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WuTangWarrior
05-19-2006, 03:09 PM
Nas: “Hip-Hop is Dead”

Friday, May 19, 2006
By: John Kennedy

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The music culture of hip-hop has flatlined, according to the title of Nas’ upcoming album.

Billboard.com reported that Nas’ forthcoming solo album is titled “Hip-Hop Is Dead” and will be released in late September of this year.

Nas made the announcement of his album’s scheduled release last night at New York's Radio City Music Hall while performing on the first leg of labelmates the Roots’ two-night stand.

“I'm working hard for y’all. I got an album coming out in September,” Nas stated, finishing off his roughly 15-minute set.

The title “Hip-Hop Is Dead” comes after an even more controversial title that Nas revealed to the Daily News. He told the New York newspaper that the album would be called “N-gga.”

“"That's the name right now," he told the Daily News in February, before spelling the race-y epithet.

“Hip-Hop Is Dead” will be the Nas’ first release on Def Jam records. It is one of two albums to be jointly marketed by Def Jam and Columbia, Nas’ previous label.

The album will reportedly feature production by heavyweight producers Just Blaze and Kanye West and presents the possibility of the long-awaited collaboration with Def Jam president Jay-Z.

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What do yall think of this???? The fact that its his album name is kinda wierd but i guess he's gonna go back to the 90's Nas style that he had... a collab wit Jay-Z should be interestin too.

CherChezLaMarauder
05-19-2006, 03:27 PM
He oughta resurrect it then with some of that crack

ShaDynasty
05-19-2006, 03:30 PM
at least its a better title than 'Nasdaq Dow Jones'
that qoulda been the corniest title ever

imyopusha
05-19-2006, 03:43 PM
I really hope he goes back to some 90's style hip-hop. There is too much shit rap that people think is good. I LOVE the title of his upcoming album, at least Nas isn't afraid to admit it.

crass
05-19-2006, 03:47 PM
at least its a better title than 'Nasdaq Dow Jones'
that qoulda been the corniest title ever


yeah, i fucking HATE hip-hop puns.

most rappers don't really choose good titles for their albums. most of them are pretty lame, the only Nas album that has a good title in my opinion is Illmatic.

4-Bar Killer
05-19-2006, 03:51 PM
As long as AZ's on there, It'll be aight.. Nah, just joking, definitely a better title than the old one, and as y'all already said I hope he'll go baack.. And a AZ collab should be on it. He wasn't on God's Son, he wasnt on Street's Disciple, so he gotta be on the new one!!

Dirty Knowledge
05-19-2006, 03:56 PM
Yuh.. I agree with AZ being on the album.. NaS do a album with AZ on it = classic.. NaS without AZ = Gods Son and Street's Disciple.. "Nasdaq Dow Jones" is a corny name too but I get what he tryna do by it. But NaS still went soft.. he'll have to impress me a lot with this joint as if he were restarting his career. And he basically is with Jaz-O.. I mean Jay-Z.

Chief 'Broom
05-19-2006, 04:06 PM
I love the title.

White_Mouse
05-19-2006, 04:29 PM
Hip-Hop IS dead!!!!

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
05-19-2006, 04:32 PM
nas and ghost are thinking the same way

abasi
05-19-2006, 04:48 PM
thats the perfect title

Luther Large
05-19-2006, 04:52 PM
he shouldnt work with kanye

he needs to get with sum pete rock and dj premier wich probly aint hard for a rapper like nas to get production from

ShaDynasty
05-19-2006, 05:04 PM
i thought premo was doing the whole album?
there was an article in scratch about it!

benzo
05-19-2006, 05:09 PM
^shoulda known it was too good to be true. fuck.

WuTangWarrior
05-19-2006, 05:17 PM
Ghost and Nas need to do a collab, that would be AMAZING

Chief 'Broom
05-19-2006, 05:23 PM
^shoulda known it was too good to be true. fuck.that was originally supposed to be for his last album, not now

i look forward to hearing Nas over some soulful shit finally, i'm sure he'll kill it - they'll come through for him

Claustrofobic
05-19-2006, 05:30 PM
i thought premo was doing the whole album?
there was an article in scratch about it!

I think thats a whole other project right there.....youknow like Ghost's album Fishcale and that shit with Doom, Swift & Changeable, Nas doin that with Premo me thinks

nychibahawk
05-19-2006, 05:40 PM
unimpressed... he wanted to name his album "nigger" or "nigga" right now sounds like he jus tryna be controversial and important

he needs to get his own hip hop straight for this album.. and why the fuck would he work with that nerd will.i.am? stupid.. he needs to rep queensbridge not hollywood

brown_dogg
05-19-2006, 07:07 PM
Nas should get production from the Illmatic producers. They fit his style nicely.

Chief 'Broom
05-19-2006, 07:32 PM
well we didn't get a whole lot of info on it yet

Ghost In The 'Lac
05-19-2006, 07:43 PM
bitin of de la soul is dead

only jokin good title

Chief 'Broom
05-19-2006, 07:53 PM
my bad, didn't know you all heard the album already

i'll holler at you in Septemeber

ShaDynasty
05-19-2006, 08:02 PM
Nas should get production from the Illmatic producers. They fit his style nicely.
of course
but id add on Havoc and Alchemist
he works well with those guys too

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
05-19-2006, 08:41 PM
bitin of de la soul is dead

no because hip hop is dead has a completely different meaning

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
05-19-2006, 08:43 PM
unimpressed... he wanted to name his album "nigger" or "nigga" right now sounds like he jus tryna be controversial and important

he needs to get his own hip hop straight for this album.. and why the fuck would he work with that nerd will.i.am? stupid.. he needs to rep queensbridge not hollywood

he is working with that sell out cunt?!?!?!?

