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It Was Written VS Ridin' 🤬

goldenja
goldenja Members Posts: 6,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 2013 in The Reason
I did a poll in March with "It Was Written VS. Atleins" and It Was Written won the battle..

So, now I'm curious what the outcome of this will be.

Both dropped in the same year (1996)
And in the same month (July)


What's the better overall album?


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It Was Written VS Ridin' 🤬 87 votes

It Was Written (Nas)
64%
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Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
35%
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  • vslyke
    vslyke Members Posts: 661 ✭✭✭✭
    It Was Written (Nas)
    ATLiens >> It Was Written > Ridin' 🤬

    All 3 are classic albums tho.
  • AZTG
    AZTG Members Posts: 7,598 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It Was Written (Nas)
    Man ima fight a mafucka over these threads one day
  • YapatnaJB
    YapatnaJB Members Posts: 1,260 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    It was written is my favorite Nas cd but when it comes to complete albums I'll vote for ridin 🤬 against any
  • _Menace_
    _Menace_ R.I.P KOBE Bay Area Members, Writer Posts: 26,613 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It Was Written (Nas)
    I Gave You Power and The Message>>>>>
  • Ear2DaSt
    Ear2DaSt STREET MILITARY till Infinity !!!! Members Posts: 10,479 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    Close?
  • T. Sanford
    T. Sanford Trill Doggy Dogg (Legion Of Trill) Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 25,291 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    Ridin 🤬 , easily
  • bindayvez79
    bindayvez79 Members Posts: 402 ✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    I bought both at the same time. It Was Written is one of my favorite NaS album, but Ridin' 🤬 is one of my favorite albums period.
  • goldenja
    goldenja Members Posts: 6,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    Ear2DaSt wrote: »
    Close?

    I'm surprised its so lopsided
  • southernmade
    southernmade Members Posts: 2,450 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    Both classics....riding with UGK on this one though
  • esco soprano
    esco soprano Jersey bredMembers Posts: 2,827 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    Ridin' 🤬 was my favorite UGK album. I would vote ATLiens over both though...I listen to that 🤬 front to back. ATLiens>Ridin' 🤬 >>>>It Was Written.
  • ohhhla
    ohhhla Members Posts: 10,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    Ridin 🤬 is actually a classic.

    Can't say the same about It Was Written.
  • white715
    white715 Members Posts: 7,744 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It Was Written (Nas)
    Two great albums
  • georgia boi
    georgia boi Members Posts: 3,359 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If anything, this thread is a testament to how great of a year was for Hip Hop. Multiple classics droppin' in the same month or even within weeks of each other was common that year.
  • moyo
    moyo Members Posts: 1,766 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    Ridin' 🤬 hands down.
  • goldenja
    goldenja Members Posts: 6,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2013
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    Nas has always been my #1 favorite hip hop artist &
    UGK has always been my #2 favorite hip hop group

    But, its just something about Ridin' 🤬 that keeps me listening it to it more than It Was Written.

    Yes "I gave you power" is probably one of the most creative hip hop track I've ever heard. There's no denying that.

    But, from a perspective of what album was more cohesive from beginning to end when comparing these 2 (dare I say) masterpieces... Ridin' 🤬 did it for me.. Not by much though. 🤬 , even the skits were cold, it made the album that much better in my opinion.. If you've never smoked to the outro on Ridin' 🤬 , I HIGHLY recommend it.
  • plocc
    plocc Members Posts: 921 ✭✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    goldenja wrote: »
    Nas has always been my #1 favorite hip hop artist &
    UGK has always been my #2 favorite hip hop group

    But, its just something about Ridin' 🤬 that keeps me listening it to it more than It Was Written.

    Yes "I gave you power" is probably one of the most creative hip hop track I've ever heard. There's no denying that.

    But, from a perspective of what album was more cohesive from beginning to end when comparing these 2 (dare I say) masterpieces... Ridin' 🤬 did it for me.. Not by much though. 🤬 , even the skits were cold, it made the album that much better in my opinion.. If you've never smoked to the outro on Ridin' 🤬 , I HIGHLY recommend it.

