NYOIL is just upset he isn’t Nas

When NYOIL’s first video, “You Should All Get Lynched,” hit the Internets, a couple of years ago, I was reminded of that sketch from Mr. Show where that performance artist was gonna take on a shit on the American flag, but he couldn’t quite squeeze one out.

On the one hand, I could definitely agree with a lot of the guy’s views, i.e. the fact that a lot of rappers these days are an embarrassment to black people. But on the other hand, you couldn’t but wish he’d develop a sense of self-awareness, if not an actual sense of humor.

NYOIL has been back in full force, in the past week or so, mounting a series of responses to my new favorite rap song evar, except for the fact that it’s not that good, Nas’ “Be a Nigger Too.”

A day or so after the Nas record hit the Internets, NYOIL let loose with a guest post over at Unkut, in which he accused Nas of ripping off the concept for it from his song “What Up My Wigger Wigga,” explained the difference between his position and Nas’ position with regard to the dreaded n-word, and alleged that there was some vast conspiracy amongst the TIs to promote Nas at the expense of artists such as himself.

The shit’s so convoluted I’m not sure if I could really do it justice here without getting way long-winded. To continue with what’s apparently gonna be my theme for this post, I’d compare NYOIL’s guest post at Unkut to David Cross’ bit, from one of his stand-up specials, about the article in High Times magazine about who really killed Martin Luther King, Jr.

How can I be paranoid, when it’s the paranoid motherfuckers who are really after me who are making me paranoid?

So you might want to check that post out for yourself:

Nas Sharks NYOIL? [Unkut]

Essentially, you get the idea that NYOIL is upset that Nas stole his shtick, i.e. sensational rap music about contentious race issues, and has already had more success with it in the past five days or so than he’s had in the past five years. There’s definitely a certain similarity between the Nas record and his “What Up My Wigger Wigga,” but not to the point where you’d think that Nas definitely heard the NYOIL record before he went and recorded his own.

And then I guess there is the issue of the genuine ideological difference between the two of them with regard to the dreaded n-word – though that aspect of it struck me as fairly secondary. If all this was was a disagreement over whether or not Eminem should be able to call his black girlfriend a nigger when the two of them were having relationship issue (my take: it depends on what the bitch did – ha!) you’d think he could just debate Nas on that issue, instead of trying his damndest to throw Nas under the bus.

Which is what he’s been doing. In the guest post over at Unkut, he all but suggests that Nas is some sort of Jermaine Dupri-style tool for the tall Israelis. Which just plain doesn’t ring true, given what we know about the difficulty Nas has had releasing this album. Just because NYOIL didn’t agree with the message of Nas’ record doesn’t mean the TIs put Nas up to it. Then a few days later, in a YouTube interview with Peter Rosenberg, he goes so far as to call Nas one of the most overrated MCs of all time. He even says Illmatic is just alright. Pfft!

Meanwhile, I don’t think he did a very good job articulating his beef with Nas in the clip, at least as far as this dreaded n-word issue is concerned. Which is ironic, since one of his main gripes about Nas, as put forth in this clip, is that Nas didn’t do a very good job explaining his stance on this issue when he was interviewed by CNN on the red carpet at the Grammys. But in this interview with Peter Rosenberg, NYOIL mostly just comes off as an angry Nas stan. At one point, I think he even complains that Nas won’t contact him personally.

Someone cue the Dido sample already…

Finally, I rolled off of the couch at the ass crack of noon today figuring I might go in on this Nas-NYOIL issue, and damn it if there wasn’t yet another NYOIL video in my RSS reader. Called “The difference between Blacks and Niggers,” it might be my favorite thing he’s done to date – which is not saying a whole lot, but still. Like the video that first put him on the map, I think it’s especially brilliant in the way it combines his bitching and moaning with images of celebrities and clips from various films. Only thing is, the whole fucking concept of it is ripped from David Cross’ Chris Rock’s classic “Black People vs. Niggas” bit.

You wonder whether this occurred to him while he was putting it together, and whether he thought twice about going through with it, given that he’s currently engaged in this (mostly one-sided) beef with Nas over essentially the same thing, or if he’s just that dense. Something tells me it’s the latter.

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  • dameSTAtus

    Yeah, Mr Oil (pause?) sure did let me down with this sudden rash of BitchAssedness. I was telling everyone who would listen how NYOil was better than all these hipster rappers (Kool Kids, Pac Division, Naledge and them, ETC…), all on the strength of the 9th wonder CD, and now this?

    Nas has been digging his on hole with this “concept” album, running around on Kelis’ leash, high off kush, and basically not explaining the significance of the concept AT ALL.

    This must have hit NYOil in a sore spot for real. He is reminding me of that Lyfe dude who is all aggy that Lupe the Fiasco is blowing up.


    • MOE


  • dameSTAtus

    And Bol, is dude with the Burger King hand(s?) your boss over here?

    At least you only work with him online and thus don’t have to shake his little paw.

  • N.O. in my veins

    it’s the latter

  • Dan99

    Yeah I agree, I think NY OIL is jealous of NaS, because he states that nas is overrated then he goes on saying how great “one love” was.

    • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com DJ Daddy Mack

      NYOIL is just a salty cat. I like his music tho. He should be thanking NaS for bring this to the masses. Let’s be real: NaS’ fan bases is like 10,000 times NYOIL’s. Cats don’t even know who NYOIL is. “What the fuck is a NYOIL?” He should be asking NaS if he could jump on a track. They have the same messages for fucksake.

      Basically, NYOIL needs to stop being a crying bitch.


