审查:NAS的NASIR

There's no way to get around this: the worst part about Nas's new album is Nas.
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在Kanye West为我们准备的五个项目中,我最兴奋的是NASIR;因为Kanye把pusha t和kid cudi都带出来了,我期望从DaytonaandKids See Ghosts.因为Kanye West从那时起就没有为北美生产任何产品嘻哈已经死了早在2006年(其中Kanye的“仍在梦想”是少数值得挽救的轨道之一)。我想看看他会如何为NAS量身定制一张完整的专辑——尽管是一张很短的专辑。Nas,另一方面,他的大部分职业生涯都让那些渴望他人的人失望虚幻的,但我找到了他的最后一张专辑,2012'sLife is Good,要成为意想不到的伟大,而且是一年来最好的嘻哈专辑之一,不缺这些专辑,十年来也是他最好的专辑。他看起来精神饱满,尽管这张德雷克式的封面让人觉得这张专辑会因为他最近和凯利斯离婚而把脏衣服晾出来,他几乎没有提到这个问题。相反,在一些精彩的节拍中,我们有一系列快速的主题,基本上没有身份证。还有萨拉姆·雷米。Looking back,maybeLife is Goodwas the exact moment that No I.D.made his comeback before playing a huge role on Vince Staples'夏日06or sole responsible for Jay Z's best albums in years.

There's no way to get around this: the worst part about Nas's new album is Nas.He uses "Not for Radio" like it were his Twitter account,抛开那些暗示Kanye West可能对他有不良影响的台词;还有人指出“特警是为了阻止黑豹”或“福克斯新闻是由一个黑人开始的,also true" but I'm still grappling with the line just before that: "Reagan had Alzheimer's,没错,“那条线,它与福克斯新闻或前几行(我认为我们应该把它与政府从毒品中获利联系起来)断开了联系,显示了这篇文章的薄弱之处。别介意,流动和押韵几乎不能通过。这只是第一首歌,我想这会让我们轻松地进入“白色标签”,其中的线条像“抓下巴器,颈圈,in-her-mouth-spitter / Blouse-ripper,“抓屁股的人……”(他快速的押韵和流畅的回忆,厄尔的运动衫突然出现)似乎对凯尔斯最近关于身体虐待(也不是第一次被指控)或“你好”的指控很不合意,他以“有多少女孩在约会前就被淘汰了/这样她就可以克制了”?她仍然会被杀死,“像”这样的潜在的鼓吹者很可能是你爱的东西会杀死你/像心脏病发作而死的心脏医生“读起来像幸运饼干的洞见。

The nadir is centerpiece "everything." If you've heard anything about the new album,可能是台词,

"A parent hates to watch his baby's face/ Taking his first immunization shots,but this is great/ The child's introduction to suffering and pain/ Understands without words,没有任何解释/或仓促进入大脑,看着他父母的脸我以为你会保护我不受这个可怕的地方的伤害?/你为什么让他们给我注射?/谁会知道这些副作用会对我产生什么影响?

这些让我想起Stillmatic“是什么事,”NAS说“医生给我们的婴儿注射了毒药”,但他立即从他对疫苗接种的厌恶转向费城星巴克事件,两名黑人被捕(“如果星巴克是由雀巢收购的,请不要逮捕我/我需要用你的洗手间,我不会很快就买不到浓缩咖啡”)。Again,这只是写作能力差的更多证据,而之前只有一张专辑,“不介绍”和“皇后故事”,尤其是“世界上瘾”,都是以精心构思的诗句达到高潮。filled with autobiographical details,对同一张专辑或神秘韵律中其他歌曲的简洁引用,respectively.

And yet: Kanye West seems unwilling to disappoint his promise to Obama (Kanye tweeted "I promised Obama Ima do beats on NAS' next album" back in 2016) or even Nas ("I feel like I'm 18 years old again when I'm making beats for Nas").“不适合广播”的鼓声很大,使歌曲不断滚动,听众们也没有任何时间认真思考NAS的淋浴想法;070 Shake——之前出现在Daytona(“Santeria”)和Ye(“鬼城”,“暴力犯罪”)——最终被认为是一个特色,她还做了一个模仿梦的现场表演。This is followed up by one of the most inspired samples I've heard from Kanye West all year,taking one line from Slick Rick's "Children's Story" and looping it over and over,adding only the occasional scream and demonic harmony.在这里,Nas gets the most poignant lines by staying simple: "Get scared,你恐慌,you're going down / The disadvantage of the brown / How in the hell the parents gon' bury their own kids / Not the other way around?/让我想起艾美特,直到/让我们提醒他们为什么卡普跪下。”

另一个亮点出现在专辑的另一面,用一个简单的钢琴环驱动“亚当和夏娃”,里面充满了Kanye West在“四秒钟”工作时可能从Paul McCartney那里学来的低保真原声吉他。Life is Good– suggest that Nas might've done better had he picked slower,more melancholic beats and rapped like the elder statesman he is,而不是我们记录在案的任何东西。在别处,我发现自己期待着听到坎耶·韦斯特和“一切”梦想之间的交接。回顾以前在西区和高音和费耶之间的自动调整的交接(即。"Highlights," "Wolves," "New Slaves") even if I know I have to contend with Nas' clunky verses.

There has been little written of Nas that's as truthful and succinct as what Jay-Z said on "Takeover," Jay's diss track against Nas back in 2001 (produced by Kanye West,不少于):“其中两个该死的,一个是‘不’,另一个是虚幻的/这是平均每10年一张热门专辑,and that's so LAME." Since then,we've hadThe Lost Tapes(2002)和Life is Good(2012)所以我想我们不应该感到惊讶NASIRwasn't great – it came about four years too early.C PLUS