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In 1995 it was easy to confuse comrades and collaborators Nas and AZ, so similar in style were their street-schooled lyrical concerns and their austere, lazy-eyed rhyming styles. AZ, in fact, first came to the attention of the rap scene by contributing a verse to the former's classic 1994 single "Life's a Bitch." To compound the resemblance, he called upon Pete Rock to produce a couple tracks ("Gimme Your's" and "Rather Unique," both stellar… read more



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  • This is a really solid album but I feel he didn't need to reference/quote Life's A Bitch in almost every song.
  • 25,000 listeners and not one person could be bothered to upload the cover?? Never even heard the album but since it takes all of 30 seconds I might as well do it then. Come on people. Last.fm is user-generated. Put a bit of effort in to make this site great for everybody.
  • underrated as hell. better than most nas albums.
  • Pretty much a perfect album. Every track is excellent.
  • Fantastic sound
  • Perfection
  • never really looked at the album cover to this, it's amazing, in a really deliberately tacky and lo-key way
  • Underrated.
  • great album
  • Sugar Hill is the soundtrack to my adolescence...

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