Nas Stillmatic

Stillmatic

Nas

Verschenen op 25 april 2014 bij Columbia

Hoofdartiest: Nas

Genre: Rap

Listen to this album with our unlimited streaming subscriptions. From € 9,99/month

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

€ 14,49

Available in CD-quality

Add to basket

More info
Back on the hardcore block and with plenty to prove after two years without a record under his own name, Nas designed Stillmatic as a response: to the rap cognoscenti who thought he'd become a relic, and most of all to Jay-Z, the East Coast kingpin who wounded his pride and largely replaced him as the best rapper in hip-hop. The saga started back in the summer of 2001 with the mixtape "Stillmatic," Nas' answer track to an on-stage dis by Jay-Z. A few months after Jay-Z countered with the devastating "Takeover," Nas dropped the comeback single "Ether" and the full album Stillmatic; tellingly, Jay-Z had already released his response to "Ether" (titled "Super Ugly") before Stillmatic even came out. Dropping many of the mainstream hooks and featured performers in order to focus his rapping, Nas proves he's still a world-class rhymer, but he does sound out of touch in the process of defending his honor. "Ether" relies on a deep-throat vocal repeating the phrase, "F*ck Jay-Z," while "You're da Man" hits the heights of arrogance with a looped vocal sample repeating the title over and over. "Destroy & Rebuild" is a solid defense of his Queensbridge home, and "Got Ur Self A..." is an outstanding track, the best here, complete with chant-along chorus. Despite the many highlights, a few of these tracks (most were produced by either Large Professor or Nas himself) just end up weighing him down: "Smokin'," one of the worst, is an odd G-funk track that would've sounded dated years before its release. Stillmatic certainly isn't as commercial as past Nas output, but it places him squarely behind the times. Facts are facts: he's not the best rapper in the business anymore. ~ John Bush
More info

Listening quality

MP3 (CBR at 320 kbps)

FLAC (16-bit, 44,1 kHz)

1.45

Webplayer

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to this album and more than 40 million other tracks with your unlimited subscription.

From £9.99/month

1 month free
Meer specificaties zien van de tracks

Album : 1 album - 14 tracks Totale duur : 00:56:34

  1. 1 Stillmatic (The Intro)

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Hangmen 3 Productions, Producer - R. Scott, Composer, Lyricist - Destiny Jones, Executive Producer - Narada Michael Walden, Composer, Lyricist - Paul Gregory, Assistant Engineer - J. Neal, Composer, Lyricist - J. Bynoe, Composer, Lyricist - KEVIN CROUSE, Recording Engineer - Bunny Hull, Composer, Lyricist Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  2. 2 Ether

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Ron Browz for Family Tree Entertainment, Producer - Rondell Turner, Composer, Lyricist - Destiny Jones, Executive Producer - Jake Ninan, Assistant Engineer - Paul Gregory, Assistant Engineer - KEVIN CROUSE, Recording Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  3. 3 Got Ur Self A...

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Destiny's Child, Executive Producer - Megahertz Music Group, Producer - KEVIN CROUSE, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Megahertz, Composer, Lyricist - Chester Burnett, Composer, Lyricist - Simon Edwards, Composer, Lyricist - Piers Marsh, Composer, Lyricist - Robert Spragg, Composer, Lyricist - John Black, Composer, Lyricist - Paul Gregory, Assistant Engineer - Chris Gehringer, Mastering Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  4. 4 Smokin'

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Nas for Ill Will Music & Precision for Precision Crafted/Davert Entertainment, Producer - Larry Gates, Composer, Lyricist - Destiny Jones, Executive Producer - Jake Ninan, Assistant Engineer - Pablo Arraya, Assistant Engineer - Jason Goldstein, Mixing Engineer - KEVIN CROUSE, Recording Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  5. 5 You're da Man

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Paul Mitchell, Composer, Lyricist - Large Professor for Paul Sea Productions, Inc., Producer - Sixto Rodriguez, Composer, Lyricist - Destiny Jones, Executive Producer - Jonathan Merritt, Assistant Engineer - Paul Gregory, Assistant Engineer - KEVIN CROUSE, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Chris Gehringer, Mastering Engineer - Bryan Golder, Recording Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  6. 6 Rewind

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Large Professor for Paul Sea Productions, Inc., Producer - Paul Mitchell, Composer, Lyricist - Destiny Jones, Executive Producer - Jake Ninan, Assistant Engineer - Rick Rubin, Composer, Lyricist - Paul Gregory, Assistant Engineer - Lillian Armstrong, Composer, Lyricist - KEVIN CROUSE, Recording Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  7. 7 One Mic

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Nas for Ill Will Music & Chucky Thompson for Chucklife Productions, Inc., Producer - Chucky Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - Destiny Jones, Producer - Paul Gregory, Assistant Engineer - Pablo Arraya, Assistant Engineer - KEVIN CROUSE, Recording Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  8. 8 2nd Childhood

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - DJ Premier for Works Of Mart, Inc., Producer - Chris Martin, Composer, Lyricist - Destiny Jones, Executive Producer - Dexter Thibou, Assistant Engineer, Recording Engineer - P. Bryson, Composer, Lyricist - DJ Premier for Works Of Mart, Inc. and Eddie Sancho, Mixing Engineer - Eddie Sancho, Mixing Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  9. 9 Destroy & Rebuild

