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The Nas Syndrome: The Big Doe Rehab by Ghostface Killah

The Nas Syndrome examines a phenomenon in rap whereby superior rappers choose beats of dubious quality compared to their rapping ability. Some, like the column’s namesake, speak of the challenge of writing to “difficult” or “interesting” beats. Some don’t offer … Continue reading

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The Nas Syndrome: Relapse by Eminem

The Nas Syndrome examines a phenomenon in rap whereby superior rappers choose beats of dubious quality compared to their rapping ability. Some, like the column’s namesake, speak of the challenge of writing to “difficult” or “interesting” beats. Some don’t offer … Continue reading

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The Nas Syndrome: Untitled by Nas

Get Familiar is happy to introduce our newest series The Nas Syndrome, written by Jonathan Tanners. The Nas Syndrome examines a phenomenon in rap whereby superior rappers choose beats of dubious quality compared to their rapping ability. Some, like the … Continue reading

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