Record Sales Continue to Lag, Nas and Jeezy Remain in Top 10

In a slow week in both the sales and new rap albums released, Nas and Young Jeezy both managed to hang onto spots in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 charts. Jeezy’s The Inspiration sold around 45,300 copies and moved down two spots to no. 7. Meanwhile, Nas moved slighting less with 45,117 copies of Hip-Hop Is Dead to land in the no. 8 spot. Both artists experienced sales decreases amounting to just over 50%. Elsewhere on the charts this week we see Eminem and company at no. 12 with about 41,000 in total sales for the week, bringing Eminem Presents: The Re-Up to a to date total of 739,000. Further down the charts we see Jay-Z at no. 25 and Snoop at no. 26. Jay’s Kingdom Come sold just under 32,000 copies for to date total of 1,238,703. Snoop’s Tha Blue Carpet Treatment moved about 31,000 copies bringing his total just slightly north of 668,000.

  • kensam

    nas fucking too old. hip-hop dead because he still raping.

  • ric

    fuck sales are low wheres game???

  • ROK

    THANK NAS FOR STARTING A MOVEMENT!!! RAPPERS ARE STEPPING THEIR GAME UP NOW AND CREATING REAL MUSIC!!! F*** the cars, dope, hustling, and tricks. I’m trying to hear someone delivering lyrics SUCKER!!! IT”S FANS LIKE YOU THAT RUIN HIP HOP BY SUPPORTING THAT TRASH RAP!!!

    1ST BITCHES!!!

  • BirdsFlySouth

    if you gotta blame somebody for killing hip hop.

    blame 106 & Park

  • Tweek

    Jeezy must have got the call from guiness record book,, for thats a goddamn big drop..

  • content

    Jeezy’s garbage and always will be. I bet he doesn’t even go gold on his Junior LP. Shit, it only took two or three songs for me to get tired off his style. Yeeeaaaah.

  • Cash

    wow there both doin pretty bad.

    go listen

    http://www.myspace.com/btc15

  • Robert

    The reason why records sale are down is because of people down loading. That’s what wrong we need to start buying album and stop down loading or bootleg albums and help are Black Rapper& R&B artists to sale more units. White people buy album why? White people buy 85% of Rap and R&B music then blacks? Why can black do the same?

  • X

    Damn.. Guess Styles P flopped bad. He’s not even mentioned…

  • taywill

    ^^
    fucking coon eat a dick you homo

  • Atl’s own

    long as jeezy above Nas i’m happy!

    tell dat lame hip-hop iz dead deez!

    oh wait dis fuck stay in da A now; guess i’ll tell him myself.

    look old man ain’t nobody checkin 4 U!

  • Ur dead Mama

    Fuck both nas and jeezy, Nas needs to retire, and jeezy iz juss str8 garbage.

    I Sh0t y0 MAMA bitches….

  • XTC

    its the fucking internet thats screwing these rappers remember back in the 90s or around 2002 when almost every rapper went multiplatnum i bought eminems album but i got the rest of the albums from my friends lol

  • http://deleted Whoa

    niggaz iz d/lin like CRAZY! i d/led all those album metioned up there! am SORRY BUT I NEED MY MONEY U RICH BASTARDS!

  • AG tha Don

    To the Moron: Nas 1st week was higher than Jeezy’s, check the soundscan. Matter of fact, check this site. That’s right. Dumbass

    AG

  • The Gift

    Jigga’s plat. His record was the best anyway. Hip Hop ain’t dead Nas’s fire is. He’s got lazy in his old age.

  • AG tha Don

    Nas sold 355,000 1st week, Jeezy 353,000 his 1st week. So smoke that why don’t ya.

  • AG tha Don

    Nas sold 355,000 his 1st week, Jeezy sold 353,000 his 1st week. So smoke that you Jeezy dickriders. Ad-lib that.