    What kind of name is NYOIL? is this nigga promoting the Oil Industry or some shit? If so then the same Tall Israelis who NYOIL(WTF?) is against in his tirade against Nasir X are the same ones pulling his strings. Seriously though this dude just comes off very Hater-ish to me with his dissecting Nasir X’s song “Nigger,Too”. I mean the shear feel that 2 Negrosises are battling or have Beef over the proper context to say a word like “Nigger” is very NBC Sitcom-like to me. Damn this 5 Percent Nation rhetoric that Nas and them niggas be talkin is some real Cult shit.

  • Pierzy

    It’s definitely the latter. Anyone that criticizes Illmatic has obvious mental problems…

  • avenger xl

    Well the Nas Stans are out in full force on the web I see.

    Look I know that you can’t criticize the fact Nas hasn’t fleshed out the concept of the album he is doing and god forbid somebody just don’t feel Nas or perfer another rapper to him. It is all subjective and the fact that Nas has sold more albums than NY and have more fans doesn’t make him free of critique. The fact that Nas is throwing around grand concepts and given us the lack luster stuff he has done lately goes without saying. If NYOIL was not an artist could he point this out or would you just say he was a hater. I think illmatic as a classic and I dig some of NAs’s later work but NYOIL has a point though I like Nas music. I wont let him use black identity as his latest gimmick to sell records. first hip-hop is dead now this. 50 cent uses beef and now Nas just gets everybody dicussing talking points and seldom complete thoughts, I know that is typical rapper shit today. But Nas is better than a lot of cats today. Maybe Kelis snatch won’t let him concentrate or she got that good like erika badu.Whatever the case dude ain’t delvering what he is capable of.

    Bottomline as I tell lil wayne stans it is ok to like the dudes sound and like what he do. But when you defend him beyound reason that is just classic pole jocking stan shit stop it ya’ll acting like a little bitch right now.

    • http://haterplayer.blogspot.com/ fakerthanfake

      >I wont let him use black identity as his latest gimmick to sell records.

      isn’t that the gimmick of like most of pop music e.g. justin timberlake, all rappers?

      >now Nas just gets everybody dicussing talking points and seldom complete thoughts, I know that is typical rapper shit today.

      typical? how many rappers are getting the entire hiphop community focused on halfway relevant, pseudo-political issues? unless you count cavs vs. wizards as a political issue, you gotta give props to Nas for engaging everyone in the discussion, even if it is a half-assed starting point.

      and yes, i’m sitting on Nas lap right now.

      • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com DJ Daddy Mack

        no homo?

  • http://www.fakeshoredrive.com AB

    Hilarious. I can’t believe you didn’t go with this from the “Blue Cheese” angle, but what do I know…

  • moresickaMC

    NYOIL is a bum rapper who is jealous that Nas’ material is getting way more attention than his

  • Jhon da Analyst

    CHICAGO PaPii says: Damn this 5 Percent Nation rhetoric that Nas and them niggas be talkin is some real Cult shit.

    Amazing……….nobody’s dissin’ your catholic church and the priests right now. Ha!!


    I am not Catholic, nor do I condone the “Laying On Of Hands” from Priest to kiddies named Matt, Ryan, Seth and Travis. Seriously though I got a cousin from the East Coast and that 5 Percenter shit is very Jim Jones People Temple-like, no disrespect though to your beliefs homie just don’t drink the Kool-Aid.

  • mazemayhim

    Richard Pryor made an album called “That Nigger’s Crazy.” Did ya’ll call that a “gimmick?” No. Dick Gregory used to throw the word “nigger” around during his stand-up acts. Did ya’ll say that was a “gimmick” also? No!
    Now Nas decides to do an album to take the sting out of the word (as he’s already stated before, you non-hearing muhphuckas) and ya’ll accuse him of using gimmicks…GTFOH.
    Obviously, ya’ll ain’t never heard Nas’ catalogue. Go back to the previous 8 albums & listen with two good ears. You’ll realize Nas has never used gimmicks. Okay, he was reaching with that “Nas Escobar” thing. I’ll admit that. But, other that that, he’s never used gimmicks. Ya’ll just s#!ttin on him like always. Phuckin niggas! Nas will die one day & then ya’ll gonna praise him. Watch…niggas are pathetic lol


    I just wanna know why would someone want to be like a rapper who is irrelevant….ok illmatic and all that was hot…but really…he aint did nothen since ether….as a matter of fact we can count Stillmatic…but u cant tell me all that publicity about signing to DEF JAM aint change nothen….Even ol dudes from from Braveheart and a bullshit single when LIL JON was hot…and it still was utterly stupid… Nas was off the chain in the 90s and he influenced a lot of rappers and regular niggas..from clothing to style of rap but…u just gotta know when ya time is up……..

    not even because Jay-z smashed him…..but when there aint shit else to do….your done….in these rappers minds they know if they are hot or not these niggas are human just like me and yall….but they aint finna tell the masses that they suck or this was the worst album this year……..

    thats part of the industry.

  • EReal

    NYOIL is a fuckin herb.

    Anyway, anyone see Eliott Wilson’s blog over at the elementary school, also known as the Site Of Heavy Haters?

    My, how the self righteous have fallen. lmao.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bashwonemcee BASHWON

    shittiest song ever made by Nas > NYoil’s best song


    NYOIL is trying to get himself some media attention off this shit. to me it’s not working i could care less about the guy.

  • zacreole

    Whatever happened to Hass G?

  • Slip

    Nyoil has some HARSH haters on here. Now for one, Nas is one of my favorite artists, and Illmatic is one of my favorite albums period. But hey if thats his opinion then so be it. Alot of you may not know he was originally Kool Kim from the UMC’s (pardon me if someone mentioned it already) and that he was ON TOUR with Jay-Z AND Nas at one point, and he was on BEFORE Nas. Just do some research before you go straight off dissin the brother.