Tag Archives: The Nas Syndrome

Got the eastern bloc on lock

Not the east side, not your block, motherfuckin Macedonia that’s what I’m talkin bout–the Eastern bloc. Blog stats are funny. The numbers are meaningless, but every now and then you get an interesting little glimpse into your readership. WordPress supplies … Continue reading

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Defying the Nas Syndrome

When the Slaughterhouse LP dropped, I had unfairly high expectations for it. I knew the lyrics would be clever by and large, but I expected the beats to be dope as well. Of course, I was disappointed to hear a … Continue reading

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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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