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Old 12-30-2012, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Illmatic - is it worth the hype?

Well is it?

I think it is. It's flawless.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No. Nas is a pretty standard MC with average production.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nas is one of the most skillful MC's imo, but even if you don't think he is, that particular album is flawless.

I also don't understand how the production is average? What makes it average? It is quintessential, New York, 90's Hip-Hop.
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Yes, of course it is.
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Illmatic is his best, but his lyrics and rap style seem generic and bores me into a yawn.
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He's just okay.
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No. Nas is a pretty standard MC with average production.
You people consider yourself rap fans?
On Illmatic, Nas's mic skills conjure Rakim and Big Daddy Kane but made that straight-forward, flawlessly rhythmic, hard-hitting MC style a little more modern (for the early-90s). And, Goofle, you consider DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor, and Q-tip to be only average producers? For shame.

Yes, Illmatic is worthy of its hype.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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To revert back to my initial post, I was talking in general. But I don't actually think the production Illmatic is that great. And I don't care who he "conjures", he's just okay to me.

Still, I enjoy most of his albums.
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To revert back to my initial post, I was talking in general. But I don't actually think the production Illmatic is that great. And I don't care who he "conjures", he's just okay to me.

Still, I enjoy most of his albums.
The question was specifically about Illmatic, though. The production on it is great. And you really should care about the MCs that inspired him because they're also great.
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I shouldn't care at all. Is he good? Yes. Do I consider him great? Nope.

And as I said, I think the production is good, nothing special.
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