Image Hosted by

« Home | Snoop Dogg Performs "Gin and Juice" with Taylor Hi... » | J Dilla - The Shining Tracklist » | Hip-Hop Timeline Part 1: 1925 - 1975 » | Foul Shot of the Day: Pharrell » | Soundbites: Nas, T.I. + Eve » | Christina Aguilera's Ain't No Other Man (Video) » | Snoop Dogg Performs "Gin and Juice" with Taylor Hi... » | Busta Rhymes Newsflash Video » | Lloyd Banks Kidnaps Rakim and Scarface? » | Cuban Linx - 6/19/06 » 

Thursday, June 22, 2006 

Hip-Hop Is Dead: Nas Goes all Nastradamus on Us Again

In the next couple of days, this Rolling Stone In the Studio article on Nas will become a blogosphere favorite. Decide for yourself if this is bs or bt (bitter truth).
Hip-Hop Is Dead
Due Out: September
Recorded in New York

"For his eighth studio album, Queensbridge MC Nas is taking it to the clubs. "I want it to be bangin'," he says. "And if you want it bangin', you call the dudes with the bangers." In this case, the dudes are Timbaland, Pharrell, Scott Storch, Dr. Dre and hip hop's newest "it" producer, of the Black Eyed Peas. "This one is gonna broaden my audience back up to where it needs to be," says Nas. It doesn't hurt that he's got rap's reigning king, Jay-Z, behind him; the former foes buried the hatchet and Hova signed Nas to Def Jam in January. Hard drums and crowd chants rull the title track. On "War," a song about the politics of warfare, Nas trades verses with Damian Marley. "It has the head nod and that rocka bump," says Nas' co-manager Mark Pitts, who also confirms that Nas has been in touch with Michael Jackson in hopes of recording with him. "It's gonna show Nas' potential to cross over from hip hop to pop," says Pitts." (RS#1003)

I call bullsh*t. Hell, this could even be Def Jam's ploy to get us all amped up for a pop Nas album when he's, in fact, attempting another stillmatic feat.

Who Run It?

  • I'm Rizoh
  • Reppin' Houston, Texas, United States
My profile

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

Listening to

Blog Fam

Blogroll Me!

The Rap Up RSS/XML

Subscribe to The Rap Up

Add to My AOL

Add to Google

Subscribe in Bloglines