Nas, Common & Q-Tip Rumored To Be Forming As Super Group The Standard

The trio of emcees are reportedly joining forces for a project.

Back in 2007, Q-Tip and Common announced that they were forming the super group The Standard, though a full-length project is yet to come to light.

According to NYDN, Nas is reportedly set to join the group, though official plans are yet to be made for the group’s album. When asked if he plans to record with Q-Tip and Common, Nas responded, “Definitely,” fueling speculation that the duo could become a trio.

Q-Tip is also at work on his third official solo album, the follow up to 2008’s The Renaissance, while Nas is recording his next LP Life is Good.

RELATED: Common Speaks On Upcoming LP With Nas, Current Standing With G.O.O.D. Music

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185 Comments

  • monsta

    Don't complain about what you listening to do something 'bout it. You can make your ears happy again @ www.TheSetBoys.com UGK/SET Records baby! Yeah UGK Records is still alive. Long live Pimp C

  • Anonymous

    Well I guess the NaS/AZ album is like Crooked I's official debut album at this point..... Even Detox is more likely at this point..

  • Anonymous

    nas alreadyy made a joint wit az recently hes saving it for the solo lp, its gonna be nothing short of heat!

  • Quest

    I say we all start a petition of a Nas & AZ album not these Common, NAS & Q-Tip Nas should get it, we want NAS & AZ album Is Nas scared of being out rhymed by AZ? Doesn't he know he gotta beta chemistry with AZ than anyone in the game? Lets start a petition ya'll - the fans, the media including Hip Hop DX, All Hip Hop, Real Talk Ny, XXL, Miss Info, The Source and every other hip hop news site we tired of Nas linking with other musicians for collabo albums, we want that Nas/ AZ album, its 20yrs overdue damn.....its like Detox fuck a Nas/Common/Q-tip collabo, the streets, the ears want Nas & AZ, where is logic in Nas?

    • Anonymous

      No not just nas and az. We want NaS, AZ, and DJ Premier.

    • Quest

      lol, ayit man no stress...then maybe they should add AZ to the group - but an Nas & AZ group, just the two of 'em is overdue - if they were to re-assemble The Firm, they can just replace Foxy with Lauryn Hill - I think these are the list of rappers/ mc's Nas is compatible with -Killah Priest -Canibus -Ras Kass -Pharoah Monch -Common -AZ -Talib Kweli -Mos Def -the late Tupac -Lauryn Hill -just my opinion :)

    • Anonymous

      slow your role you act like it's Nas and a couple scrubs, stop bitchin and be pumped that 3 of the greatest on the mic are forming a group together

  • dmxsuck

    lies. this video proves this is an ignorant rumor. http://youtu.be/OQ16JRVm_Cs

  • skaggz

    I knew this was gunna happen wen SLAUGHTERHOUSE got large.Now everyone want 2 form a supergroun 2 stay relevant.

  • comachonvargas

    LONZO Way to perpetuate hip hop as the disgraceful Maury Show bitchmade fiasco it is for the most part today. 'Nas got to do wack features to pay Kelis'...'Nas gave up his integrity when he married Kelis'... 'Com and Tip were smart with their money while Nas has to get big paydays'...'Nas has Uncle Sam on his back'. You should be on Montell like that dumb bitch who claimed J Bieber was her baby's father. You might as well be getting Jay to take a paternity test to prove that you were his first child and not Blue Ivy. Stop acting like you are a Nas fan who saw the dude rise and fall. Stop acting like Nas shitted on Rakim when everybody knows it was the other way around [who did a tribute for who?] Stop acting like Damien Marley is some god awful hack of an artist. I can't name a great MC who would call Nas a failure, who wouldn't acknowledge him at worst as a legend and at best as the GOAT. The MCs themselves could tell you this much. But you still wouldn't accept it. The Nas haters these days might as well be the bitches trying to reach into his pockets. Shit makes you want to get back on some old high school shit, punching bitches in the face JUST FOR LIVING. Like P said ONE

  • Roger Rabbit

    What happen to the album Nas.Com? I thought it was just gonna be Nas & Common but it's coo don't mind another Legend added to the group I hope they do what they say they gon do and make that happen I pray it's not just hype unlike Dr. Dre wit Detox.

