Hip Hop Is Dead

Def Jam
Reviewed by: Ian Cohen
Reviewed on: 2007-01-02

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Posted 02/08/2007 - 02:09:54 PM by aclaerbo:
 You're right, Hip Hop is Dead when fools like yourself give a C to this album. Seriously, the only weak tracks are Blunt Ashes and You Can't Kill me. Nas' rhymes are flawless on the other songs; oh ya, and the beat to Still Dreamin is certainly one of Kanye's best in a long time. Just because reality conflicts with your own expectations doesn't mean you should blast a great album. I can see you now, "This should be the best album of all time," and then it hits you that it wasn't so you deem it mediocre. Haha, how can you gain any credibility when you graded Jim Jones higher than Nas.
Posted 02/16/2007 - 10:25:29 PM by smoothj:
 Nas is king when it comes to Hip Hop and this album shows that Hip Hop isn't dead and Nas's creation of Hip Hop definitely isn't. SJ
Posted 02/17/2007 - 10:01:25 AM by johnedowney:
 Wow. Man. The only reactions that Ian got were from Nas fans. Speaking as someone who loves rap, I have to agree with Ian's sentiment. Like Ian says, it's never intolerable (with one exception), but it's the kind of "good" that you can find from any rap artist, Jim Jones included. The only way that I can see Nas getting back on track ("Illmatic" good) is if his next album is a compilation of songs that he has been featured on over the years. I mean, Nas has still got it--just not on most of his albums.