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Oh baby, Nasir Jones is back. One of my favorite 90s rappers, Nas kind of faded on me until he dropped his album Untitled; Yes, I know it was supposed to go by another name but whatever, it was legit. Well Nas is bringing out a song called “Nasty” for his tenth studio album (really?) called Life Is Good.

First off, today has been ridiculously good for music releases. From Kanye to Big Sean to J Cole, as Ice Cube would say, “Today was a good day;” any of those tracks would have been huge if they were released on separate days. Well, I heard the tagged version of this track and wasn’t really sure if it was worth posting as we all hate everything that is annoying tagged. “DON CANNON,” ugh. Who needs that shit? Not this spoiled asshole. I got a hold of the untagged version and it sounds infinitely better than the tagged up version. Nas keeps his signature style and drops a solid track. Looks like Nas is back on his grind and I’m excited for Life Is Good.

Nas-The World Is Yours (Modern Classic)

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With the suggestion of my roommate, I’ve changed those nostalgia posts to modern classics, it vibes better with me.

“The World is Yours” was my favorite track off of Illmatic, and Illmatic is one of my favorite albums, so logically that makes this song one of my favorites. I’ve always dug this song with the lazy piano-based beat and Nas’ flow over it. The black and white video just gives that throwback feel which makes it doubly throwback now.

I still think it’s crazy how many good artists there were in the “Golden Age of Hip-Hop” of the early to mid 90s. Even with all that competition, Nas was near the top. The world truly was his.

Pat Dolla$-Dead Presidents

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I got this in my submission box the other day and I didn’t know what to expect. Kind of glad I took a look at it.

Patrick Kennedy, aka Pat Dolla$, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and now studies at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. He says he just started rapping seriously in the past year or so.  A little rough around the edges but definitely has raw talent and potential. A diamond in the rough if you will.
In Dead Presidents he raps over the original Dead Presidents by Jay-Z/Nas (This feud is pretty well documented). Some nice lyricism, name dropping our past presidents and some of the issues faced today. Overall, it’s a solid track that you may want to toss on your iTunes.

It’ll be interesting to see this guy’s growth in the future and we’ll be expecting some more stuff from him.