  • Dirt Dawg

    Booooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Note to all: First, Q-Tip: Do another Tribe album or just go away..Love Movement wasn't that hot...Common: stay on them real beats and stay away from that Electric Circus and Universal Mind Control crap... Finally, Nas: call Large Professor, Preem, Pete, LES and Tip for production for your next solo, plus do the AZ collab album (what the people want) or go away...

  • T-Dubb AKA Royal T

    I hope they really do release an album. I'd cop it.

  • Jack Compton

    Nothing but speculation at this point. Would love to see it happen though.

  • Nas

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  • Anonymous

    Niggas need to listen to Hollow Da Don Real Queens nigga Nas needs to shout out get back to the streets

  • NoDice

    If this group comes out, Hip Hop has returned, if not, We gonna have to hear the same old BS from YMCMB, i aint a hater but they are getting me vex!its like they can release any sh*t and its gold,Real rappers aint getting the respect they deserve!!!

  • Anonymous

    im startin to think Nas duckin the AZ collabo because that nigga AZ still got that heat and Nas pen hasnt been as potent as it could be... I mean why would u not do that album? Niggas would definitely cop that shit! I dont give a fuck about the age demographic. That shit would have all kind of heads who been bummed out hype to go cop. Young niggas would check for it because all the older heads would be talkin about that shit. That shit would put raw Hip Hop back on the map. Just for the fuck of it, they could do a stupid joint with Slaughterhouse & Eminem on it and that would tie them in with their market and give Premo his chance to have Em on a one his tracks...shady and them on that hip hop anyway so wtf?? Wins for everybody! Let them kids have "they" music, shit.

    • Anonymous

      yea true..maybe u right. i hope not tho. them niggas sounded great together. shit sounded meant to be in terms of style. i want to say do that shit anyway for the fans, but forcing it wouldnt be good.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe the chemistry and inspiration ain't there anymore?

  • wu4lyf

    Who got the strongest team? YMCMB - Lil Wayne, Birdman, Drake, Busta Rhymes ,Nicki Minaj, Mystikal, Bow Wow MMG - Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, Triple Cs Slaughterhouse - Royce Da 5'9, Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz GOOD Music - Kanye West, Pusha T, Cyhi Da Prynce, Big Sean Aftermath - Dr Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, Slim Da Mobster Wu-Tang Bad Boy - Diddy, Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana, Red Cafe The HRSMN - Ras Kass, Canibus, Kurupt, Killah Priest M.A.R.S - Cormega, Saigon, Roc Marciano, Action Bronson 'The Standard' - Nas, Q-Tip, Common, AZ (to balance things out)

    • Anonymous

      truthfully, The HRSMN was the strongest group in hip hop history...why did it have to be Ras Kass, id wish it was Kurupt who left, then get replace by Nas (wishful thinking) lol or Pharoah Monch or Chino XL - no one would have come close to the most quotable group ever to grace the mic M Mighty needs to do something, get Razy back to the group

    • Radi

      if the standard is actually going to happen then they will be the sickest group for lyrics and WU TANG FOREVER. all those groups have a couple of shit artists, but every artist in wu tang clan got a unique style and flow

    • Swordz

      wutang is forever son...

    • HIP HOP HISTORIAN

      Wu Tang Clan & The Standard (if they come around) >>>> any group

    • Anonymous

      Based on popularity: YCMB and MMG Based on Skill: Slaughterhouse, M.A.R.S., and The Standard The only other group i would throw in there is the Money Making Jam Boys with Black Thought, STS, Truck North, Greg Porn, and Dice Raw... I think skill wise they can stand up to any of these groups

    • Anonymous

      lol Ras Kass aint in the horseman anymore.

  • Anonymous

    AZ & Nas >>>>>>>> this.

  • Anonymous

    I'll believe it when I hear it. Wasn't there meant to be a Common and Q-Tip album 5 years ago?

  • Eddy_Mayse

    YES! This will be Huge if they go through with it.... Someone needs to take the limelight from YMCMBitches MMGodhelpme :p CHECK ME OUT: http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/eddy_mayse-imma-get-my-piece-song.707369.html

  • Anonymous

    lost tapes 2...dats wha we need man....

