Nas
God's Son


4.5
superb

Review

by thecreative0ne USER (50 Reviews)
September 30th, 2012 | 29 replies | 1,437 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: One of the best Nas albums, which has Nas finding religion, which was a good choice.

0 of 5 thought this review was well written

Critical Responses:
Allmusic: 4/5
Blender: 4/5
Entertainment: B
Los Angeles Times: 3.5/4
NME: 8/10
Q: 4/5
Rolling Stone: 3/5
Spin: 6/10
Stylus Magazine: B+

At the time of this album, Nas is at one of the best he has ever been. Although it isn't better than, Untitled, The Lost Tapes, Stillmatic, It Was Written, and of course not better than Illmatic (there's the Illmatic reference that is in every Nas review), this album is still a classic. Around the time of this album, Nas had speculated that he was going to work with Murder Inc, thankfully he didn't though. With this album, Nas proved that at the time, he was still a hip hop kingpin (and he still is a hip hop kingpin now). Now for the track by track review.

1. Get Down: A classic song, and an excellent way to start the album. This song is one of the best that he has ever done. This song has a funk induced instrumental, and you can tell that it is on the first listen. With this song, Nas proves that he has a large amount of storytelling skills, over an amazing beat. This song has been sampled in songs such as New York by Jay-Z and other songs as well. 5/5

2. The Cross: A classic song, which has Eminem providing the production, who does an excellent job at it, and provides a simple, but amazing beat, and shows that he is infuenced by Dr Dre in terms of production. 5/5

3. Made You Look: A classic song, which is one of the more popular Nas songs, but at the same time also one of the best Nas songs. 5/5

4. Last Real N**** Alive: A classic song, where Nas claims himself to be the last real MC alive, and talks about how he had beef with Notorious B.I.G, how he had beef with Jay-Z, and other beefs he has had. This song has been sampled in songs such as Last Real N**** Alive by Kendrick Lamar and other songs. 5/5

5. Zone Out: An average song, featuring the horrible Bravehearts. This song is about doing drugs. 3/5

6. Hey Nas: An average song. 3/5

7. I Can: A good that guides kids, and tells them to be what they want to be. This song has been sampled in songs such as I Can by MF Doom, and other songs. 4/5

8. Book Of Rhymes: A classic song, which has Nas going through the rhymes he wrote, and him not liking each one until the last one. 5/5

9. Thugz Mansion (NY): This song is classic, and features 2Pac, which is of course a posthumous but excellent verse.

10. Mastermind: An average song. 3/5

11. Warrior Song: A classic song, that features Alicia Keys who does an excellent job. 5/5

12. Revolutionary Warfare: A classic song, and one of the best Nas songs ever made, with an amazing beat (by The Alchemist) that words can't describe how good it is. 5/5

13. Dance: A classic song, and one of the best Nas songs ever made. This song is dedicated to his mother since she died. 5/5

14. Heaven: A perfect ending to a near perfect album. 5/5

Pros:
Lyricism
Production

Cons:
A few weaker tracks
No DJ Premier or Large Professor

Overall I give this a 4.5/5, 9/10, 90/100, and my grade for it is an "A".

3 Best Songs:
1. Dance
2. Thugz Mansion (NY)
3. Revolutionary Warfare

3 Weakest Songs:
1. Zone Out
2. Hey Nas
3. I Can



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Omaha
Staff Reviewer
September 30th 2012



10071 Comments


"6. Hey Nas: An average song. 5/5"

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breakingthefragile
September 30th 2012



2955 Comments


A 4.5!?!??!!? A 4.5 FROM THE CREATIVE ONE!?!??!?!!!? IMPOSSIBLE, IT CAN'T BE REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Calc
September 30th 2012



12147 Comments


"6. Hey Nas: An average song. 5/5"

lol

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livingisland
September 30th 2012



525 Comments


Bad troll

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
September 30th 2012



4415 Comments


You forgot to rate track 9. How am I suppose to know if it's a good song???

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breakingthefragile
September 30th 2012



2955 Comments


The world may never know Paperback. The world may never know.

Chortles
September 30th 2012



17945 Comments


lol

GiaNXGX
September 30th 2012



4867 Comments


I thought every Nas record was an undeniable masterpiece. Guess I was wrong....

thecreative0ne is progressing - Hurray!

breakingthefragile
September 30th 2012



2955 Comments


Slowly but surely, I think.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
September 30th 2012



10071 Comments


Creative as hell, that's for sure.

Youtellme
September 30th 2012



1351 Comments


One of the best Nas albums, which has Nas finding religion, which was a good choice.

Why would that be a good choice?

also:

Hey Nas: An average song. 5/5


Lmao

TooLateToGoBack
September 30th 2012



1762 Comments


A 4.5? What's this world coming to?

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YoYoMancuso
September 30th 2012



11027 Comments


as i say on every single one of your reviews:


stop writing. or at least try.

thecreative0ne
September 30th 2012



78 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

On "Hey Nas" I meant to put 3/5

thecreative0ne
September 30th 2012



78 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thugz Mansion I meant to put 5/5

YoYoMancuso
September 30th 2012



11027 Comments


IT TALKS

intotheshit
September 30th 2012



3639 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Facepalming so hard right now.

MichaelSnoxall
September 30th 2012



12163 Comments


Yeah, this guy's reviews are still deplorable.

amanwithahammer
September 30th 2012



406 Comments


"Now for the track by track review."

oooh no lol

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
September 30th 2012



3442 Comments


heh



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