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Nas - It Was Written album download
Nas - It Was Written album download
Performer: Nas
Title: It Was Written
Country: Europe
Released: 1996
Style: Thug Rap
Rating: 4.1/5
Format: MP3 FLAC MOD WAV MIDI VOX MP3 ADX TTA
FLAC size: 1598 mb | MP3 size: 1248 mb | WMA size: 1850 mb
Genre: Hip hop

Following his critically acclaimed debut Illmatic, Nas returned with his sophomore album It Was Written. Despite the praise, Illmatic slowly reached platinum status, while Nas watched fellow New Yorker The Notorious . gain bigger success the same year with his debut Ready To Die-a balance of hardcore rhymes and a commercial sound courtesy of Puff Daddy. People may use the sales to support that claim, as It Was Written is Nas' highest selling album to date and it was certified triple platinum after debuting at on the Billboard 200. The album was supported by the singles Street Dreams (original version and remix with R. Kelly) and If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) with Lauryn Hill. It Was Written Q&A. How did this album chart? This album peaked at on Billboard’s US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Billboard 200. Does this album have any certifications? Yes!

A new Nas album hits the shelves. The album that I believe is the greatest Hip Hop album ever. It holds a very special place in my heart. Nas was riding the high of a gold selling debut classic with Illmatic, and he would be enjoying the success that came with it. One story about this album that always sticks with me is the report that Nas was struggling with money during 1995 and had to take out a loan to make purchases for the Source Awards (mostly clothes and jewelry from what I have heard). I still love to listen to It Was Written regularly. 20 years later, it seems to hold up well, and almost gets better with every listen. The lyrical depth of a Watch Dem N or Take It In Blood is unmatched, the precision of a Silent Murder or Live N Rap is top notch, and the commercial sensibility of a Black Girl Lost or If I Ruled The World backed with a deeper message is genius.

Producer – Nas, Trackmasters Written-By – N. Jones. Engineer – Rich Travali Producer, Mixed By – Poke And Tone Scratches – . Kid Capri Written By – N. Jones/S. Barnes Written-By – N. Jones, S. Barnes Written-By – Dominic Miller, Sting.

I A. s the third studio album by American rapper Nas, released on April 6, 1999 by Columbia Records. Following the commercial and critical success of 1996's It Was Written, Nas put to work on a double album that merged the styles of his first two albums and detailed entire aspects of his life.

It Was Written debuted to astronomical success, selling more than 260,000 records in its first week, beating out many of Nas' peers in the hip-hop genre, most notably his future adversary (turned respected peer) Jay Z, who dropped his debut album, Reasonable Doubt, a week before on June 25. However, Nas' commercial success led to a mix of criticism from hip-hop heads, especially ones who worshipped his holy street text Illmatic. Journalist Kris Ex voiced his slight displeasure with It Was Written in comparison to his famed debut in a Sept.

Artista: Nas Álbum: It Was Written Lançamento: 02/07/1996 Formato: MP3 (192kbps) Full Album Download. Encontre este Pin e muitos outros na pasta Hip hop de Jensen Sorensen. lbuns De Hip Hop. Álbuns De Música. Back in the day Nas was HOT! Encontre este Pin e muitos outros na pasta old school hip hop de Kevin Briggs.

Tracklist

Album Intro 2:28
The Message 4:10
Street Dreams 4:41
I Gave You Power 3:56
Watch Dem Niggas 4:06
Take It In Blood 4:49
Nas Is Coming 5:40
Affirmative Action 4:20
The Set Up 4:26
Black Girl Lost 4:32
Suspect 4:16
Shootouts 3:46
Live Nigga Rap 3:46
If I Ruled The World (Imagine That) 4:44
Silent Murder (Bonus Track) 3:25

