Today In Hip-Hop: Nas Premiered Controversial “Hate Me Now” Video On TRL

On this day, April 15th, in hip-hop history... 1999: Nas released his third studio album I Am…in April 1999 and was pretty much cemented as a superstar. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, selling over 470,000 copies in its first week and became 3x certified platinum. However the once heralded underground prodigy was criticized by fans for being too mainstream at the time. Nas answered his critics with "Hate Me Now,"  a signature record which was 1999's biggest music controversies because of the video and the events that followed. "Hate Me Now" was directed by Hype Williams and featured Nas portrayed as Jesus and premiered ...

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