Nas Ethers Jeezy’s 1st Week

Nas Isn't Dead

“You look at them first week numbers and we’ll talk about it”Jeezy on Nas

Nas might not be a “street nigga”. Nas might’ve never “did anything he talked about” or “bussed his gun”. Nas might’ve never “been on the block” or “have street credibility”. Nas might not even have “any homies in the feds”. But God’s Son has 3,000 more reasons to believe the fans agree with him more than Young Jeezy that NEW Hip Hop is Dead

The first week totals for Hip Hop Is Dead (355,000) comes ironically one week after The Inspiration numbers (352,000). On Monie Love’s now infamous radio interview, Jeezy stated “You look at them first week numbers and we’ll talk about it”, insinuating he’ll prove hip hop isn’t dead by selling more than Esco right out the gate. Now I know nobody (myself included) thought Nas’ would’ve sold this much. But because of the remarkable marketing plan drawn up by Mr. Jones, Hip Hop Is Dead has become the sleeper smash hit of the year.

Only Game (358k), T.I. (522k) and Jay-Z (681k) scored better opening bows than Nas’ 8th solo LP in 2006. Though Game needed two videos (“One Blood” and “Strip Club”), T.I. needed a movie and Young Hov needed an immaculate Budweiser ad blitz. Not to mention Busta Rhymes who dropped 4 videos before his album dropped just to do 209,000. No 1.5 million dollar videos or label switching hype for Nasir. All the kid that got his chipped tooth fixed needed with a clever album title and a promo tour campaign that would’ve made Howard Dean proud.

Nas used reverse psychology on the hip hop world. Instead of preaching “Rap is messed up”, he calmly stated “fuck it, get your money, hip hop is dead anyway”. It’s like when your Junior High School class was making tons of noise and misbehaving, only to see your teacher calmly sitting in his or her seat not saying anything. That caused every kid in the class one by one to chill out and be on their best behavior until you could here a pin drop in the room, waiting for the professor to continue the lesson. That’s the effect Nas had. This caused every major news outlet, rapper, forum and blogger to start a word of mouth buzz, creating a sense of urgency rarely seen in music in this day and age. An album that people didn’t just want; they felt they NEEDED to buy in order to preserve what we have left of this culture.

Many of you know I’m one of the biggest Jeezy enthusiasts there is in the blogosphere. But he went against the wrong man this time. Nas is the last relevant link to the “golden age” in hip hop and the day when he is no longer relevant will be a sad time. But as long as he keeps reinventing himself and his message, I truly believe he’ll do as he said and be rapping when he’s 80.

  • http://nahright.com eskay

    I love it (c) Jeezy

  • GIRL :)

    wow, i cant say nothing, im speechless because Nas as a great lyracist truly deserves this spotlight, im glad big homie is getting all of the spotlight he needs and niggas are finally starting to realize how good he is..

  • http://myspace.com/ombiant Mr. Good Life

    Some more Nasir Jones ish. Someone tell me why Im not surprised.

  • http://WWW.ADD-ONMUSIC.COM ADD-ON MUSIC GROUP

    NAS JUST PROVE JEZZY WRONG…

  • http://www.myspace.com/4shobiz Shobiz

    i felt Jeezy disrespected hip hop by what he was saying on the monie & pooch show. I think because he really doesn’t understand the true meaning of the culture, and what true hip hop artist stands for…Sales dont matter…the message does…

  • http://www.sickamore.com Sickamore

    # Mr. Good Life Says:
    December 27th, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    Some more Nasir Jones ish. Someone tell me why Im not surprised.

    ^^^^^^

    Well I posted about Chamillionaire and you didn’t reply…gotta practice whatcha preach brother

  • http://www.myspace.comr/luediamonds LUE DIAMONDS

    there is no beef u just label it that to sell ya magazine thats cool tho bu8te jeezye hase thee right toe be upset at nas and nas just named the album that to create a buzz wich worked
    No disrespect to nas and anyone who feels hiphop is dead. But I feel hiphop a never be dead, as long as there’s poor folks in the ghetto dying, starvin, with all the talent in the world stuck, hiphop a never be dead. Its a way out, this music shit is all we got left to survive, we didn’t get a fair shot at an education, these schools are like prisons, how the hell I’m a focus on math when I got to worry about getting my face slashed on my way to class, and the teachers don’t care if we pass, all they want is they motherfucking cash,
    lives are being saved threw this game.
    And yes it has become a industry but that’s a good thing, more money less problems, my moms is in the hospital fighting for her life right now, because of being diabetic not eating right and not getting the best medication, if she had money she wouldn’t be in this situation right now, its a fact being poor is unhealthy it cost money to live. U even got to pay to die funerals and shit to get burried, shit money rule the world its mo money less problems I can save so many lives right now with money,only people with money say u don’t need money to be happy, and people who never starved or been poor, shit I know how it feels not to have money to eat, and it don’t feel good,
    This nigga nas said on mtv hiphop becoming a bizzness is a bad thing, icecube said its a good thing, I agree with cube the more niggas from the hood with deals despite there lyrical talent, the less lives we have to see lost, nas is just mad he’s boring and just because niggas don’t rap about mars the stars and all that other dum shit he talking bout don’t mean hiphop is dead, teach a nigga how to get paid if u goin teach him how to style, teach a nigga how to speak if he goin be heard, don’t be mad at the young niggas, nas the youth is dying out here, don’t be mad at the south they lyrics may not be what u want but u had ya share of subject matter less bulshit too, ooochi wally genuine joint, it wasn’t dead then, so y is it dead now? The truth is nas is dead his music is boring and he’s no diff than a old nigga on the block mad that a young nigga is doing better,
    don’t be mad at the south they deserve to eat just as much as any nigga in ny,
    Because for years they starved while the west coast and the east coast ate, but don’t get it twisted while the south starved while these ny niggas got fat, there were a couple niggas in ny who starved too, and I’m one of em, so I like to quote pac on this, all u old niggas trying to advance its all over now take it like a man,
    Don’t be fucking mad at the youth for coming up we dying out here, u may not have gotten rich but atleast u fed ya children off it, us young niggas don’t even get to have children krs don’t be mad at nelly just an example, niggas is dying where I’m from and where I’m at, so I like to say much love to the real og’s out there like rakim, ice t, ice cube master p, scarface, and anyone who was man enough to pass the torch to the next man and give the next man a chance,
    And to all u old niggas hatin on the youth for ballin, don’t be mad be proud we rapping and not killin each other, and to the middle class blacks who despise the hood, we goin come up in a major way, I put my life on it, we can’t be stopped, we leaving yall in the dust, atleast for where I’m from, and for the young niggas wanting to become rappers keep working on ya crafted and get yours, no dj no old ass rapper who’s greedy no anr no c.e.o noone can tell u, u can’t make it, they just faggits, hatin cause u got talent, get yours nigga and flause every chance u get, hiphop aint dead till every man women and child in the hood is fed

  • content

    Seeing wack, pudgy ass Jezzy eat his words….i luv it

  • gluvnast

    props for nas, but no reason to shit on jeezy when he already apologized and said he was in the wrong in the 1st place…and they made peace…

    so props for both guys

  • Sincere

    Way to go Nasir Jones!!! Hip Hop might have just been re-birthed by the God’s Son!!! Hip Hop is back

  • http://www.myspace.com/freshmakerodbeatz lukee lefty

    NaS stan def jam took ova though you cant front

  • http://myspace.com/belizeanbway Belize

    *Bumps Blunt ashes*

  • P-Matik

    “you got awards for ya bricks/it got good till you started tellin’ the bigger dogs to call it quits?”

  • Incilin

    This guy Nas is a fucking genius! I didn’t even think he could outsell Jeezy, I figured he would only do like 200 or so. Unbelieveable. I’m so gald Nas beat out Jeezy. I love it, I love it. BTW that classroom example is best description of that album I’ve heard so far. And to think, that monday b4 tha NAs album came out I went to go see his show. When I left me and my friends all wanted to buy tha album right on the spot because … we were afriad jeezy was gonna outsell Nas and prove that hip hop was dead (We wanted to vote for Black Republicans in the Soundscan election) only if those fuckers at Virgin woulda let us buy b4 12. Nas = lyrical, rapping, and marketing genius.

  • http://myspace.com/djchase247 Eastside Bread Maker

    First of all, I for one love both albums and I am thoroughly surprised that NaS sold 355k. I dont know much about the numbers game, but I dont think that NaS has ever sold that much in his first week…

    Both albums serve their purpose. When i’m getting ready in the morning and on my way into work, I’m bumpin NaS so that I can get that pure sense of hip hop and some knowledge on the side. And when i just finished lifting weights or beating some girls twat until she couldn’t take any more, then I’m bumpin Jeezy. ANd the whole time I’m like YEAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!

    This game is what it is, and Sick is right, it’s good to see that NaS (who along with Ghostface, are the last two links to the Golden Age in hip hop) can still be relevant and rep this culture of ours the way it should be rep’d.

  • oh hey

    Well you can hardly say there was no label-switching hype.

  • SONNY CHEEBA

    “…God’s Son across the belly, that means you lost already…”

  • THE ONE

    A true NaS fan wouldnt be surprised. As I am not.

  • http://myspace.com/yungmarvin Tparris

    yo this was a very guud article..Nas is and has been for the last decade..the heart and soul of hip hop..just like a relationship that has ended..there will be point and times when u just feel out of it..u cant go on…however everytime they counted Nas…or the relationship out…..The heart starts beating..and the flames get rekindled….Jeezy na nass aint hit the block..he aint got homies in the feds..but guess wat…we say the first week sales..Nas won…”and I love It”

  • http://www.sickamore.com Sickamore

    # oh hey Says:
    December 27th, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    Well you can hardly say there was no label-switching hype.

    ^^^

    Oops…forgot about that

  • http://myspace J HEAT

    COME ON NOW, NAS IS A VETERAN IN THIS GAME…NOW, BEIN’ UNDER HOV’S LABEL, NOTHING WOULD’VE STOPPED THEM NUMBERS. NOT EVEN JEEZY!

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Here is the thing…Jeezy was right for challenging Nas for saying hip hop is dead…who is he to say hip hop is dead….why because the south is making the money and catching the spotlight…it was disrespecting the south on the low…and Nas kept it on the low because he aint want drama with the south…kinda like throwing a rock then hiding your hand…as far as the street cred thing…yeah he got off on a tangent but he took what was thrown his way and threw it right back…Nas doesnt respect what Jeezy is doing as real hip hop…so Jeezy questioned him…

    “An album that people didn’t just want; they felt they NEEDED to buy in order to preserve what we have left of this culture.”

