, evocative voices finding common ground and exploring it."Uncut (magazine) (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Single 'As We Enter', finds the pair trading perfect verses over a Marley production that takes cues from Pete Rock."46.31643

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Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "[With] ex-Bluebird vocalist and occasional Glenn Danzig soundalike Sam James Velde....Night Horse deliver pure, good-time boogie rawk..."21.09796

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Spin (2/02, pp.106,108) - 7 out of 10 - "...Navigates the divide between the poetic streak that made him a legend and the clumsy pop-oriented fluff that made him a star. STILLMATIC gets as close to the source as he's come in years..."Q (2/02, p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Broader horizons, good production and a renewed flow of narrative detail bring a new lease to his life..."Vibe (2/02, p.120) - 3.5 out of 5 - "...Poignant vignettes attest to Nas' still superb descriptive ability....at his best, Nas is still one of the finest..."0.4868678

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Rolling Stone (p.64) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Nas discourses on parenting and senseless violence, and shreds any doubts about his MC prowess over crisp, Nineties-tinged beats....His words alone keep us glued."Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "LIFE's better moments, like the languid Amy Winehouse collab 'Cherry Wine,' manage to give his classics a run for their money..." -- Grade: B-Billboard (p.52) - "[T]he album feels gentler than much of Nas' recent work, as in 'World's an Addiction,' with guest vocals by Anthony Hamilton, and 'Cherry Wine,' a surprisingly breezy collaboration with the late Amy Winehouse."0.4868678

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Rolling Stone (p.64) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Nas discourses on parenting and senseless violence, and shreds any doubts about his MC prowess over crisp, Nineties-tinged beats....His words alone keep us glued."Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "LIFE's better moments, like the languid Amy Winehouse collab 'Cherry Wine,' manage to give his classics a run for their money..." -- Grade: B-Billboard (p.52) - "[T]he album feels gentler than much of Nas' recent work, as in 'World's an Addiction,' with guest vocals by Anthony Hamilton, and 'Cherry Wine,' a surprisingly breezy collaboration with the late Amy Winehouse."0.4868678

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Rolling Stone (p.64) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Nas discourses on parenting and senseless violence, and shreds any doubts about his MC prowess over crisp, Nineties-tinged beats....His words alone keep us glued."Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "LIFE's better moments, like the languid Amy Winehouse collab 'Cherry Wine,' manage to give his classics a run for their money..." -- Grade: B-Billboard (p.52) - "[T]he album feels gentler than much of Nas' recent work, as in 'World's an Addiction,' with guest vocals by Anthony Hamilton, and 'Cherry Wine,' a surprisingly breezy collaboration with the late Amy Winehouse."0.4868678

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Rolling Stone (p.72) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Nas never solves the crime, but his point is implicit -- few MCs are taking the artistic chances he does."Entertainment Weekly (p.84) - "[D]enser and more grandiose than the minimalist digital funk heard on rap radio." -- Grade: BVibe (p.109) - "HIP-HOP IS DEAD is a loud, expansive album, packed with brand names and big ideas -- and is arguably the best thing Nas has done since 1996's IT WAS WRITTEN."XXL (Magazine) (p.133) - "Nas' latest opus comprises solid lyrics and layered beats and proves that hip-hip isn't dead, it's just been asleep..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "A fully realised, painstakingly compiled assault on hip hop's slide into bling-ridden mediocrity."0.476293

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Rolling Stone (p.72) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Nas never solves the crime, but his point is implicit -- few MCs are taking the artistic chances he does."Entertainment Weekly (p.84) - "[D]enser and more grandiose than the minimalist digital funk heard on rap radio." -- Grade: BVibe (p.109) - "HIP-HOP IS DEAD is a loud, expansive album, packed with brand names and big ideas -- and is arguably the best thing Nas has done since 1996's IT WAS WRITTEN."XXL (Magazine) (p.133) - "Nas' latest opus comprises solid lyrics and layered beats and proves that hip-hip isn't dead, it's just been asleep..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "A fully realised, painstakingly compiled assault on hip hop's slide into bling-ridden mediocrity."0.476293

