I THINKS IT’S A AIGHT COVER BOTH CHANCES ARE THEY’LL CHANCE IT SINCE JAY-Z LEFT DEF JAM AND MOST LIKELY LA REID WILL TAKEOVER WATCH HIM TRY TO STRONG ARM NAS TO CHANGE IT.BUT THE COVER DOES MAKE A STATEMENT
i wish nas will stop trying too be malcom x and get back too his old style.i like nas but it seems hes trying to talk about things in the wrong place. if hes trying to talk about racist things than talk about them ,nameing a album ni**er wont get rid of racist people sad to say but racist people will all ways be around, a rap album called ni””er wont stop some red neck hick of his thoughts and it def wont change a racist black person eaither.i like nas older music but it seems now a dayz hes trying to do things out of his reach.i se whats hes trying to do and hes a good person for that but his last 3 albums seem to be a very low voice with no energy if your gonna talk about things bring energy to shiit like linkin park does.damn i wish nas would get back to hes old shiit hes one of my favs too but fuc it ill ride with him hope he knows what kind of drama hes getting him self into by nameing a song ni””er.the media gos crazy when rappers just say n””ger in a song, but a album?? oh man!!! i still wish nas good luck tho hes one of the best rappers ever!!! infact my top five is,wu tang,nas,big pun,eminem,jadakiss.. 1
def a fake…they used the style that nas always writes his name in and nigger is written some stock font that you see all over the place. let’s hope he does something a little better with this album, like pick a different name for it.
This album will never come out. Use your BRAINS; Nas is not big enough for Def Jam to go through a firestorm of controversy. Walmart, Best Buy, Circuit City, would not carry it on their shelves; think people; this is buffonery. Nas needs to grow up.
well don’t get mad or upset when you go to buy that cd and the white kid nesxt to you says to the store clerk, “hey give me that n—er cd”. this gives them a chance to say the n-word more freely know. if nas wants to teach about the n- word there are other ways of doing so. i promise you, this will turn ugly especially when a racist gets to thowing the word around freely. so just suck it up and smile…..oh and the thank nas
it may be a fake but he should definitely KEEP THE NAME! he’s not a Multi Platinum Pop star. He’s an Artist and Artists make Statements. I think he could easily go the Radiohead route and distribute his joint online and make a killing. If Def Jam aint down he could definitely go underground.
I doubt this is a real cover. If it is I am really disappointed. I still can’t believe people use this word as a replacement for “friend”. Any use of this word to me is unacceptable. It comes from hate and ignorance. In my opinion anyone who uses it is bringing down the black race. So much for black power. You don’t see white people going around what up honky to each other. The word nigger is so much more powerful than any word I can think of. It is upsetting to me every time I hear someone use it. I don’t care that you put an A at the end instead of an ER. It all the same to me.
this is nas way of slappin everybody in the face who ever used the word in a wrong sense. whats also dope about it is that nas is in a suit readin a paper. and even if he didnt name his album that, racist people will continue to use it in a wrong way.
Dam let the nigga be, we walk around all day everyday sayin nigga dis and nigga dat and don’t nobody have nothing to say but wen he put it on his album cover everybody sayin somethin ,we been usein it for years and now everybody actin like they haven’t heard the word since a white man said it I’m not sayin its rite but its a lil 2 late 2 speak on it now
this is nas way of spittin in the face of everybody thats ever used the word in a negative way. whats also dope is that hes in a suit readin a paper, something racist ass people dont want to see.
its not that he tryin to be malcolm but we need high profile types (especially real MCs) to be talkin bout real issues and not the bullshit most down south rappers and some ny rappers (yea i said it) be talkin about.
nas is big enuff for def jam to support him. wat is u talkin bout??