    I'm a big fan of both and like many have already said both are classic but I gotta ride with that UGK Riding 🤬 . The closer for me are the penitentiary phone call skits. I got so many loved ones in the pen that them 🤬 just added a realness that has yet to be surpassed as far as street 🤬 .
  • silverfoxx
    silverfoxx Sion Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 11,704 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm from the south and It Was Written is my favorite hip hop album from the 90's
  • goldenja
    goldenja Members Posts: 6,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    plocc wrote: »
    goldenja wrote: »
    Nas has always been my #1 favorite hip hop artist &
    UGK has always been my #2 favorite hip hop group

    But, its just something about Ridin' 🤬 that keeps me listening it to it more than It Was Written.

    Yes "I gave you power" is probably one of the most creative hip hop track I've ever heard. There's no denying that.

    But, from a perspective of what album was more cohesive from beginning to end when comparing these 2 (dare I say) masterpieces... Ridin' 🤬 did it for me.. Not by much though. 🤬 , even the skits were cold, it made the album that much better in my opinion.. If you've never smoked to the outro on Ridin' 🤬 , I HIGHLY recommend it.

    I'm a big fan of both and like many have already said both are classic but I gotta ride with that UGK Riding 🤬 . The closer for me are the penitentiary phone call skits. I got so many loved ones in the pen that them 🤬 just added a realness that has yet to be surpassed as far as street 🤬 .

    that's what I'm sayin', I can relate.
  • Cutler 26 INT's LOL!
    Cutler 26 INT's LOL! Members Posts: 7,708 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    Ridin' 🤬
  • Mr. Rich Pryor
    Mr. Rich Pryor Members Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2013
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    UGK muthaphukkas!
    even though they both classics anyway!
  • hiphop12345
    hiphop12345 Members Posts: 1,933 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It Was Written (Nas)
    Esco wasn't playing.

    Yo; I never brag, how real I keep it, cause it's the best secret
    I rock a vest, prestigious, Cuban link flooded Jesus
    in a Lex watchin Kathie Lee and Regis
    My actions are one with the seasons
    A tec squeezin - executioner, winter time I rock a fur
    Mega popular, center of attraction
    Climaxin, my 🤬 they be laughin
    They high from sniffin coke off a twenty-cent Andrew Jackson
    City lights spark a New York night
    Rossi and Martini sippin, Sergio Tachinni flippin mad pies
    low price, I blow dice and throw em
    Forty-five by my 🤬 , manifest the "Do or Die" slogan
    My 🤬 roll in ten M3's
    Twenty Gods poppin wheelies on Kawasaki's
    Hip-Hop's got me on some ol', sprayin shots like a drumroll
    Blankin out and never miscount the shells my gun hold
    I don't stunt, I regulate
    Henny and Sprite, I seperate, watchin crab 🤬 marinate
    I'm all about tecs and good jooks and sex
    Israelite books, holdin government names from Ness
    MC's are crawlin out, every hole in the slum
    You be aight like blood money in a 🤬 's 🤬

    "I made it like that, I bought it like that, I'm livin like that"
    "I made it like that, I bought it like that, I'm livin like that..
    .. for, you wack MC's"

    [Nas]
    Currency is made in trust of the Messiah
    I'm spending it to get higher
    Earth, Wind, and Fire singing reasons why I'm
    up early, trustworthy is a nine that bust early
    Sunshine on my grill, I spill
    Remi on imaginary graves, put my hat on my waves
    Latter Day Saints say religious praise
    I dolo, challenge any team or solo
    You must be buggin out, new to my 🤬 , home on a furlough
    Ask around, who's laid up, sharp and straight up
    Mafioso, gettin 🤬 wigs sprayed up
    Skies are misty, my life's predicted by a gypsy
    I'll one day walk into shots 🤬 off champange from Sicily
    This be the drama, I'ma pause like a comma
    in a sentence, paragraph's indented
    Bloodshot red eyes, high, yellow envelopes of lye
    Openin cigars, let tobacco fly
    Condos are tuneproof, we're looking out the sky's moonroof
    Shittin like gin and prune juice
    Yo the system wants the 🤬 's noose, hang em high
    Courtrooms filled up, it's off the hook while I
    just wrote a statement, like I'm facing twenty years
    in the basement - chilling on the via with Mumia
    for wearin chrome - I told the judge snakes slither
    like Sharon Stone, but like Capone I'm thrown (yo)

