Nas may be the God’s Son, but that doesn’t mean he’s perfect. Like most emcees that’ve been in the game as long as him, the Queensbridge legend has had his fair share of misfires. Unfortunately for Nas, however, his musical fails have been pretty legendary. So to celebrate his 38th birthday, Complex decided to list Nasty Nas’s ten worst songs. From his utterly dull marriage ode to Kelis, to a party foul of a cut with Mary J. Blige and the Bravehearts, it’s the best list of the worst music from a legend. Still, how “Oochie Wally” didn’t make the cut is beyond us.
Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of the passing of Tupac Shakur, and in the time since the west coast veteran has been gone, the Hip Hop game has changed considerably. Despite his absence, Pac’s legacy continues on, inspiring and instructing younger generations on how to make emotionally charged music. To commemorate his loss, Complex decided to celebrate the man’s artistry by taking a look back at the most significant moments in his life and career.
It’s been a heated discussion for close to a decade decade now, but fans continue to butt heads over Jay-Z’s best album: his 1996 debut Reasonable Doubt, or 2001’s The Blueprint. And with XXL celebrating the ten year anniversary of The Blueprint on the cover of their next issue, it looks like the debate isn’t going to end anytime soon. So Complex decided to try and nip the issue in the bud with a new list as to why The Blueprint is better than Reasonable Doubt. Take a look at the full article to see why.