    AG

  • Big Daddy

    Sales are down because broke mother fuckers download everything and then if the dont download they buy it off the streets for 2 dollars.. cheap mother fuckers

  • jacquez
  • nana

    oh!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is a sad story. but very happy indeed. just check da charts again. i guess rappers need to stop braggin abot their chains and twenty two rims. hahlol. becos if u produce garbage songs, tellin me abot how good u luuk and da number of bitches u fuk in a week. or how gangsta u luuk or act. do u expect me to waste ma small money i hav,to buy ur fukin stupid album. what benefit do u hav for me. we see da results, nas is doin quiet well, while rappers lik hova are around 25 goin south, and game is nooo where in
    da charts, i guess he got lost in one of his beefs. da boy has soo many beefs with rappers dat he doesnt know if he is beefin with them or not. fat joe is lost in da crowd.

    hiphop is dead, right now dont be surprised if rock music starts sellin again and overtakes hiphop music in terms of sales

    dat will be da end aahahlool. can u imagine buyin an album, and someone lik game talks abot 50cent in almost all his songs, raps lik dr dre, dude be ur own man, and jay z doin his stupid wave. ahahahlol. they are not realistic

    i’m not hatin, but da fact is most of these rappers are doin basically da same thang. da music from da south is da same, basically they talk abot da same shit, which they fink will sell. but it doesnt, hiphop is goin through a face, where it is tryin to find its identity again, becos we lost it when we started makin alot of money from rappin shit. how come kanye west sells, 50cent sells. becos they know what they talk abot, even if they are harsh sometimes. and u cant doubt me becos, kanye west is different in terms of hiphop music. and he has a large market share as well as 50cent.

  • pezee the jet eye

    i hate adressing dumb people but jezzy iz already gold……… records is moving like they were educational or something, 45000 and u still in the top 10! hip hop ain’t jus dead but it look like music has jus been diagnosed wit prostate cancer!

  • http://hotmail money in the bank

    now bitches the other day everbody was talking about how nas outsold jeezy by 5000 copies now who is outselling who jeezy is in his fourth week and nas in his third and jeezy is ahead of him jeezy has gone gold already with 500,000 units out the stores so stop bringing all this beef to the game ok. nas is good jeezy is good so what bitches just enjoy the music dickheads fisrt week sales don’t mean shit entire sales do

  • http://dman8784myspace.com dubldealing

    man these shits aint selling cuz everyone is hating on everyone else…the east coast aint gonna buy no south shit and the south aint gonna buy no east coast shit and vice versa…if our regions weren’t hating on other regions then everyone would be buying peoples records…like i bet when jeezy dissing nas how many people in the south you think went and bought nas’ shit?and the east probaly started hating on jeezy and was like fuck this nigga,u know…so everyone needs to stop saying this and that and stop hating cuz thats the fucking reason!

  • Livin’ Proof

    if anybody is to blame for fuckin’ up hip-hop and it’s sales…IT’S YA’LL MUFUCKAZ!!! the fans gotta support artists, if not, shit will continue to slump.

  • http://playboy2gunzupyahoo.com DOCDIGGY

    niggas is really hating on that Styles P joint. i no he aint have as many track as a gangster and a gentleman, and niggas up north might have heard about 4joints, but damn the whole cd is dope. niggas gon b all on that LOX album. live,suffer, and celebrate. coming soon watch out

  • hiphopisdead

    shit hip-hop is going to die like disco did back in the day

  • BIRDSFLYSOUTH

    “long as jeezy above Nas i’m happy!

    tell dat lame hip-hop iz dead deez!

    oh wait dis fuck stay in da A now; guess i’ll tell him myself.

    look old man ain’t nobody checkin 4 U!”

    FOR THE 9TH GRADER THAT MADE THIS COMMENT IS UNQUESTIONABLY AN IDIOT. NO ONE IS CHECKING FOR NAS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND HIS MUSIC. NOT EVERYONE HAS THE ABILITY TO RAP ON A 7TH GRADE LEVEL SO THAT ALL THE TEENYBOPPERS BUY THIER MUSIC. THEREFORE, ALL OF THE ATL RAPPERS CAN SELL RECORDS THESE DAYS WITHOUT ANY SKILL.