    "I made it like that, I bought it like that, I'm livin like that"
    "I made it like that, I bought it like that, I'm livin like that..
    .. for, you wack MC's"
    "I made it like that, I bought it like that, I'm livin like that"
    "I made it like that, I bought it like that, I'm livin like that..
    .. for, you wack MC's"

    [Nas]
    Lyrical, ly-lyrical mission..
    Lyrical..
    Yo the time is wastin, I use the mind elevation
    Dime sack lacin, court pen pacin
    Individual, lyrical math abrasion
    Psychic evaluation, the foulest nation
    We livin in, dangerous lives, mad leak and battered wives
    A lifestyle where bad streets is patternized
    Wise men build and destroy
    While the real McCoy dopefiend, named Detroit is still dealin boy
    Coke suppliers actin biased
    Cause rumors say that 🤬 wear wires and we liars
    But every night the gat's fired, and every day a rat's hired
    I still remain the mack flyest in the phat Kani, it's --
    -- just the killer in me, slash drug dealer MC
    Ex-slug filler, semi mug peeler
    Demi, bottles of Mo', yo simply follow me flow
    Put poetry inside a 🤬 🤬 and blow
    rough holes for cracked out 🤬 and buttholes
    Bring the G's and the D's roll, they can't touch those
    Why shoot the breeze about it, when you could be about it?
    My degrees are routed, toward the peasy haired brick houses
    instead of the fake medallions
    Rich 🤬 transport in thousands
    Foreign cash exchange amountin to millions
    Doors is locked, rocks is chopped, watch the cameras in the ceilings
    Trick 🤬 catching mad feelings
    Peelin off in the Lex Jeep, techniques is four-wheelin
    I bet it be some 🤬 when we connect with Stretch
    When we catch them sex 🤬 with the tecs you blessed, word
    So now it's on, never wasted a slug,
    Time is money when it comes to mine, take it in blood

    "I made it like that, I bought it like that, I'm livin like that"
    "I made it like that, I bought it like that, I'm livin like that..
    .. for, you wack MC's" [repeat in background to fade]

    Yeah, Capone-N-Noreaga
    Yeah, yo, offical Queensbridge murderers
    Mobb Deep keep it real though
    🤬 AZ yo
    'Mega, 'Mega, whatever
    Scarlett O'Hara
    Yo, Fox Boogie
    East New York
    Gambo, Brownsville
    Wizard, Fort Rockaway
    Big Jersey
    Connecticut, D.C., Sudan
    V.A. ?? N.C., L.A.
    So on and so on...
    Big Ha, Houston Fifth Ward
    Black Ed, keep it real Moe..
  • Ibex
    Ibex Members Posts: 7,935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It Was Written (Nas)
    I 🤬 with Ridin 🤬 but IWW is Nas best album
  • ItzGravitation
    ItzGravitation Members Posts: 7,205
    Ridin' 🤬 (UGK)
    i just listened to the Message but back then Bun was rapping like he had something to prove.
  • hiphop12345
    hiphop12345 Members Posts: 1,933 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It Was Written (Nas)
    Who is this cornball Cutler 26 INT's LOL! saying take it in blood is wack? You on 🤬 ?
  • deathrowzorrow
    deathrowzorrow Members Posts: 12,456 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It Was Written (Nas)
    close thread 🤬
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