Does Al Sharpton have a point?

Not too long after I published my post last week on the proposed title for the upcoming Nas album, MTV News caught up with LA Reid on the red carpet for the premiere of American Gangster. They asked him about the Nas album, and he claimed he didn’t have any problem with Nas calling his album that.

You’ll recall that earlier that week, Fox News had run a quote from somebody close to LA Reid saying there’s no way Nas could release an album called Nigga. How would that look at Wal-Mart? Well, Reid claims he has no idea who that was and he never said anything like that.

Likely story.

Instead, you get the idea that he realized how much free publicity such a title could generate and that it could be a PR nightmare if people thought Def Jam would censor its artists like that. Lord knows they’ve got enough problems there trying to market rap music.

But whatever. In the same story over at MTV.com, there’s the following quote from Rev. Al “Mr. Do” Sharpton.

You don’t see [people from] any other race trying to take the power out of names being called to them. People [who use the term in their music] wouldn’t put out a record against whites or cops or Jews because they ain’t got the guts to do that. They only got the guts to beat up on their own.”

Which is an interesting point, I think. Especially now that we know that the label could care less.

You wonder if Mr. Do is aware that there was a similar incident in which a rapper learned the hard way there’s just certain shit you don’t say on a major label rap album. Nah, he probably isn’t. People who live to censor rap music don’t actually to it themselves. They just don’t want you to listen to what you want to listen to.

As the man who got the term T.I. in wikipedia (which is what I’d like my epitaph to read), of course I’d be more than happy to enlighten the Reverend. (I wonder if he reads this site.)

A few years ago, Mos Def put out an album called The New Danger. On one track, called “The Rape Over” (based on Jay-Z’s “The Takeover”), Mos mentioned that a tall Israeli is running this rap shit. Lyor Cohen, the guy Mos was referring to, heard about it and had the album pulled from shelves and replaced with a new version sans “The Rape Over.”

It’s probably the only case in which a rap album has been pulled from shelves in order to have certain lyrics removed other than “Cop Killer,” unless I’m mistaken. And yet you hardly ever about it. Obviously Mr. Do had never heard of it, or else I’m sure he would have used it as an example.

Which begs the question: How come you can drop the n-bomb a million times on rap albums and say all sorts of other shit, but you can’t even mention the height and nationality of the guy who runs your label, lest you run the risk of having your shit pulled from the market?

I believe the official explanation was because the Doors sample the song used wasn’t cleared, but since when have you heard of a label voluntarily pulling an album from the market to remove an uncleared sample without there being some sort of threat from the artist being sampled? For all we know, the Doors probably never heard of any of this. Especially Jim Morrison.

Also, I’m not a lawyer myself (perhaps TPAR could clarify this for me), but I’m pretty sure the Mos Def song wouldn’t be subject to normal sampling laws, being a parody and all. The point he was making was that guys like Jay-Z brag about running this rap shit, but it’s the tall Israelis who really run this rap shit. Even now that Jay-Z is nominally the president of any number of ventures, including his record label.

Which brings me to my point. If Nas really wants to stir up some shit, he should call his album Most of the Money from this Purchase Will End Up in a Jew’s Pocket or something along those lines. See if the label will release it then. If not, Al Sharpton might have a point, as much as we hate to admit it.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    They own us all.

    Am I first? Probably not, but oh well. I’m here.

    • REESE

      “ILLUMINATI WANT MY MIND, SOUL, AND BODY”………

      “SECRET SOCIETY, TRYIN’ TA KEEP AN [EYE] ON ME” —-NAS (SEE JAY-Z/D’EVILS)

      [EYE]———SEE THE BACK OF A DOLLAR BILL. THE ALL SEEING EYE.

      • ROX ONE

        ^ thats Prodigy that said that.

      • Were Read 2 Def

        NaS doesnt say dat. Its Prodigy from Mobb Deep.

  • LOL

    why do we always have to do what other races do?

    we are our own people.

    stop tryin to keep up appearances.

    hiphop often takes negatives and turns them positives.

    whether its word (ie bad, fat etc etc) or poor situations.

    i dont think black people should stop using it, an i know they wont.

    the country i so segregated that alot of black ppl wont even come into contact with white people in alot of theri everyday lives. and vice versa.

    so its not an issue.

    • jrjomo

      OK you ni99a, ni99er, bitch, hoe. I believe are the terms you morons have tried to “turn into a positive”. All of these are terms of disdain, and if you don’t like me calling you that you bitch ass ni99er, then why in the hell would you even try to do the impossible. Hate is hate even in rap, these terms are never used in an endearing way so please stop with the dumb shit and grow up ni99a. Just making a point.

