One Love: This is another track I'd heard before, but not enough times to really pay attention. I love the marimba sample on this beat - sickness. And upright bass?? Oh, I can get down! I like that the hook is just "one love" - it's nice and simple and doesn't clutter the tune. Though it's mainly about incarceration, the lyrical content does seem to have an uplifting undertone, and I like that. Favorite line: "Sometimes I sit back with a buddha sack/ Mind's in another world thinking how can we exist through the facts."
One Time 4 Your Mind: Another cool beat. I dig the simplicity of the drum beat especially. Cool bass too. Though there's not one particular line that sticks out to me, I dig the lyrical content of the tune, because I know what it's like to find an escape from the outside world through words. Nas' flow is pretty ridiculous, definitely a great rapper.
Represent: Are these bells that are being sampled? I can't really tell, but I like what ever they are. Dig that the beat slightly switches up for the hook, it keeps a nice consistency to the groove. Pretty much the same lyrical content as the majority of the tunes, but Nas' flow is so tight that I can't really hate. Favorite line: "Could use a gun, son, but fuck bein the wanted man/ But if I hit rock bottom then I'ma be the son of Sam."
It Ain't Hard to Tell: Do I hear a lil Michael Jackson "Human Nature" sample goin on here? I do indeed - I like it! I don't know how much I like it in the hook with all of the other samples though, they don't seem to fit right, and also sound a little cluttered. I like the switch up in lyrical content here! All about his rap and lyrical skills on this one, and as a final song, that topic seems very appropriate. Favorite line: "Cause in my physical, I can express through song/ Delete stress like Motrin, then extend strong."