  • Anonymous

    Anybody who followed Nas over the course of his career knows that he talks nothing but shit in most of his interviews. This is one of them.

  • Anonymous

    This will happen like the DJ Premier/Nas and Nas/AZ albums did.

  • YESSIR

    RICK ROSS "GOD FORGIVES, I DON'T" SOUNDTRACK HAS BEEN LEAKED: 1. Holy Food 2. High On Munchies 3. Big Mac Untouchable 4. Burger Diamonds 5. Feed Em 6. Ronald Skit 7. Eat Forever 8. Triple Cheese Burgers 9. Chicken Games 10. New Pizza 11. Keys To McDonalds 12. Last Meal 13. I Swear To KFC 14. Off The Stomach 15. Burger King of Food 16. Eat Eat f/ Future 17. MMG The Food Is Ours 18. Hungry Heart 19. Stay Feedin

  • lonzo

    more hollow talk. nas won't do shit like this cuz he's working to pay his wife and uncle sam back, he threw his integrity and pride out the window the day he married kelis. nas needs big paydays. he's gonna go down in a ball of flames. expect to see him on a bunch of wack new rappers shit, piss his old fans off, and fail miserably. premier album won't happen, this won't happen. q-tip and common got cake, they're smart with their money, they can afford to do passion projects like this. nas is the biggest star and the biggest bum of the bunch. very sad the way nas story played out. nas is goign to continue shitting on his old fans till even his biggest stans think he sucks, and he'll bow out a loser after reaching for the moon.

    • Sucky

      Your so cute when you're angry Lonzo. I hope you don't burst a blood vessel.

    • lonzo

      ^ dickrider damien marley is a hack. awful vocalist, terrible musician. the only reason he has a career is because he shares the marley name. streets disciple, wack 2bl lp. hip hop is dead, a weak album that made a strong statement. untitled, nas backed down from the nigger title and threw commercial cuts on it to make def jam happy. canceled lost tapes 2, shelved life is good. last shit i heard him on? lil wayne, rick ross, tyga, some wack k'nan record. last major nas news i heard? he owes 6 mill in back taxes. the same man that made illmatic is now nearing 40 and has dropped a ton of half assed weak shit. you're probably the type to shit on rakim to big nas up. take kelis out the situation, and nas is still a loser and a massive underachiever that basically threw his career away. like i said some of you will defend nas no matter what. funny thing is he doesn't care about you riders. the same guy that made illmatic is washed up rapping for checks. i was there when nas was the man lil guy, nas fell off and the sales, the music, his finances, and his career, are proof of that. dont you ever get sick of the empty promises and posturing after all these years? damn

    • d

      the untitled album did have a few weak commercial attempts, but "Fried Chicken" and "Queens Get the Money"? The album was not wack as an album, a few songs were truly wack though. And "bob marleys wack hack half son"? Are you joking man? I'm not even a big fan of the Distant Relatives joint, but it was an important piece of music to come out in this day and age, and to call any of Bob's sons a "wack hack" is clearly coming from a place of stupidity. All of them are at least respectable musicians/artists, and Damian has put out some great stuff. And I remember hearing "Foul Breeze" last year and thinking damn, Nas is still the man. Bottom line, you can't point to enough wack Nas shit to even come close to having the argument you're trying to put forth. You're talking about the same man who did Illmatic, the same man who is widely considered the GOAT. You want to talk about Kelis? I thought this was a hip-hop website, not fucking TMZ.

    • lonzo

      ^ nas dickrider i was a big nas fan, unlike you, i don't blindly dickride every move nas makes. nas shit since 2010? like the wack untitled album that was sposed to be some kinda revolutionary piece with wack desperate commerical single attempts like hero and money make the world go round? you mean like nas announcing lost tapes 2, only for it to get shelved and never drop? you mean like nas doing a wack album with bob marleys wack hack half son, that a very small group of ppl felt was good? like announcing life is good almost a year ago, and having exactly one song and video out with no follow up news? get real. dickriding fans like you are the reason niggas get fat and lazy, never call your picks on bullshit and will accept anything you get. you probably think the dj premier album is still on it's way, more bullshit from nas.

