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3032200, “Curated By Hov”: JAY-Z Makes His Own Best Of Nas Playlist - OKP
Posted by c71, Sat May-01-21 12:09 PM
https://www.okayplayer.com/music/jay-z-nas-playlist-tidal.html


1. The Genesis

2. N.Y. state of mind

3. Life's a b****

4. Verbal intercourse

5. The Message

6. Street dreams

7. Made you look

8. hate me now

9. half time

10. If I ruled the world

11. we major

12. The world is yours

13. The world is yours (Tip mix)

14. it ain't hard to tell

15. I gave you power

16. eye for an eye

17. Memory lane

18. one love (featuring Q-tip)

19. Car #85

20. Affirmative actioni

21. Cop shot the kid

22. phone tap

23. project windows

24. one mic



“Curated By The god Hov”: JAY-Z Makes His Own Best Of Nas Playlist
MUSIC - 1 DAY AGO


ELIJAH C. WATSON

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor.

JAY-Z Makes His Own Best Of Nas Playlist


JAY-Z curated a 24-track playlist highlighting some of Nas’ most popular songs.

JAY-Z has shared a Tidal playlist dedicated to Nas‘ most popular songs. On Thursday morning, the Tidal Twitter account shared the playlist, which is titled, “Curated by the god Hov: NaS.”


The 24-track playlist, which runs close to two hours, encompasses tracks from Nas’ debut Illmatic to his latest release King’s Disease. The playlist also includes some of his feature appearances, like Raekwon’s “Verbal Intercourse” and Kany West’s “We Major.”

The playlist comes ahead of the release of DJ Khaled’s Khaled Khaled album, which includes a track called “SORRY NOT SORRY” featuring both JAY-Z and Nas. The two MCs have collaborated on just three tracks together: “Black Republicans” from Nas’ Def Jam debut Hip-Hop is Dead, “Success” from Jay-Z’s American Gangster album, and Ludacris’ “I Do it For Hip-Hop.” Jay later added a verse to Jeezy’s “My President” remix, and many years before, an unreleased Nas verse was added to “Analyze This,” a collaboration between Jay, Lord Tariq, and Shaquille O’Neal.


In related news, Eminem recently shared how he owns an unopened copy of Illmatic on cassette tape that he paid between $500 and $600 for.


“I think it’s backstock from what records stores had in the back storage,” he said during an appearance on the Clubhouse app to promote his ShadyCon event. “The tapes that never sold and they just kept them. That’s the only thing I can think of. Cause nobody’s going to have a f—ing Illmatic tape and not open it.”

3032202, I don't find fault with the list
Posted by obsidianchrysalis, Sat May-01-21 12:58 PM
But it's kind of funny that very few of the songs listed were released after It Was Written.
3032203, seems ...uh....if I know of most of these songs....then...Jay is pickin'....
Posted by c71, Sat May-01-21 01:21 PM
...some OBVIOUS stuff (cause y'all know I was there for the 80's and 90's but...after that......)

so....

man...like Jay is sayin' Nas ain't got much besides the EXTREMELY OBVIOUS stuff.
3032204, Jay just put illmatic and some other songs
Posted by Nick Has a Problem...Seriously, Sat May-01-21 01:26 PM
A lot of Nas joints I love didn't make the cut but this is his playlist.

I would've had Small World, Undying Love, Blaze A 50, 2nd Childhood, Take It In Blood, Purple, Nazareth Savage and Still Dreaming to name a few.
3032213, No Ether?
Posted by spitfire, Sun May-02-21 06:03 AM
he definitely missed a couple
3032314, lol
Posted by kinetic94761180, Thu May-06-21 07:58 AM
3032297, No Nas Is Like? hmmmm
Posted by Beamer6178, Tue May-04-21 10:47 PM
No Come Get Me?

So two Primo tracks don't make it on?

I'm still not done being mad at Jay for selling out Kaep. This stupid ass list doesn't help.
3032300, There’s no NY State Of Mind Pt 2
Posted by Anonymous, Wed May-05-21 05:55 AM
That shit has grown to become Nas’ most underrated song.

Primarily due to the importance of the first one but damn...

I like the second one more.

That beat

That first verse!

That second verse...

Come on man

Shit ain’t even fair
3032313, RE: There’s no NY State Of Mind Pt 2
Posted by kinetic94761180, Thu May-06-21 07:57 AM
>That shit has grown to become Nas’ most underrated song.
>
>Primarily due to the importance of the first one but damn...
>
>I like the second one more.
>
>That beat
>
>That first verse!
>
>That second verse...
>
>Come on man
>
>Shit ain’t even fair

indeed.
3032315, he painted a fucking picture
Posted by Mafamaticks, Thu May-06-21 08:58 AM
Broken glass in the hallway
blood stained floors
Neighbours look at every bag you bring through your doors

or

See the sergeant and the captain strangle men.
Niggas gasping for air 'till they move no more and just stare



3032324, RE: he painted a fucking picture
Posted by Anonymous, Thu May-06-21 09:15 PM
Lock the top lock, Momma should’ve cuffed me to the radiator
Why not, might’ve saved me later from my block
NY cops...

Yessir!
3032327, no lies, beat is better on part 2
Posted by Beamer6178, Thu May-06-21 11:08 PM
>Lock the top lock, Momma should’ve cuffed me to the
>radiator
>Why not, might’ve saved me later from my block
>NY cops...
>
>Yessir!
3032328, Noooope.
Posted by Brew, Thu May-06-21 11:30 PM
I agree that Pt.2 was underrated and got better as the years went on. And I agree that lyrically Nas painted one hell of a picture in Pt.2.

But NY State of Mind was never underrated, and never required time for our ears to adjust. And Nas painted ONE HELL OF A MOTHERFUCKERING PICTURE in Pt.1. "It was fulla children prolly/couldn't see as high as I be"

The beat on "NY State of Mind" can't ever be touched. Even the almighty Nas didn't know how to start that shit. But then he did.

There's really no comparison to be had here. Per usual, it was a mistake to do a sequel. Should've just forgone the common intro and made "Pt.2" an entirely new song with an entirely new title. Because as you guys have rightly said, it's an incredible song with an incredible beat. But it deserves to stand on its own just like The Real NY State of Mind does.

(Full disclosure: I auto-discriminate against sequels of any kind lol)
3032316, Jay called that album garbage on The Takeover
Posted by DJR, Thu May-06-21 09:41 AM
he’s gotta protect the narrative?
3032319, LO
Posted by Brew, Thu May-06-21 02:38 PM
3032320, L
Posted by Brew, Thu May-06-21 04:52 PM
.
3032323, If I Am is garbage then
Posted by Anonymous, Thu May-06-21 09:12 PM
Vol 2 and 3 are straight ass
3032325, Man, you don’t gotta tell me
Posted by DJR, Thu May-06-21 09:32 PM
Jay was like a Republican trying to control/rewrite the narrative and facts back then.
3032326, Just laugh at the clever joke homie lol.
Posted by Brew, Thu May-06-21 09:32 PM
Or if you didn't find it funny, ignore it altogether. I am Team Nas too but not everything requires defending the wall haha.
3032348, I hear you
Posted by Anonymous, Fri May-07-21 04:10 PM
3032387, The pettiness of him using ALL the superlatives for this
Posted by nativesun07, Tue May-11-21 10:07 AM
Yo lost.
3032484, couple he missed...
Posted by mikediggz, Tue May-18-21 11:46 PM
family
surviving the times
get down
hold down the block
testify
no ideas original
book of rhymes