    I dont buy into this being a marketing scheme…thats bull…Nas used this title because it was how he felt…i think he is the one eating his words…

  • Diggy

    Nas and Jeezy sold the same amount of records. 3000 is not that big of a deal. Shout out to Nas and shout out to Jeezy for jobs well done. Stop all this division shit! Jesus, ya’ll are fuckin’ corny. We should be like “look how Nas and Jeezy beat out that NOW! that’s what I call music, that disney shit, that american idol bull shit…” all that! WTF are ya’ll talkin’ about!
    Cornballs

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    we were afriad jeezy was gonna outsell Nas and prove that hip hop was dead
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    how so?????

    because the spotlight is on the south and how we do it differently…the north wanna say hip hop is dead….nah homie…if that was the case hip hop died when pac died

  • Incilin

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Umm, when Pac died Big was still alive for exaclty 6 more months. Besides even after that artists like Mos Def, Jay-Z, DMX and others went on to make god music. And as far as the south goes I will say this; most southern artists would claim to hip hop as a culture rather than an art. Listen to Jeezy’s radio interview if you need proof; Jeezy didn’t go off and say “Nas doens’t rap about real shit” or “Nas aint lyrical” instead he appealed to the streets and essentailly he appealed to violence. Most east coast rappers appeal to thier MC skills as thier source of pride while southern MCs appeal to dance moves and general cliches (THERE ARE EXCETPTIONS I KNOW) but that’s just how I see it from a general standpoint.

  • Neva

    All I got to say is that 97% of niggas that rap in the game are Hustlers (POP STARS) not MCs. The other 3% are real MCs and Nas is included. Know your Hip Hop History!

  • http://www.myspace.com/caprice202 Rasi Caprice

    I have been a firm supporter of Nas ever since he dropped Illmatic back in the 90′s. I however do not feel his statement that “Hip Hop Is Dead”….I love the fact that he does drop knowledge in his lyrics but even he has represented himself as some drug kingpin (Pablo Escobar) for the longest time way before Jeezy or any other rapper of the like stepped on the scene. I got more Nas albums in my collection than I do Young Jeezy and I still can’t help but say that Nas comes off like a self righteous hyprocrite and even a hater by judging Hip Hop’s present state as being “dead”. If Hip Hop Is Dead then what do you call Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Jay Z, or Common? What about Outkast, Scarface, Ludacris, or Field Mob? To interject on the hate that the elder Nas is really trying to spew towards every other rapper other than himself, I would like to say that Hip Hop is not just beats and rhymes but a culture within urban society and everybody who has grew up in the hood or in any urban area knows of the streets. Not saying that everybody from the streets has to be a drug dealer but they know of that lifestyle by first or second hand experience. Scholars who come from the streets are far more wiser in life skills which represents the true strength of street knowledge. No matter what spin of hip hop you represent…it is all of us that make up Hip Hop. So if he feels Hip Hop is dead then he is speaking about all of us. For the longest I didn’t understand but now I see why 2pac didn’t fuck with him. Nas is one of the tightest lyricist and scholars to touch the mike but he is far from a “Real” dude to even make that sort of judgement. The number one rule in Hip Hop according to KRS-1 is “Keep It Real”.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    when pac and big died the market was wide open…hip hop needed a new standard…J set that standard to that of commercialism and winning over the white audience…if you wanna talk hip ho is dead…

    …is hip hop not a culture…i know i live it everyday…emceein is a art…(do u know what ur talkin about)…listen to illmatic my friend tell me what the content consist of…hip hop is the streets thats where it came from…not from a open mic nightclub…

    …did Pac ever talk about his “MC skills”…NO…he talked about real shit and bombed on niggas who weren’t…we as real as it get down hear…our focus is not mc skills its conveying a message…save that mc skills shit for battles and backpack ciphers…

    …as far as dancin…yeah we like to dance round hear…isnt breakDANCING a for of dance and a part of hip hop…so dont HATE on our form of dance which IS hip hop…is it becoming clear to you now…can you see it…

  • http://www.facebook.com DEDICATION

    WHAT DA FUCK NAS GOT TO DO WIT JEEZY WHO CARES IF HE BARELY OUT SOLD JEEZY!

  • http://me2krunk.blogspot.com Al Digs

    Sickamore speaks the truth i wish more people would open their eyes to the state of hip hop.
    hip hop lives through Nas

  • thatwhitedude

    3000 isn’t really a “win” over Jeezy. i mean people are saying now that Jay-Z himself bought his own record the first wk out to look good and then the next wk had his sales fall off a phenomenal 80%! it seems very likely to me that Mr. Prez of Def Jam would also buy copies (probably more than 3000 as well) of HHID to make NaS look good first wk out, lets see how big of a drop he has next wk, if he don’t “pull a Jay” then i guess he won legit over Jeezy but only by a hair…

  • content

    >did Pac ever talk about his “MC skills”…NO…he talked about real shit

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    comparing Pac’s depth to Jeezy’s is like comparing a bath tub to an ocean. the chick in that radio interview was on point saying that Jeezy only represents one aspect of hip hop… the streets… and while that’s still part of hip hop it’s not the only part. Nas saying hip hop is dead is is just another way of saying hip hop is dead as we (70′s & early 80′s babies) know it.

    here – at or in this space
    hear – to perceive by means of the ear

  • http://Ifux.blogspot.com I Fux

    good for NaS and I picked up both albums by the way, I like good music and thats it fuck a bias cuz one rapper goes at another, I am not in their posse and I dont have to choose sides. But side note, I want a thorough investigation of this Jeezy to see if he “busts his guns” that motherfucker never sounded so uneducated and retarded then he did when he was making those statements

  • http://rapsroots.blogspot.com GrantLove AKA SOULCRATES

    Jeezy is straight garbage. Haven’t we heard all the crack lyrics we can stand since the 80′s & 90′s?

    I guess I’m “too Old” (38) to understand…..GTFOH!

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    content your just a hater im not going to even comment on that ish you said

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    I Fux Says:

    December 27th, 2006 at 4:21 pm
    good for NaS and I picked up both albums by the way, I like good music and thats it fuck a bias cuz one rapper goes at another, I am not in their posse and I dont have to choose sides. But side note, I want a thorough investigation of this Jeezy to see if he “busts his guns” that motherfucker never sounded so uneducated and retarded then he did when he was making those statements
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    it wasnt about who was more street he was making a point

  • content

    >it wasnt about who was more street he was making a point

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    but the point was that he, Jeezy, was more hip hop than Nas could ever be because he is ‘from the streets’. he was trying to say (while being restricted by his vocabulary) that Nas can’t be hip hop because he never shot anybody or sold crack. Jeezy’s a joke to the music and the culture.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    content Says:

    December 27th, 2006 at 4:37 pm
    >it wasnt about who was more street he was making a point

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    but the point was that he, Jeezy, was more hip hop than Nas could ever be because he is ‘from the streets’. he was trying to say (while being restricted by his vocabulary) that Nas can’t be hip hop because he never shot anybody or sold crack. Jeezy’s a joke to the music and the culture
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    no hater not his point…you even think like a hater…

    …his point was…dont question my “craft” and if you do…why not i question you and what you say in your raps but dont live…Jeezy is doing him and to hate on someone that is doing themselves is wrong and envious…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    the problem jeezy has is that Nas saying hip hop is dead is disrespecting him, the south, and what we do…

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Jeezy is killing hip hop because he isn’t lyrical.

  • Were Read 2 Def

    If Jeezy was lyrical, it wouldn’t be a problem.

  • crimson

    >>Nas might not even have “any homies in the feds”.

    That was my favorite quote. Guess Jeezy never heard “One Love.”

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Were Read 2 Def Says:

    December 27th, 2006 at 5:10 pm
    Jeezy is killing hip hop because he isn’t lyrical.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    how is he killing hip hop…explain…

  • Notorious A.G.C.

    jim jones,jeezy,t.i.’s album king,young dro,jibbs, and all this no good lyrics cheesy beats but videos with a lot of money is killing hip hop…no more hard knock life anthems no more thiefs theme’s no more “triumph” from wutang..they have all been replaces by NOT coherent rappers.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    December 27th, 2006 at 3:54 pm
    when pac and big died the market was wide open…hip hop needed a new standard…J set that standard to that of commercialism and winning over the white audience…if you wanna talk hip ho is dead…

    …is hip hop not a culture…i know i live it everyday…emceein is a art…(do u know what ur talkin about)…listen to illmatic my friend tell me what the content consist of…hip hop is the streets thats where it came from…not from a open mic nightclub…

    …did Pac ever talk about his “MC skills”…NO…he talked about real shit and bombed on niggas who weren’t…we as real as it get down hear…our focus is not mc skills its conveying a message…save that mc skills shit for battles and backpack ciphers…

    …as far as dancin…yeah we like to dance round hear…isnt breakDANCING a for of dance and a part of hip hop…so dont HATE on our form of dance which IS hip hop…is it becoming clear to you now…can you see it…

  • Bang

    jeezy needs to go back to slanging and bussin his guns.

    oh yeah that’s right… nevermind

  • BlackBoy

    NAS NEVER DISSED THE SOUTH YOU HALF-FACT SPITTING MORON. FIND SOME PROOF BEFORE YOU SPREAD SHIT AROUND LIKE THAT.

    THAT’S HOW IGNANT SHIT LIKE THIS GETS STARTED EITHER QUOTE HIM RIGHT, OR SHUT THE FUCK UP.

    I know I know, all caps, but hey, I just wanted to make sure you read it.

  • khowyunfat

    thank you black boy, i kinda agree with the stance that THe DJ FORMELY KNOWN AS… is takin but the point is Nas on repeated instances said he was dissin the south and that the rappers who feel he is have alot of gall to think that if someone is talkin about hip hop then that means the south and only the south. So if i say hip hop sucks now, that means im only talkin about southern hip hop, NOOOOO, so while i hear you THE DJ FORMLY KNOWN AS…, your not being totatlly honest.

  • http://myspace.com/flyboy FLYBOY

    Sickamore is always on point. Good read.

  • http://myspace.com/spmusic solidprojects

    I’m the type to read in between the lines. Both Jeezy and Nas are on IDJ, so there was no misunderstanding…this was a marketing ploy. Take the most talked about Southern Street MC and have the most respected Queens MC saying Hip Hop is Dead. I mean it doesn’t make a diff. if one sold 355 and the other 358, IDJ made off with a cool MILLION.

  • DJ Fukalya

    Looks like Hell froze over.

  • Dee

    I like Jeezy and Nas (im a real 80′s baby)

    But Jeezy has to come out with at least 3 more Good/Great albums to be respected like Nas, and then who knows Nas might be the next President of Atlantic REcords or DeF Jam.

  • Cuban Link

    I hate Jeezy

    Many of you know I’m one of the biggest Jeezy enthusiasts there is in the blogosphere.

    U disappointed me with that one Sickamore…

    anyway, ahem, I believe I was the first to point that out.But Im not a e-famous internet blogger like Sickamore is…

  • yaboy

    dj fagbie… pipe the fuck down.

    cosign blackboy.

    nas is ill, jeezy sucks at rap. wack lyrically, and just an overall herb.

    foh.

  • Heat_Seeker

    Knowing Sickamore, if Nas would have flopped it would have been all Jay’s fault, right??? Fugg out of here, sickawhore!!!

  • rizzop

    To The The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE……Do you even know what the man was talking about when he said hip hop is dead? he never said the south killed hip hop. he said all the quality in the game is going downhill due to companies owning it and making all the money off of hip hop and not the people that created it…black people. He NEVER said Jeezy, weezy and TI suck and made hip hop die. The nigga been doing it before these little dudes imagined being rappers so he’s seen it first hand. And as far as Jeezy being in the “streets” How you gonna tell him he aint when he survived living in the biggest housing project in the country??? Somebody dont know they history

  • EffYou

    I’m laughin @ the dude who tried to compare the dances of the south to breakdancing..That was pretty funny…Sure Breakdancin is a part of Hip Hop,but u also dont hear song after song about niggas breakdancing either..And for the record,just cuz u make an album and got a couple vidoes,dont make u HIP HOP…It makes u a RAPPER..IF most of these niggas wasnt gettin checks for rappin,they wouldnt be doing it…Real talk

  • mannyworld33

    Damn sick you on a roll huh? You got sum time to make up n-e way, lol.
    Everybody is on here stating their opinions but I haven’t heard not one of yall say that Def Jam had 3 #1 releases in the month of December.
    Yall be so quick to talk about Jay-Z this and that but all true hiphop heads know Hov owns the 4th quarter and he still does!