    • outta your mind

      have you ever listened to nas? more importantly, have you listened to any music this man has put out since 2010? especially last year all he did was drop fire verses, he still shits on 110% of rappers every time he comes close to a microphone. if you seriously think that tax troubles and marrying a woman have ever or will ever change the talent and integrity with which he spits then you're out of your fucking mind. i will admit that in most of his interviews he just kinda says things so this album with com and q-tip probly won't happen but regardless, nas doesn't give a fuck about a payday if it means selling out in any way. the audacity you have to call him a bum is shameful. listen to "nasty" and let me know how much he "sold out" by making that the first single from Life Is Good

    • Anonymous

      Co-Sign. Says enough about him and his decisions when your second best project is an album that contains previously unreleased tracks.

    • @ lonzo

      Schwarz already predicted you would say that down there I think you're the "fcukboi reply"! loL

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Believe it when I see it. Sounds like innuendo and answering a hypothetical to me. I'd rather have that Nas/AZ collabo. It's not like we've awaited that forever and ever...oh wait.

  • GOOD ASS NEWS

    Niggas are teaming up fast...

  • Tha_Observer

    A Super group in Hip Hop would be if Nas were to replace Kurupt in the Four Horsemen (HRSMN) and it be Canibus Ras Kass Killah Priest Nas Now that would be a group of the century - i mean Nas has worked with these supa mc's individually imagine him being part of the group? Common & Q-Tip don't carry that heavyweight titles like Ras Kass, Killah Priest & Canibus do if not Nas, atleast Kurupt must be replaced by Chino XL

  • Ricky Rozay

    @the nigga bove me Nas didn't get bodied but Rozay outdid him. Nas still an ill ass rapper but his time as passed. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • breeze fly

      you talkn bout on "Triple Beam Dreams"?? NaS absolutely bodied Ross on that. If you listened to both of their verses AT ALL in ANY WAY you would know this.

    • Mr Flamboyant

      Guess the dumb bitches are allowed out of their purgatory for fresh air after all. Go suck on a donkey's dick and then get power kicked by it, bitch ass nigga.

  • mike

    This would be great news if it were to actually happen.

  • Anonymous

    Nas ain't bringing the heat lately... It's a shame that he got bodied by Ricky Rozay on the last one

    • ^ This dumbass

      ^haha did this nigga just say Nas got boddied by ricky rozay on that triple beam dreams??? son do you even know what boddied means? hahaha funniest comment ive read today lol go back on the wacka flaka joint you on..thats more you pace. lmao this dumbass epic FAIL

  • Cudder

    the Miami Heat of hip-hop

  • BlazeDatIshUp

    This would be dope as fuck if it were to happen.

  • ETK

    to that dude down there, it ain't necessarily that people throw around 'classic' at every album, it's that people simply decide for themselves what is classic and what ain't. and there's no problem with that. you really think every hip-hop head will decree Nas' Illmatic, Jay's Reasonable Doubt, etc as classic albums? no! it shouldn't matter that much to you man. just tell yourself if a nigga called Common's last album classic, that just means he liked it. ain't that enough? would you rather he call Recovery a classic? or lil' wayne's C3? or Take Care? better Dreamer/Believer than any of those ones. if you're trying to make the world agree with your definition of "hip-hop classic", then you gon lose a lot of sleep, nigga. hell, you're losin a lot of sleep already, callin out this current generation n shit like an old folks home timer with a walking stick up his prostate.

    • Anonymous

      So sad seeing people group in Eminem with Lil Wayne and Drake..... The only similarity is they are popular..... one makes good music the others make trash... but you wouldn't know because you are biased to underground. But that's not the main point of your comment so anyways I agree with the general idea of what you are saying to an extent. My problem is when people start saying albums with great lyrics but wack beats, terrible flow, and lacking subject matter are classics...

    • Word

      I would use the term classic when an album is better then most albums around in that era/time

  • YESSIR

    NIGGAS THINK THIS IS REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN? NAS CANT EVEN DROP LOST TAPES AND COMMON IS ABOUT TO GET DROPPED FROM HIS LABEL AGAIN. WHEN HAS Q TIP DID ANYTHING? THIS IS NOT HAPPENING

  • Thomas_Boyadzhyan

    LOOOL this is gunna make a lot of rappers pissed...I love it

  • Anonymous

    The Firm II, big fucking deal. Maybe they can get Dre off drugs long enough to make more shitty beats. Nas is GOAT but this is both silly and highly unlikely to happen.