  • bbron

    Who cares??? Nas is talking about something. And Jay is talking about something.(And don’t forget there flow) For the past 2 years when nobody was saying shit, that fucked up hiphop. What music was out for a person who is 25-33 to listen too in the past 3 years? Im glad they back out,I got Nas and Jay and I don’t care if any of you laffy taffy bow wow thinking Jeezy is the best ever fucks buy them or not

  • http://xxlmag.com OriGinal

    Why does everyone make a big deal about sales. These artist don’t give a fuck about you. Keep downloading these mutha fuckas. Maybe that way they will start makeing better music.

  • jon jon–23

    To the idiot that said no one understands Nas. Maybe you are a retard with no formal education but not everyone falls into your category. I’m not checking for Nas because I think he is a fake lame; a walking contradictory. He was going broke so he had to sign with a Negro that disrespected not only him, but his daughter and girlfriend. I have never in my life listened to any song (recorded in English) that I could not follow. If you think any rap record is genius and/or a challenge to process then your I.Q. is probably below the speed limit in a residential area.

  • agee

    Both albums are on pace to go platnium.

  • Ga Slim

    support the artist people, but only if its worth the money. Jeezy ethers Nas in the end!!! yeeeaaaahhhhhh!!!!

  • nasty

    my nigga hov still on top doing his thing and he is proven all you haters wrong. The album got leaked and he still managed to sell albums he is and always will be the best rapper alive

  • 2 much

    I thought I’d neva see the day when da cornbread & watermelon rap niggas actually try 2 style on eastcoast niggas cocky(lol)>>>>>thank god 4 hov/nas. Its true da south will always b da slowest region mentally…..its historic actually.

  • 2 much

    make da world a betta place and blast a down south n##ga n da face!

  • deftmoney

    queensbridge housing projects have almost as many people living in them as atlanta’s whole city….it’s a different world……queens itself might have a higher population then your whole state……anyhow get off nas’s dick….your favorite rappers eat because of him…….

  • deftmoney

    the population in queensbridge housing projects is almost equivalent to the whole city of atlanta……it’s 2 different worlds…..give thanks and praise to nas for opening the door for ingrate backwood backwards suckas like yourselves….we made you ….period……..respect that….if you dont….. expect to be reminded….. and if you faggots havent noticed jeezy ate his words…manned up and apoligized……peace to that……stop acting like the illest rappers and gangsters in the universe are from your little farmtowns ….go pick a peach……have some cornbread and calm down….record companies are warming up thier collective pimp hand in the south right now…..and you are coming at the east like we owe you something …….get your fucking mind right

  • JAY DOGG

    why pay for garbage when u could get it for free on bear share . download music . i aint payin 15.99 for a c.d i get mine for free………….

  • bmort

    u niggas argue like ur getting money from these rappers. different people like different stuff. everybody can’t do what nas does and believe it or not nas cant do what d4l does. he cant ask them to make a record that saying something becasue its not their m.o. that’s like asking nas to make a club banger. BOTTOMLINE. if you dont like the east west or south dont listen to it.I like everybody and im from the south. for you niggas who dis the south though get serious man cause jeezy did sell more than nas this past week and he been out a week longer lol. lets not talk about record sales casue the south will win that everytime unless you talking about jay z or 50 and they dont make so called real hiphop. 50 sounds like a downsouth artist ne way.2006 DOWNSOUTH RAP WINS AGAIN.

  • http://xxlmag.com white tee boy

    The measure of success for an album is not how many units it sells in its first few weeks of release but how many years down the line it’s still being played. If an artist makes a good record, it will have longevity. Today, people are concerned with short-cuts and git-rich-quick schemes and the music industry is a reflection of that. Take a look at the mirror. Hip-hop is what you made it.

  • GA DADDY

    Stop hating on the South! Not everyone down here thinks the same, or listens to the same artists. NY niggas need to quit being mad & get they azz in the lab to put out some Quality product.

    P.S.
    None of you NY niggas can go back in your families without them starting out in the South!!

  • skip

    bmort go listen 2 nas “you can hate me now” club fing banger if i ever heard 1

  • Now Thats Real Talk!!!

    I’m glad the sales are down, maybe they will be a little more wise with their money. I download the shit is because i dont want to see MY money goto another rappers collection of shiney gold chains or another Bently, fuck that shit. **NO HATER** I’m just saying…think about it.

