Fat Joe John Blaze for Throwback Thursday

Once again, we have arrived at another Thursday which means it’s closer to the weekend. My playlist this week consisted Common’s Like Water for Chocolate, a Jadakiss and Raekwon mixtape. Bizzy Bone’s Thug Revenge and Styles P Master of Ceremonies also were played. One joint off some of Jadakiss’s collaborations mixtape caught my attention.  John Blaze is the track and it’s my Throwback Thursday track of the week, John Blaze is off Fat Joe’s Don Cartagena album and it features four of New York’s coldest spitters. When you have Raekwon, Nas, ... [read more]

Nas Street’s Disciple Released 15 Years Ago

15 years ago was a nice day if you’re a fan of hip hop. We already covered that T.I. dropped his Urban Legend project on this day. My favorite rapper alive, Nas released his seventh album Street’s Disciple. Street’s Disciple was a double album dropped by Nas and it received mixed reviews. While Street’s Disciple isn’t one of my top 5 Nas albums it’s still a solid effort. Street’s Disciple was the follow-up to his incredibly dope God’s Son album. Thief’s Theme was the first official single from Street’s Disciple, and it was released about five ... [read more]

Stillmatic Released 15 Years Ago by Nas

Think back to the year of 2001, which was a pretty eventful year. Of course, we had the tragedy of 9/11 and if you’re a hip hop fan like me, then you remember the Nas/Jay-Z beef. When Jay-Z released the Blueprint on 9/11, Takeover was on the album, which was a track he took aim at Mobb Deep and most notably, Nas. There was a buzz about how Nas would respond to Jay-Z as he kept things under wraps. With Nas prepping a new album, he released a response to Jay-Z with Ether and it has become one of the hardest diss tracks EVER. The track would ... [read more]

Nas Album Done Off Major Key Album for Music Monday

I know I’m really, really late on this one, but I just started my Music Monday again. This week I went to the Major Key album by DJ Khaled and got the joint by Nasir Jones. Just to let you all know again, Nas is my favorite rapper alive. Since Nas released his last album, Life is Good, he’s been on his business stuff and haven’t released any brand-new music. Finally, Nas hooked up with DJ Khaled for this new track called Nas Album Done. I remember hearing the snippet before it was released and was ready for this to drop immediately. When I ... [read more]

It Was Written Released by Nas 20 Years Ago

My favorite rapper alive released his second album, It Was Written on July 2, 1996. The album was definitely different from his debut album, Illmatic, which is an album that many considered one of, if not the greatest hip hop album of all-time. I’ve never considered it, but this album right here, It Was Written is a different story because this is probably my favorite Nas joint. It Was Written opened with one of my favorite intros to an album where he portrays a slave that’s about to escape. While he boasted on the track, Got Urself A Gun on ... [read more]

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