I’ve been out of the loop lately as far as new music is concerned, mostly because I’ve been too busy to sit around and really enjoy it. That said, I downloaded the advance of Nas’ new album Untitled. I guess he decided to give up his fight to keep the original title, Nigger.
I’ve played this album three times in a row today, and I’m still not tired of it. You regular ListenToLeon.net readers know that I will write about damn near any product under the sun, if I can find something clever or funny to say about it. You also know that if I tell you to spend your money on something, it’s THAT GOOD. This album falls under the “Buy it when it officially gets released on the 15th” category.
Here’s a blog entry where you can hear the track he did with Busta Rhymes, titled Fried Chicken. Please forgive the dude talking over parts of the track…but that’s what happens when I’m too lazy to upload the actual song to my own site!
The album is thought-provoking, well-produced, and consistently good from top to bottom. I’ve been a Nas fan since Illmatic, so it makes me happy to see that this album lives up to all of the hype that surrounded the title’s controversy. Once I get some time to play around in Photoshop, I’ll probably revisit this post and put up a Swagger Scale review.