With all the hype surrounding possibly the most controversial album title in Hip Hop since Ice-T’s ‘Cop Killa’, Nasir Jones has U-Turned on naming his upcoming album ‘Nigger’ and instead settled for a much more sober decision by naming it ‘Nas’. Isn’t that his name I hear you ask? Something that artists do on their 1st album? Yes. Yes it is.
It’s not as though the label had a problem with the shocking title, as Island Def Jam Music Chair, L.A. Reid, even went so far as to say “Anything Nas wants to do, I completely stand beside him.” However, like Ghostface took the Killah 0ff his name in order to be sold in Wal-Mart and the like, Nas has renamed his album for commercial reasons.
Civil rights advocate Rev. Al Sharpton believes the title change is a victory in the fight against record label indecency.
“This proves that record companies and distributors realize that the community will not allow companies to profit from denigrating us and polluting the minds of our youth,” Sharpton said via press statement
“Everybody is trying to stop the title,” Nas stated. “Record stores are gonna have a problem in this day and time selling a record with that title. Who knows what’s gonna turn out and be on that title? Who knows what that title will be?”
For those of you who have been logging on to BlatantlyBlunt for a little while now you’ll remember my previous feature on this album.
As a preview to the new album this is the latest Nas material to be leaked on to the net: