Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Don't Sleep On NAS
Is it me or is Nas still taking risks. His new video, "Can't Forget About you" allows you to reminisce about the times past. He describes the feeling you get when you listen to music-from your first kiss, to the first time hip hop was the music for you, the time a musician was the life you wanted etc. Simplistic in flow and essence. He continues to remain on top through the ringing jazz bells and the lounge piano driven beat that no one in hip hop would use because the club does not get it. The Nat King Cole vocal sample at the outro of the song gives it a nice touch especially since his brilliant and beautiful daughter lights the torch sitting at the piano with Nas overlooking. It reminds of vintage Nas. But it also reminds that sometimes when your going right, you have to look left.