Originally Posted by Choke2Death
Illmatic is his only classic IMO. Stillmatic and IWW only have a few truly standout songs. Illmatic is ill from beginning to end. That's what I call a classic. Similarly, Scarface's The Diary is a true classic because there's only one song (which is called "One", lol) that I find skippable and even that one has an ill beat.
For it to be a classic, I have to enjoy as much of it as possible which I really don't feel with most of Nas' albums. Stillmatic becomes weak towards the end and IWW has the good spread out from each other.
I liked everything on Stillmatic besides "My Country" and "Braveheart Party (but it's still listenable)"
IWW I can still play from start to finish, weakest song is Black Girl Lost but it's not a bad song at all