NAS – The Essential


Nas is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Rooted in the New York hip hop scene, he is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. Nas has released fourteen studio albums since 1994, seven of which are certified platinum and multi-platinum in the U.S. Nas has been praised for his ability to create a “devastating match between lyrics and production” by journalist Peter Shapiro, as well as creating a “potent evocation of life on the street”, and he has even been compared to Rakim for his lyrical technique. In his book Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop (2009), writer Adam Bradley states, “Nas is perhaps contemporary rap’s greatest innovator in storytelling. The Essential is a compilation album featuring 19 of Nas’ best songs. It was released in 2013.

2 x LP
Label: Columbia
Cat. # 88985312421

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