Monday, June 30, 2008
NAS & DJ GREEN LANTERN
Nowadays mixtapes serve as a promotional item for new albums and most of them just plain suck but there’s always an exception to the rule and this exception is: NAS & DJ GREEN LANTERN "Nigger Tape".
One word: BOOMING. Strong lyrical content, it’s like all the things that are on the tip of everyone's tongue are being said by Nas without hesitation. He's getting people to start talking and that can be explosive for generating change in America.
I've always been a huge fan of Nas and he’s been dropping good albums on the regular except for a few average ones but then again do I need to mention the classic Illmatic ? I didn't think so.
The mixtape has some songs that we’ve already heard as well as some remixes and newer stuff. Some tracks are just incredible. And the skits play an important role ato the theme. I know that “Hero" and "Be a Nigger Too” are the singles right now but my personal favorite (because singles are not always the hottest songs)is “Ghetto (remix) feat. Joel Ortiz”. For the less educated readers, The instrumental and title are taken from Eric B. & Rakim and Joel Ortiz rips it (way more then Nas, on this track that is) and if you’ve never heard of Joel Ortiz take the time to look him up he is definitely worth it.
After hearing this mixtape I'm anxious to see what he's brewing for his next album dropping July 15th. One of the best mixtape I’ve heard in years.
2. Gangsta Rap (remix) (prod. DJ Green Lantern)
3. Cops Keep Firing (prod. DJ Green Lantern)
4. Hero (prod. Polow Da Don)
5. Black President (prod. DJ Green Lantern)
6. Association fea. stic.man (of dead prez)
7. Legendary (Mike Tyson) (prod. Salaam Remi)
8. Ghetto (remix) feat. Joell Ortiz (prod. DJ Green Lantern)
9. Seen it All (Green Mix)
10. Esco Let’s Go (Full Song) (prod. Dj Khallil)
11. N.I.G.G.E.R. (Slave and Master). (prod. DJ Toomp)
12. Be a Nigger Too (remix) feat. Dante Hawkins (prod. DJ Green Lantern)
13. Surviving the Times (Original Cool and Dre Version)
14. Nas Timeline (mixed by Statik Selektah) (Nararated by Nas)
15. Outro f. Richard Pryor
4 Obamas outta 5
PEACE & I’M OUT
You can get it at a few mixtape web sites :http://mixtapereload.com/