  • CREEPA 101

    Nas is GARBAGE. Jeezy is also garbage . THE GAME IS THE SHIT , SOME REAL GANSGSTA COMPTON SHIT HOMIE!

  • jojochicago

    Sales are in the dump! Blame it on X-Mas after shock! nobody has money!

  • mannyworld33

    jay-z….platinum!
    haters dig-a-hole!

  • EReal

    HipHop is dead because no-one does shows man..
    I mean shit, you dont just wanna keep buyin shit from an artist, you wanna see that cat in your hood, reppin, doin they thing ya know? At least thats how I feel. I went to see Buck man, and that shit was CRAZY. Now I cant wait to get his record man. Busta was right, cats just gotta go back to tourin and reconnecting with they fans to sell more records.
    I dont even wanna go into record sales, because theres alot of other factors behind who “wins”(

  • http://www.hotmail.com suparaoul

    Sales are going down because of three reasons.
    1. Rappers are talking too much shit
    Cars,Money, Bitches, how many people they shot or are going to shoot, how much crack they sold
    2. The record labels encouraging this shit.
    3. The fans downloading the music

    Everybody needs to get theiur act together otherwise it’s the end!!
    Fuck all haters.

  • K-Old School

    I really think sales are down because most cats are talking about the same shit and fans are getting bored. This will force cats to put out some hot shit that will talk about something of substance besides bitches, rims, dealing, and shootin’ a brotha. I’ve lived that life so hearing about it over and over got real boring.
    ~~Old School Playa~~~ Out!!

  • Rizzop

    More NAS bashing huh? But jeezy’s album been out longer….And he had 10 times as much promo and 2 more videos? And i thought the south supported their atrists? No matter what hes in err body’s top 5 dead or alive! I But i love the south! Shout to Augusta, Bank head, and all them thick ass gurls and crunk as clubs…

  • THE REALEST

    THE FEDS STARTED LIMEWIRE

  • THE REALEST

    BOTH OF THE ALBUMS HOT. SO FUCK THE SALES, AND FUCK THIS SHIT ABOUT HIP HOP IS DEAD

  • THE REALEST

    SUCCESS OF AN ALBUM IS BASED OFF RECORD SALES.

    IF YOU WERE A DOOR TO DOOR VACUM SALES MAN

    YOU WOULD MEASURE THE SUCCESS OF HOW MANY VACUMS ARE SOLD

    NOT BY HOW MANY TIMES THE CONSUMER USED IT

    SO, ON THAT NOTE, IM CONTRIDICTING MYSELF. HIP HOP IS DEAD. CAUSE NONE OF THESE NIGGAS IS MOVING SERIOUS UNITS LIKE THEY SHOULD.

    BUT I REALLY DON’T GIVE A FUCK ANYWAY

    THE RAPPER SALES NOT GOING TO BENIFIT ME IN ANY SHAPE, FORM OR FASHION

    SO IM A SAVE MONEY AND KEEP DOWNLOADING THEIR SHIT

    ANALOGY

    WHY GO TO THE STORE TO BUY AIR WHEN THE SHIT IS FREE

    FUCK THAAAAAAAT

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  • jon jon–23

    New York negros live on top of each other with 20 pound rats “lurking in the shadows”. New York (rapper) negros are the dumbest, most arrogant negros on the planet because they actually think they are intelligent, with no knowledge of things that actually matter. The majority of “all” rappers in any region would be professional burger seasoners at the local B.K. if they hadn’t gotten lucky (should have stayed in school). How many could actually make six figure salaries (or even $50,000 a year) off what they know if rap failed them? Not too many considering all the old washed up rappers still trying to put out music just to eat.

  • MIA2LV

    Everyone complaints about being sick and tired of hearing rappers talk about cars, hoes, rims, and jewelry and yet they critize Jay-Z and NAS for coming out with some real shit !!

    Make up your mind haters !! they’re not old just wiser and they know better not to put out bullshit about cars, money, and hoes. Why you think Jim Jones didn’t even come close to Jay-Z’s sales ???? ain’t nobody trying to hear about you Ballin’ !!!

