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Nas: Greatest Lyricist of All Time

Posted by: Jason Tate (01/08/13)
CNN, the music publi... wait ... uh ... CNN ... has declared Nas the "greatest lyricist of all time".

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11:36 AM on 01/08/13
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11:37 AM on 01/08/13
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Don't see anything wrong with this. Don't know if I'd agree, but it's not that ridiculous of a claim.

EDIT: Glad they cleared this up...
"While commercial success is important to the equation -- and the sole reason the brilliant Talib Kweli and Pharoahe Monch aren't included in the debate -- it's only one variable."
...since in rap Pharoahe Monch would probably be my pick.
11:41 AM on 01/08/13
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Oh wow. This thread is going to be very ugly.

Not sure why you felt the need to post this news in the manner that you did, Jason.
11:41 AM on 01/08/13
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11:41 AM on 01/08/13
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Oh wow. This thread is going to be very ugly.

Not sure why you felt the need to post this news in the manner that you did, Jason.
Yeah, I'm not sure why either.
11:41 AM on 01/08/13
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AHHHHHHHHHHH
11:43 AM on 01/08/13
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who?
11:43 AM on 01/08/13
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Yeah, I'm not sure why either.
I thought hip-hop had finally gained a footing as a respected genre on this site. I suppose I was wrong.

That .gif is kind of in poor taste in my opinion too.
11:44 AM on 01/08/13
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Yes, because CNN is not the hip-hop authority that Absolutepunk is...
11:46 AM on 01/08/13
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my vote is for a lyricist without a clue, what year is this? fuck a needle, here's a sword, body pierce with this.
11:47 AM on 01/08/13
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Hurry, Dre, we need you here.
11:47 AM on 01/08/13
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Alright I'm quoting you because I want to hear your side of the story. Why post this in this fashion? Was the "stupid" tag or that .gif really necessary? I don't expect this site to be impartial and occasionally it's funny when you guys post news in a non-traditional way (this is a website, not a newspaper after all), but I don't see what's so outrageous about this.

I'm assuming you have in fact listened to Nas, or at least Illmatic right? I know you're not a big fan of mainstream hip-hop at all (or most hip-hop), but I would think you'd be familiar with that record.
11:49 AM on 01/08/13
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Alright I'm quoting you because I want to hear your side of the story. Why post this in this fashion? Was the "stupid" tag or that .gif really necessary? I don't expect this site to be impartial and occasionally it's funny when you guys post news in a non-traditional way (this is a website, not a newspaper after all), but I don't see what's so outrageous about this.

I'm assuming you have in fact listened to Nas, or at least Illmatic right? I know you're not a big fan of mainstream hip-hop at all (or most hip-hop), but I would think you'd be familiar with that record.
Because he's not the greatest lyricist of all time.
11:50 AM on 01/08/13
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Because he's not the greatest lyricist of all time.
Right, because music is not subjective at all. At the very least Nas is a fantastic lyricist, so what makes someone arbitrarily declaring him "the greatest" so outrageous?
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