      • KQ

        That’s my ni99a 4 life, that’s a fine b****, for example. Those words are sometimes used as a “term of endearment”. Words, languages, dialect, slang, all change with time, who cares? It’s not the word, persay, it’s the energy/emotion behind it. Think of all the different ways the word f*** can be used. Anyway, if you’re not comfortable with using those words or being addressed in that way, then demand that respect for yourself and don’t worry about how the rest of us choose to communicate. Aiight my ni99a?!?? ONE….

  • http://1290wmcs.com MyddleMan

    As usual good read BOL!

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    I think it’s a testament to the power of black thought that we can actually make white people feel guilty enough about the word that we now control to never use it in our presence, lest they receive a universal beatdown.

    I don’t think Nas should release the album with that title unless he really brings it. That would mean he needs to bring the street definition, the literal Webster’s definition and the racist meaning all into one big ball of shit and throw it into the fan.

    But of course, he can’t sound too smart. The only thing Hip-Hop (in these days) hates more than women is intelligence. And of course homo-thugs. Nolo.

  • N.O. 4 life

    Most of the Money from this Purchase Will End Up in a Jew’s Pocket

    classic

    and just cuz you made a lil net slang deosnt make you special its not even that hard look at e-40

  • ri067953

    I agree with Bol on this one because it is already common knowledge why blacks refer to each other as “nigga” so it kinda is a moot point. Remember when NWA had to title thier album “Zaggin 4 Life” because they couldn’t use “Niggaz”? It just shows that the word is so common now, it kinda has no power over anybody unless it comes from a white person’s mouth. The TI’s let it happen because the artist using the word is black so why censor the artist if that is the termenology he wants to use when refering to his own race. However, I am sure that if a white mainstream artist (J.Lo excluded) tried to use the word nigga in their music, it wouldn’t fly just like when Michael Jackson called jews “kikes” in one of his songs. That is when it becames an issue of race.

    • uzi

      the nwa album is called “efil4zaggin”

  • Cuban Link

    So…Sickamores not coming back is he?

    • Detroit P

      LMAO

  • Josh

    Unless TPAR corrects me, you can’t sample a sound recording and claim “fair use” because the song you made is a parody. You would, however, be permitted to replay the underlying composition and then write a parody and not have to get it cleared.

    The song wasn’t much of a parody though. I don’t think it would pass the muster laid out in the infamous 2 Live Crew case anyway.

    For educational purposes, a court will look at:

    1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether the use is commercially motivated or instead is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in the newly created work in relation to the copyrighted work; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

    I’m not going to do the analysis here. Let’s just say that I don’t think “The Rape Over” would count as a parody.

    Either way, interestingly enough, assuming Kanye retained some type of publishing on the song, Mr. Vuitton Don himself, Jigga & Jim Morrison’s estate (or whoever) would get mechanical royalties off that song for use of the underlying composition. And IDJ would be able to charge a master use fee for use of the sound recording.

    This is all to say, what about the the “Stack chips like Hebrews” line that was removed from Jada’s verse on “Benjaminz.”

    - Josh aka a Jew Lawyer Word To Motha Is Nice To Know

  • og bobby j

    ITS A WORD…..damn you NIGGAS need to puff some piff and cool out….gettin all uptight on some bullshit. Nas can call his album whatever the fuck he wants….you NIGGAS act like these rappers pay your bills (well it does for the bloggers) but who gives a fuck…its music grow the fuck up

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Maybe because in all actuality Hebrews are runnin this Rap Shit ! Hebrews(not Jews since Jew is a termed used for Descendants of the Tribe Of Judah, but, Hebrews who are of other Tribes Of Israel), thats the correct term for them seeing that they don’t live in Jeruselum or Israel, they are Hebrews. Anyways the United States Of America are Loyal to Israel which in turn makes them it’s closest ally in all financial,political and social issues regarding all major endeavors. Also Hebrew people are THEE most wealthy people on the planet(and especially in the US), so they pratically OWN everything you can bring up as far as businesses and such. I dare say that Hebrews OWN all the companies that OWN all the record companies, so if your average Negroid makes a sub-par Racial jab about “Jews” he will be lucky that he doesn’t get Sued or Fired, but, just that his record gets pulled ! Shalom, BeeYotches !

