Nas - Black President!
Blazing new joint from Nas produced by DJ Green Lantern - "Black President"
Nas Video Promo
This is the first promotional poster from Nas' "Be A Nigger Too" video, directed by hip-hop Du Jour Rik Cordero. In all there are 6 posters of the unreleased video. This shit is deep and very thought-provoking. [See the poster collection here]
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Nas Will Drop Nigger Mixtape w. DJ Green Lantern
It looks like Nigger will get to see the light of day after all. Barely a week after scrapping the controversial title to his 9th solo album, word is Nas is scheduled to team up with DJ Green Lantern to drop The Nigger Tape.
“I guess it shows you the power of Wal-Mart and Target,” Green told Rhapsody’s Play blog regarding Nas’ title switch. “If that was the case, it’s definitely scary because it kind of fucks with your artistic vision. But Nas and DJ Green Lantern are coming out with a mixtape called The Nigger Tape. Can’t nobody hold that back.”
The tape will feature exclusive tracks, remixes and outtakes, including an unreleased verse from Nas’s recently released “Be A Nigger Too,” Black President,” a cut initially slated to appear on Green’s Barack Obama mixtape and “Legendary,” the theme song to a forthcoming Mike Tyson documentary. A new version of “The Last Real Nigga Alive,” which originally appeared on God’s Son, is also expected to make the final cut.
As previously reported, Nas recently changed his album title. At press time, the CD was still untitled. The Queens lyricist initially announced that he’d be titling his next offering, Nigga during a New York performance at Nokia Theater last year. Having sparked discussions, the MC promptly changed the LP’s spelling to Nigger. Backed by Def Jam Records Chairman L.A. Reid and then-President Jay-Z, Nas stuck to his guns until retail stores concerns, among other things, grew overwhelming.
Article by Carl Chery [[Allhiphop.com]
Nas New Album Cover
Nas premièred his new video for his upcoming controversial, untitled album. The video, "Be A Nigger" was a joyous affair, with legendary A Tribe Called Quest rapper Q-Tip and fellow Queens rapper Consequence, AKA Cons who was later told to shut down his laptop computer he had open in fear of bootlegging recording, along with other pirates in attendance. Also discovered during the conference was the latest album cover for the untitled project.
Nas Speaks On N*gger & Untitled Album
In the up-coming issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands May 26) Nas talks about his new untitled album and previews some of its vivid lyrical content.
Entertainment Weekly sat down with Nas and previewed three of the album's songs:
"In "Y’all My Niggers," Nas defiantly addresses the controversy over his originally proposed album title ("No apologies on the issue/If it offends you, it’s meant to, simple as that"). "There’s so much confusion with the N word," he explains. "But we should allow anybody to talk about who they are and not feel threatened or attacked because of it."
"In "This Is Not America," Nas offers his perspective on what's wrong with our country. "America is beautiful, and it has so much to offer," Nas says, "but there’s a lot that it has to fix." He offers some pointed examples here ("The death penalty/In Texas kills young boys and girls, barbarity") over a simmering sample from David Bowie and the Pat Metheny Group’s 1985 single "This Is Not America."
"In "Sly Fox," Nas devotes the song to the Fox News Channel. "Bush tells lies and Fox trots," raps an outraged Nas. He’s particularly fed up with the way Fox pundit Bill O’Reilly criticized his sometimes violent lyrics last year: "They say I’m all about murder and kill, kill/But what about Grindhouse and Kill Bill?" Cracks Nas, "Man, Bill O’Reilly’s hatred toward hip-hop is hilarious."
Nas's new album, originally titled "Nigger" but now untitled is due in stores July 1.
[Article By: Entertainment Weekly]