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claaa7
10-07-2010, 02:41 AM
seems fucked up Def Jam doesn't believe in "Lost Tapes II", i say fuck them... and to think they used to be one of the illest hip-hop labels in the industry LOL.


From: Nas
To: LA Reid, Steve Bartels, Steve Gawley, Michael Seltzer, Joseph Borrino, Chris Hicks
Subject: PUT MY SHIT OUT!


Peace to all,


With all do respect to you all, Nas is NOBODYís slave. This is not the 1800′s, respect me and I will respect you.
I wonít even tap dance around in an email, I will get right into it. People connect to the Artist @ the end of the day, they donít connect with the executives. Honestly, nobody even cares what label puts out a great record, they care about who recorded it. Yet time and time again its the executives who always stand in the way of a creative artistís dream and aspirations. You donít help draw the truth from my deepest and most inner soul, you donít even do a great job @ selling it. The #1 problem with DEF JAM is pretty simple and obvious, the executives think they are the stars. You arenítÖ. not even close. As a matter of fact, you wish you were, but it didnít work out so you took a desk job. To the consumer, I COME FIRST. Stop trying to deprive them! I have a fan base that dies for my music and a RAP label that doesnít understand RAP. Pretty fucked up situation


This isnít the 90′s though. Beefing with record labels is so 15 years ago. @ this point I just need you all to be very clear where I stand and how I feel about ďmy label.Ē I could go on twitter or hot 97 tomorrow and get 100,000 protesters @ your building but I choose to walk my own path my own way because since day one I have been my own man. I did business with Tommy Mottola and Donnie Einer, two of the most psycho dudes this business ever created. I worked well with them for one major reasonÖÖ. they believed in me. The didnít give a fuck about what any radio station or magazine saidÖ.those dudes had me.


Lost Tapes is a movement and a very important set up piece for my career as it stands. I started this over 5 years ago @ Columbia and nobody knew what it was or what it did but the label put it out as an LP and the fans went crazy for it and I single handlely built a new brand of rap albums. Itís smart and after 5 years itís still a head of the game. This feels great and you not feeling what Iím feeling is disturbing. Donít get in the way of my creativity. We are aligned with the stars here, this is a movement. There is a thing called KARMA that comes to haunt you when you tamper with the aligning stars. WE ARE GIVING THE PEOPLE EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT. Stop throwing dog shit on a MAGICAL moment.


You donít get another Nas recording that doesnít count against my dealÖ.PERIOD! Keep your bullshit $200,000.00 fund. Open the REAL budget. This is a New York pioneers ALBUM, there ainít many of us. I am ready to drop in the 4th quarter. You donít even have shit coming out! Stop being your own worst enemy. Letís get money!


-N.Jones

Inspektah Meth-Tical
10-07-2010, 02:50 AM
Something happen between Nas & DJ? So is he out the label ?

claaa7
10-07-2010, 03:02 AM
^ nah man, read the letter. Def Jam don't wanna count "Lost Tapes II" as an official album therefore he will only get a small budget while Nas want the big dough and official release in the 4th quarter (when the biggest records drop).

Jin10304
10-07-2010, 03:03 AM
Naw he still under contract I believe. Hes just frustrated there not promoting/believing in LSII, plus he still needs to drop his 10th LP with Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Alchemist, DJ Premier & RZA production (Yeah right) in 2011 as well. But in the same interview the article is claiming Kanye wants to full produce it.

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.11765/title.nas-talks-distant-relatives-says-kanye-west-wants-to-produce-next-album

Thats enough media exposure to promote his 10th album, LSII is looking bleek.

Inspektah Meth-Tical
10-07-2010, 03:11 AM
^ nah man, read the letter. Def Jam don't wanna count "Lost Tapes II" as an official album therefore he will only get a small budget while Nas want the big dough and official release in the 4th quarter (when the biggest records drop).

OHHHHH, nice, hopefully this might make him bring the 'Deja Vu' track onto this record. And i emailed Chris Winston the producer and he said 'I will try' lols so yeah hopefulllly...(yn)

LONDON!
10-07-2010, 04:26 AM
nas breaking it down as usual, these fucking corporate suits, don't know shit about shit, they don't know didley about street music and what the customers want, real talk

cap
10-07-2010, 05:11 AM
is this real though?

sickdog
10-07-2010, 06:08 AM
one thing - FUCK GAYASS DEF JAM.

deeznutz1981
10-07-2010, 07:34 AM
^^^ word

def scam is just the worst hip hop record label. nas is correct nobody cares about these executives and quite frankly they just always get in the way. these losers are the reason why potentially classic hip hop albums turn out shitty. just because these fags have all the money doesnt mean they know anything about what the fans want and nas right they all act like they are the stars.

i hope this doesnt fuck up the release date of LT2 cause i'll snap. i think nas SHOULD get people protesting outside def jam just to show them that they dont know shit.

i mean LA reid is practially half a fag. how the fuck does he know what i want as a nas fan? or a fan of music period!

benzo
10-07-2010, 08:39 AM
i have serious doubts that Nas penned this

Frank Sobotka
10-07-2010, 09:18 AM
As a poor teen I can't afford to buy every new album.
So to help me make choices I've set up a few rules, most importantly "Don't buy Def Jam albums"

I suggest people join my boycott.

dad
10-07-2010, 09:23 AM
Def Jam has turned into a bunch of Homos. Nas needs to get the shit out, fuck def jam.

