Street Prophets, Pierre Hamilton concluded, “As an MC, many predicted he’d be rap’s next ruler. He’s been attacked as a heretic, he’s carried the cross on wax, and now he’s old. Nas is no longer the 18-year-old kid scribbling in his book of rhymes from his parent’s apartment…. Only tomorrow knows if future generations will fully interpret his prophecies and until then, Nas will always be a disciple for the streets, the Afro-centric Asian, half-man/half-amazing.” With the December 19 release of Hip-Hop Is Dead, Nas is back to drop the ultimate challenge: burn it all down and rebuild it into something new.
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