Escobar season returns yet again

You guys like Nas, right? I was a big fan back in the days of Illmatic and It Was Written, but I tuned out when things started getting all teh ghey. That Firm album, which I’ve yet to hear, was probably a sign, but the two albums he released in 1999 both contain some of the more breathtakingly gay moments in recent hip-hop history. No homo.

[In fact, even It Was Written had moments that pushed the proverbial envelope. Sting samples. Pink suits. The two jigs from Jodeci. I'm just sayin'.]

He was able to bring things back, to a certain degree, on Stillmatic and God’s Son, but the abortion that is Street’s Disciple about killed whatever momentum he was able to build up. If it wasn’t for him finally finding it in himself to forgive Jay-Z for dropping a load in his car, who knows where he’d be right now?

Fortunately, him and Jay-Z were able to patch things up and the little homie has got an album coming out this fall on the once-revered Def Jam label. Not that this is saying a whole lot, but Hip-Hop Is Dead is easily the year’s most anticipated rap album. Nevermind any more new G-Unit garbage.

Of course I had my concerns back when I heard Nas was signing with the house that Oran “Juice” Jones built. The inevitable Jay-Z and Nas collabo will generate a certain degree of interest, but will it be enough to cover the $3 million advance they’re paying him? This is, after all, the guy that thought “American Way” was a good idea.

Come to find out, ol’ camel face is hedging his bets.

To wit (from the new Rolling Stone):

“For his eighth studio album, Queensbridge MC Nas is taking it to the clubs. “I want it to be bangin’,” he says. “And if you want it bangin’, you call the dudes with the bangers.” In this case, the dudes are Timbaland, Pharrell, Scott Storch, Dr. Dre and hip hop’s newest “it” producer, Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. “This one is gonna broaden my audience back up to where it needs to be,” says Nas.

That’s right, bitches: Escobar season has returned!

I should’ve known back when I heard he was signing to Def Jam that this would only mean bad news in the long run. Whoever it is that’s really running that label while Jay is off touring the UK and dropping it off in Rihanna wasn’t about to allow him to drop another Street’s Disciple.

Not for $3 million.

To be sure, having the likes of Scott Storch and Will.i.am produce your album doesn’t necessarily guarantee that it’ll turn out a monumental shit sandwiches. TI and Busta Rhymes both had a lot of big names on their albums and they were both listenable.

Still, it would’ve been nice to see a few names like Large Professor, Salaam Remi, and even the washed-up DJ Premier on that list.

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    I’m with you. Nas saying he’s going Pop doesn’t sound promising to me …

  • Phat Matt

    first

  • Phat Matt

    maybe not

  • http://www.myspace.com/lupefiasco 2chéLupe

    …..Im still waitin for his very own Motown
    —-
    LFFL-08/08/2006

  • I Fux

    whatever NaS is like 30 and has been making albums for like 15 years he is like the proverbial NBA’R that went pro straight out of high school he has Two good albums left in him before he should hang the Mic up, then he could make Belly 2 and tattoo more Pics of Ms Bossy herself on his back, plus the hipsters love NaS that always counts for something doesnt it?

  • http://www.myspace.com/lupefiasco 2chéLupe

    Wow..it’s been a whole week, and there has still been no mention of the down south summer jam. It involved 80% of 2006′s heaviest unitpushers….plus a Jay-Z & Beyonce apperance.
    ….Somebody’s slippin

  • http://www.myspace.com/kracktheking KR

    Is doing a song with Jodeci gay? I coulda swore Pac had a few songs with K-Ci and JoJo…

    You are an idiot at best.

  • d.GUTTA

    ^^^^You are an idiot at best. lol!

  • D Money

    That Where Yall At joint is far from pop,beat produced by Salaam Remi,lyrics hard as the fuck(no homo,homes).Yeah,with such an advance,it will be no concrete,headphone Illmatic shit either.I would say look out for some crazy narratives,koons gettin ethered,and a Kelis collabo(bonnie and Clyde joint),and don’t forget the jigga collabo.Fuck what the Rolling Stone wrote about his album to be.But I got paper on it,that Hip Hop is Dead will be a landmark(if not a classic)album.

  • http://www.myspace.com/theanticorp RoxStar

    people use the term “classic album” REAL loosely nowadays! to my knowledge, when niggas were making real “classic albums” (Paid In Full, Illmatic, The Chronic, etc) , they were just trying to make THE BEST music they could, not sitting there crossing their fingers- hoping for a classic… or telling every media outlet, “it’s a classic”… the people r the judges of whether ur music stands the test of time as a classic, not dickhead rappers/producers/media types… think about it!

