Originally Posted by Ether
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?
There was definitely a segment of hip hop fans that thought IWW was a disappointment, back when it came out. That was far from the general consensus, but there was definitely a segment that thought that. That album's status has definitely become more favorable over time.
Just look at Jay-Z's Takeover diss.....calling it "eh". He was wrong, but he wasn't the only one who thought that.
I Am and Street's Disciple are at least half dope to me. I Am had a few bad songs, and a few where the lyrics were there but the beats weren't. SD was just too long, classic double album problem. Put 20+ songs on an album, and there's bound to be some weak songs.
Untitled was really good to me.