  • rick

    If this happen, this would be one of the BEST group ever... IF tip comes hard with the beats and "Nasty" Nas returns back to his old self....Common always comes correct.

  • jr88

    the hip hop gods are joining forces to destroy what is called hiphop today.....this is great news

  • Jaz

    DAWG DAWG DAWG!.....DAWG!!! SICK!! ALL CAPS ON SOME DOOM ISH

  • rydersix10

    talib kwali?? mos def??

  • Anonymous

    anybody remember CRS?

  • jg

    if they do the right thing this could be one of the greatest projects in hiphop history

  • Titties

    Sooo, they kinda sorta are going to be in this group? or they fucking are for certain? where's the confirmation? Nas say's he Definitely will record with them? On a side note, I am loving all these MC's joining forces.

  • SCHWARZ

    SMMFH BREAKING NEWS:JAY-Z RUMORED TO TAKE A SH!T WHEN RUNNIN' INTO JAY AT THE HOTEL, HE WAS ASKED WHAT HIS NEXT MOVE WILL BE IN WHICH HE REPLIED: "I PLAN ON TAKIN' A SH!T IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS". STAY TUNED AS THIS STORY DEVELOPS. COMMENTS 219 POSTS SLAVE: JAY STAY WINNIN' IDIOT: HE SOLD HIS SOUL 2 TAKE THAT SH!T, IT'S A SATANIC RITUAL! USELESS EATER: DAYUM, HE'S TAKIN' A SH!T, Y IS THIS NEWS? FCUKBOI REPLY: FAGGIT, U NAS STANS ALWAYS COMPLAININ'. NAS IS BROKE 'CAUSE HIS HO' BABY MOMMA AND PAYIN' CHILD SUPPORT. YMCMB FAN: HA! THIS OLD ASS N!GGA TAKIN' A SH!T! WE STAY TAKIN' SH!TS OVA @ YOUNG MONEY, WE SH!T MORE THAN JAY WE BETTA THAN HIM! GAY TYPIN' COMMENTATOR: __________________ (I DON'T TYPE GAY THOUGHTS) LIL' KID MAYNE GUY DUDE: JAY WASHEDEE UP HE SHOUD RETIRE CHEK MUY YOUTUBE 3 VIEWS I NEXT UP TELL ME I'M WRONG!

  • Anonymous

    real hip hop stand up

  • Anonymous

    good news for real hip hip fuck the south except outcast

  • nativeson24

    Nas, Andre 3K, and Mos Def would've been a supergroup but I'll still check this one out

  • Nico 3

    Well 72 people have responded to this rumor. Gonna flop hard...

    • SCHWARZ

      OL' I FIT IN DA CROWD FCUKBOI, IF THEY WIPED SH!T ON THEY FACE AND TWERKED IN FRONT OF HIGHWAY TRAFFIC WOULD U DO IT 2? IF THEY FLOPPED OFFA HEADLINE, U BEEN FLOPPED AT LIFE. NOW SIT YO' LAME ASS DOWN AND WONDER HOW COULD I SAY THAT WHEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT U HAVE PLANNED AND THINK WIT YO' ACUTE BRAINWAVES HOW U KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE PLANNED TO EVEN SPEAK ON IT. YOU HAVE RETAINED UR FCUKBOI SUPREME CROWN 4 DA MONTH. WEAR IT WELL.

  • Anonymous

    as dope as this sounds, I think everyone knows that the odds of an album actually coming to fruition from this is slim to none.

  • Future is the Best Rapper Alive

    Common is "the standard" of bitchassness

  • TylertheDestroyer

    Drop that hoe ass nigg@... Common is not on tip or nas's level..and then add Dj Premier..

