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MR HIP HOP HEAD
07-12-2008, 05:35 PM
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Nas is the rapper who said "Hip Hop Is Dead" a couple years back, but according to him, someone has saved it.

In a recent interview with Complex, the Queensbridge rapper said he thinks Kanye West has saved the genre.

"I think Kanye West saved rap. I think Lil Wayne is showing there is a future for all kinds of artists to continue doing this. You know, I love it," Nas said.

So if the genre is no longer dead, who still gets Nas excited when he hears them? Kanye, Outkast, and Eminem.

He later touched on the issue with his the controversial title he chose for his upcoming album -- which was later changed from N***** to Untitled -- and said if had had it to do over, he wouldn't.

"I think the Hip Hop Is Dead and the N***** album, they were for that time. People may think it's a controversial title, but it's really what I'm feeling," he told the mag. "I'm not going to make the title less controversial because it's going to offend people."

The interview took place during a Kanye-esque photo-shoot for the magazine, and while it's not usually Nas' style, he had fun with it.

"That's not how I dress, but for a magazine spread, it's out there to be fun," explained Nas. "I always do what I do, so I just wanted to change it up a little bit. Get people talking s***, so it's cool."

Nas' upcoming Untitled album hits stores July 15.

http://www.streethop.com/rapnews/133055-nas-i-think-kanye-west-saved-rap.html

Agree or disagree. Did Kanye saved Hip-Hop?

TSA
07-13-2008, 11:49 AM
I think Nas saved a hoe

Max Munch
07-13-2008, 12:04 PM
^LOL.

For real though, this guy released HHID AFTER Kanye had already released a couple albums.... and in my opinion, Kanye's albums have been getting worse (at least his latest one). How's he gonna fall back all of a sudden to 3 years before HHID and now say that Kanye might have saved Hip Hop.

NO INDIVIDUAL CAN MAKE OR BREAK AN ENTIRE GENRE... BOTTOM LINE.

CharlesJones
07-17-2008, 04:52 PM
Nas is retarded for saying Kanye saved rap. Kanye can't even rap LOL. Nas is only liking Kanye, Outkast, Eminem at the moment? Hahahahahaha.

bad boy T
07-21-2008, 08:48 AM
Some of kanye West's tracks get be deep and meaningful

Fero Blaque
08-05-2008, 11:58 AM
'Nas' really says some shit as of late, I've always labeled the man a fraude and he Is.

SikoCeLL
08-05-2008, 02:56 PM
To be fair.. Kanye hasn't released one bad album yet. All 3 of his albums are pretty dope.

-The A to the Z-
08-06-2008, 08:24 PM
I agree.

Kanye is one of the top 6 producers ever.





Damn right.

Main Street
08-08-2008, 03:35 PM
we as fans are the one saving Hip-Hop by bying "real hip-hop albums" and attending shows and things of that nature but i will say Kanye is one of the only mainstreem artists that i listen 2

netscape check two
08-08-2008, 03:51 PM
Kayne's voice is irritating like a whiny girlfriend.

KLIION JENSEN
08-08-2008, 08:19 PM
To be fair.. Kanye hasn't released one bad album yet. All 3 of his albums are pretty dope.

in your opinion, my opinion is that if we took the best songs from all his album we would'nt even get a full length album out of it

I agree.

Kanye is one of the top 6 producers ever.

Damn right.

again, in your opinion, my opinion is he aint, he can be good at times, but his cockyness is also his gayness, but again its all opinion

we as fans are the one saving Hip-Hop by bying "real hip-hop albums" and attending shows and things of that nature but i will say Kanye is one of the only mainstreem artists that i listen 2

i just said near enough the same thing in another thread

Kayne's voice is irritating like a whiny girlfriend.

the cockyness & gayness in his voice makes me want to beat him up and do an American History X bite the kerb move on him

Nas is retarded for saying Kanye saved rap. Kanye can't even rap LOL. Nas is only liking Kanye, Outkast, Eminem at the moment? Hahahahahaha.

of course he can rap, anyone can rap, i mean fuckin hell we got Weezy & Souljah Boy, it's a case of whether or not he can rap good.


personally i think Kanye is overrated and Nas is losing his marbles, conciousness is good, but i just think he's being over concious, like its what hip hop needs, and it is what it needs, but he sounds like he's doing it for the sake of doing it & cos he knows it'll cause a stir, you want concious rap ?? bring Public Enemy, Krs One & Rakim back to the forefront.

staliondan23
08-09-2008, 12:30 AM
I think when Nas says Kanye saved hip hop hes talking more so about his production...I really do believe Kanye is the Premo of this generation.. And im not just talking about his own albums but the work he's done for other artists.

Say what you wanna say about his rapping...but I don't understand how someone can not give him credit for some of ridiculous beats he's made over the years...and he just keeps taking his production to new levels..There's no doubt in my mind he will go down as a top 5 producer of all-time

oDoUoSoKo
08-09-2008, 12:42 AM
apparently having someone write ur rhymes is Jesusesque.

ZigZag
08-09-2008, 01:04 PM
im smellin a lot of hate in here.

KANYE>>>>NAS

2Bladez
08-09-2008, 01:56 PM
agree with nas...

Edgar Erebus
08-09-2008, 02:01 PM
Although I co-sign Nas wholly in that article...


KANYE>>>>NAS

... tell me how the fuck did you come to this?

Marlo Stanfield
08-09-2008, 02:09 PM
im smellin a lot of hate in here.

KANYE>>>>NAS

wow, youre quite ridiculous

Rame
08-09-2008, 07:00 PM
He might have gotten a lot of people back into ''normal'' hiphop.

I'd like to know what Nas really means with this, in what way did he save it?

Ghost In The 'Lac
08-09-2008, 07:47 PM
He might have gotten a lot of people back into ''normal'' hiphop.

I'd like to know what Nas really means with this, in what way did he save it?


He means what he says, and hes right.

Kanye is one of the only relevent producers out there now that still makes beats FROM SAMPLES, the NORMAL way. He digs.

Even Jus Blaze aint even sampling no more, and hes wack now, have you heard Just's song on LAX? Its wack compared to his Dipset stuff etc, not even he is sampling now.

Not even RZA samples no more.


Dre doesnt even sample no more.

-The A to the Z-
08-10-2008, 03:15 PM
^^

But there's nothing wrong with not sampling?

I prefer a producer to use less sampling, do more REAL work for themselves, it's more akin to a musician's work.

Ghost In The 'Lac
08-10-2008, 04:51 PM
^whos gives a fuck about being a real musician as you would call it. I want the best hip hop.

and the best hip hop comes from sampling.

case closed.

-The A to the Z-
08-10-2008, 04:58 PM
Open the case back up, open your mind, and appreciate producers for extending themselves with doing more work for their music, warranting their merits more.

zooruka
09-17-2008, 02:29 AM
Nas is retarded for saying Kanye saved rap. Kanye can't even rap LOL. Nas is only liking Kanye, Outkast, Eminem at the moment? Hahahahahaha.


cosign lol