  • Gutta

    after the awful streets disciple album nas has to do somethin,anything to get his status back the bad thing is he might never be able to get it back. the thing is he looks like hovs son being signed to the label and hov being president..so the man that disrespected you and your family is now your boss and frankly has your career in his hands albeit,dmx,redman,method man,juelz santana and formerly cam’ron…you cant really blame him because we cant expect every rapper to have the business sense jayz has but damn nas you been in the game longer than jay and now hes your boss? in an industry where image is everything it only makes sense in one way….hes desperate, which is the reason why now all of a sudden he wants to work with dre,timbo,scott storch and whoever is considered a good producer. hes at a point where he cant keep it real,he gotta make money….so get ready for that nas and nelly collabo or nas ft. usher or somethin,sorry backpackers

  • http://www.byroncrawford.com Rey

    God’s Son > STILLmatic

    STILLmatic > Street’s Disciple.

    That being said, I really hope Nas doesn’t try and do all that jiggy White Folk rap. He’s too proud to do that 106 & TRL 16 year old shit rap, but he fell into the trap that was Jiggy White Folk rap for I am & Nastradamus, and that’s when he fell the hell off.

    I think Mr. Jones should kick that introspective “fuck did he just say?” rap and leave the BS rap to Curtis Jackson.

    The only producer that I can stand on that list is Dre, but if Scotty can give Nas a beat he would’ve ghost-produced for Dre, he’ll get a pass.

    Either way, I still have love for God’s Son (the album & the rapper), so I’ll be *ahem* “copping” it once it comes out.

    PS- Nas > everybody but Hov, Em, Pac, BIG, & Rakim.

  • http://www.byroncrawford.com Rey

    If Nas works with Usher I’ll be so pissed…

  • Lee

    YO so what the fuck is going to happen with the dj Premeir Produced clabo with nas is it just going to go in the vaults never to be seen again or is it just going to be a side project that will suck. Nas is never going to do another Illmatic He will only do middle of the road songs that will only appeal to Hip Hop fans that don’t listin for his lryics only for his Beats. Guess thats why Neptunes and timbaland and will I am r doing his beats so that means no DJ Premo or Dr Dre since dre will only save his beats for the DETOX album that will only come out when ever the fuck that will be. It will be a cross over cd at best all reaching for TRL Lover club Music at it’s worst Nas is better when he speaks from the hart. Point blank Nas is selling out once againg just to get a platnum Plaque. Dave Chepelle Has to do a when selling out goes wrong. Fat Joe eat your hart out Nas beat you.

  • ok

    lol, you my frien is very weird yet amusing to read..though i disagree with everything you said(negative)

    thumbs up on keeping this page alive.

  • http://www.byroncrawford.com Rey

    Nas has always been an MC that I would listen to acapela.. It’d be nice to see him get another platinum plaque in general, but it’d mean more to me (oh man, I can’t wait to see how many people call me a “stan” after this) if he got it without compromising his lyricism. Jay called him on his “garbage” on the Takeover, and Nas responded with getting back to bein lyrical. Hopefully with Hovito as his boss he’ll keep that lesson in mind.

    Lyrics. Fucking. Count.

    Timbo, Pharrell, Storch, Dre & whomever else are talented enough (well, maybe not pharrell) to give him beats that are good without being super-fuckin’-clubby, so hopefully we’ll see some of that.

  • South/WestRider

    He did a song with genuwine (garbage) why not usher?

  • jlee

    the more important question is why is will.i.am getting love (i.e. album points) from “established” rappers. is he the new Wyclef? rappers new love affair with this dude is making me a little bit nervous.

    the day will.i.am and UGK release a song together is the day i ghost ride my love of hip-hop off a bridge

  • gees dat dude

    damn you fuckin geek asss niggas just cause you get a mafucka that make a half way decent beat why the shit gotta be pop. when fuckin neptunes was producin for nore all you super thug niggas was screamin what what and grindin what the fuck that shit was hot. and the nigga scott storch did all dres shit in the early 00s. so what the fuck are yall niggas complainin about. fag ass cam went got all them bullshit producers on his shit and killa season was a piece of shit. just get some hot beats that fit yo style and shit a come out fire.

