Wednesday, May 19, 1999

Review - I Am ...

Artist: Nas

Posted on Wed, May 19, 1999 at 4:00 AM

Some artists you're supposed to hear. Others are to be felt. Nas falls into the latter category. Nas' street-slugging 1995 debut, "Illmatic," earned such critical acclaim that he was knighted one of hip-hop's greatest emcees right out of the gate. His second album was good but disappointingly materialistic and self-righteous. With his third effort, "I Am ...", Nas has proclaimed a return to those accolade-laden, platinum-lined streets.

"I Am ..." is hit and miss -- falling somewhere between the first and second albums. "Big Things" is wack Midwestern slow-beat. "K-I-S-S-I-N-G" has Nas coping R Kelly's groove. Worth checking out, but keep the fast-forward button cocked.



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