You are here
Home > Posts tagged "stillmatic"

Nas named ‘Greatest Lyricist’ by CNN

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer From the very beginning, Nas set the bar very high, starting with Illmatic, his debut album. Every album released since then has been compared to his 1994 debut, which gained him comparisons to Rakim. Even during his feud with Jay-Z, Nas found himself

Remembering Mobb Deep (1992-2012)

By Hardcore Critic Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Back in April, posts from Havoc's Twitter account made it appear as if he and longtime partner, Prodigy, were at odds. For two decades, the rappers have formed the group Mobb Deep. However, there was apparent separation, even after Havoc denied making the posts. Months

Nas reflects on “Illmatic” with FUSE TV [VIDEO]

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer The early part of Nas' career was defined by his debut album, Illmatic. Nas released his debut album in 1994, a time when many felt hip hop was on a decline. However, Nas' album helped to restore order and helped New York

“Life is Good” sales projections have been released

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Nas returned, following a four-year hiatus, yesterday with Life is Good. The critics have loved the album, comparing it to Nas' classics, Illmatic and Stillamtic. It turns out the delays and the forced waits from Def Jam were worth it. When Nas

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Jay-Z and Nas

By Hardcore Critic Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer "Put it together, I rock hoes y'all rock fellas," Nas rapped on his 2001 track, "Ether," taken from his 2001 comeback album, Stillmatic. It was during this time when no one could imagine a day when Jay-Z and Nas were friends. Fast forward ten

Nas talks recording “Stillmatic” and “Hip Hop is Dead”

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer December has proven to be a good month for Nas, over the years. Ten years ago, in December, Nas released his classic comeback album, Stillmatic. Five years ago, also in December, Nas released another comeback album, Hip Hop is Dead. Through the

Nas shelves “Lost Tapes 2” and Focuses on New Album

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Following the release of Distant Relatives with Damian Marley, Nas informed fans he would release The Lost Tapes 2. In 2002, Nas released an album of songs that did not make his Stillmatic album and it was met with positive reviews. Nas

Nas working on “Stillmatic” sequel

By The Hip Hop Writer Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer Ten years ago, fans and critics agreed Nas' career was pretty much over. Two years had passed since he released two lackluster albums and his most notable song was a collaboration. Adding insult to injury, his rival, Jay-Z, was becoming a rap

Top