Mon 29 Oct 2007
well…not that “talk.” A different but equally relevant one.
Nas tells Rolling Stone, that his “N—-r” album is…
“…like talking to your child about sex. It’s hard, but it’s important. It’s probably going to make people uncomfortable.”
But its a conversation that Nas feels is crucial right now, especially what with nooses being the new swastikas on the street and all. (triple sigh)
“It’s the new act of hate, and probably because of Barack Obama, people’s ignorance and fear and jealousy is creating an outrage throughout the country, and people are reacting by putting nooses up. It’s been a really serious year.”
I appreciate the fact that Nas is still 90% artist and only 10% businessman. Maybe even less than 10%.
Nas says: “I don’t expect a lot of people to sell a record called Nigger. Hopefully, people can open their minds up and lose some of their fear and deal with it. It’s just an album.”
Well not to Hakeem Jeffries. The Brooklyn councilman wants the city to take back its investment in Universal Records unless they force Nas to change his album title. Hakeem says: “It is time for Nas and other hip-hop artists to clean up their act and stop flooding the airwaves with the N-word.”
Flooding the airwaves? Umm…He must be paying for that satellite shit.