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Rolling Stone (p.80) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Big-name guests like Nas and John Legend accentuate Fiona's strengths instead of overshadowing them, a testament to her supreme confidence."Billboard (p.36) - "Fiona is singing up a storm on THE MF LIFE, delivering a welcome big voice to perhaps fill in the void of recent departures like Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse."0.4562255

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Rolling Stone (1/23/03, p.66) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A welcome return to form....Nas is deft with sorrow-tinged details--about everything from drug addiction to the rap game to failed love..."Entertainment Weekly (12/13/02, p.82) - "...Nas...returns to his introspective roots..." - Rating: BVibe (2/03, pp.135-36) - 4 discs out of 5 - "...With grim determination, Nas sets out to give the currently vacuous genre of hip hop a swift kick in the ass..."0.4216399

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Rolling Stone (p.157) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "DISCIPLE is the rare instance of hip-hop old and wise enough to look backward without forgetting what it was like to look ahead with awe and wonder."Entertainment Weekly (p.84) - "The set's nostalgic production - old soul samples, '80s-era breakbeats, bluesy guest appearances from his jazz-player pops - nicely underscores Nas' reconciliation with his roots and responsibilities." - Grade: A-0.4216399

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.73) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (8/25/94, p.88) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Nas' no-nonsense urban tales pair ILL's every beautiful moment with its harsh antithesis..."Spin (8/94, p.84) - Highly Recommended - "...ILLMATIC pays serious mind to uncertain sources, to abstract anxiety, spiritual and otherwise....These are powerfully stressed-out images, but Nas hints that he's after something more personally revealing..."Q (5/97, p.142) - "...the musical backdrops are razor sharp; hard bears but with melodic hooks and loops, atmospheric background piano, strings or muted trumpet, and samples...A potent treat."Vibe (6/02, p.108) - Ranked #4 in Vibe's "Top 10 rap albums" - "...As perfect as 39 hip hop minutes get..."The Source (4/94, p.73) - 5 Mics - Classic - "...I must maintain that this is one of the best hip-hop albums I have ever heard...No cliched metaphors, no gimmicks...Never too abstract, never superficial. Even the skit-intros are meaningful..."The Source (4/94, p.73) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...I must maintain that this is one of the best hip-hop albums I have ever heard...No cliched metaphors, no gimmicks...Never too abstract, never superficial. Even the skit-intros are meaningful..."Musician (8/94, p.95) - "...ILLMATIC could be one of the finest conventional hip-hop albums ever made...Nas is a dark, compelling lyricist who enunciates cleanly and quickly, leaving the listener able to hear everything he says, but racing to follow the meaning..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.103) - 5 stars out of 5 - "Concise, focused and lyrically dazzling, ILLMATIC remains one of hip hop's must-buys..."NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.23) - Ranked #33 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'NME (Magazine) (7/9/94, p.44) - 9 - Excellent Plus - "...Nas' upbringing oozes from every pore of the music. This is the true voice of where Nas comes from, set to 40 minutes of rhythmic perfection. A stunner..."0.3651509