  • Meka Soul

    >Lyrics. Fucking. Count.>

    couldn’t agree more; unfortunately, the current hip-hop scene doesn’t care much for it. that’s why it’s understandable why nas would work w/the neptunes, timbaland, etc etc and not primo, extra p, pete rock, etc…

    but knowing our luck, him and kelis will do another god awful song again.

    illmatic>every album that’s come out after

  • matt

    taking it to the club? as in strip club? isn’t that what they do in the south to determine the next “banger” like laffy taffy

  • UnFaded Disciple

    Nas….better not go back to them pop music…

    I understand that he want his presence to spread..even in the clubs…

    Slap a hot beat on there, but spit still with pure lyricism and not weak words of Dr.Seuss style, ya know?

    “Hip Hop Is Dead” will be the album to HAVE when it comes out…

    Now..here’s my ranking of Nas’ Albums from best to worst…

    1. Illmatic
    2. It Was Written
    3. God’s Son
    4. Stillmatic
    5. I Am
    6. Street’s Disciple (I kinda enjoy this album, just for the fact that it had some strong political statements, but its nothin like the original nas)

    7.Nastrasdamus (One of the worst shit I ever heard from Nas…)

  • PDJ

    I’ve been a big fan of Nas from day 1. If he fells that Hip Hop is dead, then he needs to resurrect it. In my opinion there is only 1 producer that can help him do it, and it’s not Kanye. The man I’m speaking of is 9th Wonder. He gave Nas the blueprint (no pun intended) when he made that God’s Stepson remix. Nough said.

  • CAMRUNFRMRUCKER

    IF YOU LISTEN TO NAS’ LATEST “WHERE Y’ALL AT” YOU’LL KNOW HE’S AT ONE OF HIS BEST TIMES….JAY AINT SEEING DUDE IN THE BOOTH…..
    AND WHATS WRONG WITH NAS WANTING TO PUSH MAD UNITS?…”I AM” WASN’T TOO BAD EVEN THOUGH HE HAD BIG NAME PRODUCERS. HE ALWAYS STILL COMES CORRECT LYRICALLY.

  • ghostandarkness

    nas aint lived up to da legendary illmatic hype, let us no wen he drops another decent album

  • CAMRUNFRMRUCKER

    ^^^^
    ALL HIS ALBUMS ARE DECENT….

  • CAMRUNFRMRUCKER

    U HEARD JIM JONES CHALLENGED TR LIFE TO A BOXING MATCH AND TRU LIFE ACCEPTED…HAHAHAHAA, CANT WAIT FOR THAT GAY JIM JONES TO HAVE HIS BEARD SMACKED OF HIS ARAB LOOKING FACE.

  • CAMRUNFRMRUCKER

    U HEARD JIM JONES CHALLENGED TRU LIFE TO A BOXING MATCH AND TRU LIFE ACCEPTED…HAHAHAHAA, CANT WAIT FOR THAT GAY JIM JONES TO HAVE HIS BEARD SMACKED OF HIS ARAB LOOKING FACE.

  • http://www.livejournal.com Rey

    Jim Jones is definitely the ‘man’ in the dip set homo love triangle. Freaky Zeeky probably gets BuFu’d less in jail than he did on the road with the EH! Dips. Also, Nasty Nas was better on ‘Zone Out’ than any of the dip set have EVER been.

  • Profit

    If what u say about Nas is true, I promise u I will die with hip hop.

  • G-UNIT MIDWEST

    another motherfucker hatin on the unit waht a bitch thees dont have shit to do with them but you still mention them you bitch FUCK YOU GGGGGGGGGGGUNIT

  • Omar

    Bol puts his foot in his mouth as usual, by saying Preme is washed up but he is right Escobar season has returned , for better or worse

  • UnFaded Disciple

    Shiest Bub jacked Tru Life’s chain…

    They fuckin screwed now…cuz I remember what happen last time with Mobb Deep and Tru…shitis gon get ugly

  • UnFaded Disciple
  • thisishowwedoit?

    that rolling stone excerpt makes me fucking cringe.

  • http://djxplicit.blogspot.com http://djxplicit.blogspot.com

    bol, why do you still called premo “washed up”? every time there’s a new premo song – pop shots, that cristina aguilera shit – you go, “well its suprisingly good for a washed up producer”

    ever occured to you that he isnt washed up?

  • http://djxplicit.blogspot.com http://djxplicit.blogspot.com

    oh and damn, not saying he’s what he used to be. but i think he’s still better than 90% other producers.

    example: will.i.am. that guy sucks.