  • http://www.hobbyinthelobby.blogspot.com B. Ware tha Siniq

    I believe on Eminem’s diss to Everlast somebody mysteriously removed the word Muslim from his lines “cuz you’re a homosexual white rappin’ Irish muslim/I wish I was Irish, I could be a muslim too, then I wouldn’t know what to do, I’d be as nuts as you.” something like that. Both “muslim”s were reversed inexplicably which I always found odd. Especially in a pre-9-11 world.

  • Incilin

    I didn’t think Nas could have a title more brilliant than “Nigga” (Or is it “Nigger”???) but “Most of the Money from this Purchase Will End Up in a Jew’s Pocket” is an even better title. Nas should change his title to that. Shock blogging does it again!

    I tell you one thing, if Nas does release an album titled “Nigga” (which is still highly unlikely) or “Most of the Money from this Purchase Will End Up in a Jew’s Pocket” (almost impossible) I would buy it just for the sake of supporting the idea of an album title being so bold. Although if it sucks (which in 2007 rap music, it very well may) I’d have to reconsider.

  • Moe Real

    I guess this is a good time to reveal that I, like TPAR, am also an attorney. I come to XXL to post when I’m not in court, though most of my posts get deleted by Eskay. Anyway, the Doors copyright infringement excuse doesn’t make sense since everyone knows the remaining members of the Doors are money-grubbers and would settle for a Big Mac extra value meal or the equivalent $3.99 to use that song.

    So, in conclusion, this post is true, except since I the undersigned hate Sharpton so much, I can’t agree.

  • http://hmblog.wordpress.com Reecie

    I can’t believe that BOL managed to write a blog with a reasonable premise and decent logic. Rev. Sharpton definitely has a point…we are the only race to tear ourselves down. No other race wants to make it cool/acceptable to use racial slurs on them. Someone needs to talk some sense into Nas. Hopefully LA Reid’s lack of decency will be noted the next time a Black organization considers honoring him.

  • these posts are racist

    >>>”…but I’m pretty sure the Mos Def song wouldn’t be subject to normal sampling laws, being a parody and all.”

    Byron,

    Mos Def’s song the “Rape Over” would not qualify as a parody. It was a track on an album that was sold and that he profited from. If he made the song the way he did and just gave it away for free or if he wasn’t a traditional artist who makes music for money, he may have an argument that it was parody.

    The real reasons the song was pulled are unknown to me, and may very well be because it simply offended Lyor.

  • Rodjilius

    good article kinda curious how all this would turn out

  • these posts are racist

    >>>”…Most of the Money from this Purchase Will End Up in a Jew’s Pocket”

    We have to be careful to seperate the issues. Naming an album “Most of the Money from this Purchase Will End Up in a Jew’s Pocket” is inappropriate, racist and serves no social value.

    Yes Lyro Cohn is jewish. Yes he censored Mos Def and could be viewed as a hypocrite. But this type of labeling “jews owning” or “jew’s pocket”, etc. is racist and counterproductive.

    You can criticize the hypocrisey of an individual or decision maker without damning an entire religion.

    This is wrong because a)it’s racist and b) makes us who seek to really criticize people/organizations for their harmful deeds appear racist.

    That’s why the Israel Lobby is so good at silencing people, it uses the “they hate us because we’re jewish” defense and comments like the ones here, help their argument, and thus they, ironically, continue being racist and oppressive against the Palestinians.

    • Incilin

      Naming an album ”Most of the Money from this Purchase Will End Up in a Jew’s Pocket” is racist? I mean, aint it true? If I named my album “Majority of People In Jail are Black and Hispanic” would that be racist against black and hispanic people? (even thought statistics show hispanic and black people are the majorities in jail) What if Nas could prove that this “Jew’s Pocket” is true? Would it still be racist? Is it racist to name albums based on things that can be proven with facts?

      If the album was called “All Jews Are Money Grubbing Crooks” then I’d say that it was totally racist because it was saying something that isn’t true and could never really be proven as such. But saying something that is pretty much true that jews make most of the money from record labels (Well, at least I think it is. If you have evidence to the contrary I’d love to see it)
      shouldn’t be viewed as racist.

      I’m not sure why you think it’s racist, it be nice for you to clarify.