  • mannyworld33

    Damn sick you on a roll huh? You got sum time to make up n-e way, lol.
    Everybody is on here stating their opinions but I haven’t heard not one of yall say that Def Jam had 3 #1 releases in the month of December.
    Yall be so quick to talk about Jay-Z this and that but all true hiphop heads know Hov owns the 4th quarter and he still does!

  • mannyworld33

    Damn sick you on a roll huh? You got sum time to make up n-e way, lol.
    Everybody is on here stating their opinions but I haven’t heard not one of yall say that Def Jam had 3 #1 releases in the month of December.
    Yall be so quick to talk about Jay-Z this and that but all true hiphop heads know Hov owns the 4th quarter and he still does!

  • mannyworld33

    THIS SITE IS CRAZY CAUSE I DIDN’T POST THAT 3 TIMES!

    BUT ANYWAY THE DEFJAM TAKEOVER HAS BEGUN!

  • cghosts

    A CEO’s mind that marketing plan was me!

  • EVOLUTION OF REVOLUTION

    I LUV HIS NEW CD I CANT WAIT 4 HIS NEXT RELEASE THE N****R ALBUM.

  • EReal

    Wait a minute!!! Nas is the last link to the old school hip hop????? Sheeeitt.. uhm, Busta?!?! I mean come on, I woulda called all day that Nas would outsell jeezy, I woulda been surprised if he DIDNT! Both albums to me are like w/e, I mean they both recycled their last singles, But at least Nas kicked a diff flavor on the beat ya know? I mean, jeezy’s “and she likes it” and his new “and I love it” ?? Are people not seeing this shite, or they just not listening or what.. and as far as sayin that Nas is the last link to the oldschool hip hop? Come on man, that was just under-thought.. good post tho. Gettin sick of Bol’s Bolshit. One.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    yall niggas mad…truth hurts…let it burn…

  • B-Ease

    nobody’s mad and the truth isnt burning. you can spin it all you want, but the interview clearly showed that jeezy was equating nas lack of being in the “streets” with his credibility as an MC.

    I like Jeezy… but you asked how is he killing hip hop??Here’s some reasons:

    1. “im a hustler, not a rapper”, this mentality lessens the importance culturally of the MC and makes greats like Rakim and Kane seem like fools just because they cared about writing good rhymes.

    2. complete lack of creativity: like i said, i like jeezy, but his new album sounds EXACTLY like his first one content wise. no evolution in his flow, subject matter or beat selection.when things dont evolve, they die.

    3.that snowman thing was ignorant to begin with, but copping out and saying it didnt represent drug dealers made it not only ignorant…but corny.and you shouldnt openly promote shit like that to kids.i teach and they soak that type of nonsense up.

    4.hip hop used to challenge the mind even when it was violent or misogynstic (Prodigy used $60,000 words, so you had to have some sense at least to understand how ignorant his shit was)

    Need more reasons, let me know.

  • EReal

    Co-Sign at least most of that. Except I think theres room for both because theres a demand for both. The fact is that even if Jeezy’s shit is ignorant crack rap, obviously people wanna hear it. I think that is what this whole Hip-Hop is dead argument comes from, people not being tolerant of others preferences or opinions. Look, we all know there is a core group of die hard hip hop fans who appreciate it all, but exspecially lyrical ability and the ability to actually make you think. Alot of those fans (me being SOMEWHAT one of them) – are turning to underground hiphop and labels like blacksmith to get their fix of non Hip-Pop. But theres also alot of fans who like crack rap, who like down south rap with their cute lil dances, or who like whatever the f ya know? As long as theres a market, theres gonna be someone marketing to it. I prefer to listen to what I identify with in my own life, and as Ive grown up and gone thru changes, so have my preferences. I think theres room in Hip-Hop for everyone and these record sales figs have proved it, I mean look at all the different styles, you got Jeezy, then You got Game, and You got Jay and Nas, all selling well in the same time frame, just not really one dominating the other. I think theres room for all different styles and messages in the genre itself, its just the fans and the artists going after each other for a bigger piece of the pie, or that one persons music is better than the others, ect. If u feel me. Trust me, Im the first to want a rapper to be able to actually rap, but until the general public asks for more from the genre, we gonna hafta deal with it.
    My .02

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    B-Ease Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 11:47 am

    I like Jeezy… but you asked how is he killing hip hop??Here’s some reasons:

    1. “im a hustler, not a rapper”, this mentality lessens the importance culturally of the MC and makes greats like Rakim and Kane seem like fools just because they cared about writing good rhymes
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    one name…JAY-Z…

    2. complete lack of creativity: like i said, i like jeezy, but his new album sounds EXACTLY like his first one content wise. no evolution in his flow, subject matter or beat selection.when things dont evolve, they die.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    the south has some of the most creative artist with charisma…Jeezy isnt creative…how so…

    3.that snowman thing was ignorant to begin with, but copping out and saying it didnt represent drug dealers made it not only ignorant…but corny.and you shouldnt openly promote shit like that to kids.i teach and they soak that type of nonsense up.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    all cds come with a parental advisory imprint…openly promote???…

    4.hip hop used to challenge the mind even when it was violent or misogynstic (Prodigy used $60,000 words, so you had to have some sense at least to understand how ignorant his shit was)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    *face looking as though i was staring into the sun*…wtf r u talkin about…Jeezy is doing him so every artist must come out with a certain type of music…and how the fuck is he promoting this to kids…thats not the demographic he targeted…he makes music for the streets not spoken word incense burning mofos…give it a rest dude…you are not proving anything with that nonsense you posted…all the trap rappers should come together and make a we are the world song right…if you look behind the curtain you would see these dudes doing good for their communities…this is entertainment jag off…

  • EReal

    But exspecially Co-sign that jeezy recycled his album. Nas, not so much, but he coulda picked a better single, and better beats, and to me thats where the executive producers are just failing to do their job and collecting the dough, and like Cham said in the last post.. Thats whats really gonna kill hiphop if we dont stop it, and thats corporate america and how they rape and pillage everything sacred to us and turn it into a joke or a fad to make dough. The real hustlas. Go back to that Verse and read it again. I read it like 5 times and it makes more sense every time. Props to Sick. Keep Bloggin it Homie.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    EREAL

    you make sense but that other guy is just hating and throwing salt…we were not mad when we were ignored and the north was doing it now all of a sudden hip hop is dead because the spotlight is being shined on a dif aspect

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Women lie Men Lie Lyrics Dont:

    The music business hate me
    Cause the industry ain’t make me
    Hustlers and boosters embrace me
    And the music i be makin
    I dump down for my audience
    And double my dollars
    They criticize me for it
    Yet they all yell “Holla”
    If skills sold
    Truth be told
    I’d probably be
    Lyricly
    Talib Kweli
    Truthfully
    I wanna rhyme like Common Sense
    (But i did five Mil)
    I ain’t been rhymin like Common Sense
    When your sense got that much in common
    And you been hustlin since
    Your inception
    Fuck perception
    Go with what makes sense
    Since
    I know what i’m up against
    We as rappers must decide what’s most impor-tant
    And i can’t help the poor if i’m one of them
    So i got rich and gave back
    To me that’s the win, win
    The next time you see the homie and his rims spin
    Just know my mind is workin just like them
    (The rims that is)

  • EReal

    Thats pretty much what im sayin. That people wanna hear different shit, and people should be tolerant of that. Its like the east coast / NY cats are like 10yr olds in a Toys R Us (Ima NY fan BTW) stompin their feet and goin, THIS ISNT FAIR!! WERE MORE LYRICAL!! THEY DONT DESERVE IT!! ya know? I just think people should understand that the fact that there is seperate styles within the genre itself is a GOOD thing and that HipHop is EXPANDING and reaching more people and in general thats good. I mean hiphop used to be a joke to america back in the day, now its infultrated every facet of our daily lives! Isnt this what we wanted? I just think people should relax and take it for what it is, music and art and everyone has a different perception of both. Trust me hiphop isnt goin anywhere as long as people like us can discuss it and bring across good points without hate and finger pointing and all that bullshit. I just like this quote from young buck on chronic 2006 mixtape (i think) “The South aint gotta be lyrical, we got money ni**a!! and errything else, and when a ni**a put his words together and theres love in that shit, its gonna come across right and ni**as gonna feel you” “It aint no WHAT YOU SAY but HOW YOU SAY it” If youre a hiphop fan, and you care so much about it, in my opinion, youd embrace everything, and just decide there some stuff thats not for you, but maybe its for someone else, because it isnt the same everywhere inthe country, we wanna hear about diff peoples spots, how it is in your hood, kna mean? Like I said just my .02 but this has been prolly the best comments so far since ive been on XXLmag.com .. no hate, just ops.

  • B-Ease

    Yeah, and it was wack when jay said that shit too. Listen to jay in interviews now and what does he say, “i loved rhyming too much to quit”. he had an epiphany (a little late) that being a nice MC is important. Jeezy hasnt, so him saying that is still corny.

    I told you how jeezy wasnt creative.the new album is just like the first one.thats all there is to say about that.

    Yea, he openly promoted it. theres no parentaly advisory stickers on videos or clothing stores that sell the shirt.

    dumbass, kids are every rappers demographic.music gets bought most by people ages 11-17.jeezy isnt repping the “streets” anymore than nas. what does that mean anyway?

  • EReal

    @Incred
    Good point by usin those lyrics to show that cats dumb down their flows.

  • B-Ease

    and that jay verse is cool and everything but you cant use it to defend jeezy.

    you see, you’re highlighting the differences and making my point. you cant use anything jeezy has said to support his position. because he aint saying shit.

    but i do like his music.i just accept it for what it is. ignorant nonsense.

  • B-Ease

    skills dont sell.

    and thats nas’s point. cats are thinking about the bottom line and not making timeless music.which i can respect, but that doesnt mean im gonna pretend its timeless music.

    and since you like to quote, how about this one from illmatic (which you prolly havent heard)

    “WHEN ITS REAL, YOU DOING THIS, WITH OR WITHOUT A RECORD CONTRACT”

  • B-Ease

    every artist has to do his or her own type of music, you’re right genius thats true. its also true that some types have more value than others to the culture of hip hop specifically and to the culture of our people in general.

    You’re in that puffy mentality. if someone critiques something, they’re haters. Did you even see that i wrote i liked Jeezy?? Nas didnt disrespect the south, its just that the south seems willing to do anything for a buck (Laffy Taffy),which is cool.its yall that are sensitive about it.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    B-Ease Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    I told you how jeezy wasnt creative.the new album is just like the first one.thats all there is to say about that.

