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It Was Written album for sale by Nas was released Jul 02, 1996 on the Columbia label. "If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)" was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. Nas' 1994 debut album, ILLMATIC, has been called one of the best rap albums of all time, and this followup documents the main reason why: Nas is the supreme lyricist in hip-hop. On the surface he is a gangsta rapper dispensing richly detailed street stories. It Was Written CD music contains a single disc with 14 songs. ...See Full Description
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||A classic that everyone should have|
Nas gives a perspective of everything and paints a picture as clear as day. THis CD is great and not just because " IF I ruled the World".
By a reviewer (Atlanta, GA, USA)
|One of the best rap albums ever.|
A collectors item. If you love rap you have to get "It was written".
By kalu (doha)
||WIth his second release, Nas confirmed his own greatness..|
Illmatic set the stage for criticism because after releasing one of the greatest albums of all time with his debut, Nas had reached what most still feel was his high point quickly. Expectations were high and what goes up, must come down naturally, but with Nas this wasn't the case. With his sophmore album, It Was Written, Nas managed to break the rules of gravity in order to stay atop the rap game. In many ways this album was a better listen than its predecessor. Lyrically Nas is at his best with this album. Production was not as rugged or raw as Illmatic, but the beats worked as Nas was able to show versatility in his beat selections and flow. With great cameos by Mobb Deep, Cormega, as well as Foxy Brown dropping her best verse to date, "It Was Written" is consistent in quality and lacking the filler type tracks that you would hear from his lack luster albums like Nastradamus. This is a bonafide hip hop classic from a living legend who has continued to prove himself relevent for more than a decade.
By pound4pound_01 (Oxnard, California)
||STREET POETRY AT FINEST!!|
NAS proves his already legendary status with this follow up.EVERY SONGS IS A CLASSIC,ILLEST FLOW AND PURE POETRY!!!
By SDAKAR2011 (PORTO ALEGRE,BRAZIL)
||Perfect example of what 5 stars mean...|
This album is classic, period. All you cats who's giving these weak artists 5 stars need to do your homework, because "It Was Written" is the REAL meaning of classic. In my opinion, "It Was Written" is better than "Illmatic" simply because I wasn't around when "Illmatic" was dubbed classic. "It Was Written" defines New York in Nas' perspective and can catch your attention from the intro to "If I Ruled The World". Plus, it was like Nas evolved his game from 'Illmatic", not to say it's not good, but Nas' lyrics was honestly ahead of his time. COP 5 COPIES OF THIS!!!!!!
By spiderdemon64 (Sacramento, CA, USA)
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