  • uncalled for

    I think that the comments about jews were uncalled for and, in my opinion, are offensive. it is implied that jews take money from rappers, where in reality they simply own the company and make profits that they earn. all the money isn’t “ending up in a Jew’s pocket”.
    fuck you bol

  • HollyGroveKid

    good article

  • http://myhangover.wordpress.com/ Big Homie

    LMAO at “Most of the Money from this Purchase Will End Up in a Jew’s Pocket”

    If Nas really wanted to stir some shit up he should name his album

    “Hip Hop is Still Dead”

    “Hip Hop does not live in the South”

    Or if Cam doesnt use it,

    “Courtesy Curtis”

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Naming an album “Most of the Money from this Purchase Will End Up in a Jew’s Pocket” is inappropriate, racist and serves no social value.

    It will have served a purpose if it sparks a debate about who profits the most from hip-hop and the fact that many of these rappers who claim to own record labels, restaurants, basketball teams, clothing lines and what have you are really just fronts for white, often Jewish interests.

    Which is obviously the point Mos Def was trying to make in the first place.

    • these posts are racist

      No doubt. I feel you on that Byron. I actually applaud you for opening up an important debate. There are many issues that that need to be discussed, many of which you mention as well as the issue of speech and why certain words are censored and others (the n-word) aren’t. It is clear that most of the money made from Hip Hop does not make it to the pockets of rappers – but it is not one’s Jewishness that makes them the money and that’s where you get racist and counterproductive.

      I left an extensive post on the parody issue, but it never showed up, so i reposted a short answer, which i’ll do again here. Essentially, an established artist who makes money off of his music, like Mos Def, who did sell his album with Rape Over on it, would be able to claim parody in using someone else’s copywrited music.

      • these posts are racist

        I mean would NOT be able to claim parody.

  • rec

    Maybe some of you fruitflies (shouts to Tara), that inlcudes you Bol, should look up Dick Gregory AND find out what he named his autobiography in…1964.

    No ideas original – who was it that said that?

  • these posts are racist

    My first commment did not post.

    Byron, Mos Def’s song the “Rape Over” would not be covered under Parody. Basically, he put it on an album, sold the album and made money off of the album. If he made the song and gave it away for free, then maybe he would be protected. But even then, given the fact that he’s an artist who makes money off of music, it would be a tough argument for him to win.

    • Josh

      That’s not necessarily true…See my post above (which is probably close to the post you meant to leave but got erased).

  • Moe

    first i think we need to wait it out…

    Lets get real – we ALL know Al Sharpton is gonna have another view point in a day or so… It is not like he ever stays true to his own words!

    but as a term not so used to those that come into mainstream masses it all comes to other view points.. We all need to shut the f*^k up already and start being REAL to ourself first and then to all

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Hebrew or Semite is the proper label of non-Israeli dwelling followers of the Torah, not a “Jew” seeing that true Isralis and Hebrews think of it as a indirect Racial slur. Anyways I believe that Hebrew people who are the ancestors of the 12 Tribes Of Israel are more wealthy because that it is taught to save your earnings,spend in their own businesses and communities and to not live a materialistic lifestyle. Yet, I still know like in all Races you have some who are jerks and such, but, you can’t slander a entire Race of people just because some act a ass, and you can’t be jealous because somebody has something you don’t have, but, that you could have if you only worked hard enough. Yet and still you can’t own a OWNER if you are still getting owned by people who the OWNERS own.

  • Cuban Link

    >>>I believe the official explanation was because the Doors sample the song used wasn’t cleared, but since when have you heard of a label voluntarily pulling an album from the market to remove an uncleared sample without there being some sort of threat from the artist being sampled?

    Someone might have said this already, i dont know Im not reading every comment, but your favorite hip hop album ever, Ready to Die, had this exact same thing happen to it.And this shit went down a few years ago, which is like over 10 years after it was released.

  • http://www.pmpworldwide.come AZ

    Ownership is the real issue, not the “N” word and all that other jazz. Self-empowerment is the one thing you won’t hear coming out of the mouths of any of the people engaging themselves in this so called controversy. Just because a slave gets paid a high salary doesn’t mean he can lead you off the plantation.

