I Can Only a rapper with Nas' credibility could release a commercial single with a positive message that takes its melody from Beethoven's "Fur Elise" and has… I Can Only a rapper with Nas' credibility could release a commercial single with a positive message that takes its melody from Beethoven's "Fur Elise" and has… Nas R&B
Music Review

I Can (2014)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Nas; Genre: R&B

Only a rapper with Nas' credibility could release a commercial single with a positive message that takes its melody from Beethoven's ''Fur Elise'' and has a cloying hook sung by a kids' choir. Thank God's Son he takes advantage of the opportunity. While these cautionary tales are a bit pedantic, any song that gets hip-hop heads to nod and sing along to lines like ''I know I can/Be what I want to be'' shouldn't be missed.

Originally posted May 09, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints
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