On his second album of 1999, Nastradamus, this gangsta griot balances apocalyptic boho poetry and roughneck gun talk with a sniper’s precision and a philosopher’s depth. Amid inner-city symphonics, blaxploitation wahwah guitars, soul vocalizing, and Toto samples, Nas raps tales of betrayal, paranoia, honor, and redemption that would give Scarface pause.
THE INNER CIRCLE Nas is keeping himself busy
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Nas; Status: In Season
Posted November 22 1999 — 12:00 AM EST
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