The Set List
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001.In The Beginning
Nas' first on-record appearance, Live at the Barbeque.
Nas pleads with God: Amongst Kings.
003.Young, Gifted, and Black
Jacking For Beats Escobar style, The Foulness.
The album that got lost between Nastradamus and Stillmatic.
The Nas and Dirty Harry Living Legends mixtape.
Coverage of the first joint Jay-Z and Nas interview.
007.The 11th Illmatic Track
Brief sketch of Nas' varying personas and a last look at Illmatic Nas: One On One.
008.Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding
The World Is Yours remix and 5% Percenter theology.
In defense of the girl-record Hey Nas.
010.The Firm Flop
What went wrong with The Firm? Leaving off Time for starters.
Early WKCR Nas freestyle over Large Pro's Gotta Get Over remix.
012.The Arms of Nicky Barnes
Deciphering the references in Silent Murder, an IWW rare track.
The debut of the Nashawn / Nas song Level 7.
The importance of vocabulary, as seen in A Few Good Niggas.
Where Nastradamus failed, Last Words managed to salvage a little.
Comparison of Stray Bullet, I Gave You Power, Me and My Girlfriend.
Emotionally-charged raps and My Worst Enemy.
018.Q & A
Question and answer session concerning the unreleased Death Anniversary.
019.Rhyme & Reason
A look at the Hip-Hop documentary Rhyme & Reason.
New York's next generation? Papoose and his Nas collaboration, Across The Tracks.
021.The Ultimate Taboo
The importance of James Brown in Nas' music and Hip-Hop altogether.
Nas' albums, metaphorically speaking b/w Sinful Living.
Collection of news stories b/w Nasdaq Season Begins '06
Nas' second on-record appearance, Back To The Grill.
What went wrong with Street's Disciple? Leaving off Talk of New York for starters.
026.We All Can Escape
OHHLA has issues b/w Just A Moment.
Nas' Good Morning and the presence of The Isley Brothers.
Stillmatic's You're Da Man in four parts.
The Decatur rap duo and Nas on their You Gonna Luv Me remix.
What is Hip-Hop?
Post-Illmatic / Pre-It Was Written Life is Like a Dice Game.
Post-Illmatic / Pre-It Was Written Understanding.
Hype Williams and the movie Belly.
034.Roundup PT II
Collection of news stories b/w Streets of New York
The intro to It Was Written in ten parts.
036.Time Is Illmatic
What made Illmatic Illmatic?
037.Time Is Illmatic PT II
What made Illmatic Illmatic? Memory Lane.
038.Time Is Illmatic PT III
What made Illmatic Illmatic? One Love.
Nas and DJ Clue.
040.The Power Switch
Nas gets on New York radio and goes off.
041.Rough Around The Edges
The debut of the Busta Rhymes / Nas song Rough Around The Edges.
Reggaeton, Nas, and The Profecy.
Alternate verses to Da Bridge 2001, Street Dreams, and Watch Dem Niggas.
044.Don't Get Carried Away
The debut of the Busta Rhymes / Nas song Don't Get Carried Away.
The holy I Am snippet The Curse.
046.Talk Like Sex
Nas' penchant for the sexually explicit.
047.Rappaz R N Danja
KRS the teacher, Nas the pupil.
Quan: more than just a weedcarrier?
049.For The Right Price
Ghostwriting, Will Smith, and Nas b/w Escobar 97.
050.Roundup PT III
Collection of news stories b/w lost Barbeque rhyme.
The birth of Escobar.
052.Escobar Season PT II
The rise of Escobar.
053.Where Y'all At
The debut of the solo Nas song Where Y'all At.
054.Escobar Season PT III
The fall of Escobar.
055.1 Beat, 2 Songs
The Hardest Thing To Do Is Stay Alive / You Don't Know Me.
056.The Frank White Seat
What's beef? Jay-Z and Nas.
The entry that makes your soul burn slow.
Pre-Illmatic freestyle / Escobar freestyle / Street's Disciple freestyle.
Hot weather months and The Cookout.
The suggestive meanings behind Nas' album covers.
061.Best of '05
Bossed Up / Road To Zion.
062.Roundup PT IV
Collection of news stories b/w the MF Doom remix of One Love.
063.Babies Being Born
Birth songs: Belly Button Window / Fetus.
Unreleased Nas features: On The Real / Holler Back.
Interview with DJ Shame about the VR remix of Fast Life.
Five R&B remixes featuring Nas.
Early interview with Rap Pages and The Source's "Second Coming" article.
068.Love In Love Out
What's beef? Cormega and Nas.
069.Flowerpots And Things
A retrospective of Nas and Nore's working relationship.
Sampling debates b/w a collection of Nas samples.
The debut of the Kelis / Nas song Blindfold Me.
Verbal Intercourse and its two unreleased verses.
Storytime: Tales From The Hood / Wanna Play (Rough).
A top ten rappers list and the unreleased God's Son song My Will.
075.Homemade Fishing Rods
The music of Nas' father, Olu Dara.