  • Drake

    Replace common, nas and Q-tip with me, lil wayne and bangladesh and then you have a real super group nigga

  • realtalk

    i wanna hear a nas and ross album too. if nas n ross make a album together its oveeer. game set match. they need to make that happen nas&ross>>>>>>>>>>> kanye&jayz

    • Anonymous

      not that random considering theyve already collabed together, i agree though, ross is dope when hes not on that stupid trap shit. deeper than rap was phenomenal. and i agree, id def pick up a nas and ross album

    • Anonymous

      he just said ross cause ross chooses great beats. if his beats were wack no one would be asking for a ross/nas collabo

    • truth

      Really?....you could'nt think of anybody better than Ross?....I'm not going to shit on your opinion..but that seems pretty random

  • realtalk

    thank you hip hop. its a wrap. i dont realy like common. but just nas and qtip alone its a wrap lol. i hope qtip raps on that shit. a tribe called quest nas def top ten ever eveerr in the game

  • Anonymous

    For beats/instrumentals, visit www.AricTheThrowed.com

  • kennyken

    now this is what i call competition. man if this shit happens, hiphop can be put back in the right place

  • Rhymes and Reasons

    If y'all like Nas, Common, or Q-Tip, you may enjoy my blog, Rhymes and Reasons. Its a series of interviews with hip-hop heads who discuss their lives in the context of a few songs that matter to them. Tends to focus on issues of racism, white privilege, sexism, sexual violence, etc. Please take a look. http://thisisrhymesandreasons.wordpress.com/

  • Edubb

    This is cool but I would love for Nas and AZ to do a collab 1st!!!

  • Western Hospitality

    The album's gonna be called Bankrupt, Over the Hill & Irrelevant cuz no one gives a fuck about these guys anymore.

  • Young King

    Hm.. i would probly cop that album.. i still think no "group" can stand up to slaughterhouse but still with this group and the slaughters hip hop would be in great hands for sho.

    • Anonymous

      ^Raindrops, Pray(It's a shame), Monsters in My Head, Cut You Loose, Devil's got a hold of me, move on Yeah alot of their songs are pointless but they said their next album would be more meaningful and creative, and the songs I listed are really deep.

    • Ghost of Nat Turner

      this joint would be miles ahead of a slaughterhouse album. smh rappers who only rap about rapping

  • Sensaye252

    Wow. I'd be the first in line for that one. I always been a Tribe fan, but after watchin' that documentary I got a new respect for Q-Tip's production genius. I would love to see this album actually happen.

  • Its Um

    Nas/Dot/Comm is what I'm looking forward to.

  • dubs

    in 2017 we'll get an album

  • Anonymous

    NaS the Distant Relatives album was cool and I'm sure this will be too, but please, all the fans want a collabo album with AZ and PREMO first....

  • Up North

    This project would be interesting, but it seems Common doesn't really fit in with Tip and Nas. Could be me though.

  • Anonymous

    "You sittin at home doin this shit? Stop fuckin around and be a man.." Nas wtf, son?!?!? Go get with my nigga AZ, hit Premo for that production, and lets make one mo run to mt. hip hop and show niggas how its done before the flood clears out the very last of niggas who really lived and cared about the culture. c'mon son...we need that!!!!!!!! Seriously! Like yesterday!!!! Please dunny!!!

  • Anonymous

    we all heard it before. first drop an album!!!!

  • 777bernie

    The artist I got on my android phone in ABC order: 2pac/Makaveli B.G. Big Mike Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Boss Hogg Outlawz Brotha Lynch Hung Bun B Devin the Dude DJ DMD DJ Paul DMX Do or Die Dr. Dre Eightball & MJG Geto Boys Hot Boys Ice Cube Juicy J Juvenile Lil' Boosie Lil Keke Master P Mystikal Outkast Pimp C Point Blank Prodigy of Mobb Deep Project Pat Scarface Slim Thug Tear Da Club Up Thugs Tela Three 6 Mafia T.I. Too Short Trae Trick Daddy Triple 6 Mafia UGK U.N.L.V. Young Bleed Young Buck YoungBloodz Z-Ro I'm from down south Dallas, TX. I only listen to the real.

  • haha

    Lol, as if... Nas aint even gonna release his solo album too soon.

    • Anonymous

      did you really just say as if you valley girl little bitch, shouldnt you be in front of your tv watching gabba gabba?