    Yea, he openly promoted it. theres no parentaly advisory stickers on videos or clothing stores that sell the shirt.

    dumbass, kids are every rappers demographic.music gets bought most by people ages 11-17.jeezy isnt repping the “streets” anymore than nas. what does that mean anyway?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    if it aint broke why fix it…wasnt he a success with this 2nd LP…whats wrong with a shirt with a snowman on it…ive seen old white women with a snowman on their shirt…who does Jeezy say he makes his music for…the streets not kids…Bow wow makes music for the kids…well he used to…and maybe their should be more younger artist in the game but thats a dif can of worms…reppin the streets is reppin the struggle…fyi…jag off..

  • B-Ease

    also, im glad these dudes are doing good for their communities.

    it doesnt mean they’re writing good rhymes tho.

  • B-Ease

    How is Jeezy repping the stuggle??

    Is glorifying certain negative aspects of our culture “reppin”??? of course jeezy says he only raps for the streets.thats what every rappers been saying for years.So fucking what?

  • B-Ease

    whats wrong is what the snowman represents.u think kids dont know what that means??? what do old white ladies have to do with this??

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Jeezy…Biggie…Jeezy…Biggie…

    …what is different with their content…tell me…i gotta hear this one since it seems you oppose everything i say…come on give it your best shot…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    B-EASE you have tunnel vision…wake up and smell the foldgers in your cup…

  • B-Ease

    Go listen to Cuban Linx if you want to hear gangsta rappers “reppin” the struggle.

    I didnt say there’s no room for rappers of jeezy’s type.

    im just saying there’s alot of room for jeezy to get better.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 12:33 pm
    Jeezy…Biggie…Jeezy…Biggie…

    …what is different with their content…tell me…i gotta hear this one since it seems you oppose everything i say…come on give it your best shot….

  • B-Ease

    You’re not listening.

    This isnt about Jeezy’s content per se. its the fact that he chooses to relay this content in the most unimaginitive way possible.

    Biggie rapped as two armed robbers, told first person narratives that were at once funny and terrifying, and committed suicide at the end of his first album.

    that is creativity.

    R.Kelly singing a hook thats similar to the one akon sang on your last joint is not.

    and i dont have tunnely vision. I LIKE JEEZY. i just know hes not that good of a MC.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    omg…your like a female dude…did you not say you disliked what he brings to the table…thats content buddy…Jeezy never claimed to be a lyricist a-hole…just respect what he does…you say you like Jeezy yet you have no respect for the music you made a effort to cop…

    your a lost cause B-Ease…i think you just like to argue with me…

  • B-Ease

    Did you respond to the fact that i proved Biggie was better??

    Did you respond to the fact that your old white ladies comment was asinine???

    No, you havent done anything but explain (with no clarity)how Jeezy is “reppin” the steets and when your points are proven to be hollow you name call.buddy, thats acting like a female.

    read my posts, i specifically said i respected the hustle of cats down south.no i dont respect his music.but it sounds good when im drunk bout to make moves.its disposable. we need disposable music.not everything shoud be for coffe shop dudes and white chicks.

    Im just saying: understand that Jeezy in particular (and im not talking about the whole south) is for the most part very disposable.

    also, i never said i didnt like jeezys content.if i said i didnt like what hes bringing to the table (which i dont remember but ill play along because it doesnt effect my argument) it was the way in which he utilizes his content. Hell, alot of nas’s best music in about the same shit jeezy’s talking about.its all in the presentation.

    If i give you a steak on a plate or a trash can lid, which one are you gonna take??

    Jeezy’s steak like other gangsta rappers but hes serving it on a trashcan lid. I believe the term for what ive been doing to u is…ethered!

    One

    PS. Ill be back in a couple weeks to shut down another one of your wack ass arguments.

  • B-Ease

    your a lost cause B-Ease…i think you just like to argue with me…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    yes, i do. its makes me feel superior.

  • B-Ease

    Jeezy never claimed to be a lyricist a-hole
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    dude, thats my point! this is hip hop! just because you say you’re not a lyricist doesnt mean im not gonna say your wack. Dont you get it??

    You cant be in hip hop, then expect to be judged by hiphop standards just because you admit you suck at rhyming.

    Man, you are a…(fill in derisive word signifying lack of intelligence)

  • B-Ease

    …expect NOT to be judged…

  • http://bxconnect bxconnect

    * comes in and notices someone has the nerve to compare jeezy to the late.. excuse me great b.i.g. leaves holding head in shame*

    great thread sicamore.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    B-EASE you on some other ish dude…i got in your head that damn much…

    …wwwoooooowwww…

    im not into aruing with fools…you on some other ish…and its clear i got under your skin…your words contradict each other…fall back herb…

    “PS. Ill be back in a couple weeks to shut down another one of your wack ass arguments. ”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    lmao…i lil flamboyant if you ask me…dude your a loser…all jokes aside…go outside and take a walk…reevaluate yourself

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    bxconnect Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 1:19 pm
    * comes in and notices someone has the nerve to compare jeezy to the late.. excuse me great b.i.g. leaves holding head in shame*

    great thread sicamore
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    how is saying Jeezy and Biggie talked about the same thing…comparing…let me guess where your from…

  • http://bxconnect bxconnect

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE im from earth.lol.nah fam you holding your own but jeezy and b.i.g. should never be used in the same sentence.unless you talking about great mc vs trash mc.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    im not about to sit here and go back and forth with you…i do that enough with the females in my life…i said what i wanted to say…if you allow it to get under your skin and in your head thats on you…let it burn…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    BXCONNECT im not comparing them clearly BIG is on another level from Jeezy i was making a point to a tunnel vision d-bag about content he criticized…when it comes from the south its mindless trash but when it comes from Big or Jay or Nas is not…smell me…

  • B-Ease

    Dude, your just fun to fuck with. its funny and ironic your telling people to go outside when you post at least 10x more than the average regualar poster.hahahaha

    i know its killing you cause you keep coming back, if its not that serious then let it go.but you cant, cause you know i proved my point and you didnt.

    i love arguing with fools.i could give a fuck about what people in the distance think as long as the person im arguing with knows that they’ve been made to look and feel small.

    just for kicks, if you could, point out my contradictions.

    i love disgruntled southern rap fans hahaha they do all the work for you.

  • B-Ease

    and i never criticized the content.just his wack ass rapping.

    you have to tell yourself that in order to the board with any sense of self.

  • B-Ease

    and your still calling me names like my wifey hahahahahaha

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    B-Ease Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 1:31 pm
    Dude, your just fun to fuck with. its funny and ironic your telling people to go outside when you post at least 10x more than the average regualar poster.hahahaha

    i know its killing you cause you keep coming back, if its not that serious then let it go.but you cant, cause you know i proved my point and you didnt.

    i love arguing with fools.i could give a fuck about what people in the distance think as long as the person im arguing with knows that they’ve been made to look and feel small.

    just for kicks, if you could, point out my contradictions.

    i love disgruntled southern rap fans hahaha they do all the work for you.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    B-EASE Reassuring himself…like J with 30s the new 20…lmao…

  • B-Ease

    …leave the board with any sense of self…

    damn i typing before im thinking like NCRED.

  • http://bxconnect bxconnect

    N-CREDIBLE i feel you.big was just overall a more talented mc.his shit witty and his story telling ability was incredible.its not what you rap about but the skills you show when spitting your shit.the clipse have the same content as jeezy,but there shit is more clever.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    over and out

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    PS

    no one said Jeezy is a lyrical monster…all im saying is respect what he do…dont hate…if you dont like fine but dont hate and say what HE NEED to be doing…HE NEED to be doing him…and thats what he is doing and he is sucessful…my at goes of to him…im a fan of what he does…

  • B-Ease

    B-EASE Reassuring himself…like J with 30s the new 20…lmao…

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I guess,man. your retarded. i fell into your trap and responded like Jay against Jim when i should have just left you groveling and making personal attacks (on an internet message board!!!hahahahahah)With that being said i direct everyone to the above posts (like anybodys coming back) to see someones argument get dismantled. i think i could teach a class on this shit, but i dont know if im good cuz im good or if NCRED is that stupid.Im out till next time he needs to be put in line (pause)

    PS
    Due to certain language and phrasing, i sincerely believe (as ive said before) that NCRED isnt a day over 16.

  • http://myspace.com/ombiant Mr. Good Life

    Sickamore Says:

    December 27th, 2006 at 1:57 pm
    # Mr. Good Life Says:
    December 27th, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    Some more Nasir Jones ish. Someone tell me why Im not surprised.

    ^^^^^^

    Well I posted about Chamillionaire and you didn’t reply…gotta practice whatcha preach brother

    ^^^^^^

    What beat did Chamillionaire use on the freestyle you wrote about?…I live what I preach?

  • EReal

    Mang, just when I thought we had an actuall discussion goin on.
    I cant tell whether youre making a generalization about southern rap, or youre just saying jeezy is crack rap and recycled his album…
    Because Jeezy is a punchline rapper, I dont really think comparing Jeezy to Nas is even fair.
    I dont hear messages, stories, or metaphors (except drug references) in jeezy’s shite. His shit is all about punchlines and ad-libs (which are annoying as fuck YEAAAHHHH) So to compare him to someone like Nas isnt even fair to the south,
    But that dosent mean all the south is trash, i.e. Little Brother, OutKast, Luda, T.I., Chamill (see other post), that do step up and use their lyrical ability and really give you somethin. Dont get me wrong, I like jeezy’s stuff, but usually only on mixtapes with other rappers, cause his solo shit is kinda boring.. but again, that all goes back to preference and where youre at in your life and what you identify with and wanna hear ya know? I mean, when youre in the club youre in the mood for certin shite, when youre rollin or doing thangs you wanna hear certin shite, and when youre laid back in the crib chillin on some introspective shite you might wanna hear talib, or swollen, or penut butter wolf, or jean grae, or w/e.. If you have a point you should argue your point, and if you have an opinion you should state it as so, this arguin on a blog shite is teh gheyist for realz.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    EReal Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 3:28 pm
    this arguin on a blog shite is teh gheyist for realz.

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 12:45 pm

    your a lost cause B-Ease…i think you just like to argue with me…

    B-Ease Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 12:54 pm

    PS. Ill be back in a couple weeks to shut down another one of your wack ass arguments.

    B-Ease Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 12:55 pm
    your a lost cause B-Ease…i think you just like to argue with me…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    yes, i do. its makes me feel superior.

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 1:27 pm
    im not about to sit here and go back and forth with you…i do that enough with the females in my life…i said what i wanted to say…if you allow it to get under your skin and in your head thats on you…let it burn…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    true story

  • B-Ease

    But that dosent mean all the south is trash, i.e. Little Brother, OutKast, Luda, T.I., Chamill (see other post), that do step up and use their lyrical ability and really give you somethin. Dont get me wrong, I like jeezy’s stuff, but usually only on mixtapes with other rappers, cause his solo shit is kinda boring.. but again, that all goes back to preference and where youre at in your life and what you identify with and wanna hear ya know? I mean, when youre in the club youre in the mood for certin shite, when youre rollin or doing thangs you wanna hear certin shite, and when youre laid back in the crib chillin on some introspective shite you might wanna hear talib, or swollen, or penut butter wolf, or jean grae, or w/e.. If you have a point you should argue your point, and if you have an opinion you should state it as so, this arguin on a blog shite is teh gheyist for realz.

    ^^^^^^^

    i agree, this isnt arguing. its bullshittin.im not sure if you were referring to me but i will say that i made a point to say that i wasnt referencing southern rap as a whole, just jeezy.i did argue my point (rather well i mite add) that jeezy makes enjoyable,disposable music. he is a wack mc. no more, no less.

