It Was Written


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…

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

Hear Fabolous rock out on Nas' 'Black Girl Lost' on his latest #FridayNightFreestyle.


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

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Nas: Biggie Said ‘You Finally Got That Monkey Off Your Back’ When ‘It Was Written’ Went Platinum

Illmatic wasn't the only great rap album to drop in 1994 (in fact, we highlighted 49 dope discs that dropped the same year). But…