Crazy thought (that isn’t so crazy when you think about it): in 2014, I care way more about whatever Nas and Common have up their sleeves than Kanye West and Jay-Z. Thank a couple of factors.
3. “Ghetto Dreams.” One of the best tracks of 2011 was born at a time when neither emcee really had anything to prove. It was clearly born because the trio (No I.D. included) has as much love for the sport now as when they were first coming up. It still slaps, sounding as good now as it did then, as it would in 1994, as it probably will in 2024.
Let’s hope for another collab on Nobody’s Smiling.