Today in Hip-Hop History: November 30th, 2015
Street’s Disciple by Nas
Today in Hip-Hop History marks the eleven year anniversary of Nas‘ seventh studio album, Street’s Disciple in association with Columbia Records. Selling over 232,000 copies in its first week, Street’s Disciple scored platinum easy and debuted at the fifth spot on Billboard’s 200.
Flooding into every dark crevice and corner of 2004, Nas does his best at attacking or celebrating issues during that year ranging from shaming the government, making attacks toward black celebrities, and being thankful for notable women in his life.
Notable artists that worked on the album include the likes of Q-Tip from a Tribe Called Quest, his father, Olu Dara, Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, and Doug E. Fresh.
Albeit shaky during a few times in the album, it’s a great mix of digestible backpacking and heartfelt home hitters, Street’s Disciple contains what some wish to always seek for. Depth, and ambition. There WILL be a few songs that you’ll disagree with, but that’s arguably from the large amount of content he delivers with in the album.
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