Nas released his seventh album Street's Disciple , a sprawling double album,  on November 30, It addressed subject matter both political and personal, including his impending marriage to recording artist Kelis. In , New York-based rapper 50 Cent dissed Nas on his song " Piggy Bank ", which brought his reputation into question in hip-hop circles.
Let's go, Esco! Tentatively called Hip Hop Is Dead On October 12, , Nas announced that his next album would be called Nigger. Both progressive commentators, such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton , and the conservative-aligned news channel Fox News were outraged; Jackson called on entertainers to stop using the epithet after comedian Michael Richards used it onstage in late On May 19, , Nas decided to forgo an album title.
All you old niggas' time is up. We heard your voice, we saw your marching, we heard your sermons. We don't want to hear that shit no more. It's a new day. It's a new voice. I'm here now. We don't need Jesse; I'm here. I got this. We the voice now. It's no more Jesse. You ain't helping nobody in the 'hood and that's the bottom line. It's important to me that this album gets to the fans. It's been a long time coming. I want my fans to know that creatively and lyrically, they can expect the same content and the same messages.
The people will always know what the real title of this album is and what to call it. The album was ultimately released on July 15, , untitled.
It featured production from Polow da Don , stic. Myers,  " Hero ", the album's lead single released on June 23, , reached No. Dre —simultaneously the same day. Dre's studio album Detox.
On September 6, , Nas performed at a free concert for the Virginia Tech student body and faculty, following the school shooting there.
During his Talking Points Memo segment for August 15, , an argument erupted in which O'Reilly claimed that it was not only Nas's lyrical content that made him inappropriate for the event, citing the gun conviction on Nas's criminal record. He's got a weapons conviction, sir! On his sheet! This is a school that had a mass murderer with a shotgun gunning down people—this guy has got a conviction for weapons, and you say he's appropriate? Come on! About two weeks later, Nas was interviewed by Shaheem Reid of MTV News, where he criticised O'Reilly, calling him uncivilized and willing to go to extremes for publicity.
He doesn't understand the younger generation. He deals with the past. The people he represents are Republican, older, a generation that has nothing to do with the reality of what's happening now with my generation. He's not really on my radar. People like him are supposed to be taught and people like me are supposed to let niggas like him know. I don't take him serious. His shit is all about getting facts twisted or whatever. I wouldn't honor anything Bill O'Reilly has to say.
It just shows you what bloodsuckers like him do: They abuse something like the Virginia Tech tragedy for show ratings. You can't talk to a person like that.
At the Grammy Awards , Nas confirmed he was collaborating on an album with reggae singer Damian Marley which was expected to be released in late Nas said of the collaboration in an interview "I was a big fan of his father and of course all the children, all the offspring, and Damian, I kind of looked at Damian as a rap guy. His stuff is not really singing, or if he does, it comes off more hard, like on some street shit.
I always liked how reggae and hip-hop have always been intertwined and always kind of pushed each other, I always liked the connection. I'd worked with people before from the reggae world but when I worked with Damian, the whole workout was perfect". After announcing a possible release in ,  a follow-up compilation to The Lost Tapes was delayed indefinitely due to issues between him and Def Jam.
D, and released on July 13, Nas called the album a "magic moment" in his rap career. We'd talked about it and we had a good idea to call it Nas. That was actually going to be a mixtape at one point. But we decided that we should make it an album. In January , Nas announced he had begun working on his twelfth studio album, which would be his final album for Def Jam.
On April 16, , on the twentieth anniversary of Illmatic ,  the documentary Nas: Time Is Illmatic was premiered which recounted circumstances leading up to Nas's debut album. They released the track "I Am Somebody" in May Nas was announced as one of the executive producers of the Netflix original series, The Get Down , prior to its release in August He narrated the series and rapped as adult Ezekiel of He also appeared on DJ Khaled 's album Major Key , on a track simply titled "Nas Album Done", suggesting an upcoming album was not only completed, but also was imminent.
In June , Nas appeared in the award-winning documentary The American Epic Sessions directed by Bernard MacMahon , where he recorded live direct-to-disc on the restored first electrical sound recording system from the s. In April , Kanye West announced on Twitter that Nas's twelfth studio album will be released on June 15, also serving as executive producer for the album.
Following the release of Nasir , Nas confirmed he would return to completing a previous album, including production from Swizz Beatz and RZA. It's a sequel to the release, The Lost Tapes. In August , Nas announced that he would be releasing his 13th album the same month. On August 13, he revealed the album's title, King's Disease.