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Baby Paul for P.G. Sole Productions, Inc. & Mike Risko for Heat Holdas Productions, Producer - Mike Risko, Associated Performer - Destiny Jones, Producer - Paul Hendricks, Composer, Lyricist - Alex Dixon, Assistant Engineer - Baby Paul, Associated Performer - Michael Risko, Composer, Lyricist - Paul Gregory, Assistant Engineer - Lawrence Parker, Composer, Lyricist - KEVIN CROUSE, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Scott Larock, Composer, Lyricist - Osie Bowe, Recording Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  10. 10 The Flyest

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Az, Associated Performer, Featured Artist, Rap - Nas feat. AZ, Associated Performer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - L.E.S. & Staff for Big Things Entertainment, Inc., Producer - Leshaun Lewis, Composer, Lyricist - Destiny Jones, Producer - Paul Gregory, Assistant Engineer - Anthony Cruz, Composer, Lyricist - KEVIN CROUSE, Mixing Engineer - Shelene Thomas, Composer, Lyricist - James Porte, Recording Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  11. 11 Rule

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Amerie, Associated Performer, Featured Artist - Nas feat. Amerie, Associated Performer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Track Masters Entertainment, Producer - Samuel J. Barnes, Composer, Lyricist - Destiny Jones, Executive Producer - Jake Ninan, Assistant Engineer - Jean Claude Olivier, Composer, Lyricist - Steve Fisher, Assistant Engineer - Amerie M.M. Rogers, Composer, Lyricist - Ismel Ramos, Assistant Engineer - Pablo Arraya, Assistant Engineer - Jason Goldstein, Mixing Engineer - KEVIN CROUSE, Recording Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  12. 12 My Country

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Lofey for Soundlofer Music Inc./Desert Storm/Skane Management, Producer - Lofey, Associated Performer - Michael Sandlofer, Composer, Lyricist - Destiny Jones, Executive Producer - Paul Gregory, Assistant Engineer - Pablo Arraya, Assistant Engineer - KEVIN CROUSE, Recording Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  13. 13 What Goes Around

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Keon Bryce - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Salaam "The Chameleon" Remi for Dashiki Productions, Inc., Producer - Salaam Remi, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Organ, Percussion - Destiny Jones, Executive Producer - Salaam Gibbs, Composer, Lyricist - Alex Ndione, Assistant Engineer - Pablo Arraya, Assistant Engineer - KEVIN CROUSE, Mixing Engineer Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  14. 14 Every Ghetto

    Nas, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - L.E.S. for Big Things Entertainment, Inc., Producer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Pop (Blitz) - KEVIN CROUSE, Recording Engineer - Leshaun Lewis, Composer, Lyricist - Staff for Big Things Entertainment, Keyboards - Vincent Turner, Composer, Lyricist Auteursrecht : (P) 2001 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  • Beschrijving van het album
  • Back on the hardcore block and with plenty to prove after two years without a record under his own name, Nas designed Stillmatic as a response: to the rap cognoscenti who thought he'd become a relic, and most of all to Jay-Z, the East Coast kingpin who wounded his pride and largely replaced him as the best rapper in hip-hop. The saga started back in the summer of 2001 with the mixtape "Stillmatic," Nas' answer track to an on-stage dis by Jay-Z. A few months after Jay-Z countered with the devastating "Takeover," Nas dropped the comeback single "Ether" and the full album Stillmatic; tellingly, Jay-Z had already released his response to "Ether" (titled "Super Ugly") before Stillmatic even came out. Dropping many of the mainstream hooks and featured performers in order to focus his rapping, Nas proves he's still a world-class rhymer, but he does sound out of touch in the process of defending his honor. "Ether" relies on a deep-throat vocal repeating the phrase, "F*ck Jay-Z," while "You're da Man" hits the heights of arrogance with a looped vocal sample repeating the title over and over. "Destroy & Rebuild" is a solid defense of his Queensbridge home, and "Got Ur Self A..." is an outstanding track, the best here, complete with chant-along chorus. Despite the many highlights, a few of these tracks (most were produced by either Large Professor or Nas himself) just end up weighing him down: "Smokin'," one of the worst, is an odd G-funk track that would've sounded dated years before its release. Stillmatic certainly isn't as commercial as past Nas output, but it places him squarely behind the times. Facts are facts: he's not the best rapper in the business anymore. ~ John Bush

logo qobuz Why buy music on Qobuz?

Stream or download your music

Buy an album or an individual track. Or listen to our entire catalogue with our high-quality unlimited streaming subscriptions.

Choose the format best suited for you

You have a wide choice of formats in which to download your purchases (FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF...) depending on your needs.

Zero DRM

The downloaded files belong to you, without any usage limit. You can download them as many times as you like.

Listen to your purchases on our apps

Download the Qobuz apps for smartphones, tablets and computers, and listen to your purchases wherever you go.

Ontdekken

In hetzelfde genre

Label

Columbia

Bruce Springsteen, Daft Punk, Electric Light Orchestra, Pharrell… Columbia Records boasts one of the most eclectic and star-studded music catalogues in existence, and is undoubtedly a huge supporter of Hi-Res audio. Founded all the way back in 1887, the company is now the oldest surviving brand name in recorded sound, and only the second to produce recorded records. Over 125 years later, it is safe to say that Columbia Records, now part of the Sony Music Group, has established itself a timeless icon in music.

Pagina bekijken Columbia Lees het artikel

Genre

Rap in het magazine

Meer artikelen

Nieuws

Meer artikelen