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This is gonna be interesting. You might have heard about Nas’ forthcoming record, tentatively titled Nigga. The dude has changed his mind and decided to go all the way with it: the new title is Nigger, and it’s set to drop December 11.
Nas scoffed at suggestions that Def Jam is hesitating at the album title and threatening not to release it. “I don’t know where that report came from, and neither does Def Jam,” he said.
Fox News called Jesse Jackson and asked for a statement on the album title, and the Reverend promptly condemned it. Nas responded:
“Whether you in the NAACP or you Jesse Jackson, I respect all of them, I just want them to know: Never fall victim to Fox. Never fall victim to the sh– they do. What they do is try to hurry up and get you on the phone and try to get you to talk about something you might not know about yet.
“If Cornell West was making an album called Nigger, they would know he’s got something intellectual to say,” Nas continued. “To think I’m gonna say something that’s not intellectual is calling me a nigger, and to be called a nigger by Jesse Jackson and the NAACP is counterproductive, counter-revolutionary.”
I’m excited to see where this conversation is going to go.