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.73) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (8/25/94, p.88) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Nas' no-nonsense urban tales pair ILL's every beautiful moment with its harsh antithesis..."Spin (8/94, p.84) - Highly Recommended - "...ILLMATIC pays serious mind to uncertain sources, to abstract anxiety, spiritual and otherwise....These are powerfully stressed-out images, but Nas hints that he's after something more personally revealing..."Q (5/97, p.142) - "...the musical backdrops are razor sharp; hard bears but with melodic hooks and loops, atmospheric background piano, strings or muted trumpet, and samples...A potent treat."Vibe (6/02, p.108) - Ranked #4 in Vibe's "Top 10 rap albums" - "...As perfect as 39 hip hop minutes get..."The Source (4/94, p.73) - 5 Mics - Classic - "...I must maintain that this is one of the best hip-hop albums I have ever heard...No cliched metaphors, no gimmicks...Never too abstract, never superficial. Even the skit-intros are meaningful..."The Source (4/94, p.73) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...I must maintain that this is one of the best hip-hop albums I have ever heard...No cliched metaphors, no gimmicks...Never too abstract, never superficial. Even the skit-intros are meaningful..."Musician (8/94, p.95) - "...ILLMATIC could be one of the finest conventional hip-hop albums ever made...Nas is a dark, compelling lyricist who enunciates cleanly and quickly, leaving the listener able to hear everything he says, but racing to follow the meaning..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.103) - 5 stars out of 5 - "Concise, focused and lyrically dazzling, ILLMATIC remains one of hip hop's must-buys..."NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.23) - Ranked #33 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'NME (Magazine) (7/9/94, p.44) - 9 - Excellent Plus - "...Nas' upbringing oozes from every pore of the music. This is the true voice of where Nas comes from, set to 40 minutes of rhythmic perfection. A stunner..."0.3651509

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Rolling Stone (p.68) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Though they decry Africa's ills, they also offer hopeful visions on the Lil Wayne-assisted 'My Generation.'"Spin - "Bob's youngest son and Nas concoct an entire suite of rap/reggae crossover devoted to black nationalism and African liberation."Billboard (p.36) - "[T]he themes are communicated best through the music, a hybrid of the genres each artist has mastered coupled with African- and African-American-derived rhythms."Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With the] choir-scored gospel-rap of 'In His Own Words' and blissful Isleys-esque slow-funk of 'Africa Must Wake UP' offering melodious pop to sweeting Nas and Marley's strong medicinal polemic."Pitchfork (Website) - "[A] true collaborative affair, two deeply talented guys with amazing, evocative voices finding common ground and exploring it."Uncut (magazine) (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Single 'As We Enter', finds the pair trading perfect verses over a Marley production that takes cues from Pete Rock."0.2582006

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Rolling Stone (p.68) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Though they decry Africa's ills, they also offer hopeful visions on the Lil Wayne-assisted 'My Generation.'"Spin - "Bob's youngest son and Nas concoct an entire suite of rap/reggae crossover devoted to black nationalism and African liberation."Billboard (p.36) - "[T]he themes are communicated best through the music, a hybrid of the genres each artist has mastered coupled with African- and African-American-derived rhythms."Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With the] choir-scored gospel-rap of 'In His Own Words' and blissful Isleys-esque slow-funk of 'Africa Must Wake UP' offering melodious pop to sweeting Nas and Marley's strong medicinal polemic."Pitchfork (Website) - "[A] true collaborative affair, two deeply talented guys with amazing, evocative voices finding common ground and exploring it."Uncut (magazine) (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Single 'As We Enter', finds the pair trading perfect verses over a Marley production that takes cues from Pete Rock."0.2582006

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Entertainment Weekly (11/14/97, p.92) - "...it's the heaviest hip-hop supergroup ever. Senior partners include rap superstars Nas, Foxy Brown, and AZ; and G-funk magistrate Dr. Dre drops beats and rhymes on two tracks...this is more like rap's Supreme Court, as the slamming grooves, ill rhymes, and soaring female vocals...amply demonstrate." - Rating: B+The Source (12/97-1/98, p.182) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...The formation of four individuals with never-ending skills and charismatic personas....Filled with cinematic overtones..."0.2434339

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Rolling Stone (p.109) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]he uses escapist tracks to realist ends, exploring her recent divorce from Nas and life as a single mom. It's the classic throb of disco liberation."Entertainment Weekly (p.115) - "[The album] blends awesomely sweaty urban pop with cold Eurodisco." -- Grade: B+Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]his is unadulterated house music, of the sort that's gripped continental European hedonists for almost 20 years....[With] a catalog of super-club staple sounds."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[M]ost everything Kelis touches drips with class...Guetta and Benny Benassi have raised their game here when required to build tracks for a singer of real substance."0.2434339

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