i want Duke Thomas to get a solo series AND I want him to be a regular in other series. I want him to bond with the other badkids. I want him to bond with other superheroes. I want him to bond with random civilians at 3am in the Gotham equivalent of a Waffle House. I want him to become so deeply ingrained in the DC canon that NO ONE (not the fans, not the writers, and not even other characters) can deny that he is good and loved and important.
1994, coming straight out of Queensbridge, a young lyricist Nasir Jones debuts
his highly anticipated album Illmatic
and changes the East Coast rap game forever. Now known through different
aliases such as Nasty Nas, God’s Son, Nas Escobar and Nastradamus; back then he
was just Nas, a kid giving us a glimpse into his life and what it meant to have
a New York state of mind.
only ten songs but five producers including Pete Rock, Q-Tip and DJ Premier.
An intelligent flow blending effortlessly with the beats laid. He’s not just
saying something; he’s giving you some insight. An album that demands to be
heard, don’t disrespect it by just putting it on shuffle and going about your
day. One of those albums you have to own a
vinyl of. You can feel the jazz notes float up to the celling, the drums
beating off your walls. A true classic, an art form that doesn’t fade with
time, it compromises and excels. You listen to the album and feel yourself
album opens up with The Genesis.
“Stop fucking around and be a man,
There ain’t nothing out here for you.”
“Oh yes there is, this!”
There is a lot of negativity that get’s
planted inside of a young upcoming artists head, bricks of self doubt can bury
you before your bloom.
Nas overcame this because he believed in his poetry. He
believed in his craft. He believed that Hip-Hop is where his heart is at. This
is what the album is all about.