Music

Nas is a Nigger No More

by Winston "Stone" Ford

So I’ve been out of town for the past 5 days, so I’m slowly catching up on music news from the blogs and such (da Beach was off the chain, I’ll post about that later). Anyway, I’m hearing that Def Jam changed the title of his album from Nigger to simply…Nas.

Is anybody really surprised??

I was never for or against the title. I was giving Nas the benefit of the doubt that he would drop a game changing political rap album, especially in light of the Jena 6, Sean Bell other infringements against the Black community. But lets face it, Def Jam is a business and no major chain was going to stock this album with that title. I’m reading some blogs now that are giving Nas a hard time for letting Def Jam have its way. But when it comes to having an album released or letting it sit on a shelf, what are you going to do?

The dude should’ve just released a mixtape and called it a day.


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    I thought Nas was going to drop a jewel with the title track. But when I heard it, I was kinda disappointed. Seems like Nasty Nas is all about album titles that create controversy these days. What folk do to move some units and stay in the public eye.

    As much as I dislike the use of the word, if you can do it in a way that offers up a social think piece with some inherent redeeming value…then I have no qualms about that. But if you’re just dropping the N-bomb every other line, then you’re no different than most commercial and underground rappers on the market today.

    BTW…I never thought Def Jam was going to release the album with that title anyway. Smelled like a publicity stunt from the get-go.

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