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First album in 6 years from the NYC rapper, the fourth in a series of five albums recorded at Kanye's Wyoming studio

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  1. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Nasir proves Nas’ ongoing relevance as one of New York’s biggest living rappers, with the best overall production and best quality control since Illmatic
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  2. 7.8 |   Gig Soup

    Nas is still a Hip Hop legend and like most of our idols of 90s to early 2000s Hip-Hop, it’s simply a victory lap
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  3. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    The fact that there’s filler on what’s basically an EP confirms that Nasir is not a definitive statement from an aging master, but rather an experiment
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  4. 6.1 |   Pitchfork

    No longer able to summon his mythical sense of storytelling, Nas sounds lost on his 11th studio album. Kanye’s production doesn’t help, either
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  5. 6.0 |   NME

    Rapper returns after six years with a political album that address America's race inequalities but remains silent on Kelis' allegations
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  6. 5.8 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    There’s no way to get around this: the worst part about Nas’s new album is Nas
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  7. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    Overall Nasir is disappointingly heedless
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  8. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    The musical performances by West and his collaborators alone are able to save Nasir from total disaster and do warrant a listen. But as for Nas, he's left completely overshadowed
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  9. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It's a frustrating listen, with glimpses of greatness
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  10. 4.2 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Opting to drop the baton instead of dropping the mic
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