  • B-Ease

    I cant tell whether youre making a generalization about southern rap, or youre just saying jeezy is crack rap and recycled his album…
    ^^^^^^^^^^

    my posts make that clear.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    B-Ease = Loser of the Year

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    B-Ease Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 8:09 pm
    agree, this isnt arguing. its bullshittin.im not sure if you were referring to me
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    your gay

    i did argue my point
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    like a true feminist

    PS. Ill be back in a couple weeks to shut down another one of your wack ass arguments
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    takes the cake for the Lamest/Gayest Comment of the Eon

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    PS. Ill be back in a couple weeks to shut down another one of your wack ass arguments
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    something a fag that does hair would say

  • EReal

    If Nas is God’s Son, then Jay-Z must be god cause he’s sonnin that nukka like Alfredo in Tha Godfather. You see Jay shinin all over this cat when they perform together, bahahaha. Man Nas, what happened homie?

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Nas was a dick for workin with J…worse career move ever…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Watch the movie Empire…puts everything into perspective…

  • EReal

    Hahahaha, yeah I have that shite on DVD, i like to watch the part where Fat Jose gets murked like ova and ova, lmfao. Ol’ fatass talkin bout, you cant tell your dad you love em?? Then they blast the kid too, hahah classic.

  • EReal

    “Cheddar is a monster, yo!” lol

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    It was suprising that Nas sold more than Jeezy because Snowman had more radio play. Regardless Nas had the better album. Jeezy didn’t improve. Thug Motivation 101 > The Inspiration

    Ay Sick your Yankees lost out on Zito

  • EReal

    Maybe even tho Snowman had more radio play noone could tell the difference between his last single and this new one and they didnt even know he had a new album out.. hmmm…

  • EReal

    Plus Luda murked his ass on grew up a screw up, Luda really showed how bad Jeezy really is.. damn, how you let somethin out with a verse like that when luda brings it soo hard on that song man.. “Its not the hand youre delt, but how youre playin your card bwoyyy” Yeah..

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Jeezy is not claimin to be a lyricist or a mc…thats what you mofos dont seem to understand…what he is packaging and selling is “a way of life”…the streets…he isnt trying to be a nas or styles p…he is doing him…you cant criticize him on something he never claimed to be…its like saying shaq cant shoot freethrows…ok he still brings a lot to basketball…smell me…

  • Mod

    Nas is NOT the last relevant link to the golden age. You have to ride Nas’s dick fairly hard to say that. He had only ONE good song on HHID and the attitude of “fuck it, get your money anyway” isn’t helping bring “hip-hop” back. Hip-hop never died, it’s only nostalgic pussies like Nas and the rest of the doomsday club who want to make the myth of hip-hop’s death a reality. And he beat Jeezy by 3,000 units sold? So 3,000 more people heard of Nas than Jeezy in the year 2006, is that the big point here? The fact that Jeezy sells off of shitty singles, masking the good songs on his albums, only proves that even handicapped with bad singles, a 2-year industry veteran can compete with a 12-year industry veteran.

    Oh and fuck Monie Love (LMAO, read her name again and again and then figure out why she says “hip-hop is dead”). The bitch is completely irrelevant and she’s younger than Hov, who the hell gave her permission to declare anything about hip-hop?

  • http://bxconnect bxconnect

    “He had only ONE good song on HHID ”

    are you serious?
    niggas so sick nas dropped a quality album with lyrics it would take the average nigga six years to create.

    “The bitch is completely irrelevant and she’s younger than Hov, who the hell gave her permission to declare anything about hip-hop? ”
    shit she might be closer to hove’s age then you think.and damn she looking good as ever.she is a vet,rocked with quest, de la,h latifah jungle brothers.ah fuck ityou probably been listening to rap 3 years anyway.

  • EReal

    Yeah man, that last relevant link to old school hiphop got me, i was like damn man, whatabout busta? or LL?? or the Beasties still tourin doin they thang, I mean shit, Rick Rubin (who produced alot of Jayz’s last album including his best single) Helped BUILD def jam, shit man, theres alot more links to the past than Nas, and besides, Nas didnt even come out with illmatic till the 90′s and that makes him old school hiphop??

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    he is packaging and selling is “a way of life”…the streets
    ^^^^^
    E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    December 29th, 2006 at 12:11 pm
    what’s more hip-hop than violence against women?
    ^^^
    Not having and education and gloriying the “streets’
    ^^^^^^
    Jeezy=real hip hop

  • daeseonesb

    Jeezy went to far getting at Nas. That female interviewer needed to chill though … acting like Bill OReilly or something.
    “Where are you from? London?” That shit was kinda entertaining … even though jeezy is from an area that didnt originate hip hop either.

    Big ups to dizzee rascal hahaha

  • young pimpin’

    Young Jeezy is not on Nas level to even speak on that type hype.Jezzy comes with the same shit all the time.He is just here because people like his personality not the music.Nas has it all Jeezy needs to shut up and listen.

  • kay the truth

    hey yo i been reading this blog comments and listening to people talkin bout jeezy this nas this ill keep my comments short nd straight up first dj formaly known as whateva u call urself if you’re goin at Nas youre the most ignorant piece of gragbabe hiphop blogs has ever seen including any other so called hiphoper goinn at nas this dude usherd in a new era of hiphop ur so called jeezy wudnt b here today if not for rappers like nas who took hiphop to the next level, wheres the respect for doing that??? go read about illmatic and see what that album did for hiphop even biggie u comparing jeezy too got alot from nas go do your history man all jeezy talkin bout and doing now is things rappers have rapped about before nothing new or creative about it who is better to say hiphop is dead than the first mc to have a classic 5 mic album i dont wana here what type of coke u were slingin or how much street cred you have go and read about your history thats what nas is all takin about then you wud know who the phony rappers are and know the true ones, stop comparing hustling to rapping, street cred or no street cred can street cred save anyone from getting killed street cred dont mean your bullet proof anyone can get touched where are all the biggest crime booses and gangsters in history now??? in jail or dead even jeezy said it himself tellin you hes not a real nigga himself if you follow his words , youre not god so street cred or not u can be dead anytime like its sum form of bullet proof dat dosent count when we talkin bout hiphop music i dont wana hear that.

  • E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA

    YUCK

  • rec

    “You can be a gangsta, a pimp hustla or playa/But make sure live you is a dope rhyme sayer” I’m paraphrasing but…Kris was right. I think Nas just wanted us to put things into perspective once again. Carry on tradition!

  • $100

    bxconnect Says:

    December 29th, 2006 at 1:56 pm
    “He had only ONE good song on HHID ”

    are you serious?
    niggas so sick nas dropped a quality album with lyrics it would take the average nigga six years to create.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Word.

  • Native Son

    Fuck monie love?! Are you bloggers serious. Ya’ll are really out of line. Hip hop is on it’s death bed becasue tradition is not being upheld. Rap music is art correct? So their are standards to the game. We can all admit that Hip Hop music is at it’s least diverse, least creative, and the that the younger audience is the least knowlegeable about about the history. Lets keep it real the standards of making great music artistically, have somehow been lost in the shuffle. “I’m hustler not rapper” then get the fuck out the game. These fucks don’t deserve to do the music.

  • GA DADDY

    The point is that after 9 albums strong Nas is still selling as well if not better than most new artists (Jeezy).
    I like Jeezy (sometimes) but be honest,do you think he has 9 albums worth of material??
    Oh, his song w/R.Kelly “I’m a drug dealer”, fucking sucks. (content that is)

  • THE G OF NORTH PHILLY

    WHAT PART OF NAS SAYIN HIP HOP IS DEAD DONT YALL BRAIN DEAD DICKHEADS DONT UNDERSTAND HE NOT SAYIN HIP HOP IS DEAD N THAT SENSE THAT THE SHIT IS OVER BUT EVERYBODY COMIN OUT NOW SOUNDS THE SAME ON SOME GANGSTA SHIT EVERYBODY AINT GANGSTA YA DIG SO STOP TRYIN 2 B GANGSTA IF U A REAL HIP HOP FAN AND IM ONLY 23 AND I BEEN LISTENIN 2 HIP HOP 4EVER FOR EXAMPLE 10 YEARS AGO U HAD DIFFERENT GROUPS LIKE TRIBE CALLED QUEST, WU-TANG, MOBB DEEP, THE ROOTS, NO LIMIT, ETC. THATS CREATIVITY NOW EVERYBODY ON THE SAME VIBE SO IT AINT CREATIVE NO MORE AND THATS WHAT HES TALKIN BOUT THE CREATIVITY OF HIP HOP IS DEAD SO GET YA SHIT TOGETHER BEFORE U START THROWIN ROCKS AT THE THRONE DICKHEADS

  • KRITIQ

    i think i could teach a class on this shit, but i dont know if im good cuz im good or if NCRED is that stupid.Im out till next time he needs to be put in line (pause)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Best line ever

    Ncred wrote a whole lot of bullshit after this with nonsence as usual incred give it up you are jus another stupid guy who tries to defend the south way to hard jus live with it that most southern rappers repping the south are wack

  • KRITIQ

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    December 29th, 2006 at 9:24 am
    B-Ease = Loser of the Year

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:

    December 29th, 2006 at 9:28 am
    B-Ease Says:

    December 28th, 2006 at 8:09 pm
    agree, this isnt arguing. its bullshittin.im not sure if you were referring to me
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    your gay

    i did argue my point
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    like a true feminist

    PS. Ill be back in a couple weeks to shut down another one of your wack ass arguments
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    takes the cake for the Lamest/Gayest Comment of the Eon

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Ncred jus try and read your own comments after you’ve lost an arguement you sound so female with all that name calling and gay references, see how stupid you are next time you loose a battle jus take like a man

    payce

  • http://xxlmag.com doctor69

    Kritiq don’t use the word gay in a innaporieate manner I’m gay and I find that ofenseve so stop.

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  • KRITIQ

    @ doctor69 nigga don’t start with me I was only quoting what Ncred wrote so you’re barking of the wrong tree besides I wouldn’t give sh!t if you’re gay and where iam from that shit is in appropriate (Being gay that is).

  • jacquez
  • D unit

    wats all da fuss about nas is tight i agree wid dat but dude only sold 5000 copies more than jeezy i mean im happy for nas but stil everybody is acting like he sold aot more than jeezy an i dont even like jeezy. still props to nas but i would hardly call this ethering jeezy. 5000 copies more wtf lololol

  • Stax On Deck

    Uhm Nas didn’t really Ether Jeezy. They Basically did the same numbers. Y’all actin like Nas won by a landslide wipeout victory or sumthin. Y’all niggaz trippin. I say big upz to both dem catz. Jeezy is the man and Nas doin his thug. BUT New York is gonna mess around and cause another war. This time its gona be against the South. Y’all Northern cats need to chill out. You say we need to stop all beef in Hip Hop, But y’all the Niggaz starting shyt. The South Got TOO many niggaz waitin on y’all to jump stupid. The War is comin

  • EReal

    I hope shitty rappers are the first victims.

  • ERealest

    Co-Sign,.