  • http://www.livejournal.com Rey

    I’m of the opinion that the black eyed peas should all be locked into the phantom zone from superman 2. Also, fuck anyone who says ‘will.i.am’s just gettin his paper’ right in their ass. They’re the worst fuckin’ cheesy bunch of idiots ever. They make ‘Beg for Mercy’ seem like disc 2 of Life After Death in comparison.

  • alleyeCNtower

    I’m just waiting to hear the music before I pass any judgement. Hip hop heads think they are psychic these days, LOL

    and Lupe, I never heard about that Down South Summer Jam! wow… somebody IS slippin, ha ha

    I believe that Escobar Season will once again return to its half man/ half amazing glory :)

  • DOCTOR 69

    THE DOC IS HERE REPPING FOR THE FAV SON FROM QB FIRST OFF STREETS WAS A GODO ALBUM AND STILL WENT PLAT SECOND I HEARD WHERE THEY AT SOUNDED SOLID BUT STILL WASNT BETTER THEN THE JOIN HE PUT OUT WITH NASHAWN SO I’M EXSPECTING NASTY NAS TO COME BACK YOU LEFT OUT THE NAS ALSO PLANNING ON HAVING THE ROOTS , RAKIM AND KRS ONE ONE HIS ALBUM AS WELL AS JAY THAT ALONE MOVES UNIT JUST LOOK AT THE BOOTLEG GOD/GODSON ALBUM WITH NAS AND RAKIM YOU CANT EVEN BUY THAT NOWHERE AND SECOND I AGREE WITH HOMIE IN THE FORUM NO MATTER WHAT HE MAKES ITS STILL BETTER THEN ANYTHING THE DIPS OR 50 CAN COME UP WITH OFF THE TOP

  • john cochran

    “WASHED UP DJ PREMIER”, you must be hittin the pipe. Anyway you already heard him with them niggas, let GOD’S SON try some new shit, stop livin in the past.

  • john cochran

    WHY IS IT THAT PEOPLE LOVE WHEN JIGGA TALK ABOUT HUSTLIN(SOMETHING HE AINT HAD TO DO IN ABOUT 15 YEARS) BUT HATE CAUSE NAS CHOOSE TO PUT HIS HEART IN HIS SHIT. YALL WOULDNT KNOW A REAL MC IF HE TATTED YOUR TOPLESS WIFE ON HIS ARM. ONE

  • Meka Soul

    >U HEARD JIM JONES CHALLENGED TRU LIFE TO A BOXING MATCH AND TRU LIFE ACCEPTED…HAHAHAHAA, CANT WAIT FOR THAT GAY JIM JONES TO HAVE HIS BEARD SMACKED OF HIS ARAB LOOKING FACE.>

    …and this has to do exactly what with this blog?

  • http://www.livejournal.com Rey

    I think taking shots at the dips and/or g-unit should be a staple in every blog written up until the day they retire. It’s just better that way.

  • daesonesb

    >>Come to find out, ol’ camel face is hedging his bets.

    Goddamnit that killed me

  • ohmslaw

    Yo bol what kind of halfa$$ journalist/bloggist are you listen to all material before you write you havent listened to the firm yet you write it off and dont mention the gems in nastradamus (come and get me,lastword & new world) and iam (ny state of mind 2,ghetto prisoner and undying love)as far as timbo & dre producing he has worked with them b4 check out phonetap on the firm or nas is coming on it was written for dre track(scott storch on some instruments)and though not a good example you owe me with ginuwine and whats wrong with him doing a collabo with usher GUTTA? biggie did it with micheal jackson and pac with danny boy jodeci and jon b you and bol probably do the same thing listen to the single and judge the whole album based on that yall probably could listenen to the entire illmatic album on repeat with ut skiping tracks or changing the cd

  • ohmslaw

    Khal
    the entire illmatic album is a banger so is black girl lost, suspect zone out, suicide bouce are those pop records?

  • ohmslaw

    IFUX
    as much as rappers reference themselves to ball players u need to put into account that its a metaphor and its far from being taken literally especially with regards to their performance lyrically instead think maya angelou or langston, poets and authors who can produce in old age think stevie wonder bbking.

  • ohmslaw

    roxstar
    i agree with your whole classic bit but remember this “….they thought ill make another illmatic/but its always forward am moving never backwards stupid heres another classic…” need i say more.

