Dissecting Nas’ Untitled - Part 5

by Anthony Henriques

20 July 2008

 
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Nas

Untitled

(Def Jam)
US: 15 Jul 2008
UK: 14 Jul 2008
Internet release date: 15 Jul 2008

Review [13.Jul.2008]

Testify

I find it disappointing that a lot of reviews from other publications have called this out as one of the album’s weaker tracks, like Nas’ whole purpose here was to condemn his suburban white fans for not truly supporting his cause. In my review of the album, I called Untitled Nas’ Blood on the Tracks. I didn’t mean that so much in terms of concept but in terms of career context. If we talk in terms of concept though, “Testify” is this album’s “Idiot Wind”. It’s the frustrated, mournful breakdown of an artist in the midst of an emotionally complex situation.

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