076.In The Vaults
A list of unheard unreleased tracks.
077.Washed Up or Boxed In?
Long-time Nas collaborator DJ Premier: does he still have it?
The role of race in three unreleased songs, including Eat These Bullets.
Project Windows: Nastradamus and unreleased versions.
080.Roundup PT V
Collection of news stories b/w Two Seater.
What's beef? 50 Cent and Nas.
082.Hate Me Now
Internet people: where did Nas go wrong?
083.She Don't (remix)
The debut of the LeToya / Nas remix to She Don't.
084.Buggin' Out II
Five R&B originals featuring Nas.
085.Seeds of Heaven
Nas and political rap b/w the unreleased Blackness.
Nas' birthday and the Kanye-ghostproduced You Made Me.
087.Wake Up Show
The treasure that was the Wake Up Show and Nas' appearances.
Wild Gremlins? The linkage between three Nas tracks, including High.
089.Reachin' A Ki
Street Dreams and its many incarnations.
090.Life in 1998
Life in 1472: Jermaine Dupri and Nas.
091.Music For Life
The debut of the Hi-Tek / Nas song Music For Life.
092.Everything I Love
The debut of the Diddy / Nas song Everything I Love.
093.Course of Nature
The checkered working relationship of Nas and Nature.
094.Kiss The Ring!
Coverage of Nas' interview on the Tim Westwood show.
095.Droppin' Medieval Science
How Alchemist came to represent the sound of QB.
Death of Escobar? The life of a bootleg.
Lil Jon's Grand Finale and ten other posse cuts.
How Suge Knight ruined a 1995 Nas / Dogg Pound collaboration.
099.Roundup PT VI
Early Hip Hop Is Dead reports.
Can Nas make another Illmatic? b/w Just Another Day in the Projects.
Nas puts work in with vets: Run DMC, Scarface, and Slick Rick.
102.Get Dis Money
The Portrayal of money in Nas' collaborations with R. Kelly.
The unreleased Serious in three parts.
What's beef? 2Pac and Nas.
105.Why You Hate The Game
The debut of the Game / Nas song Why You Hate The Game
106.New York Shit (remix)
The debut of the Busta / Nas remix to New York Shit.
107.Hip Hop Is Dead
The debut of the solo Nas song Hip Hop Is Dead (HHID).
The debut of the solo Nas song The N.
109.One Plus One
Long-time Nas collaborator Large Professor: the unreleased LP.
110.Brolic with Knowledge
The unreleased three-verse Stay Chisel.
111.One Blood (remix)
The debut of the Game / Nas remix to One Blood.
112.Five Fingers of Miscellanea
Five Nas songs: unreleased to remixed to live.
The debut of the Nas / Jay-Z song Black Republican (HHID).
The debut of the solo Nas song Shine On 'Em (Blood Diamond).
115.Nas Will Prevail
It Ain't Hard To Tell and its many incarnations.
116.Villain State of Minds
The pre-Illmatic song I'm A Villain.
117.Where Are They Now?
The debut of the solo Nas song Where Are They Now? (HHID).
Five Nas songs including the unreleased I Want It.
119.Even More Fingers
Five Nas songs including work with Wu-Tang and The Neptunes.
The debut of the Blitz / Nas song Hush.
A mix of post-Street's Disciple work leading up to Hip Hop Is Dead.
122.QB Tru G
The debut of the Nas / Game song Hustlers aka QB Tru G (HHID).
The debut of the video for Hip Hop Is Dead.
124.I Already Know
The debut of the solo Nas song I Already Know.
125.Can't Forget About You
The debut of the solo Nas song Can't Forget About You (HHID).
126.Across The Tracks
The debut of the Hip Hop Is Dead tracklisting and credits.
The debut of the solo Nas song Hope (HHID).
128.Play On Playa
The debut of the Nas / Snoop Dogg song Play On Playa (HHID).
129.Let There Be Light
The debut of the solo Nas song Let There Be Light (HHID).
The debut of the solo Nas song Blunt Ashes (HHID).
131.Hold Down The Block
The debut of the solo Nas song Hold Down The Block (HHID).
The debut of the Nas / Kanye West song Still Dreaming (HHID).
133.Not Going Back
The debut of the solo Nas song Not Going Back (HHID).
134.Who Killed It?
The debut of the solo Nas song Who Killed It? (HHID).
135.Carry On Tradition
The debut of the solo Nas song Carry On Tradition (HHID).
136.You Can't Kill Me
The debut of the solo Nas song You Can't Kill Me (HHID).
137.Money Over Bullshit
The debut of the solo Nas song Money Over Bullshit (HHID).
138.The Séance Sessions
Hip Hop Is Dead general album discussion.
139.In Loving Memory
A Hip Hop Is Dead sample collection.
140.Hope Remix Contest
Fourteen remixes of Nas' Hope.
A radio freestyle, a DJ Clue song, and two remixes (Snoop / Lloyd).
142.In The End
The final post on Rebel To America.