Nas is a Nigger No More

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.