Thursday, 10 May 2018

Dirt Off Your Shoulders

Nas - Street Dreams
(From It Was Written album; 1996)

Word is bond, son, I had dem shitz down as grassy knolls like dis.


L.A said...

I did not notice either lol

Step One said...

Me neither. I don't like Street Dreams much. Or the remix.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Street Dreams might be my favourite song on It Was Written and my favourite Hype Williams video.

Frank Vincent adjusting his tie with the sour look on his face before he hugs Nas in the casino is a peak mafioso-rap moment. Plus, the chick who played the Sharon Stone character is well fit.

Unknown said...

@Step One Street Dreams is a bit overplayed but if theres one song from It Was Written I would never wanna hear again it would be If I Ruled the World.

Step One said...

Absolutely. Silent Murder and Take It In Blood all day.

Anonymous said...

I think my favorite song off this album is “Watch dem Niggas”. Smooth beat and great rapping from Nas.

Anonymous said...

i know you're farrr from a Nas fan but other than Illmatic, what music of his do you consider essential?

turd butt said...

the message was my shit in 4th grade cause i had just immigrated and i thought those were balalaika samples, so it was like a shoutout to the russians or something

we like that sentimental shit

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

The return of Turd Butt!

Anonymous, It Was Written, The Lost Tapes and God's Son were the only other albums of his worth paying money for, imho. After that it's just random songs like these:

Life Is Like A Dice Game
Deja Vu
One On One
La Familia (O.G version)
Phone Tap
Firm Biz (World's Famous Remix)
Hate Me Now
Project Window
The Flyest
Thief's Theme

Yohan said...

^ A complete list wouldn't make a bad post, yoimho

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Everyone knows Nas' shit already, probably more so than me because I haven't listened to any of his albums post-Street's Disciple. Plus, I REALLY don't wanna turn my comments into a bunch of lads rating Nas albums 😷

d said...

The kinda ppl who rate Nas albums put from this century over It Was Written. not even early this century.

David said...

"I Am" is dope smh