    You have the big wide Internet to plug directly into the audience and all these so called balla’s in the business and no one is coming together to build an official internet distribution system, or online radio station, etc…slaves to the end

  • Durty

    “Most of the Money from this Purchase Will End Up in a Jew’s Pocket” DAM RIGHT NAS WONT NAME IS ALBUM THAT. WHY? JUST LIKE REV AL SAID HE DON’T HAVE THE GUTS TO DO IT. WHY? CUS JEWS/HEBREWS WONT TOLERATE THAT SHIT. SO HE CALLS HIS ALBUM “NIGGA”. SO IS HE GIVING THE RIGHT 4 PPL 2 CALL HIM A NIGGA? FROM THE WIGGA 2 THE ARIAN SKINHEAD 2 DON IMUS? YEP. WE TALKING ABOUT HOW WE FLIP THE WORD NIGGER 2 A GOOD TERM. O.K SO HOW BOUT WE FLIP THE WORD BITCH 2 AH GOOD TERM, SO I COULD CALL YA MOTHER, AUNT & AND YA SISTAH THAT…..MAKE SENSE

  • sandi

    Nigga to Nigger…hmmm. Well, I do think use of the word in our language and thoughts continues the spread of prejudice, one has to see that taking away the hate and purposeful ignorance of the word is something in itself. But that would mean that every Tom, Dick, and Harry would be able to walk up and be like: “Wassup my Nigga?”. If we are truly ready for this, then we must accept that reality. We can be selective if we are stripping the word of its essence–hate. Are we ready for this?

  • http://yahoo CaesarDuke

    to tell ya the truth I wouldn’t care if nas uses the word nigga or nigger as his title all he’s trying to do is stir contraversey to sell more albums just like kanye and 50 did which is good and I don’t know if jews are running hip-hop so I won’t talk on that but I am gonna tell ya the truth I don’t like al sharpton but he did make up a good point basically what he was saying is you don’t see any other race of people as in our case black people calling people niggas and goes so far as to name his title nigga as I said before it make $$$$$ and that in our case were the only people that do this so instead of embressing (might be spelled wrong) our people are destroying our people which is true but than again you can’t stop people from doing stuff all you can do is tell em and let them make their own decision Im just saying.

  • Othalevvel

    (1)Jena 6
    (2)Megan Williams, the Charleston, West Virginia black woman who was allegedly held captive, beaten, raped and made to eat rat and dog feces by six white career criminals, has told her chilling story to Logan County investigators.
    (3)Eight former boot camp workers were acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the Death of a 14-year-old black boy who was videotaped being punched and kicked.

    NAS OUT-OF-LINE
    FUCK U AND YOUR RECORD

    myspace.com/othalevvel

  • N.O. 4 life

    where could i hear that mos def???

  • thoreauly77

    sharptongue actually does have a point, but it’s hidden by his hair.

  • jg420

    If Nas really wants to stir up some shit, he should call his album Most of the Money from this Purchase Will End Up in a Jew’s Pocket or something along those lines.

    Thats a classic statement right there. Some of the funniest shit you have written, and would make a great album title

  • http://www.co-pro.info W1ld$tar

    Standing on the shoulder of Giants is a problem when their help becomes our slavery. Maybe we really can’t be successful without another race’s help,maybe we can dignify ourselves and others by not feeding into their negative image of us. Or maybe we can take a step back and see how we can set ourselves free and finally stand on our own two feet…The internet is our chance to be free from the Major labels,that’s what i think….

  • REESE

    “ILLUMINATI WANT MY MIND, SOUL, AND BODY”………

    “SECRET SOCIETY, TRYIN’ TA KEEP AN [EYE] ON ME” —-NAS (SEE JAY-Z/D’EVILS)

    [EYE]———SEE THE BACK OF A DOLLAR BILL. THE ALL SEEING EYE.

    • H-LO

      Thanks, that’s really clever.

  • stoneyisland

    Any black person who thinks it alright to give white people a pass on using the word nigger / nigga is a complete sell out and a dumb ass sambo. Can you imagine walking into a Sam Goody’s and hear over the loud speaker, we need more niggas under the new release selection? or some skater trash mall rat, white kid riding dowen the street telling his friends “yo! this nigga album is the shit” Nas is sellout and one of the most over rated “niggas” ever you noticed I used that fancy version of the word that some of you uncouth, uneducated muthafuckas think mean something totally different. As some old white man once said a nigger is still a nigga

  • AZ40

    I REMEMBER THAT RAPE OVER SHIT THAT WAS THE MAIN REASON I WANTED TO GET THE ALBUM, BUT THAT SONG WASN’T ON THERE. I DON’T EVEN THINK THAT BLACK PEOPLE REALIZE THEY’RE STILL BEING OWNED

  • B

    What I wanna know is does he realize that there was just a case in chicago where three white cops sodemized a black guy with a screwdriver while they had him in custody? Why isn’t he commenting on that? Where’s the damn rally for police brutality?

