Yes, you read that title right!
ALMOST had a small mishap with this CD today. I pre-ordered this from Best Buy, and instead of the mailman delivering it to my house, he/she delivered it to the NEIGHBOR instead, smh_lol. I kept my cool though, lol!
I'm going to say the same thing I said when I finished listening to "Untitled" when I bought that the day it was released, "this man is brilliant". Of course most of you will say, "Wayne I expected that from you, when it comes to Nas, you're biased as hell, lol!" Be that as it may, when it comes to Nas, I am biased, but my opinions are legit, and this album, THE album of the year, is pure excellence all around. Nas essentially put his heart and soul into this album and it shows throughout. In my opinion, there's NO filler to be found on this album. "No Introduction" is one of the best intros I've heard in a long time. Even Rick Ross, someone I'm not a fan of (and I've made no secret about it), sounds great on "Accident Murderers", and that just fully confirms (again) he and Nas have this amazing chemistry on just about everything they do together.
Overall, what more can I say, this is what hip hop is and what it's supposed to be, coming directly from the greatest of all time. My rating right sits at a strong 4.5 stars, and trust me, that may change at any given moment. I challenge anyone, in a good way, to find a better album than this one this year. Nas stuck to what he does best, even with the Swizz & Miguel collabo "Summer On Smash", and he did it with such style, grace, and gusto. THAT my friends is one definition of a TRUE artist!