  • ohmslaw

    Yo bol
    whats wrong with AMERICAN WAYITS A HOT SONG THAT CAN BE EQUATED TO MY COUNTRY.
    aand why you qquoting rolling stones yall are xxl get an interview already clarify sh!t

  • ohmslaw

    GUTTA
    you clearly dont understand the corporate world a person with more experience can have a boss with less or little experence depending on the relevance of skills brought to the table. The whole nas hov deal is business not personal they disrespected each other and are willing to put that asside to make money hov signed nas with a 3mill advance with not a single track laid

  • ohmslaw

    GUTTA
    wHATS A PRESIDENTS JOB DESCRIPTION? his job is to bring money to the lable hov has enough faith in nas to sign him for three mill cause he gonna get a return on his investment and as far as the producers i guess it never occured to you that at the other lable Nas was at they never backed him up becuse he madethought music such that with his budget he couldnt afford enlisting the help of dre and timbo because of the price range

  • ohmslaw

    LEE
    you on some ingnorant sh!t check the intro to stillmatic. Lost tapes are probably the side projects that you say suck with some production by premo further solidifying that hip hop cats can never be satisfied and that you are part of that group[ that doesnt listen to Lyrics for when have you heard a premo beat with a wack nas verse….ALL YALL AIGHT EVEN HEARD THE ALBUM AND YALL PASSING JUDGEMENT YOU BAMAS

  • big rizz

    ya’ll are fuckin haters, niggas try different things artistically all the time…its part of being an “artist” niggas aint always gonna like your shit cuz you dont talk about bytches and gunz Streets disciple was about growth and putting feelings into music not giving you assholes something else to critize…listen to the rhymes niggas not the beats. Shout out to GOD’s son not fallign victim to what you niggas want to here “Candy shop” ass niggas

  • CAMRUNFRMRUCKER

    Dipset Affiliates Roc-a-Fake “Chain” to Push Records
    Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait… They almost had me 100% convinced at first, but taking a good look at Tru Life’s chain, I think it’s time for these pink and purple clowns to be sent to jail for fraud.

    Let’s clear something up — fast. This is what I HEARD, and this is what “they” SENT.

    So how did Purple City’s Sheist Bub get a hold of “Tru Life’s” chain? We all know Jenny “Jim” Jones is too much of a front to pull off something so bold. The most he could’ve done was coerce one of his pink panthers into doing it, and he did. The story (emphasis) went like this: Tru wasn’t watching his back as he was exiting the studio sometime last week, and one of the Dipset affiliates was waiting for him.

    Now would be when the focus turns away from the lyrical aspect of beef, and more towards the I’m-gonna-do-you-in-for-this side of it. Yeah, Jimmy had already challenged him to a knuckle-up (which further emphasized his lack of skill in rhyming), but who really took him serious? Nobody. So since his little silly ass offer was ignored, he got his feelings hurt. ‘Dito.

    If this is his chain… Tru, come on man. All that talk, and you ain’t watching your back? All that jibber-jabber at The Roxy, and you think cats ain’t trying to catch you slippin’? You know there’s always a rat at every studio. There’s always that dude from Uptown peeking around the corner at you on that sheisty business, binoculars in his left, Nextel in his right.

    Not that it’s all that serious, but it’s funny how I was one of the firsts ever to touch up on this Tru Life drama, who cats was sayin’ was a nobody, now all of a sudden this one is talking about him and the swagger jacker next door.

    Anyways, it’s crossed my mind that maybe this isn’t his chain, old pic, whateva. Some might say it’s a publicity stunt, a chain from the jewlery shop, all very valid possibilities, but why would they go cop one and front it? Nah — don’t think so. But regardless, someone’s ‘bout to get their ass whupped. Hopefully, it doesn’t go any further than that.

    Oh yeah and by the way, take a good look at Tru’s chain and the one Sheist is profiling doesn’t really look too much like the real thing. I guess this is another attempt to sell records… Cam, give the sales boosting attempt a REST, you’re FINISHED. It’s obvious that Jim is coming out with an album soon. And Purple City will never sell records regardless, so they should stay out of it.

    http://blogs.sohh.com/nyc/archives/2006/06/dipset_affiliates_rocafake_cha.html

  • Rey

    Cam needs to bust out the goggles and the overalls and take it back to the Confessions of Fire days.

    This whole Dip-Set movement shit is RE-tarded.

    You know who’s better than every single one of the dip set?