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    *Daps thoreauly77

    Yo, I had a rhyme on one of my old North Alabama mixtapes that went like this:

    “I ain’t out here advocating dope to push/Cause that’s like me telling crackers, “Go vote for Bush,”…

    “So I Kerry the torch for the whole block to burn/And get straight to the point like Al Sharpton’s perm…”

    This was in 2004.

  • Kerda

    Just to note, that “Illuminati want my mind, soul and my body/ Secret society, tryin’ to keep they eye on me” line is by Prodigy, and it’s origin is the LL Cool J posse cut “I Shot Ya (Remix)”.

    As for what Sharpton said, he’s correct. You’ll never hear Jewish kids going around saying “What up my kike”, or talking about “I’m gonna straight Holocaust your ass”.

    Why? They have a level of respect and appreciation for their struggle that we simply don’t. They don’t ignore the tragic elements of their past, but they also don’t glorify them.

    Also, other shining examples of Jewish references edited from rap songs:

    Jadakiss on “All About the Benjamins (Remix” : “You should do what we do, stack chips like (Hebrews, censored out)”. It’s worth noting there are 4 instances of the word “nigga” in this song.

    Pharoahe Monch on “God Send”: “Travelin’ back, bustin’ shots at (censored) before Christ was persecuted”. Hmm, I wonder who he could possibly be talking about in that censored line?

    There are probably a ton of examples of this if you really went looking for them.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    To get back to the subject…

    TPAR’s comment makes sense, if you don’t want to admit that Black people have been taking L’s in entertainment for the last, oh, thousands of years….

    But Bol’s comeback was a winner. Yes, Lyor is a single human being who has probably done his share of stopping careers from blossoming.

    But no, he’s not alone. And just because certain people of the Jewish persuasion are cool as hell, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t probably children of parents who took heavy advantage of the “Nigger”s ability to make a good jiggy song and dance routine for money.

    Come on, now. Don’t make me show my political side.

  • F money

    Josh, are you the same Josh who posted all that racist shit on Ms. Info last week?

  • barbarian at the gate

    “…but it’s the tall Israelis who really run this rap shit.”

    heavy

    Man, judging from the commentary, everything and everyone is gettin’ tossed into this issue.

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Efil4zaggin is a veritable classic.

    I still push that “Alwayz Into Somethin’” like it’s 1991. Same goes for “Dayz of Wayback.”

    Check the blog; it’s in my favorites.

  • LOC

    Damn! Nigga you got a Wiki page? AInt that a bitch?!

  • http://dubcnn.com dr.raskizzo my nizzo aka C-Diddy

    that is straight up sensorship by that desertcracka! straight Bull ISH!

    Thebignosemoneyhungryjewsstrikeagain!
    Theovenroastedjewstrikesagain!

  • http://dubcnn.com Don Carlito

    YomKippur Shabad Kosher Oven Roast own everything, get that thru ya head people!

  • http://monorityrunthis@aol.com Doc Los

    that’s why minorities got to smarten up!
    Latin
    Black
    all the people in the ghetto gotta raise up and stop actin like ghetto is the bomb thing to be. No it aint! Stop being ignorant and Stand up and get yours! Do you!

    I’m latin and I love my hood people, but that’s just a stepping stone.

    like my man Che Guevara said….
    Hasta La Victoria, Siempre!! HA..VI..SI!
    (Fight till we are Victorious)

  • http://yahoo.com Edward Stubbs

    Actually,If you look at gay communities,you’ll see gays use the word “quer” as a term of inderment.And Al Sharpton needs to shut up,we like many other racial groups don’t need any leaders.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    The Jews are the house of Satan. The true Hebrews were and are black. Yashua aka Jesus (Zeus)was black. The Jews run this country and are trying to take over the middle east which really is not their land. The Tribe of Judah was brought to this land because we fell from grace and broke our covenant with Yahweh. He has punished us for our sins but Yashua came so that we may have salvation. All we have to do is live righteously.

