Nas - Untitled
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2008 Ratings: #567 / 757
User Score
Based on 119 ratings
2008 Ratings: #196
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July 1, 2008 / Release Date
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The original name for this album, N****r, was obviously so controversial, nobody would sell it in stores unless the title was changed. Regardless of what the title was, this album explored the plight and at the same time celebrated the empowerment of African Americans, even with using the most venomous word in the English language. Untitled is an ambitious, politically-themed project, with phenomenal cuts like “Y’all My N****s”, “America” and “Testify”, ... read more
I think the mixtaper w Green Lantern should've been the album, but there's some good tracks
While nowhere near as bad as Hip Hop Is Dead, Untitled (ironically) doesn't have a clear sense of sonic style or direction. Nas just raps about shit he's mad at while some generic beats play in the background. He also frequently stumbles in his flow and fills bars with may too many syllables, more than what would've fit. In fact, I've started to notice he does this so often that I'm officially calling it The Nas Curse.

Best Track: Hero

Worst Track: Like Me
Fried Chicken is hilarious. I love how careful Busta is with his chicken preparation. The rest of the album is also pretty damn good. After his last 2 albums, this seems like a breath of fresh air. This feels different, and I'm Lovin' it! That 2pac sample was done masterfully. Good work, Nas.
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#43/Rolling Stone

Track List

  1. Queens Get the Money
  2. You Can't Stop Us Now (featuring Eban Thomas of The Stylistics and The Last Poets)
  3. Breathe
  4. Make the World Go Round (featuring Chris Brown and The Game)
  5. Hero (featuring Keri Hilson)
  6. America
  7. Sly Fox
  8. Testify
  9. N.I.G.G.E.R (The Slave and the Master)
  10. Untitled
  11. Fried Chicken (featuring Busta Rhymes)
  12. Project Roach (featuring The Last Poets)
  13. Y'all My Niggas
  14. We're Not Alone (featuring Mykel)
  15. Black President
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