  • Classic is thrown around WAY too much

    People on this site throw "classic" around for the most boring and average albums these days. There is only a handful of truly "classic" albums. You kids nowadays don't know your ass from your elbows. I can't even remember the last album that deserved the "classic" title. An album is only a classic if you are listening to in 10 years from now, there's no such thing as an instant "classic". All you 90s babies fucking ruined hip hop by buying into all these gimmicks. Fuck a Rick Ross fuck a drake fuck a Lil wayne fuck a wiz Khalifa fuck a nicki minaj fuck an odd future. THAT SHIT IS ALL STRAIGHT UP GIMMICKS. I'm not a hater, I'm REALISTIC. Commons last album was BORING. He's dope don't get me wrong. Shit was far away from a "classic". You kids are either deaf or straight retarded

    • ETK

      classic is not synonymous with unanimous either. (not talkin about me here) throwing big names up like MJ won't change shit, I'm talkin about current acclaimed material, which will draw more polarized opinions

    • d

      @ETK, how could a real hip-hop head not recognize Illmatic and Reasonable Doubt as classic albums? "Classic" is not synonymous with "like". I don't like Radiohead or Michael Jackson's music, but they both have made some timeless and classic music. If you deny that you're just stubborn and even ignorant, just like you would be to not dub Illmatic a "classic". @J Dilla Gong, I'm not going to get in the debate over whether or not Be or College Dropout are classics, those will prove themselves as classics or not over time. In my opinion, Be and Kanye's first two albums will prove to be timeless classics, but that's speculation. One thing you said is undeniable truth - Donuts is classic. One of the best hip-hop albums of all time and in my opinion no one has spoken without words so loudly through music. You're clearly not a Common fan, but you also aren't as big a Dilla fan as you claim to be because if you were you would know Common's Like Water for Chocolate album was produced almost entirely by Jay Dee. You ever heard "The Light"? Didn't think so. Yeah, Com isn't at his best on So Far to Go, but to say Blu and Elzhi are the only ones to rip a Dilla beat correct? You're a bandwagon Dilla fan - how about Black Thought? Mos Def? Guilty Simpson? The rest of Slum Village (oh wait, do you even know who they are?)? Busta Rhymes?

    • ETK

      all this discussion actually proved how wrong you are, OP. it ain't necessarily that people throw around 'classic' at every album, it's that people simply decide for themselves what is classic and what ain't. and there's no problem with that. you really think every hip-hop head will decree Nas' Illmatic, Jay's Reasonable Doubt, etc as classic albums? no! it shouldn't matter that much to you man. just tell yourself if a nigga called Common's last album classic, that just means he liked it. ain't that enough? would you rather he call Recovery a classic? or lil' wayne's C3? or Take Care? better Dreamer/Believer than any of those ones. if you're trying to make the world agree with your definition of "hip-hop classic", then you gon lose a lot of sleep, nigga. hell, you're losin a lot of sleep already, callin out this current generation n shit like an old folks home timer with a walking stick up his prostate.

    • turftalka

      @J Dilla Gong? That "So Far To Go" track was on Finding Forever. Be had "The Corner", "Testify" & "Go!" on it. And I disagree with both albums being below "Below The Heavens". Don't get me wrong I love that album and would call it the dreaded C-word (or classic for you dumbasses) in a heartbeat, but if I were to put them on a list, I would put those two & maybe even MBDTF above it. But we're all entitled to our opinions. Just expressing mine.

    • J Dilla Gong..is death real?

      *ever* typo

    • J Dill Gong..is death real?

      @almar how am i being delusional when im stating the facts?...please explain? although College Dropout is a very great album but holds no weight to Food & Liqour and Below The Heavens and by far aint touching those 2 albums lyrically..and as for BE its a great album but there's couple of skippable tracks on there like "So Far to Go" that have you wondering what in the hell is common doing on that "beautiful, soulful, amazing J dilla beat" and not ripping it right..SMH..everytime i skip that track and play the instrumental just scratches my head why jay dilla gave that inspirational beat to common SMH...kanye shrug.. to be branded "Classic" means no skipable tracks everything heavy and its timeless where you can keep playing those records over & over & over & over again..kinda like Illmatic & It Was Written & Reosonable Doubt..yea i think your lying to yourself if you think those lps are classic.. and FYI..only Blu and Elzhi every ripped j dilla beat the right way..common failed miserably..

    • Almar

      @J Dilla Gong..Is death real?:, So College Dropout Or Common's BE Dont make your list of classics over the decade, Your delusional son.