    The true Hebrew Israelites are black.

    thencci.com

  • king equality victorious

    Nas is a smart dude people havent been going out spending them comercial dollars on nas anymore they like the simple bullshit this brother is one of the illest poets to touch the mic since rakim so he comes down and uses a marketing approach that will rile up the simpletons controversy without getting arrested or really tarnishing his name or starting fake beefs with other rappers its kinda of messed up that in time when we should evolve we love that bullshit they are doing their best to make the music non effective think about we went from P E and the real stop the voilence movement to rap the didnt have any purpose or meaning aww fuck it its all entertainment they just found a way to use it and control peoples mind if all we thinking about as a people is fucking and doing drugs and shooting niggas then whats our future gonna be like . Last dayz are here my ni@@as

  • DETROIT

    Wow, good thing nobody ever told Ice Cube and NWA that they couldn’t say nigga! Also, people made songs like “fuck tha police”, “Cop Killa”, etc. Rappers say alotta shit, and if your not in their audience, i don’t feel you can judge them. A 65 year olds opinion on rap is unimportant, cuz they don’t understand…it’s not for them. Similar to my opinion on diana ross, or otis redding…ya dig! Now if their problem is with the execs that let this come out, then i kinda understand, BUT the double standards in this nation don’t begin or end with what rappers are allowed to say. Don imus is winning, I bet he never knew that he could turn black people against other blacks, just by saying “nappy headed hoe”. Also, to follow up on what Reese said, rappers put all kinds of relevant shit in their raps…shit that even sharpton won’t touch. So in closing, i just think that if their problem is with double standards in the business world,then they should address that as a whole. Not use young blacks who are prospering as the sacraficial lambs for their own personal success. Think about it, if nas does come out with this album….people like sharpton benefit more than anyone else, because it would place them right in front of the cameras. Which is definately WHERE THEY WANNA BE!

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Blacks aren’t the true “Hebrews” you idiot! Hebrews are Semites/Israelis whose homeland is Israel/Jeruselum you moron, Africans can’t be the true “Hebrews” if they’re homeland isn’t Israel. It’s even traced in the DNA of Hebrew people that they are the descendants of the 12 Tribes Of Israel, not Blacks, but, you are have a little truth in what you speak because there are Black Hebrews. Black Hebrews are ONLY Hebrews because of their being in the Bloodline through the mixing of the 2 races from when King Solomon “knew” The Queen Of Sheba and when he stole the Wife of Uriah the Hittite. Both the Queen and Uriah’s wife are from countries on the African Continent, making them Africans, which makes the children they begot from King Solomon Black Hebrews. Yet all Africans/Blacks are not Hebrews and do not share the DNA Evidence to support the claim that all these crazy cult neo-African dudes talk about, NO Jesus was NOT Black,he was a Hebrew/Semite who was a Rabbi in the sense of Abraham Lineage, NO we are NOT the “Chosen People”, because The Holy Bible’s Era of authorithy in the Old Testament(Torah) is to the Seed Of Abraham/Issac and Jacob(Israel), AND if we have Black Hebrews like the Lamba in South Africa who migrated from Jeruselum during the Conquest of the Capital from the Invading Bablyonian Empire, those Black Hebrews DNA has be traced as legitimate ancestors of the 12 Tribes Of Israel. Anyways I just wanted to give yall something to think about.

    • Around and Around

      Blacks aren’t the true “Hebrews” you idiot! Hebrews are Semites/Israelis whose homeland is Israel/Jeruselum you moron
      ————–
      Then that means Palestinians are the true “Hebrews” after all they are in their homeland, where as the vast majortiy of “Israelis” (Really zionist colonizer) really showed up in the past 60 years from all over Europe, America, Jewish Ethiopians, etc.

  • jhlkjh

    he should call his album “Hymie”

    see if Jesse Jackson says anything

  • Allen_J

    I’ve heard white people all eachother hicks and trailer park trash and I’ve heard mexicans call eachother wetbacks and other stuff that I can’t understand. We all have our racial issues ours just look bigger because ours is always in the media black people as a whole are so dramatic

    • DETROIT

      Allen_J = The realist comment on this pg!

    • Me

      Other races may call each other racial slurs, but the difference with Blacks using Nigger/Nigga. Is no other race in this country except maybe native indians was taken from thier homeland, enslaved, rape, and killed like blacks, and was given the name nigger. Which still symbolize ah Master & Slave

  • Ms. I Get It Done

    I’m not sure if naming the album Ni99er is going to help or hurt the cause, although there is a book entitled Ni99er. It doesn’t matter how we try to take the power away from the word, racist people will always feel this in their hearts. They will always see us as less than them, and that’s just a reality. So are we trying to make the work more acceptable for us or for them? Hate is always going be around, that just life. But you shouldn’t let someone’s disdain of you affect the accomplishments you will achieve in life. I always say “Who gives a F what you think of me, you ain’t making me no money, or taking me where I’m trying to go!”

