Nas has definitely made his impression in the hip hop world, releasing classics like Illmatic and albums such as Nastradamus and The Firm. His style has been praised for stepping away from the more predictable lines of the hip hop scene with conversation style rapping and the mastery of internal rhyme. It Was Written did receive criticism however for going in the mainstream direction, yet the album still illustrates Nas’s genius on the microphone and should be listened to. Released in 1996, being Nas’s best selling release, It Was Written features fourteen tracks that remind us of why Nas is a great MC.
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