Is Street Disciple underrated?

Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Seemed like everyone loved it when it first came out. Now all the Nas "haters" point it out as evidence he has fallen off. I think it was his best lyrical album since I Am....

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  1. Re: Is Street Disciple underrated?

    Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    I like that track listing poet. Makes sense. Got them clumped up according to vibe. I have to try that sequencing and see if it makes for a less jarring listen - bet it works beautifully. The placement of some of the best songs and singles towards the end of each disc, or even as bonus tracks, always confused me.

    I've always called SD "the best album you never listen to". I agree that it has all the right jams on there. I did like the energy of the original version of Disciple and I guess the extra Nas verse on the video version of Just a Moment is alright.

    But the thing I always wondered about was his intentions for Scarlet. Was Nas hoping we wouldn't know it was him rhyming right away? Then a little buzz would build on this mysterious new female emcee. He could do a couple features as her on other records. And then, eventually, he could come out from behind the curtain and reveal himself as the Wizard.

    If those Scarlet tracks were intended to be creative experiments in hip-hop, in the same vein as I Give You Power, Undying Love, Fetus, Rewind, and (the failed?) Who Killed It, then why name his rhyming persona in those SD tracks? "She" is listed as the featured artist. I wonder if she got feature money?

    Anyway, I'd love to ask him questions about his intentions with those two very interesting tracks.

    SD though. Best album you don't listen to.

  2. Re: Is Street Disciple underrated?

    Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    I thought Streets Disciple was oOk... but now I see why.
    My double CD was missing Foul Breeze, Serious, Good Morning, Talk of NY, and Play on Playa! Thas some bs.

  3. Re: Is Street Disciple underrated?

    Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Anybody ever wonder abt the track Sekou Story, and what the purpose for it on the album was? When I listen to it I always wonder if it's a true story wit a hidden message or jst some ill story telling. Somethin abt that track brings Biggie, Lil Kim, and Junior Mafia to mind.

  4. Re: Is Street Disciple underrated?

    Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    I definitely don't like Street's Disciple. I mean, beats aren't the most important thing to me, but the majority of the beats on this album are just horrible. So yeah, very few standout tracks, and Nas's delivery lacked energy and he didn't come off as enthusiastic or what have you. I think this album had a serious lack of charisma.

  5. Re: Is Street Disciple underrated?

    Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    I like it, but it's still low on my list though. Like other people said, the sequencing is all fucked up lol. Some tracks I really enjoy (Bridging the Gap, Street's Disciple, Thief's Theme, Virgo, Suicide Bounce). I disagree though that it's his most lyrical album since I Am, that goes to Stillmatic. It's underrated in a sense that it's like Nas "forgotten album" meaning it rarely get brought up in discussing his albums though.

  6. Re: Is Street Disciple underrated?

    Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 3:19 AM

    Could have been considered great if it was condensed to one disc!
    Money!

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