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man am i pissed now

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
05-19-2006, 09:07 PM
ya'll overreact way too fuckin much

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
05-19-2006, 09:08 PM
lmao yea

but that guy is a wank shaft

THE W
05-19-2006, 09:13 PM
i see nothing wrong with a beat from kanye. a verse is a different story.

ØDESSA
05-19-2006, 09:21 PM
wadeDyNaMiTe IS DEAD 2.

JackTrippa718JR
05-23-2006, 10:09 AM
Hip hop isn't even dead...to me that's an ignorant statement. It's all opinion! If you ask me there is still plenty of real hip hop and hip hop artist out there.

urban_angel
05-23-2006, 10:36 AM
nas and ghost are thinking the same way

feel u..mmmmmmmmmmm it'll be interestin to see how he fares on def jam

WUHEADSINCE93
05-23-2006, 01:05 PM
Good news from the illmatic one, but I really hope he have better production on this Album. Kanye is good just hide the mic from him. Premo sould hook up with NaS also AZ.

urban_angel
05-23-2006, 01:21 PM
co-sign ^ ^ I don't much like kanye on the mic.......he shud stick to beats imo

tical2000
05-23-2006, 04:55 PM
I like the album title, its cool......and true

cap
05-23-2006, 04:58 PM
am i the only one that doesnt like this title??
dont think its gonna be the real title though.
im still thinking "nasdaq dow jones" is the real one.

WuTangWarrior
05-23-2006, 05:11 PM
no, this title seems just right man, it needs to be done

oldie
05-23-2006, 06:05 PM
nice title but somehow i cant see it been better than S.D and i thought that was a weak album!

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
05-23-2006, 06:50 PM
how the hell are you gonna say that and you haven't heard anything from it? think before u say anything jesus

snapple
05-23-2006, 07:22 PM
i don't give a fuck what he calls the album, i'll be picking it up....a collab with hova and rakim is enough reason for everyone to buy it the day it dropps

THE W
05-23-2006, 10:57 PM
speaking on the title. can you say "publicity stunt"?

ShaolinDarts
05-24-2006, 08:11 AM
This name is stupid, the one he had planned before that was stupid and so was Nasdaq Jones. Maybe 'Hip Hop is dead cuz talented rappers like me haven't made a good album in years' would be more appropriate' would be a more reflective title.

Jeremy94
05-24-2006, 08:20 AM
This title is wack

cap
05-24-2006, 11:52 AM
This name is stupid, the one he had planned before that was stupid and so was Nasdaq Jones. Maybe 'Hip Hop is dead cuz talented rappers like me haven't made a good album in years' would be more appropriate' would be a more reflective title.

haha good point!
although i was only (somewhat) dissapointed with street's disciple.
the rest of his last albums were dope!!

Tangaz
05-24-2006, 12:30 PM
Yeah, that title's fucked. But I guess it's served its purpose; we're all talkin' about it.

ironwizard
05-24-2006, 12:48 PM
I find it a bit ironic to entitle an album "Hiphop is Dead" and then work with Kanye on it. Oh well, let's at least hope Kanye won't have a guest appearance on the mic. And that he for once can bring something hardcore to the table.

oldie
05-24-2006, 05:52 PM
how the hell are you gonna say that and you haven't heard anything from it? think before u say anything jesus

talkin to me? did i say i have or hvanet heard anything ftom hid new album, no. ijus said S.D is weak.

Greek Gheynician Anal Tradition
05-24-2006, 05:59 PM
Hip Hop is dead.I can't wait for the cd.

imyopusha
05-25-2006, 02:29 AM
Hip hop isn't even dead...to me that's an ignorant statement. It's all opinion! If you ask me there is still plenty of real hip hop and hip hop artist out there.
There is indeed a lot of great MC's putting amazing albums out right now, but what society, and mostly the youth of today perceives as hip-hop is utterly pathetic. Grillz, chains, candy paint, and 24's is not hip-hop, thats rich people rapping about how much money they can spend on useless things that we dont have. If this is what people think is hip-hop, then yeah, it's pathetic as shit.

Bone Collecta
05-25-2006, 02:44 AM
Hip Hop is not dead. nas is being a fool but im still gonna buy it

Bone Collecta
05-25-2006, 02:50 AM
I find it a bit ironic to entitle an album "Hiphop is Dead" and then work with Kanye on it. Oh well, let's at least hope Kanye won't have a guest appearance on the mic. And that he for once can bring something hardcore to the table.

Kanye is just as much hip hop as anyone else

Longbongcilvaringz
05-25-2006, 02:54 AM
i live in hope that premo is producing the whole thing.

imyopusha
05-25-2006, 03:27 AM
Kanye is just as much hip hop as anyone else
Kanye is full of shit, he thinks people owe him something. He has made a tiny dent in the commercialized world of hip-hop. He has done nothing yet.

ironwizard
05-25-2006, 04:46 AM
Kanye is just as much hip hop as anyone else

He's still wack nonetheless.