  • CNOTEZ

    U THINK THAT ONE DAY WE CAN STOP WITH ALL THIS BLACK WHITE AND BROWN BULLSHIT. LAST TIME I CHECKED WE WERE ALL HUMAN BEINGS RIGHT. SO WHY DO WE ALL SEGREGATE THIS BULLSHIT.THERES NIGGAZ DYING ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR WAY DUMBER SHIT AND YALL OVER HERE TRYNA JUDGE ON WHY SOME DUDE IS CALLING HIS ALBUM NIGGA. GET REAL. WHO REALLY GIVES A FUCK, LET NAS DO W.E HE WANTS. BY US TALKIN ABOUT IT YOUR JUST FEEDING GAS TO DA FIRE.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Or Nas could combine the two and name his album:
    “Im the Jew’s Nigga”

  • CNOTEZ

    YO ON SOME REAL SHIT. WHY ALL YAL NIGGAZ ALWAYS GOTTA BASH ON THE NEXT RACE. LIKE WE DONT ALL GOT OUR OWN PROBLEMS AND SHIT.BETTER YET, WHY DO ONLY CARE ABOUT OUR OWN RACES PROBLEMS AND NOT THE PROBLEMS FACED IN THE OVERALL PICTURE. SERIOUSLY, WHATS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THE WORD NIGGA. IS COOL FOR BLACK DUDES TO SAY NIGGA AN SHIT BUT WHEN ANOTHER NON BLACK DUDE WANNA SAY THAT SHIT EVERYONE WANNA GET ANGRY AN SHIT. BUT THEN WHEN U PICK UP NIGGA PLIES ALBUM U HEAR HIM SAY “PUSS’ ASS CRACKAS” AND WE POST TO JUST SIT HERE AND TOLERATE IT RIGHT. THAT MAKE SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH SENSE RIGHT?GET REAL.

  • barbarian at the gate

    Thanks to CHICAGO PaPii for setting the record straight on this whole freaky concept of ‘Black Hebrews’.

    He defined the matter about as directly & succinctly as it can be done.

    Never heard of this South African Lamba concept before, but sounds interesting.

  • these posts are racist

    Chicago Papi, Free Palestine, stop supporting apartheid and racism perpetuated by the zionist entity controlling Palestine and Jerusalem.

  • Were Read 2 Def

    And y’all buy the shit, caught up in the hype
    Cause the nigga wear a coofie, it don’t mean that he bright

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Just because I was born in America doesn’t mean I have American blood in me. I speak of a lineage not a location. The people in Israel call them selves Israelis because they were born there. I speak of bloodline. Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. It has nothing to do with the land. The Egyptians were black when Joseph came under the right arm of the King. His brothers did not recognize him because he blended in (black people). In the book of Revelations it says,”beware of the so-called Jews.” They are not the sons of Abraham. The only reason we were brought into slavery was because we have sinned and turned away from the Covenant that we made with Yahweh.

  • Who Dat ?

    The saddest thing about all of this is that Nas just won’t have an album tight enough to make the use of the title “Nigga” artistic. Think about it, it would have to be a classic. If you ask me , Nas is once again being lazy. Stirring up some controversy ( at the cost of the black Race)to make some money. Suggestions to Nas – put in some work

    1) Keep up on the writting
    2) Get some tight beats
    3) Master your delivery
    4) Stop forgeting your lines on-stage ( it looks bad)
    5) Get rid of Kelis

    *pops in Illmatic – and fucking wishes for something close to this classic*

  • http://dubcnn.com dr.raskizzo my nizzo

    wanna make headlines Nas…..Donkey Punch Beyonce onstage and jizz on Jay’s face AND give Cohen a Hot Carl!

    On some serious sh*t, there’s other shit to worry about like THE FIRES IN SOUTHERN CA and all the poor, rebuilding families from Katrina.

    people should stop giving a sh*t about insignificant issues like Nas’ album and give a sh*t about global warming, which is why all this is happening. Our kids are the ones who will suffer from our ignorance. Start by doing things that harm our environment, deplete ozone layer, and toxicate our families health!

    Ni99as, Wopz, Wetbax, Gooks, Chinks, Kikes, RedNecks, Crackers, we all need each other in times of desperation. so stop acting like your shit dont stink, stop being muthfuCCin haters and unite!
    oNE.

  • thoreauly77

    n-cred:

    holy jesus jumping h christ on a pogo stick. what the fuck did you wake up and smoke today?

  • God Son

    maybe one of the jewish dudes here can answer, but wasnt the term jew at first considered a racial slur?

  • BR

    who the fuck is this Chicago PaPi guy going around trying to tell people what the correct label for Jews are? shut the fuck up already.