Sorry for the delay (and then the back to back postings) but I was in NYC til early monday morning. The playlist of the week focuses on one artist and one argument. Recently my wife and I were debating the top 10 emcees. In the middle of all this (and after a few drinks) my wife made a comment along the lines of: well if NAS is a potential candidate for the top 10 then Kayne West must be too.
Needless to say I was stunned by this. So the first tangible (not, really) thing I did after we realized neither was going to give an inch was to reach out to multiple people to get their opinions. All I can say is to my surprise the responses were about 50-50.
So I told my wife I would make her my personnel best of NAS album so she could truly appreciate his work. Between that creation and the visit to NYC it feels appropriate to dedicate my playlist of the week to NAS:
No Introduction (Life Is Good)
Make the World Go Round (N.I.G.G.A.)
Accident Murderers (Life Is Good)
Loco-Motive (Life Is Good)
NY State of Mind (Illmatic)
Cherry Wine (Life Is Good)
One Love (Illmatic)
Life's a Bitch (Illmatic)
Memory Lane (Illmatic)
The Don (Life Is Good)
Y'all My Ni**as (N.I.G.G.A.)
(Please note that I do not own all of this albums so there may be a few omissions, ie: The Message, Gave you Power, Hate Me Now, and so on)