Nas Released ‘God’s Son’ On This Date In 2002

Nas Released 'God’s Son' On This Date In 2002

Nas Released ‘God’s Son’ On This Date In 2002

God’s Son is the sixth full-length album from Nas, released December 13, 2002 on Columbia and Ill Will. Production was handled by several Hip Hop producers, including Salaam Remi, Chucky Thompson, Ron Browz, Eminem, and The Alchemist. Partly inspired by Nas’ feud with Jay-Z and the death of his mother in early 2002, God’s Son covers lyrical themes such as religion, violence, and his own emotional experiences. It has been recognized by music writers as a personal work by Nas.

The album debuted at #18 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 156,000 copies in its first week. It ultimately peaked at #12 on the chart and produced 3 singles that achieved Billboard chart success. Upon its release, God’s Son received universal widespread critical acclaim, with critics praising Nas’ lyricism and viewing it as a progression from his previous work. On January 14, 2003, the album was certified Platinum in sales by the RIAA, following sales in excess of a million copies.

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