  • Rizzop2003

    Jeezy catching alot of hate on this shit huh? I totally agree he never claimed to be a great MC or lyricist…..But if you guys really sit and think about it, thats what Nas was talking about when he says hip hop is dead…..Once it became about getting a dollar more than loving the music and doing everything possible to put out quality music, you are just selling yourself short. You are then selling an image that you sell crack , bust your gun, get mad bitches….EVERYONE KNOWS THAT! And a “real” street cat aint stupid enough to put himself or his people out like that. Jeezy is a very good “entertainer” put he aint making you rewind the track and he aint selling coke, but is selling snowman t-shirts? That aint frosty the snowman he’s promoting! So for a nigga to tell me other wise must be stupid….and i personally dont think thats right to teach kids (WHO do buy albums) I bet jeezy aint passing his son no 8 ball saying get it how you live. But we gotta all agree that there are just different types if MC/rappers/entertainers these days, its just a matter of who YOU can relate to more. Jeezy is in it to make money, NAS is in it to be a legend….But if ya’ll aint notice they both on the same label and it could all be a publicity stunt! They got us talking right? Whats better than that?

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  • 110 street

    no shock to me, nas allday.

  • al

    everbody jumping on nas dick. that album is garbage.so if he owns jeezy then game owns nas. that is sad because all that nigga do is namedrops like a motherfucker.

  • EReal

    Cosign Al

  • trp

    nas’ album won’t fall off but most people i know gave HHID a positive review, and word of mouth is a mutha.

  • loosenut

    HUH? The clubs sell albums after the first few weeks…And before the album even drops…Nas will fall off because he ain’t in the clubs…jeezy shit gonna blow, it ain’t better but it’s gonna sell, because at the end of the day Hip Hop is dead and it will take more than just Nas to breathe life back in her…Common gonna blow, Talib gonna blow…Hip hop will be back, this dope boi shit will die soon and Hip Hop will be better than ever cause the 5 cultures of hip hop will evolve as it always does. Everybody is becoming more lyrical because that’s what people wanna hear. Everybody got tight bubble gum beats and ABC rap schemes…

  • Ghost of 2Pac

    Ha! HA! HA! N-Credible & B-Ease.. Yall boyz crack me up! Going at it like two bitches!! Hum! Hum! Internet gay thugs! And N-Credible you sure a great jeezy fan! Okay,Okay… He’s tha realist nigga a live. lol But you know all these rapper,or mc.don’t do what they really say!! Open your eyes boy! And stop suckin’ jeezy dick!! Not hatin’! Keepin’ it real wit ya!! Ha! Ha! yall make me laugh up here!! lol!

  • http://www.thesbdexperience.com livefromthe225

    “.But if ya’ll aint notice they both on the same label and it could all be a publicity stunt! They got us talking right? Whats better than that?”

    –one of the more intelligent points made…if y’all ever paid attention to anything more than your south v east rants you’d realize jay said himself that he was trying to pattern this def jam 4th quarter the same way lyor cohen did with him, ja rule, and dmx back in ’99…thus it isn’t that far fetched to have one of his best sellers (jeezy) stir up a lil controversey with his new bonafide seller (nas)to generate buzz for both albums…and now they both say they have no prob with each other…because they never did, but y’all cats bicker back and forth about regions, while the artists you line up on the battlefield for sit back, count your money, and party with each other @ award shows…both Jeezy and Nasir and most importantly Sean C. thank you for your continued publicity and patronage…

    Sicamore, your lil young messy ass outdid yourself with this title…got all these jigs up in arms…

    p.s. the South makes better albums, the East more emcees, but Nelly still outsells everybody so let’s crown him the GOAT..LOL…dig a hole morons

  • pk47 aka Prince of Philly

    *smokin a L….sippin henny*……lmao@jeezy

  • kenHunt

    all ov d above..fuckin Gimps!!
    Dick-heads who couldnt tell you what
    hip hop iz anyway,eh!!..fuck that south bollox and lets hear sum fuckin decent beats and rhymes/projects in 07. The comments some of you guys come up with are straight remedial group type steez!!
    A load of 90′s babys obviously up in this rookie plant.
    No Peace Sign

  • http://allhiphop.com DA DEVIL

    STRAIGHT UP PUBLICITY STUNT FOR A RAPPER WHO HAS NO HUSTLE ABOUT HIMSELF. GET UR OWN LABLE, GET UR OWN ARTISTS AND DONT DICK THEM AROUND. LOVE THE ALBUM THOUGH JUST WISH U WOULDA DID IT WIT OUT A MAJOR.

  • Fuckin’ DUMMIES

    I do not believe in the concept of Hip Hip being dead. My belief is that Hip Hop is the Mother of a genre which has branched off into many different forms: Neo-soul, Hardcore, Commercial Hip-Hop, Crunk, Screwed & Chopped, Gangsta, Southern Swag, West coast, East coast, Midwest, and every other type of music to come out of this aging Genre. I don’t understand how Rock N Roll or Jazz can form into so many different kinds sounds and be considered alive. And yet, Hip Hop is dead. If you base it off of sales then Hip Hop is going through a cancer stage.

    As far as lyrical content, we have groups like The Roots, Little Brother, OutKast, Danger Doom, Mos Def, Common, Lupe Fiasco staying true to one type of style while rappers like 50 cent, Game, Styles P, Jay-z, and Paul Wall go another route. How can a concept which is very much apart of everyday life, whether suburban or urban be considered dead. Rappers like Bubba Sparxxx have introduced listeners to Rural America while Paul Wall and Slim Thugg have helped to create the Southern style of rap known as swag.

    HIP HOP IS NOT DEAD!!! She has just givin life to countless forms which like the prodical son, has strayed away from its roots. Saying it is dead is like saying that WE OURSELVES have died.

    And I’m very much alive!!!

  • Fuckin’ DUMMIES

    I do not believe in the concept of Hip Hip being dead. My belief is that Hip Hop is the Mother of a genre which has branched off into many different forms: Neo-soul, Hardcore, Commercial Hip-Hop, Crunk, Screwed & Chopped, Gangsta, Southern Swag, West coast, East coast, Midwest, and every other type of music to come out of this aging Genre. I don’t understand how Rock N Roll or Jazz can form into so many different kinds sounds and be considered alive. And yet, Hip Hop is dead. If you base it off of sales then Hip Hop is going through a cancer stage.

    As far as lyrical content, we have groups like The Roots, Little Brother, OutKast, Danger Doom, Mos Def, Common, Lupe Fiasco staying true to one type of style while rappers like 50 cent, Game, Styles P, Jay-z, and Paul Wall go another route. How can a concept which is very much apart of everyday life, whether suburban or urban be considered dead. Rappers like Bubba Sparxxx have introduced listeners to Rural America while Paul Wall and Slim Thugg have helped to create the Southern style of rap known as swag.

    HIP HOP IS NOT DEAD!!! She has just givin life to countless forms which like the prodical son, has strayed away from its roots. Saying it is dead is like saying that WE OURSELVES have died.

    And I’m very much alive

  • mista malik

    Ur killin me homez..I respect your opinion, but I cant say I agree fam..

    You said..
    “…did Pac ever talk about his “MC skills”…NO…he talked about real shit and bombed on niggas who weren’t…we as real as it get down hear…our focus is not mc skills its conveying a message…save that mc skills shit for battles and backpack ciphers…

    If you dont think Pac ever talked about his emcee skills, you should probabaly pre date all 35 Machiavelli cd’s and listen to earlier Pac…Pac was a stonch lyricist and he spoke about it in Detail on albums like Strictly for my n%ggaz and 2pacolypse now..Hell, even on Me against the world he had a song(cant forget about the old school) thats actually a precursor to most of the newage “where are they now” joints…

    I really dont think tha Homie Nas meant any disrecpect…

  • DRAMATIC

    fuck nas his albums are BORING its like sitting through a 1hour social class.

  • mzfinegirl

    nas album was too cold

  • mzfinegirl

    why is yall beefing over north and south im from the midwest and i luv north and south not really west coast but i dont hat on them.

    North Midwest South
    nas Shawnna lil wayne
    jay-z Twista T.i.
    saigon Lupe fiasco ludacris
    jae millz Common
    juelz Rhymefest
    beanie sigal Kanye west

  • HOVA THE GOD

    Point blank: Them niggas is both gettin money, so dats wats up. And as long as we have rappers like jeezy, we will still have rappers like t.i. or wayne. As long as we have rappers like jim jones, we will have rappers like nas or jay. BALANCE people, that’s wat it is. u can’t have it all one way (lyrical) and u can’t have it all anotha way (streets). So as long as we got balance in hip hop, it will be alright. Hip hop is not dead, but in terms of how da sales were 4 a min, it was hurtin. But now hopefully after all these 4th quarter mcs(yes I said mcs..lol)did big numbers, 07 will see more of EVERYBODY gettn their shine.

  • http://none killa black

    WHO ever thought wask ass jeezy would front on the God nas, hes a fucking fool any way, but thank you nas for your hot as album, stay up, and bye the way the FUTURE IS HERE (myspace.com/blu-black).

  • BirdsFlySouth

    Jeezy, 2 weeks and go GOLD..Nas, 2 weeks and not gold,…I guess that ether burn out quickly. Jezzy got staying power. Now that America has heard the Nas album, the appeal is gone.

    The race is a marathon not a sprint.

  • BirdsFlySouth

    And to all you dudes that claim Club music ain’t hip hop. Hip Hop was started in the clubs and at parties.

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  • Prince Of The South

    Jeezy wasn’t bad, but Nas record was better put together. Granted no one listens to a Jeezy record expecting him to get lyrical, but numbers don’t lie. I like Jeezy but I don’t think he’s got that longevity that Nas, Busta, Jay-Z, and LL have and that’s to stay in the game ten years and remain a factor in hip hop. If dope boy music wasn’t hot right now Jeezy wouldn’t have a deal because no A&R would want to risk losing their job on a maybe that hasn’t been proven. Numbers don’t lie and that’s why Jeezy had every right to go at Nas because “I Luv It” was a top 40 record and nobody really played Nas record. He was out of line by saying he has street cred though, because it shouldn’t even be about that it should be about the actual music. What’s to stop the next man from telling your story if you’re not creative enough to do it?

  • Prince Of The South

    Men lie women lie but numbers don’t lie. Real talk Jeezy record was good but Nas record was classic compared to the garbage that came out this year. If dope boy rap wasn’t hot Jeezy wouldn’t have a deal, because no A&R would risk losing their job over a maybe it might do good artist. I like dude, but he doesn’t have the longevity that Busta, Jay-Z, LL, and Nas have and that’s to stay in the game over ten years and remain a force in hip hop. Jeezy had every right to go at Nas because the numbers were in his favor. Hip Hop is dead had no radio play, whereas his single was a top 40 hit, but number don’t lie and Nas came out on top. The game gotten to street. Just because you been shot or got “Niggas in the feds” shouldn’t matter. As long as you have talent and the creativity to create hot music, then what’s stopping you from telling the next man’s story if he isn’t creative enough to do it himself?

  • Prince Of The South

    Who is Jeezy to go at Nas saying that just because he ain’t “a street nigga”. Hip Hop shouldn’t be about that. It should be about the music and not that. If you got the creativity to make good music then what should stop you from telling the next man story if he doesn’t have the ability to do it? Jeezy album was good, but Nas record was damn near classic. Numbers don’t lie, Jeezy got a top 40 single and Nas doesn’t. Nas outsold Jeezy when Jeezy said look at the first week number, all because he had a bigger record and Nas isn’t known for big numbers. Fact is Jeezy doesn’t have the staying power that Jay, Nas, LL, and Busta have and that’s to stay in the game over ten years and still be a force. XXL need to post me this time.

