It’s not that Nas’s vocals don’t work over his dreamy soundscape(s), the problem is that there’s only one sound here. Many legendary producers have a signature sound and 9th is, rather incredulously, considered by some to be the Premo / Pete Rock of the noughties. But to my ears he’s just taking the piss on this - the beats are almost indistinguishable. Oh and don’t get me started on the drums, how can someone who teaches a Hip Hop degree cock up his drums so systematically? I’m boring myself even writing about it. Forget this and investigate his better material and his dope Justice League crew. Must try harder.
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