The album, executive-produced by Hit-Boy , was preceded by the lead single, "Ultra Black", a song detailing perseverance and pride "despite the system". Nas has been praised for his ability to create a "devastating match between lyrics and production" by journalist Peter Shapiro , as well as creating a "potent evocation of life on the street", and he has even been compared to Rakim for his lyrical technique.
Nas created a style of rapping that was more conversational than ever before". OC of D. Initially friends, Nas and Jay Z had met a number of times in the s with no animosity between the two.
Jay Z requested that Nas appear on his album Reasonable Doubt on the track " Bring it On "; however, Nas never showed up to the studio and was not included on the album. The two traded subliminal responses for the next couple of years, until the beef was escalated further in after Jay Z publicly addressed Nas at the Summer Jam , performing what would go on to be known as Takeover , ending the performance by saying "ask Nas, he don't want it with Hov".
After Jay Z eventually released the song on his album The Blueprint , Nas responded with the song Ether , from his album Stillmatic , with both fans and critics saying that the song had effectively saved Nas's career and marked his return to prominence, and almost unanimously agreeing Nas had won their feud. In the song, Jay Z makes reference to Nas's girlfriend and daughter, going into graphic detail about having an affair with his girlfriend.
The feud was officially brought to an end in , when Jay Z and Nas performed on stage together in a surprise concert also featuring P Diddy , Kanye West and Beanie Sigel. After Nas was removed from the Summer Jam lineup due to allegedly planning to perform the song Ether while a mock lynching of a Jay Z doll took place behind him, Cam'ron was announced as a last minute replacement and headlined the show instead.
Nas appeared on Power Nas did not respond directly but appeared on the radio days later, calling Cam'ron a "dummy" for supposedly being used by Hot 97 to generate ratings. Cam'ron and the rest of The Diplomats , specifically Jim Jones continued to attack Nas throughout , on numerous mixtapes , albums and radio freestyles, however, the feud between the two slowly died down and they eventually reconciled in After 2Pac interpreted lines directed to the Notorious B.
Nas himself later admitted he was brought to tears when he heard the diss because he idolized 2Pac. After Nas blamed Southern hip hop as the cause of the perceived artistic decline of the genre on his single " Hip Hop Is Dead ", from the album of the same name , his then- Def Jam labelmate Young Jeezy took offense by claiming that Nas had "no street credibility" and vowing his album The Inspiration would outsell Hip Hop is Dead , which were released one week apart from each other in December After failing to do so,  Jeezy took back his disses towards Nas, and the two later collaborated on the hit single " My President ".
On April 10, , Nas invested an undisclosed six-figure sum into Mass Appeal Magazine , where he went on to serve as the publication's associate publisher, joined by creative firm Decon and White Owl Capital Partners. In September , he invested in a technology startup company, a job search appmaker called Proven. Nas has a partnership with Hennessy and has been working with their "Wild Rabbit" campaign. In May , Nas partnered with job placement startup Koru to fund a scholarship for 10 college graduates to go through Koru's training program.
Nas also will be joining the startup as a guest coach. He has continued to invest heavily in technology startups including Dropbox , Lyft , and Robinhood. Nas is a spokesperson and mentor for P'Tones Records, a non-profit after school music program with the mission "to create constructive opportunities for urban youth through no-cost music programs.
He is a cousin of American actress Yara Shahidi. Now and Later Splash Love in the Studio feat. Shay Banks Trade It All feat. AP Shots in the Air feat. Keep It On The Low feat. New project from Highland Money Ent. So, for being the best thing to happen to me in , and for inspiring this introspection, Charley West had the West Year Ever. CBS — This is like one of those movies where a whole bunch of seemingly unrelated plotlines converge and turn out to be related to one another in the giant, overarching story.
Well, Dushku has shed a bit more light on the whole quagmire in a post for The Boston Globe. By no means does it make what he did right, but it does shed a bit more light on the context here. Plus, to make things even MORE complicated, it was revealed that part of his original separation agreement was that CBS must pay his legal fees. Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta, I guess. The show had been renewed for a second season, but that decision was reversed this week.
You see, Akil is being sued by a woman who alleges he abused her during an extended extramarital affair. She told the actress that it would be a closed set, but then proceeded to turn on the monitors during the scene.
You see, there are also reports that she segregated the writing staff, placing Black and White writers in different rooms. I was reading the comments section on Deadline , and someone pointed out how Spurlock ruined his whole life for nothing. That, despite telling on himself and his past behaviors, nobody ever came for him.