    • Anonymous

      You just grouped Bad Meets Evil in with wack rappers like 50, Wayne, and Drake. I can tell the only BME song you've ever heard was Lighters.... Anyways I agree with the first person, people throw classic at every single album with good lyrics and beats, regardless if they are of classic quality. Also everybody seems to be ignoring important things like flow, subject matter, and creativity nowadays...

    • Doubl Negative

      It's only a problem when people brandish the term "classic" on unworthy bullshit like 50, Wayne, Drake or Bad Meets Evil. There are, however, dope rap records that have been released in the past five years. I'll not mention them, as there's too many, but already this year I'd categorize Black and Brown, the Gangrene record and Homeboy Sandman new shit as classic, and I'm sure they'll still be gettin' wrecked in ten years times.

    • Anonymous

      True,True.Todayz artist are just to focused on getting money instead of creating classic art.

    • J Dilla Gong..Is death real?

      ^preach!!!!!! cosign 100% agree..only 3 classic albums in this decade and they are: J Dilla- Donuts, Blu- Below the heavens, Lupe- Food & Liqour. nuff said.

  • Anonymous

    need a trailer, at least 3 tracks, pics of them in the studio to even believe or consider to think about an album like this.

  • Anonymous

    I might actually BUY this album!!

  • rodjilius

    i knew nas and common couldnt just do an entire album together like it was somethin missing.. maybe q-tip will fill that void.. you know they gonna have to put az somewhere in this

  • me

    don't fret nas fans, nas is a funny dude. he always goes along with this kind of sh*t. yet it never pans out. see premo project see lost tapes 2 see nas will appear on jay-z's "new york state of mind" see nas slated for "only built for cuban linx 2" see nas headed to G.O.O.D. music see nas signs with murder ink see nas working on full album with mobb deep so on and so forth....

  • Anonymous

    As others have noted this isn't what Nas needs right now. He needs to release Life is Good withsKanye & RZA production. He was supposed to work with Frank Ocean way before Watch the Throne but they stole his idea as usual.

  • dockevoc

    I'd rather see Tip, Nas, & AZ

  • c4 double plat

    cant wait for them to never release anything.

  • YESSIR

    THE GROUP SHOULD BE CALLED "NOBODY CARES" OR "WE ARE NOT GOING TO SELL ANY RECORDS"

  • Anonymous

    I'll wait to here some shit first, before i get all excited these days.

  • bisquic

    Yea I believe this just as much as I believe that Nas and Preemo collab album is coming.

  • instraMENTALZ

    YES! WITH ALL PRODUCTION BY PREEMO, Q-TIP, AND NO ID....CLASSIC

  • Usher

    This would be fire! Common's Dreamer/Believer album was a classic and Ghetto Dreams they collaborated on was fire. Shame it's not NO ID that they're making a trio with.

    • MG

      The Dreamer/The Believer is miles ahead of Take Care in my book. Common has soul & more to say than Drake who beats the same topics to death (past gfs, fame etc). I enjoyed the soul samples. You see what happened when Drake tried to spit on a soul sample (Lord Knows) he got WASHED. He aint built for that lol

    • chillin

      I thought Take Care was better than The Dreamer/The Believer overall. That's just my opinion though and I listen to ppl like The Roots, ATCQ, Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, The Game, Phonte etc.

    • ETK

      and you niggas are bloodthirsty opinion wolves fuck cares if a nigga calls it classic. that's his opinion, maybe he liked it beyond any other album in '11. wouldn't be half bad a pick either. would you rather he call Take Care a classic... foolishness

    • Anonymous

      wow so "classic" is the new "good". you niggas throw that word around way too freely.

    • Angelo

      No ID is a good producer but not a Great Producer...the new Common album is lackluster sonically to be honest! I'm actually dreading the thought of Nas having too much No ID on his album, because it won't be aggressive enough for what Nas needs

    • Jay Z

      Dude Dreamer/Believer album is flat-out average.Fuck is wrong with people claiming shit is classic.So what,now every ol'ass rapper album is classic...? Truth be told-that album is average... Ready to Die album OR think dreamer/believer album is instant classic

    • nuc

      trio of MC'S NO ID is a producer, and he will most likely produce on this album along with others.

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