  • NV

    To be quite truthful, Jeezy is not much of an artist. Maybe, he can draw or something, (I dunno) but he’s no musician. He’s not much of a songwriter. No one would ever accuse Jeezy of having a ghostwriter (at least as of yet.) I think most hip hop FANS could write his lyrics. Whether or not he is “real” and reps the streets is absolutely irrelivant. Just because you’re from the streets and you write words to the beat of a song doesn’t make you an artist or musician, hip hop or otherwise. It makes you a wannabe. EVEN IF YOU’RE ON TV AND/OR RADIO!!! So then I must ask, does Jeezy play musical instruments? Does he sing? Is he a musician in any way shape or form? I say Jeezy is a businessman and I can respect that, and I can even enjoy his disposable music. Perhaps, ten years from now the south will still be listening to Jeezy, but I doubt the rest of the world will. Unless he gets a ghostwriter, so he can at least pretend he has some musical talent.

  • doctor69

    dramatic is a faggot fuck you white boy nas will go gold and plat not because of party songs because its excellent album and what does your hick as know about real hip hop it started at parties yes but ever heard of the furious five the message a real song about the real ghetto not some fairy tale wasn’t a party song but helped built hip hop and rakim allah and krs one never had real club tracback ks to move units so fallback you bitchass white boy and stop letting mtv and bet tell you what’s hiphop . real nyc stand up holla at ya folk

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    DOCTOR69 IS CRYING BECAUSE SOMEONE NEEDS TO PACIFY HIM WITH A DICK.
    DOCTOR69 IS A COCKSUCKER.
    DON’T LET HIM FOOL YOU HE A FAG.
    REAL NYC STAND UP RAISE YOUR RED FLAGS AND DON’T HOLLA AT DOCTOR69 THE HOMOFOLK HOLLA AT THE DIPOLMAT.

  • koopa

    dude nas sold 3,000 more albums then jeezy
    its not like jeezy sold 15 cds and nas sold 1 mil
    honestly doesnt really matter that much
    especially cause there’s twice as many nas dick riders
    and jeezy haters than vice versa

  • Fatal

    nas should do another Ether on everyone that is hatin on him, even if its jeezy an their label mates

    and no one should compare Pac to jeezy, never compare

    “never underestimate me, playa hate me, see me and hide, sure as hollow points shatter and enemies die”

    only makaveli the don can put it down like that

  • nikkisweetny

    nas is invincible

  • RotterdamSoldier

    EReal

    If Nas is God’s Son, then Jay-Z must be god cause he’s sonnin that nukka like Alfredo in Tha Godfather. You see Jay shinin all over this cat when they perform together, bahahaha. Man Nas, what happened homie?

    ^^
    Couldn’t agree more…i can’t front..Nas made a good album but what bugs me the fuck out is why he signed with Jay in the first place…I mean Jay said some real foul shit and to make it worse that shit was true…I know if dude told me in a song that he left condoms on my bentley seat etc.. i would not be able to forgive him for that shit…And even if it’s in the past i damn sure wouldn’t sign with him…..but hey Nas if you can live with it so can i….lol….And i’ll give you props on the album it’s good…Peace

  • http://none killa black

    Its not about dick riders, its about who is the better mc, and for now people feel jeezy, but Nas is the beeter MC. And since when the rappers whos sells more albums is the better MC,I KNOW ITS ABOUT DOE, but alot of these so call hot niggers are wack,heres REAL HIPHOP, (MYSPACE.COM/ATLAS)OR (MYSPACE.COM/BLU-BLACK)

  • http://none killa black

    Its not about dick riders, its about who is the better mc, and for now people feel jeezy, but Nas is the beeter MC. And since when the rappers whos sells more albums is the better MC,I KNOW ITS ABOUT DOE, but alot of these so call hot niggers are wack,heres REAL HIPHOP, (MYSPACE.COM/ATLAS)OR (MYSPACE.COM/BLU-BLACK)

  • http://none killa black

    Its not about dick riders, its about who is the better mc, and for now people feel jeezy, but Nas is the beeter MC. And since when the rappers whos sells more albums is the better MC,I KNOW ITS ABOUT DOE, but alot of these so call hot niggers are wack,heres REAL HIPHOP, (MYSPACE.COM/ATLAS)OR (MYSPACE.COM/BLU-BLACK)

  • http://none killa black

    Its not about dick riders, its about who is the better mc, and for now people feel jeezy, but Nas is the beeter MC. And since when the rappers whos sells more albums is the better MC,I KNOW ITS ABOUT DOE, but alot of these so call hot niggers are wack,heres REAL HIPHOP, (MYSPACE.COM/ATLAS)OR (MYSPACE.COM/BLU-BLACK)

  • Myzcarter

    yall is crazy we all know who the better emcee is….Nas xxlmag post this.

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    Mayne They Hung My Ass….

  • http://www.myspace.com/gopentertainment Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    Listen to this mentality from Stacy on Menace II Society, “…that Black Power shyt gits no play in this ride!!!” Wonder why KRS One’s sales went waaaaay down after Criminal Minded and By Any Means Necessary, his attempt was to first grab tha ears of tha streets, and then re-educate them, but this must be realized, it’s hard to relate to whut he’s sayin’ when school curriculums ain’t teachin’ it, and if they was, nobody would listen cuz we were too bizzee bein’ drop outs, street niggaz don’t watch tha news, cuz we in tha streets, we don’t know that every 20 years the President signs a Bill that gives Blacks tha right to vote, for another 20 years, too bizzee in tha streets!!! If we wanted to be preached to thru music, Gospel records sales would be thru tha roof!!! It ain’t ages 11-17 that buys tha most music, its females between 13-25, who’d rather dance to it than learn by it. For teens who do buy it, which for guys and girls, are aged between 13-19, think about it, that’s our most rebellious years, adolescence, so street music would more likely than not appeal to them. Whut separates Nas and Jeezy is tha demographic that they’re aimin’ to sell to, which is why they’re marketed different, Nas is suited more to a 25-35 year old audience and Jeezy appeals to 15-25 year olds, and understanding marketing tells U that Def Jam is cornering tha Hip Hop market, and it ain’t the age of tha artist, it’s tha content, Nas and Jay are Hip Hop vets, their audiences grew with them, then U look at say, Jeezy and Rick Ross, both who are jive new to tha masses, and are either quickly approaching their 30′s or knee deep in it, are not vets, so they gotta keep it street, new cats rappin’ bout tha culture ain’t gettin’ heard regardless of how tight their lyrics are

  • DRAMATIC

    How can YOU niggaz possible feel this nigger i sat through 1 of his albums its like sitting through 1.5hour of a social class BORRINNGGGGGG. dont support this shit or it will keep comin out.

  • doctor69

    drama queen shut your ged drop out ass up you sound like a homothug who begs to go to prison real nyc stand up holla at ya folk

  • Gt

    So lets look at this weeks #’s….nas been out 1 week less and is already below jeexy on the charts, and with no 2nd single in sight, or one that will be a hit, nas is doomed to 600-700k just like streets disciple…..jeezy will hit platinum, and will get a couple more hit singles off his album, and he aint have to go the sappy love song route

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    Aw nas alright and he sure as hell right bout hiphop dead thats for damn sure.

  • nasty

    fuck you lue diamonds and jeezy is a bitch ass nigga,he also never does any thing he says, let im come to africa and i will show him what a thugs about. nas d bomb.

  • Stax On Deck

    Too bad it didn’t last…

  • AJ from DC

    why does it matter, both on the same label!
    DEF JAM the TAKEOVA BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jay
    Nas
    Jeezy
    Rick Ross
    Ghostface
    Hip Hop is on the verge of returning

  • Ol Skool

    i actually like jeezy, but u cant fuck wit nas like that. even jeezy knows it. and the south didn’t kill hip hop u can blame everybody 4 that. eastside, westside, dirty south, mid west, all of em fucked it up. it aint regoins its wack rappers rappin about all the shit they got no one gives a fuck bout what you got(50, cash money, diddy, t.i.) and stupid dances (dfb, d4l)and rappers who only talk bout crack n hustlin (rick ross) u guys are the ones who killed it.

  • ImaniBilal

    I dont like jeezy cuz he’s your typical average rapper, rapping about bullshit. I always respected Nas and these new rappers are going to have t feel him cuz hiphop is dead. The south is all happy bcuz they got a movement going on but its the wrng type of movement. A movement of wack ass bars and krunk beats. I dont love hip hop like use 2.

  • Modern Isis

    Jeezy just made himself look like an ass before the whole city…all that reckless talk about Nas not being a street nigga or having street-cred, etc…just shows how IGNORANT he is! He don’t know shit…has he ever been to QB? Nas got more street-cred than Jeezy will ever see in his life…and 2nd of all: being a street soldier has nothing to do w/how much records one sells (dumb-ass)!! Nas is 1 of the best lyricists of our time…hands down…he’s got mass appeal, knowledge (beyond the block) & a delivery like no other! And altho he beat Jeezy by 3000 units, Nas is more concerned w/gettin his msg across than any # atop some pop billboard charts! So Jeezy…pick ya face up off the floor & get ova yaself!! Get ya facts straight, do some research & next time think twice before you try diss a legend. Just keep makin dem nursery-rhyme sing-a-long tracks for da sideheadz lmaoo!!!

  • BirdsFlySouth

    Jezzy 700k
    Nas 500k

    who ethered who? lol

  • GET THE RUGER TA DUMPIN

    355,000 People Agree (New) Hip Hop Is Dead :

    YA AND THOSE 355 000 PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS

  • GIVE JEEZY SOME TIME

    GIVE JEEZY’S ALBUMS SALES SOME TIME & YOU’LL SEE WHO ETHERS WHO.

  • real one

    THE PROBLEM WITH THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS THAT
    TOO MUCH MONEY IS PUT BEHIND THE IGNORANT SElF CENTERED EGOISM RAP THAT HAS DOMINATED THE CHARTS WITHIN THE LAST YEARS …. rap is supposed to be about integrity and not going out ( selling out self to please people soley for money). yeah we know it’s a business but any true business exec who is generating real profit understands that you find your niche and yur business is not all about making just MONEY it’s building up people and serving the community…. you see the key word is CONTEXT…. nas, common, dead prez, eminem (at times), canibus, talib, mos def , jay z (sometimes), saigon, Outcast, scarface, Luda, kanye (sometimes); they speak to th concious of the indivdual
    and people…jim jones ,jeezy, 50. just talk shit to sell records,…..they are the typical salesman…..the same ones you don’t like when they try to ripp you off by tellingyou bull shit!! to get a dollar …SEEE THE ANALOGY…..

    THERE IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ARTIST WHO PUT MUSIC FIRST. BUSINESS SECOND AS OPPOSED TO A SALESMAN WHO PUTS BUSINESS FIRST and music 2nd!!!

    do you see that DJ NCREDIBLE!!!

    INTEGRITY!!!! IF YOU HAVE A PARTNER WHO DOES ANY THING TO MAKE A DOLLAR—HE WILL BACK STAB AND SNITCH TO GER THAT DOLLAR….TRUE BUSINESSMEN WITH ETHICS UNDERSTAND THAT..

