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Street Dreams: Revisiting Nas’ ‘It Was Written’ Album Decades Later

Looking back at the impact of Nas’ sophomore album through the eyes of writer J. Pablo. As a lifelong New Yorker, he has covered music and lifestyle for publications…

Fabolous Tackles Nas’ ‘Black Girl Lost’ On Latest #FridayNightFreestyle

Another Friday, another ’90s classic ripped by Fabolous. This time taking on Nas“Black Girl Lost” from his 1996 It Was Written album, Fab puts a Brooklyn twist on the…

What Millennials Should Know About… Nas’ ‘It Was Written’

VIBE spotlights music’s most essential timepieces for Gen Y. You gon’ learn today NAS It Was Written (1996) Selling point (in one sentence): Nasty Nas’ second album…

Surviving The Times: The Evolution Of Nas

On the 20th anniversary of his revered Illmatic debut, we take a look back at the journey that would bring Nas into rap glory. From his raw, poetic start to his murky…