OPTIMUS
10-07-2010, 10:14 AM
i have serious doubts that Nas penned this

i have even more serious doubts like how did it leak? callin these people out and leaking is a bad move for both parties. IT all seems a contrived to me dont doubt a fans feelings on the situation and a email people wish he'd write.

benzo
10-07-2010, 12:21 PM
the tip-off for me is where it says, "Beefing with record labels so 15 years ago" lol

Tecknowledgist
10-07-2010, 01:23 PM
Stop throwing dog shit on a MAGICAL moment.

hahahaha YES!

oldie
10-07-2010, 02:56 PM
Hope this is real cos it's about time someone told Def Jam how fuckin gay they are these days, they've changed from being all for real hip-hop to trying to control an artist and what music they create.
I actually hope Def Jam folds and ceases to exist!!!!

claaa7
10-07-2010, 04:40 PM
^ yep i agree with you, up to about 2000-2001 they were still a good rap label putting out solid releases but after that there's really not many that has got to releasen dope albums with quality control, Ghostface managed to do it with both "Pretty Toney Album" (altho they made him drop the Killah moniker and have more commercial sounding tunes plus didn't clear a whole bunch of samples, there's like 10 songs that didn't make the final cut/was replaced) and "Fishscale" mainly, and of course Jay-Z's "Black Album"/"Blueprint" and Kanye's three first joints but besides that they fucked up alot of albums by trying to tell the artists what to do.

can you believe how they fucked up Method Man's "Tical 0: The Pequel", he had an album almost fully produced by RZA (with tracks like "The Turn", that song feat. RZA and La The Darkman) but they instead made him scrap all those joints and have Puff Daddy executive produce the album... can you believe they took Bizzy Bone off and put Missy Elliot on there? that album was a fucking disgrace to his career no wonder he was on a venegance against the label on "4:21". Nas albums on Def Jam has been good tho but i guess that's mostly because he was tight with Jay-Z when he signed there and recorded "Hip-Hop is Dead" and parts of "Untitled". LL Cool J dropped weak album after weak album and even with his last album, "Exit 13", they didn't give him the proper support despite it being a dope album (that could've been better, i bet he wanted to make more hardcore joints but Def Jam wanted to sell it).

they hardly promote The Roots either altho they seem to have pretty high quality control at least and has released three incredible albums on Def Jam. but isn't Def Jam's flagship artists faggots like Rhianna and Ne-Yo right now? LOL @ KRS-One saying Def Jam single-handledy destroyed hip-hop culture - now that's taking it too far but they definitely ain't doing what they are supposed to as one of the pioneering REAL hip-hop/rap labels. no respect for the legends anymore, smh.

benzo
10-07-2010, 04:54 PM
wu, red, meth and countless others have stated that they feel personally disrespected by those fucks.

Wh0am3ye?
10-07-2010, 05:58 PM
This is indeed real because I heard about it on 105.1. Fuck is wrong with def jam? they need to throw on the lost tapes and give it a spin if this is how they feel about Nas.

Mr. R&B
10-07-2010, 10:03 PM
i mean LA reid is practially half a fag. how the fuck does he know what i want as a nas fan? or a fan of music period!

L.A. Reid is full-on Faggot to the first degree.

Dude has no business running a Hip-Hop label.

He should stick to pimping out shirtless R&B fags, punk bitch.

dad
10-07-2010, 10:18 PM
fuck yeah, LA Reid is a fucking homo.

hl (Lattisaw Tapes)
10-08-2010, 11:40 AM
i have even more serious doubts like how did it leak? callin these people out and leaking is a bad move for both parties. IT all seems a contrived to me dont doubt a fans feelings on the situation and a email people wish he'd write.

Nah homie. Why would Def Jam approve of Nas shitting on them? They have nothing to gain from that.

hl (Lattisaw Tapes)
10-08-2010, 11:43 AM
Nah homie. Why would Def Jam approve of Nas shitting on them? They have nothing to gain from that.

My bad. I misunderstood what you were saying.

Martial-Expert
10-08-2010, 12:31 PM
@claa7 good point bout the roots, a bit weird how much freedom they seem to have on def jam, only thing i can think of is birthday girl on rising down with the guy from fall out boy, but even that was a nice pop tune.

Jin10304
10-08-2010, 12:41 PM
"fuck yeah, LA Reid is a fucking homo."

Naw not fully, he allowed Big Boi to release SLLF, an album many were saying was too experimental because of the beats

Mr. R&B
10-08-2010, 03:47 PM
Outkast is the only thing L.A. Reid had a hand in that went right.

Other than that, he sucks at handling Hip-Hop properly.