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  • May 22 - Nas Gets Props From Rev. Al Sharpton

    Rev. Al Sharpton applauded Nas’ decision to change the title of his forthcoming album from ****** to Nas this week.

    The long time civil rights advocate believes the title change is a victory in the fight against record label indecency.

    "This proves that record companies and distributors realize that the community will not allow companies to profit from denigrating us and polluting the minds of our youth,” Sharpton said via press statement.

    While Sharpton and a number of emcees are often at odds about the often graphic and profane language contained on many Hip Hop albums, Nas and the Reverend have a common agreement about one hot topic of the day: Sean Bell.

    "I have a lot of respect for Nas," Sharpton told the New York Daily News. "I liked what he said about Sean Bell.” Nas said he was “touched” by the tragedy because of a number of similarities between himself and Bell and made a contribution to the funeral expenses.

    Nas also acknowledged Sharpton’s work with the Bell case on BET’s “106 & Park.”
    Regardless of the pair’s mutual respect and understanding on various social issues, it seems that Sharpton and Nas can agree to disagree on issues of language and album titles and still remain cordial.

    “We have a fundamental disagreement on [Hip Hop],” Sharpton said. “He can rap against me. I'll preach against them. We're still friends."

    Against a backdrop of controversy, Nas was forced to change the controversial album title. When the name of the album was announced, it drew a mixed bag of reactions from the Hip Hop and activist communities. To avoid further delays of the project—which saw its release date pushed back several times—Nas agreed to change the title, saying it was important get heard by the public.

    "It's important to me that this album gets to the fans. It's been a long time coming. I want my fans to know that creatively and lyrically, they can expect the same content and the same messages. The people will always know what the real title of this album is and what to call it," said Nas.

    Everybody is trying to stop the title. It's just people being scared of what's real. Somebody is trying to open up dialogue for people to talk. People that's high up [who aren't] really understanding what I'm doing, are scared.”

    He also alluded to the one old cliché: “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”
    “The fans gotta know either way: this is the same album. The content is the same, the direction is the same, the message is gonna be everything I intended it to be musically."

    hiphopdx.com

  • #2
    I don't know if this is good for Nas.
    “Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” - James Dean

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    • #3
      Sharpie just wants attention. as always
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      JOIN TODAY!

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      • #4
        Sharpie just wants attention. as always

        True Homie

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        • #5
          I will never refer to this album as 'Nas.'

          Its still Nigger

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          • #6
            we should get the album but make our own cover and call it n.igger

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            • #7
              ^Is your sister single?

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              • #8
                ^hahaha...u dont have a girlfriend..jp this sucks that Nas is being forced to change the name, i seen him last night in concert. dude is and will forever be on of the illest emcees/..
                MIDWEST
                MINDSET

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                • #9
                  lol at Al..."it's stll n!gger..n!ggas"-esco

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                  • #10
                    props to nitz

                    lol @ al sharpton not knowing it wasn't even nas who changed it
                    http://board.rapbasement.com/showpos...&postcount=289

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                    • #11
                      lol, Al Sharpton extorted $500,000 out of Dr. Dre through threats of marching on his studio, fuck this piece of shit
                      Fuck em all is what I scream as I dream in tongues
                      Fuck a trick, get me rich and the bitches'll come
                      - Tupac

                      Originally posted by Luis T.I.
                      Wayne ghostwrote for Beethoven and Bach, fuck yall nigggaz wanna do?

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                      • #12
                        ^
                        I thought he denied that.
                        http://board.rapbasement.com/showpos...&postcount=289

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                        • #13
                          lmao!wtf it was the record company that changed the title not nas.
                          nas is a fucking moron by the way and so is sharpton.
                          Que Sera Sera

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                          • #14
                            go have a wet dream about that homo heath fag

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by True Sinister View Post
                              ^
                              I thought he denied that.
                              hmm, I just heard about it yesterday, did he deny it already? hold up, just checked on google and yea it's saying he's denying it... But why would dude talk about it if it never happened? I don't see what he'd gain from it...
                              Fuck em all is what I scream as I dream in tongues
                              Fuck a trick, get me rich and the bitches'll come
                              - Tupac

                              Originally posted by Luis T.I.
                              Wayne ghostwrote for Beethoven and Bach, fuck yall nigggaz wanna do?

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