    Fred from Da Band.
    Young MC
    Charlie Baltimore
    MC Hammer
    Salt and/or Pepa
    B. Rad G

    …I think I’ve made my point.

  • Meka Soul

    >I think taking shots at the dips and/or g-unit should be a staple in every blog written up until the day they retire. It’s just better that way.>

    if that’s the case, let’s just refer to them as the east coast d4l. personally, cam’ron is a dead ringer for the guy with the knee high stockings that can pull his leg behind his head [now that's flagrantly gay].

  • Meka Soul

    >You know who’s better than every single one of the dip set?>

    5 words:
    dylan
    dylan
    dylan
    dylan
    dylan.

    i don’t think you should put salt n pepa or mc hammer in that list. they can at least say they changed the game [well, hammer made me buy taco bell and pepsi at least].

  • CAMRUNFRMRUCKER

    TELL CAM-RUN…L.E.S LOOKIN FOR HIM…
    HOW U SAY U STOLE A NIGGAZ CAHIN WEN U DIDNT. NIGGAZ DONE FUKKED UP!!

  • http://www.byroncrawford.com Rey

    I liked Hammer. I still know the words to the “Addams Groove”.

    Dylan > Jim Jones, Juelz
    Cam > Dylan, but that’s like beating a girl in arm wrestling.

    As for D4L, I’m proud to say that I’ve heard Positive K’s Verse on the “Come to Butthead” remix off “The Beavis & Butthead Experience” more times than I’ve heard “Laffy Taffy”, altho’ the 20 year old white girl that works in my office sings that ode to candy & closet-homosexuality from time to time.

    Another Bad Creation > G-Unit

  • Meka Soul

    “pumps in a bump” > “laffy taffy”

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    I LIKE THIS GUY…..

    GGGGGGGGGGGG-UNOT

  • FUCK BYRON CRAWFORD

    i just wanted to take the time out and say fuck byron crawford.
    fuck byron crawford
    this fags a fraud

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  • Ant-Man

    nas goin 2 defjam and teamin up wit jay is the best thang he did. sure his album hip hop is dead aint gon be an illmatic but it gon b another classic album by the nasty 1. and i no dat hit he gon have wit jay is gon b da shit on the real son.

  • \sjios\deio\shnd

    toilet bol shit

  • \sjios\deio\shnd

    toilet bol shit.

  • http://www.myspace.com/infiniteblackhole Mike

    how about this…we wait until the album actually drops to talk shit? And leave the past behind us,, if Jay and Esco can put it behind them, why can’t ya’ll? Plus Street’s Disciple wasn’t all that bad

  • NEU.SENSE

    mike,YES IT WAS.

  • h-lo

    Speaking of Pharrell as a producer for NaS’ new album: Has anyone listened to Hovito’s ‘Allure’? I rate this one very high, it reminds of ‘Dead Presidents II’. I would love to hear a beat like that with NaS over it, doing his thing. So, having Pharrell on the album doesn’t necessarily mean, that we’ll hear one of his more well-known club grooves. He has to know where NaS’ strenght lie. Generally, of course, Dre and Timbo are the more promising candidates. They should be able to lay the ground for a great album!

  • http://www.myspace.com/illced Ill Ced

    With every release that an MC makes, they have to realize the “purpose” for their release. Nas’ purpose this time around is to speak down on the haters of his club-banger prowess, and additionally add some insight to back up the title of his album, “Hip Hop is Dead”.

    Because he’s considered to be the cream-’o'-the-crop with versatile heavy-hittin’ MC’s, he’ll have to stay categorically intact to please both everyone above and under the ground. It IS possible for him to rock a Premo, Salaam Remi, or insert-your-favorite-gritty-&-raw-producer beat for this album, but since he needs to make every count track for publicity, I wouldn’t blame’em for including only about 2 tracks from such producers, as making an album full of these sort ‘o’ beats will just generate another SD.

    Will Nasir Jones be able to pull everything off with this upcoming release? I’m sure he’s BEEN listening to what both the streets & corporations tell’em, so we’ll just have to wait ‘n’ see. As far as I see it though, I predict a promising release that’s a healthy release for hip-hop… 1x plat at least too.

  • G.O.D

    Peace,
    now whoever wrote that homo shit must be a homo himself, It was written, I am, Nostradamus and everything else after were concept albums. First of all, you cats are acclaiming Lil’weezy, a man kissing a man that’s gangster right?

    Peace