No women popped up to corroborate the story. I just found that to be such an interesting perspective. There are so many accusations, which are enough to ruin a career, but rarely any follow-up. For example, have we forgiven Ryan Seacrest? Shit, I remember how he was shunned on the red carpet for The Golden Globes because of those accusations from his former stylist.
So, I guess all is forgiven? Still, did that investigation close? Was the chick proven to be a liar? I say that because for every Ryan Seacrest, who has the clout and money to bounce back, there are about other dudes without those resources.
So, the HellHeads Is that a thing? So, I really wish we were getting MIB23 instead of this, but here we are. Expect to hear reports of a ton of reshoots before this thing comes out. Um, probably because everyone and their mom has already figured out that Liam Neeson is the villain.
No, they did a really shitty job of keeping that a secret, so I totally expect them to rewrite it so that Emma Thompson turns out to be the mole instead.
That said, this looks really good. So, not really a trailer, but I still had to post it. I mean, it only took him 28 years! Between his family drama, the Michael Jackson shit, and all the drugs, it just seemed like such wasted talent. Even if it was just for a paycheck. So, in a fitting end to , nothing had the West Week Ever this week. I tried, but nothing really stood out. If there is a post next week. In all the rigamarole of life, I forgot to celebrate the 6th anniversary of this little column.
Some weeks were harder than others. And that worked. To a point. Now, it feels like blogs are truly dying. I mean, Google basically put the bullet in their head when they retired Google Reader. No, folks now like their entertainment to come via podcasts and YouTube. So, where does that leave blogs? Better yet, where does that leave me?
Anyway, lots to think about. If not, see ya in ! Yeah, I know you all love him, but I never have. According to reports, three women have come forward with allegations. She said she passed out, and came to only to find him performing oral sex on her.
When he noticed she was awake, he penetrated her, and she passed out again. She actually came forward with this in , but her story is only now getting attention. The experience was so damaging to Amet that it resulted in her dropping out of school. Meanwhile, Katelyn Allers, a professor of physics and astronomy at Bucknell University, reports that Tyson grabbed her at a social function, insisting she show him the tattoo of the solar system that she had on her arm , to see if she had included Pluto.
He invited her over to his place for wine, and she only felt compelled to go because he was her employer. Anyway, Tyson, of course, denies all of this on a Facebook blog post. He claims that he briefly dated Amet in the 80s, but that they were never serious. Amet, however, says they never dated, and were merely friends. OK, Neil. Everything was fine for, like, a day. Then it was reported that Hart was quietly deleting homophobic tweets from his Twitter account.
Refusing to apologize, he decided to step down from the hosting job. First off, those same folks would just say the apology was under duress, and not genuine. Plus, in a lot of ways, he was doing the Oscars a favor. Now, yes, the song was written during a different time, and is often misinterpreted. In these situations, I tend to hear more from the people outraged that people might find something offensive than I do from the people who supposedly find it offensive.
I know change is hard. I HATE change. Trailer Park Captain Marvel. Did Zack Snyder work on this movie? I look forward to him losing his eye, which I assume will usher in the era of him becoming a cool muthafucka.
Folks were clamoring for this trailer this week more than the maggots were waiting for HW. Too soon? These are just initial thoughts. First, allow me to rant. Every time there is a celebrity death, the internet instantly becomes filled with tribute art to the person. Sure, the artists typically mean well, but a lot of it is very, very bad — sometimes just in poor taste. Stan Lee died a couple weeks back, and what did we end up seeing?
Stan Lee at the pearly gates, Stan Lee being hugged by his creations, Stan Lee with his creations surrounding his hospital bed, Stan Lee with the MCU stars photoshopped into his funeral. You get the picture. The one that really got me, though, is the one above: Stan and his dearly departed wife, Joanie, reunited in space, wearing spacesuits.
This comes off as some kind of secular desire to have an afterlife, but still trying to apply Earth logic to things. Why are they in space? Why are they in spacesuits? Bottom line, I thought this was stupid. This was just stupid. And the floodgates opened! Let me give you some backstory about this group.
So, I had to reply:. A few days later, a few of the same folks were laughing about that missionary who got killed by the tribe. You know the one. Oh, hell the fuck no! It took everything in my power not to run back into that group and tear it apart like Jesus in the temple.
So, I subtweeted with my own status. Sometimes a beloved artist will do some, and maybe sell it and give the money to charity. Nice use of the moment. Artemis Fowl. This was just meh. The Lion King. OK, but WHY? I feel like those people who get upset when their favorite old property is rebooted. Once Upon A Deadpool. A PG cut of Deadpool 2? And I kinda like Nickelback more than the Beatles….
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