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Studio Album by released in 2008
[untitled]'s tracklist:
Queens Get the Money
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You Can't Stop Us Now (feat. Eban Thomas of The Stylistics & The Last Poets)
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Breathe
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Make the World Go Round (feat. Chris Brown & The Game)
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Hero (feat. Keri Hilson)
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America
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Sly Fox
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Testify
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N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave and the Master)
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Untitled
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Fried Chicken (feat. Busta Rhymes)
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Project Roach (feat. The Last Poets)
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Y'all My Niggas
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We're Not Alone (feat. Mykel)
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Black President (feat. Johnny Polygon)
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[untitled] review

Nas outdoes himself

The rap culture today is so full with frankly commercial material that many have already fallen in despair waiting for something really worth hearing. Luckily there are such performers as Nasir Jones professionally known as Nas in the world. His ninth studio album released this summer has proved that very collection of clever, interesting and even cognitive songs the audience is already missing. The rapper has been considered one of the best text authors since the release of his debut album Illmatic in 1994 but today he outdoes himself. The untitled album initially was called N****r, for it presents a deep study of the term from the point of view of sociology, history and jurisdiction. Nas is thankful to such producers as Polow da Don, DJ Green Lantern, DJ Toomp, Stargate, Cool & Dre, The Game, Mark Ronson and some others for great arrangements. Besides the record can boast several collaborations that add some weight to it, so no doubt it is going to be the year's best hip hop work and one of the most successful ones in Nas' discography.

The album's content is especially meaningful

Certainly Nas is a real hip hop album on which the texts' content is on the first place and this time it is especially meaningful. As on his previous creation Hip Hop Is Dead the rapper prefers not to overload the arrangements with different effects defining distinctly the main melody by means of piano, tubes or synthesizers. The highlights of the record are Make The World Go Round featuring Chris Brown and The Game refined with female vocals and a catchy tune and a great single Hero performed with Keri Hilson, based on an electronic sample and perfect for a club party. The artist expresses his tough opinion on what inexact information is provided by some television news channels with an exposing song Sly Fox whereas another strong moment is Untitled, pleasing with the most contagious beat on the record. The central position on the album is occupied by track N.I.*.*.E.R. (The Slave And The Master), impressive with its orchestra sample and of course the frank lyrics opening the topic that worries the artist so much. Composition featuring Busta Rhymes Fried Chicken is a bold statement of what the rapper considers his values as well as Y'all My Ni**as, another rebuff to all those who are still not sure about Nas' being self-confident. The album closes with an appeal to Barack Obama Black President, on which the rapper makes conclusions and some forecast for the future.

Nas deserves all honors

Despite the scandal that has almost taken place because of the album's initial title it has found itself on the stores' shelves and in the Internet. It goes without saying that for Nas himself the most important was not to attract attention to his persona but his wish that the fans hear the new songs that is why he agreed quite easily to change the record's title. He was worried that some of the shops would not launch his discs to sale and then somebody would not buy it. Now he calmly says that everyone knows the way the album is supposed to be called and that is what counts. As for its content it has been quite a time that Nas thinks of releasing such a conceptual collection and those who follows his creative work and his interviews have been edgily waiting for the record. At last everyone who is eager to can listen to the new album and reflect on the problems that the rapper dwells on. Surprisingly he has managed to satisfy even those who do not care much about the album's content as the great tunes and beats will be to the liking of all those fond of quality hip hop and the participation of guest stars cannot remain unnoticed. Yet it is Nas who plays the leading part on his creation and he will be the one to get all honors which he actually quite deserves.