    INTERGRITY FIRST!!

  • real one

    INTEGRITY OVER MONEY!!

    LOYALTY TO SELF OVER people pleasing sellout with no content!!

  • DRAMATIC

    IF SO CALLED “REAL” HIP HOP IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE SO CALLED “SELLOUT” HIP HOP WHY THE HELL ISNT IT REACHIN THE MASSES & DOMINATING THE CHARTS IF IT SO DAMN GOOD WHY IS IT THAT MOST PEOPLE DONT LIKE IT? YOU WANNA MAKE AN ALBUM THAT WILL GET YOU THE MOST MONEY & FAME.

    im so sick of these fuckin old grandapa’s who never grew up & hate on new rap.

  • Ms. Hollywood

    NIKKISWEETNY IS A MEXICAN HOE LMAO

    I LOVE NAS..

  • D

    KEEP TEACHIN’ EM NAS!
    Like MC Eiht say “Wake they punk ass up”

  • thekingof118

    nas had better 1st week numbers, but who has the last laugh. nas is barely going gold. jeezy is pushing 700k+ last i checked.

    looks like the south wins again.

  • thekingof118

    p.s. rap/hiphop is no longer about lyrics. its about swagger. nas is a true lyricist, but he is lacking in the “cool” department. plus…

    “kelis said her milkshake bring all the boys to the yard, and nas went a tattooed the bitch on his arm.”

  • B.C Banga

    Nas is Hip-hop!!! & as long as he keeps putting out music in it highest form then hip-hop ain’t dead!! Keep doing ya thing Nas & put these weak wanna be rappers in their place. somtimes more of that ether is needed!!

  • str8 out da N.O.

    i betcha the author from this article feels like shit from a goats ass right now. Jeezy killin NAS in sells.
    Niggas cant fuck with south no matter how much they cry about hip hop is dead. Hip hop live in the south and “I LOVE IT” The streets have spoken. but I cant front though Imma NAS fan and im going cop the album. I support dude to the fullest just hate that he brung this friction between the coast. Cuz I support the south no matter what

  • Dom730

    peace. esco has always been the hottest mc n the game, and 4 jeezy 2 try n go off sales instead of substance was a dumb azz idea.. look u can only talk about how hard u tip and how much $ u spending 4 only so long.. step ur lyrics up godd…

  • NAS Godfather

    lol at str8. yea but Nas was enver one big on record sells other than a couple albums but ya got to admit no body in the game can fuck with dude lyrically.

  • ghost

    im getting so fuckin tired of all this “swagger” shit, last time i checked hip hop was all about lyrics.

  • Atl’s own

    both bebuted a #1.

    Nas barely beat Jeezy by 3000 units!

    which proves nothin’

    if you really wanted to compare you’d look at the fact that Jeezy has sold more units than Nas every week since there respective releases.

    album sales don’t mean anything yet they mean everything; take a minute and ponder that!

  • lilayers

    you sayin that it took all these other rappers this and that to do what they did when NAS did something that was worst. He basically started contraversey to sell his album. it wasn’t enough that he named his album “Hip Hop Is Dead” but then he gotta go say shit like “get your money cuz it’s dead anyway” come on what makes his album sales better than what any of the other guys did. nothing at all. I ain’t hatin on nas cuz i think he’s one the best lyricist of all time but don’t try to make like his “scheme” to sell record was different. T.I. made a movie that wasn’t to sell records he just smartly came out with his album the same time so he wouldn’t have to make a soundtrack that wasn’t goin to make any money. And yeah jeezy did eat his own words on this one and NAS shit is way better than his. Not hatin that just my opinion. I like all these dudes but any true fan should be able to see real talent for what it is. Jeezy ain’t no rapper mane he just no how to appeal to the people. with that said i’m gone

  • lilayers

    To that golden age shit stop sayin that shit cuz the golden age of hip hop to yall ain’t the golden age to everybody the game changed mane thats just how thangs is this is the golden age to kids thats just started to listen to music it might not be as good as ours but its theirs so let them have theirs and you can keep yours. nobody tellin yall that yall gotta listen to new rappers keep listenin to the oldies mane and stop criticizing so much mane. I’m from the south and the golden age of hip hop down here is Scarface (getto boyz) who started cursing in this shit but East Coast muhfuckers ain’t like it but look at the game now damn near every rapper out there cursing more than they used to (not hating just pointin shit out) or UGK who even Jay recite they lines. Master P. and i no muhfuckers be like we just talk bout drugs but we ain’t from where yall from yall get the taste of different cultures down here its black, white, & hispanic period. So what the fuck yall think we talkin bout. But even when say a T.I. come along yall still don’t give him his props cuz drugs ain’t the only thing he and chamillionaire talking bout. So Whats the golden age to yall ain’t necessary the golden age fa e’body else. and with that said i’m gone

  • http://urlwww.young-e.de.tl Playa=50=

    old skool won :)
    so hiphop gets a impuls
    it aint complete dead. west coast

  • Damon

    NY will always be hip hop as it is a genuine NY expression to begin with, check the history. Back in the 80′s the South was pumpin wack shit. Even in the early 90′s they was jammin to fukkin Ace of Base, hahaha. Nas rules!

  • YOUNG STUNNA

    this album just like his whole career is a dissapointment so for the record NAS can suck my dick.

  • screw-head

    its obviouse that yall still aint got no clue bout hip-hop or life for that matter…it aint got shit to do with lyrics, it aint got shit to do wit money, hell it aint even got shit to do with the artists themselfs…na na, its bigger that that, and aint nobody tryna see the bigger picture you ignant fucks. hip=hop, rap its an outlet for those in the struggle, in poverty in the hood, say what the fuck you want on wax, true life, made up shit, edifying shit or bars that lead to death. shit to each his own but fact of the matter is it helps erybody, so stop fuckin hatin and debatin and just see how erybody different but erybody benifets.

  • http://myspace.com/tsquaredtimes2 DJ Fatal 1

    I fully agree.. And for those who haven’t heard there is a couple of remixes that pays tribute to the 80′s and 90′s Hip-Hop Artists in person! Sometimes u have no choice but to shake things up for people to wake up. As for Jeezy: If I felt my career being based solely in drug trafficking and stuntin’ was in jeapordy, I would lash out too. Who is he? Why is he relevant beyond the obvious and repetitive?…

    Peace

  • bottom boi

    who is jeezy you say? the nigga that just went platinum who is NAS some old ass rapper that talk about africa and egypt n shit. Nigga you from New YORK I know you dont want to claim it most of the time but its the truth. When you was repping your hood QUEENS you was making shit like OOCHIE WALLY WALLY. then you started talkin about africa and shit then niggas was like damn this dude deep

  • http://www.yahoo.com Larry Bello Nima-Gha

    The south can’t beef with Nas they only beefing with his album title.i hate ignorant southern rappers like jeezy and wayne who think they run sh!t..when their fanbase is nothin but clueless teens who dont know who rakim,nwa or krs one are….that dont prove sh!t!!!!nas is like a collegiant rapper…jeezy is too kindergarden
    and he needs to shut his 5th grade educated ass the fuckk up.Who gives a shit if Nas is “in the streets” or has friends in the feds?!?!? That is coon shit!!!! Why would your crack baby ass try to brag about that. Jeezy is everything that is wrong wit hip hop.Nas brought the street of QB to the world.Ya’ll should listen to LIVE NOW on the STREET DESCIPLE.Jeezy and Luda can suck my dick.Fuck all ya haters of Nas

  • Triple

    who gives a fuck about record sales? what the fuck does that have to do with anything?

  • Gem$tar 2007

    Jeezy sounded real stupid telling Monie Luv she didn’t know hip hop because she wasn’t from the streets. Does this fool know his history. I am not a fan of Jeezy, he’s another example of why hip hop is dead. This music is for the better of our people, should be used to educate, not to promote drug dealing. “The Snowman” is an accomplice along with many others to the murder of our culture. The game is oversaturated with rappers who do music to please suburban audiences while claiming their bond with the streets. It’s not Hip Hop, it’s just niggas selling they soul.

  • http://www.myspace.com/luediamonds LUE DIAMONDS

    here is no beef u just label it that to sell ya magazine thats cool tho but jeezy has the right to be upset at nas and nas just named the album that to create a buzz wich worked
    No disrespect to nas and anyone who feels hiphop is dead. But I feel hiphop a never be dead, as long as there’s poor folks in the ghetto dying, starvin, with all the talent in the world stuck, hiphop a never be dead. Its a way out, this music shit is all we got left to survive, we didn’t get a fair shot at an education, these schools are like prisons, how the hell I’m a focus on math when I got to worry about getting my face slashed on my way to class, and the teachers don’t care if we pass, all they want is they motherfucking cash,
    lives are being saved threw this game.
    And yes it has become a industry but that’s a good thing, more money less problems, my moms is in the hospital fighting for her life right now, because of being diabetic not eating right and not getting the best medication, if she had money she wouldn’t be in this situation right now, its a fact being poor is unhealthy it cost money to live. U even got to pay to die funerals and shit to get burried, shit money rule the world its mo money less problems I can save so many lives right now with money,only people with money say u don’t need money to be happy, and people who never starved or been poor, shit I know how it feels not to have money to eat, and it don’t feel good,
    This nigga nas said on mtv hiphop becoming a bizzness is a bad thing, icecube said its a good thing, I agree with cube the more niggas from the hood with deals despite there lyrical talent, the less lives we have to see lost, nas is just mad he’s boring and just because niggas don’t rap about mars the stars and all that other dum shit he talking bout don’t mean hiphop is dead, teach a nigga how to get paid if u goin teach him how to style, teach a nigga how to speak if he goin be heard, don’t be mad at the young niggas, nas the youth is dying out here, don’t be mad at the south they lyrics may not be what u want but u had ya share of subject matter less bulshit too, ooochi wally genuine joint, it wasn’t dead then, so y is it dead now? The truth is nas is dead his music is boring and he’s no diff than a old nigga on the block mad that a young nigga is doing better,
    don’t be mad at the south they deserve to eat just as much as any nigga in ny,
    Because for years they starved while the west coast and the east coast ate, but don’t get it twisted while the south starved while these ny niggas got fat, there were a couple niggas in ny who starved too, and I’m one of em, so I like to quote pac on this, all u old niggas trying to advance its all over now take it like a man,
    Don’t be fucking mad at the youth for coming up we dying out here, u may not have gotten rich but atleast u fed ya children off it, us young niggas don’t even get to have children krs don’t be mad at nelly just an example, niggas is dying where I’m from and where I’m at, so I like to say much love to the real og’s out there like rakim, ice t, ice cube master p, scarface, and anyone who was man enough to pass the torch to the next man and give the next man a chance,
    And to all u old niggas hatin on the youth for ballin, don’t be mad be proud we rapping and not killin each other, and to the middle class blacks who despise the hood, we goin come up in a major way, I put my life on it, we can’t be stopped, we leaving yall in the dust, atleast for where I’m from, and for the young niggas wanting to become rappers keep working on ya crafted and get yours, no dj no old ass rapper who’s greedy no anr no c.e.o noone can tell u, u can’t make it, they just faggits, hatin cause u got talent, get yours nigga and flause every chance u get, hiphop aint dead till every man women and child in the hood is fed
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