Nastradamus

Nas
November 23, 1999 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 23, 1999
  • Release Date: November 23, 1999
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 1:02:35
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  • ASIN: B00138KOWC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,060 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

"Shoot Em up" Is Havocs worst beat in his career and the lyrics are halriously Bad.
J. Coronado
Besides this song, however, the last third of the album is pretty poor - trite lyrics, uninspiring beats, etc.
A. Nies
First, I would like to say somthing about past Nas Albums, I have a incredible respect for Nas and his music.
Nick A.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Terrell D. on January 8, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Ok. It is Nas worst cd, but he still has some hits on dis joint. I look at some reviews and wonder if some of those people even heard this cd? I see it like this, every mc who puts out solo efforts is gonna have a cd that doesn't stack up to his or her other albums(Eminem:Encore,Jay-Z:Blueprint 2 to name a few).In Nas case I still think this cd is acceptable. I think its those people who judged this album based it on one song;the song he did with ginuwine. I didn't really like that song but as soon as I heard the rest of tha album I got over it. At least all his albums are different in their own right so I can't knock him for tryin somethin new, besides he came back super hard with stillmatic and shut everybody up. Yes its his worst cd but compared to other mc's "flop" albums he still gets it done.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By kasey barkle on February 4, 2003
Format: Audio CD
i did not start my Nas catalogue from Illmatic, so perhaps i'm not close minded like many people, who probably didn't either... I own every Nas album, Including Qb's finest, The Firm, and the rest, and I downloaded all his unreleased material, and most of the songs he guests on... in other words, I have heard basically every Nas song there is... I'm very selective in my hip hop tastes, I like very few rappers, including foremost Nas, N.W.A, Jurassic 5, RUN DMC, Tribe Called Quest, Mission and a few others.
I did not buy this album, due to the fact that everyone said this was his worst album where he fell off drastically. However, my manager, who has been listening to Hip Hop for over 17 years (since 1985), told me to F--- it, don't care what others say, you get it, and tell me what you think...
I did, i bought it, and it was awesome, great production and great street poetry as usual by Nas, easily a step above 'I Am', on par with It was Written...
I believe the only reason people think he fell of with this album, is you listen to other peoples opinions, afriad to form your own... but i reckon F--- what they say, I bought it, i listened to it repeatedly, and I think Nas's wordplay in this is very enjoyable, taking every oppurtunity to throw the phrasing on it's head, people who say this album is his worst is just following what other people say, to afraid to admit what a good album it is...
how has he sold out or gone downhill? 80% of the album is about street life, and the other 20% is talking about people and their relationship to themselves through god... considering he did it in a few months, which is no excuse for a bad album, put its all the more reason for giving him praise to do a still awesome album in such a short time...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By waverace on October 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD
For whatever reason-- maybe human natures tendency to jump on the bandwagon-- people love to put this album down. Since Nastradamus came out, it's been cast as Nas's worst effort. In my opinion, this assement of Nastradamus couldn't be any more further from the truth. I'm going to go against the grain and say that this is perhaps Nas's greatest lyrical showing of his career. Througout his career, Nas had displayed a sharp lyrical ability--he has always been able to drop intelligent songs. However, he has never been as "deep" in his thinking and wisdom as he was in Nastradamus. One of the better illustrations of this is the song "Some of us have angels"; on this song, Nas speaks about the negative and positive sides that can be prevelent in a persons life and how these angels and demons can influence a person. With lyrics such as

"What does it take to realize, Satan's alive, he whispers
And any chance he get, he can take niggaz
He comes in all shapes and sizes, his best disguise is
when he stand beside us, but God is inside us, within me
You are your worst enemy - my mom's words echo in my head
And if I let go I'm dead
Every step my daughter takes motivates my spirit
An outer of body experience, and now I feel it"

Nas digs deep in his soul and scribes some very thoughtful and inceitful phrases. Throughout this album, Nas maintains this high level of lyrical depth. On the songs Project Window, Come Get me, Family, and Life we chose, we get a glimpse of the verbal sharpness that hase made Nas such a loved MC.

Ohter lyrical highlights of this album are the two songs "God love us, and Last Words".
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "thegreatgrizant" on October 12, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Positive: Nas is a great rapper who usually has pretty tight lyrics. There were some pretty good tracks on his last attempt: I am. There are 5 tracks on this record that I find worthy of listening to. "Quiet Ni**as" is my favorite track cause it's something I agree with Nas about. A few songs have good rapping but nothing else.
Negative: Beats sometimes lacking. Choruses seriously lacking. "Life We Chose" sounds like Nas isn't quite with the beat. "Nastradamus" is so "Made-For-MTV" that's it hurts. It surprises me how pretty good rappers continue to try to attract Backstreet Boy fans by "selling out". The track "Big Girl" is so bad/comical it could be on Adam Sandler's next CD. The beat for "New World" is another comical experience for the true hip-hop fan. I heard he made this 7 months after "I am". He should have waited a little longer. The bad by far outweighs the good on this album and Nas has older albums that top this with only the intro.
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