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
484196 2, col 484196 2 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 484196 2, col 484196 2 Europe 1996
CK 67745 Nas It Was Written (Clean Version) ‎(CD, Album) Columbia CK 67745 US 1996
none Nas It Was Written (Clean Version) ‎(CDr, Album) Whitfield Street none UK 1996
CT 67745 Nas It Was Written (Clean Version) ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia CT 67745 US 1996
484196 2, col 484196 2, 4841962011 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 484196 2, col 484196 2, 4841962011 Europe 1996
CDCOL 5116 K Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album) Columbia CDCOL 5116 K South Africa 1996
484196 6, col 484196 6 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 484196 6, col 484196 6 France 1996
SRCS 8063 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album) Sony Records SRCS 8063 Japan 1996
484196 2 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album) Columbia 484196 2 Australia 1996
CK 67015 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album) Columbia CK 67015 US 1996
CK 67015 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album) Columbia CK 67015 Canada 1996
CK 67015 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album, Club) Columbia CK 67015 US 1996
CK 67015 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album, Club) Columbia CK 67015 Canada 1996
CT 67015 Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia CT 67015 Canada 1996
Ct 67015 Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia Ct 67015 US 1996
484196 4 Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia 484196 4 Turkey 1996
COL 484196 4 Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia COL 484196 4 Poland 1996
4841963 Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia 4841963 Netherlands 1996
CT 67445, C - 9760996 Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia, Columbia CT 67445, C - 9760996 Indonesia 1996
COL 484196 4 Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia COL 484196 4 Europe 1996
COL 484196 4 Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album) Columbia COL 484196 4 Bulgaria 1996
1871 Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World 1871 Russia 1996
none Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Nas) none Russia 1996
484196 1 Nas It Was Written ‎(LP, Album) Columbia 484196 1 Europe 1996
C 67015 Nas It Was Written ‎(LP, Album) Columbia C 67015 US 1996
SICP 1613 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album, RE) Sony Music Japan International Inc. SICP 1613 Japan 2007
SVLP 382 Nas It Was Written ‎(2xLP, Album, RE) Simply Vinyl SVLP 382 UK Unknown
484196 2, col 484196 2 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 484196 2, col 484196 2 Europe Unknown
CK 67015 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CK 67015 US Unknown
88697068662 Nas It Was Written ‎(CD, Album, Spe) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697068662 Russia Unknown
1377 Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Queen 1377 Syria Unknown
none Nas It Was Written ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Chr) Not On Label none US Unknown
C 67015 Nas It Was Written ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Columbia C 67015 US Unknown


Comments (9)
Bys
From the intro to the end it felt as if this whole record was not a cohesive oroject "It was Written" was all over the place going from the slavehouse, to the club, to the streets. The instrumental selection on this project was not remarkable, as the tracklisting featured one of the most forgettable Dr. Dre beats ever on "Nas Is Coming" - and that hook was so atroticious. I was hyped up to hear this LP after listening to the Illmatic performance at the Kennedy Center; probably as hyped up as Nas was after making an album that could be performed AT the Kennedy Center. "It Was Written" is suh a disappointment in light of that album. If sequel slump could ever be proven - "It Was Written" is the evidence. As Jay-Z alluded to on his diss track of "The Takeover", this was one of Nas' "eh" albums. "Eh" not "Ether". Speaking of Jigga, I could swear he wrote Foxy's verse on that "The Firm" album advertisement - song aptly titled "Affirmative Action". And as for "I Gave You Power" ... I've heard better gun persona rhymes on the West Coast in the form of C.O.S.' verse on Lynch Hung's "Something About Susan", and of course Pac's "Me & My Girlfriend". The best track on this was the R&B collab in the form of "Black Girl Lost", where Nas expressed his shame of Afro-centric females who fall for their respective stereotypes. I do not find it ironic that on such a disappointing LP, Nas finds his footing on a record about ... disappointment. I am glad I heard the first disc of "Street's Disciple" before this title. "It Was Written: may be better lyrically than a majority of hip-hop records, but all together, it falls short of Nas' holy-grail type discography circa post-2005. I am scared t even attempt to listen to "Nastradamus" and "I am" , but I'll do it for the love, one day... As everything worth doing should be done.
Quphagie
I highly recommend to buy the European pressing of 'It Was Written' because it has 'Silent Murder' on it which is such a dope track. I don't know why it was left off the US pressing.
Dagdage
Please, 20th anniversary LP reissue album for older fans. PLZ
unmasked
One of the more creative albums, even more so then Illmatic, very good stuff
Flash_back
nice
LONUDOG
Quite a poor pressing, this one comes crackling out of the box and even skipped on the B3 upon first time listening. Musically, a whole different story.
kewdiepie
Nonsense. This is an excellent pressing. I have listened to at least 10 different copies, all of which have sounded great.
Gavirus
Man mine's the same. You'd think the OG US press would be on point. As always the music is though.
Endieyab
I disagree, but not all pressings are created equal. You win some you lose some. I just got my copy today, extremely mint, and in shrink wrap. Plays crisp and quietly. Certainly never been ruined by a careless DJ. I'd actually be surprised if this was even played before. Maybe your press is towards the end of production, or wasn't properly cared for, or used with a warn needle.