Me, after all the birthday love given yesterday…. Much love right back at each & everyone of y’all… It was much appreciated. Thank you… & a special thanks to my better half, @nycbelle843 . Love you, fool! #hbd #Iverson #Love #SheddingThugTears #GetTheKleenex #MuchLove #BeastCoast #29andCounting #Thanks #AreThereEnoughHashTagsOnThis?!
Ill Advice: Nas Offers Advice to Kendrick Lamar On Following Up A Classic Album
Nas shares words of encouragement for Kendrick Lamar on the follow up to his debut album, while discussing the pressure and challenges of following up a classic album with Complex Magazine.
It’s no secret that Nas’ debut album, Illmatic, was not an immediate commercial success, but still managed to move the hip hop culture to another level, eventually becoming one of the most successful and praised debut albums in hip hop. Released in 1994, the album spoke of a time and a culture that when paired with the Nas’ lyrical genius, went unmatched by the works of his peers both back then and now. Twenty years later, the success of Illmatic and the timeless body of work continues to draw comparisons between Nas and other hip hop artists of today. More recently, the conversation has shifted to draw comparisons between the success of Illmatic and Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city. During a recent interview with Complex Magazine, Nas addressed the comparisons between his debut album, Illmatic and Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city. With the massive success of Kendrick’s debut album, the pressure for an equally good or even better sophomore album is thick and can be a trying experience.
Nas, speaking with Complex’s Insanul Ahmed, offers words of wisdom and advice to Lamar while sharing his experience on the completion of his sophomore album and addresses the comparisons between the two.
Nas would know… This is the same man who followed up “Illmatic” w/ “It was Written”… My favorite Nas album, btw.
Unlike the general public, real hip-hop heads don’t pay attention to what’s popular in music, we only pay attention to the best music hip-hop has to offer.
Better believe it!
Watch Episode 3 of Action Bronson’s “Fuck, That’s Delicious”
Action Bronson tours the UK often, so you know a Fuck, That’s Delicious in dear Old Blighty was coming sooner or later. Mr Wonderful out does himself by exposing the masses to everything from char siu bao (chinese bbq pork buns) to his own concoction “white trash bruschetta”…
I wonder how many Heat fans are still Heat fans…
June 1-6, 7-1, the day/ Momma pushed me out her womb, told me “nigga get paid”. Happy Birthday, King… Gone but NEVER forgotten… “God bless me, please make my seeds healthy/ making all my enemies bleed while my G’s wealthy”…. #Thuglife #Tupac #Makaveli #DeathRow #HBD #HipHop #Classic #Legend
THIS IS ART
Can we just take a moment to appreciate these two young women for their amazing voices and just the good aura that they give off?
The dopest women in music now…