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Nas - I Am
« on: October 04, 2002, 06:14:35 AM »
Nas – I am

1. Album intro
2. N.Y. state of mind…Nice, smooth production goes perfect with Nas’ well-crafted lyricism.  4/5
3. Hate me now…Nas spits 3 verses about coming up in the game and basically flossing.  Loud production; orchestra sounding.  Puff Daddy appears on the chorus.  4/5
4. Small world…A great track about how the past can come back to haunt you in the future and present time.  A+ story-telling.  4.5/5
5. Favor for a favor…Scarface accompanies Nas on the track to spit some great lines.  However, the hook is weak and the production doesn’t fit well.  3.5/5
6. We will survive…An ode to fallen rap heroes Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac.  Heartfelt verses about the two.  4/5
7. Ghetto prisoners…Average production and an average delivery from Nas.  Simply, boring chorus.  3/5
8. You won’t see me tonight…First of all, this beat does not fit Nas’ style.  Aaliyah does a great job on the hook.  3.5/5
9. I want to talk to you…Nas is talking a lot of politics on this track.  Great production.  4/5
10.   Dr. Knockboot…He is giving sex advice here.  A short track with a decent flow, but the production is terrible.  3/5
11.   Life is what you make it…Good flow from both Nas and DMX, but the production is below par.  Weak hook.  3/5
12.   Big things…Nas changes up his flow to a stop and stutter style, which fits the production well.  3.5/5
13.   Nas is like…Great production and great flow and delivery.  Chorus has a nice, old school feel.  4/5
14.   K-I-SS-I-N-G…A tight ghetto love song.  Good flow and smooth production.  Good hook.  4/5
15.   Money is my bitch…Unique track.  Nas sounds as if he is rapping about his lady, but then you realize he’s talking about money.  Regae-sounding beat is strange, but it works.  4/5
16.   Undying love…Overall, a great story, which unfolds like a movie.  A+ production.  4/5

OVERALL…4/5

The gems in this album are scattered throughout the tracks.  Production lacks here and there, but for the most part, lyrics are on point.  Some hooks needed work; they almost seemed rushed.  Nevertheless, this is still a superb Nas album.
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Re: Nas - I Am
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2002, 02:34:25 PM »
This album was lacking production wise. It was a step down from It Was Written which is my favorite nas album, even over Illmatic
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Re: Nas - I Am
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2002, 06:55:21 PM »
Nice review... I agree with the overall 4 rating... but id give "Nas Is Like" a 5/5... straight classic... and id give "you won't see me tonight" a 4/5... one of the better tracks IMO...
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Re: Nas - I Am
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2002, 04:38:50 PM »
After looking looking at the review, I think I should have given "Nas is like" a 5/5.
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Re:Nas - I Am
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2002, 06:11:08 PM »
you wont see me tonight 5/5 for what its wprth it is tight,

the whole album i always thought was underrated, i would give a 4.5
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Re:Nas - I Am
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2002, 11:33:46 PM »
3.5 mics.