Looking past the cover where all the attention is right now, I wonder about the content, is he going to follow the teaching of Islam and drop some old school Paris, early day Grand Puba, Brand Nubian, Black Muslim studies. What is his focus on this album, I really interested in knowing, is he creating hype, then dropping a party songs. I know the old Nas is hard to come out at a time in his life when his maturing and some of the problems he faced then are not present now, but the artist that came up with those classic hits, is still in him. So drop something timeless and don’t flop like Cam’ron…
Im honestly in full support of this album NAS is a lyrical genius..instead of these pumpfakin MC’s that sell million based off the latest dance craze!! so i think it about time NAS drops something drastic and powerful like this album with this cover being that HIP-HOP is getting such a bad name! he is the SAVIOR of this rap games..
i think cocoa made a good point.
i just imagined the scene with the kid *shiver*.
the whole thing makes me think of spike lee’s BAMBOOZLED, look how delacroix’ idea of the new millenium minstrel show turned out, ha!
sometimes fiction becomes reality, i guess.
peace from bln, germany.
we can debate for years on the merit of using that word as the title, I am more concerned with him dropping an album that content & quality wise will stand up to the hype that it will garner! This album musically needs to be on the 1, much like Illmatic; if not he might as well named it Hip is Still DEAD pt. 2..
im not really feeling the hole ni//er thing.i think most stores wont even carry this cd. i miss the old nas album covers with a big pic of his face in front with like old ghetto bulidings in the back ground.but i guess after years things change but in this case for the bad, smh.the out come of this is>> stores not carrying his cd, world wide news coverage of crazy old church goers breaking his cd in half on the news while al sharpton stands their and smiles,news papers talking bad about him and more drama.i hope nas doesnt waste his talent doing things like this. its only gonna shed a more of a bad lite on hip hop and people who dress and listen to hip hop.u no why they wont let people in clubs that dress hip hop any more is because things like this, i ant saying kiss up but damn ..
What’s the big deal all this hype from young and old people a like Just look at all the books by the same name and not one word has been mentioned about them: That Nigger’s Crazy by Richard Pryor, Nigger: An Autobiography by Dick Gregory and this one: Run Nigger Run by The Virginia Mountain Boys. Sharpton and Jackson are making noise and don’t know what the album is about but yet and still don’t make mention that Dick Gregory had a book out by the same name.
stop worrying ’bout how he look and listen 2 the music!! maybe some of u will learn how 2 spell b4 u comment…what really offends u ’bout the $#@!* word? we use it with each other everyday, and accept it. sure u have 2!! so instead of criticizing our people y not listen 2 what they have 2 say. Nas is not about 2 stir u wrong, much less make a fool of himself
let the nigga be, we walk around all day long talkin about this nigga, dat nigga, nigga this, and that but now when he put it on his album cover ya act like ya aint heard it since it came out the white mans mouth. y do it makes a difference when we say it or when its on an album. thats the problem with us we half do everything i dont see a blog saying ray ray and them wrote nigger on there paper last week
hers some good hip hop cds every one should check out!!! big puns first album captiol punishment/ fat joes don cartagena/ gza liquid swords/ method man tical 2/ capadonna the pillage/ ghostface iron man/raekwon chef only built 4 cuban linx/ red man docs the name/ red and meth black out!!/ eminem the slim shady lp/ nores first album noreaga/ nas illmatic , it was written, and the iam album/ dr dres first album the chronic album/ necros first album// buy those albums!!!! not all at once just buy them little at a time youl se what real shiit is, and its not old school its not from the 80s its more like middel school from the 90s that’s real hip hop.and its not fake its real rhymes.
I think the cover looks great! He looks very studiuos…very intellectual. I think that is the funny part tho. everyone knows the definition of a nigger and this picture is not that. I get it now. I know Nas is going to make everyone eat their own shit when this one drops. It aint a secret he is gifted and talented and always willing to drop jewels. Its up to the people to not be that “nigger” accept the jewels and hold on to them as they do life. yOU hAVE tO Think past the word… NIGGERS!
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