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Reviewing Nas as an artist if he had never put out Illmatic?

Postby Jaba » Nov 18th, '14, 00:54

Nas is one of the best rappers of all time, many say he IS the best. Illmatic is also said to be one of the best albums of all time. This being said. How would you rank Nas as an artist if he had put out all of his albums EXCEPT Illmatic? Would he still be in the "goat" discussion or no? Do you feel he'd be average? Discuss in detail (why?).
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Re: Reviewing Nas as an artist if he never put out Illmatic?

Postby shadyblogger » Nov 18th, '14, 00:55

Still GOAT
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Re: Reviewing Nas as an artist if he never put out Illmatic?

Postby Jaba » Nov 18th, '14, 00:56

Blogs McGooch wrote:Still GOAT

Explain
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Re: Reviewing Nas as an artist if he had never put out Illma

Postby Rafael » Nov 18th, '14, 01:02

It was written is enough to place him on the goat platform.
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Re: Reviewing Nas as an artist if he had never put out Illma

Postby shadyblogger » Nov 18th, '14, 01:03

Acting like Illmatic is the only exceptional album he's put out
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Re: Reviewing Nas as an artist if he had never put out Illma

Postby Jaba » Nov 18th, '14, 01:04

Rafael wrote:It was written is enough to place him on the goat platform.

I love that album. But I didnt think it (along with other Nas albums besides Illmatic) got any love?
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Re: Reviewing Nas as an artist if he had never put out Illma

Postby shadyblogger » Nov 18th, '14, 03:06

Miller wrote:It's impossible to even guess what would have happened. His life would've been totally different if he never put out Illmatic. Every song he wrote after that was the Nas that wrote Illmatic so he would literally be a different person. Different connections, different hype, different everything.


This is true too. You can't play hypothetical games and say "oh well if this didn't happen, would this have happened?" Shit doesn't work like that
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Re: Reviewing Nas as an artist if he had never put out Illma

Postby EazyDuzIt » Nov 18th, '14, 06:20

Nas would still be my favourite rapper if It Was Written was his debut

Nas doesn't rest on the laurels of one album, he has a 20 year long career at the top of the genre
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Re: Reviewing Nas as an artist if he had never put out Illma

Postby heisselhoff » Nov 18th, '14, 10:05

Well...It Was Written would be definitely called a classic if people didn't have Illmatic to compare it to...
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Re: Reviewing Nas as an artist if he had never put out Illma

Postby Intruder » Nov 18th, '14, 11:14

he would still be one of the best,maybe not in top 5,but still amazing artist
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Re: Reviewing Nas as an artist if he had never put out Illma

Postby Raul » Nov 18th, '14, 11:26

Rafael wrote:It was written is enough to place him on the goat platform.
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Re: Reviewing Nas as an artist if he had never put out Illma

Postby Mathers » Nov 18th, '14, 13:47

heisselhoff wrote:Well...It Was Written would be definitely called a classic if people didn't have Illmatic to compare it to...
Fuck top five, bitch, I'm top four
And that includes Biggie and Pac, whore
And I got an Evil Twin
So who the fuck do you think that third and that fourth spot's for?
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