Originally Posted by Makaveli
Just listened to It Was Written for the first time. Not understanding why it gets dogged when Nas' discography is discussed. I know this, I Am... and Nastradamus get skipped over a lot. Getting on those other two soon, but IIW was not a bad album. Apparently it was criticized because they accused Nas of going for a mainstream audience. I see that with some of the earlier tracks, but not too much overall. A better example of this would be Lasers, but that wasn't really Lupe's fault. IIW was a good album. The Message was hands down the best track.
Overall...I'd give it about a 7.5.
IWW is usually consensus Nas's 2nd or 3rd best album, doesn't get dogged at all. Only thing in his discography that's a skip to me is I am/Nastradamus/Street's Disciple/Untitled
Is DJ Dramas album worth checking for?