Oct 29 - Nas: I'm Still Calling My Album The N Word - And I Don't Expect It To Sell

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 10-29-2007, 03:12 PM         #1
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Oct 29 - Nas: I'm Still Calling My Album The N Word - And I Don't Expect It To Sell
 

 
In an effort to further gray the area separating free speech and censorship, Brooklyn a.ssemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is demanding that the New York Comptroller withdraw an $84 million state pension fund invested in Universal Music Group and its parent company Vivendi unless Nas changes the title his new album zzzzzz. ď[They are] profiting from a racial slur that has been used to dehumanize people of color for centuries,Ē Jeffries said. ďIt is time for Nas and other hip-hop artists to clean up their act and stop flooding the airwaves with the N-word.Ē According to the Comptrollerís office, heís intending to the music company and ďurge them not to release the albumĒ under that moniker. Universal had no comment.

Rolling Stoneís Evan Serpick recently spoke to Nas regarding the controversy surrounding the new album. While the MC was reluctant to discuss the albumís specifics (ĒItís not ready for me to talk about. The album is done, basically, but Ö itís a piece of artĒ), Nas spoke openly about his, and the record labelís, decision to stick with the name. His last album, Hip Hop Is Dead, was supposed to don the title, but ďthe climate wasnít right, and Hip Hop Is Dead is also what I was feeling. That went first, and now Iíve got to get this one off my chest,Ē he explains, turning to speak about the rash of hate crimes involving nooses around the country. ďItís the new act of hate, and probably because of Barack Obama, peopleís ignorance and fear and jealousy is creating an outrage throughout the country, and people are reacting by putting nooses up. Itís been a really serious year,Ē the rapper explained.

So what of all the controversy? ďItís like talking to your child about s3x. Itís hard, but itís important,Ē he says. ďItís probably going to make people uncomfortable. I donít expect a lot of people to sell a record called zzzzzz. Hopefully, people can open their minds up and lose some of their fear and deal with it. Itís just an album. Itís one piece of the many things I do, and this will be one of my favorite pieces.Ē And his label is firmly behind him, ďIt will be certain record stores that will be scared to deal with it. The record label is gung ho, and itís ready to go.

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200 comments for "Oct 29 - Nas: I'm Still Calling My Album The N Word - And I Don't Expect It To Sell"

 10 years ago '05        #2
MeziaaL 4 heat pts
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im buying it
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Storchaveli 94 heat pts94
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I'm sick of his bullsh*t.
 10 years ago '05        #4
Nickel 118 heat pts118
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^^^fu*k u
im buying it
 10 years ago '04        #5
bomester 
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 Storchaveli said:
I'm sick of his bullsh*t.
stfu... nas is fool for this.
 10 years ago '04        #6
Dash420 21 heat pts21
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fukk da haters im coppin it first thing in best buy
 10 years ago '06        #7
Storchaveli 94 heat pts94
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 bomester said:
stfu...
 Nickel said:
^^^fu*k u
im buying it
 Dash420 said:
fukk da haters im coppin it first thing in best buy
^^ I'm burning a sh*tload of copies when it leaks and giving 'em all away before release day.
 10 years ago '05        #8
Nickel 118 heat pts118
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thats definitely a bi*ch move.....your such a female....pull skirt down
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Storchaveli 94 heat pts94
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 Nickel said:
thats definitely a bi*ch move.....your such a female....pull skirt down
*goes to Best Buy and buys 500 blanks*
 10 years ago '04        #10
x Tha Arkitek x 59 heat pts59
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...still not sure what point he's trying to get across with something like this.

I'd love to see a white artist drop an album called "N-gga"...what would the feedback be then...if its anywhere along the lines of "outrage"...then ur basically a racist for reacting on them differently based on skin color...there would be zero "im coppin this album".
 10-29-2007, 03:42 PM         #11
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this sh*t getting old
 10 years ago '05        #12
MeziaaL 4 heat pts
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whatever, we adopted "ownership" of the word and white supremacists mad they can't say it no more openly without getting that a.ss dug in
 10 years ago '07        #13
xxgoodzxx 1 heat pts
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I don't know about this one.
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Santo 1 heat pts
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Release the album already.
 10 years ago '06        #15
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Coppppppppppin
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Nickel 118 heat pts118
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 Storchaveli said:
*goes to Best Buy and buys 500 blanks*
the fact that u would buy 500 blank cds to bootleg another man's work just outta of pure bi*ch-like hate jus proves ur a female.....pull ur skirt down n*gga
 10-29-2007, 03:56 PM         #17
PetedaSmete  OP
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dumb n*gga.
 10-29-2007, 03:56 PM         #18
Tunyce  OP
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Im boot legging it and sellin it for 3 a copy
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Storchaveli 94 heat pts94
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 MeziaaL said:
whatever, we adopted "ownership" of the word and white supremacists mad they can't say it no more openly without getting that a.ss dug in
Yeah you must be very proud. :rolleyes:

No matter what you mix with a pig, it's still pork.
 10-29-2007, 04:04 PM         #20
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Ima name my new sh*t

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