  • Phonserelli

    In my opinion Nas has put out a album that hip hop really needs. I also purchased Young Jeezy and I have to say I was thoroughly dissappointed. His attempt to grow as a artist was to forced in my opinion. Record sales will continue to lag due to the internet but artist have to get smart and use the internet to they advantage if you ask me. For everything that seems bad there is a way to use it to your advantage. Artist just have to use they heads and figure it out. A few artist have already figured it out. Shyt ain’t dat hard!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bbron

    Whats your point Jon-Jon. Bill Gates wouldn’t be rich if he didn’t get lucky. The same for Oprah and a host of other people some of who stayed in school. And I probably would have a ball career if I was 6 inches taller. It is what it is.Whats the point? And specifically what NY rappers are to arrogant to know what matters? Plenty of NY rappers rapped about what “matters”. Your coming off arrogant like you have a clue on what matters but yet you take the time to read and comment on this site which is based off of what you consider “dumb, arrogant, burger special low IQ rappers”. Save those comments for the people you try to impress

  • jon jon–23

    I am commenting on this site because it is entertaining to get the thoughts of different people from different regions. There are a variety of people on this site and I presented my opinion on “some” of them. My views are my views and your views are your views. My main point is that rap music is what it is and I don’t see any rhode’s scholars on the microphone. New York should stop trying to down southern rap artists on the basis that they deliver infinte wisdom and knowledge in their raps–they don’t. There are some southern rappers that sound like idiots on the microphone also. I take rap for what it is–entertainment. I’m not listening to rap to learn because theres not much you can teach me if you dropped out of school in the 8th grade. If I want great black poetry to enrich my mind I’m reading William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou—not listening to a stupid, brainwashed, self destructing A.hole. I love rap, but I put it in its proper place. I don’t let them infiltrate my values and I damn sure don’t listen to them to “learn”. I don’t have to impress you or anybody else. All I do is express my candid opinion and be me.

  • Hurricane Game

    EReal Says:

    January 11th, 2007 at 11:05 am
    HipHop is dead because no-one does shows man..
    I mean shit, you dont just wanna keep buyin shit from an artist, you wanna see that cat in your hood, reppin, doin they thing ya know? At least thats how I feel. I went to see Buck man, and that shit was CRAZY. Now I cant wait to get his record man. Busta was right, cats just gotta go back to tourin and reconnecting with they fans to sell more records.
    I dont even wanna go into record sales, because theres alot of other factors behind who “wins”(
    ——————————————Hmm I beg the differ here Mr. Ereal.
    The Game is currently touring and doing shows all over the place.
    Infact I think he’s in England currently.

  • doctor69

    all you southern hicks need to fallback why nobody complained when scarface and andre 3000 saying hiphop was dead

  • Cuban Link

    fuck kensam.fuck Jeezy.Lmao, whatever happened to Time is Money by Styles P?Im curious to know how hard that flopped

  • babyboy

    NAS IS THE TRUTH IF YOU DON’T LIKE NAS YOU DON’T LIKE HIP-HOP.

  • Hurricane Game

    Cuban Link Says:

    January 11th, 2007 at 9:14 pm
    fuck kensam.fuck Jeezy.Lmao, whatever happened to Time is Money by Styles P?Im curious to know how hard that flopped
    ——————————————–It has currently moved 455,000 Records

  • Hurricane Game

    In 3 weeks

  • Hurricane Game

    Just fucking wit ya (no homo).
    It has sold 68,000 with very little promotion I must add.

    Keep ya head up Styles and watch Faggot ass Dem Franchise flop.

  • KRITIQ

    jon- jon is a retard how you gonna talk about you tired of N.Y niggas saying hiphop is dead when hiphop was born in N.Y you stupid ass from the south don’t know shit about hiphop thats why you can’t aknowledge the rakims and the krs ones so why do you think you know whats hiphop if you dont even know how it began you dumb ass.

  • Jersey Boy

    kensam Says:

    January 10th, 2007 at 2:35 pm
    nas fucking too old. hip-hop dead because he still raping.

    U stupid prick!! NAS and all these cats need to sell to push hip hop son I dont care if its south , west or east , !!!!!!!!

  • midwest

    hip hop is very much dead. i agree with alot of the people that listen to music for the lyrics. how many times can u sell me that same bird or ride that same car over a different beat? i bought jay-z and i was a lil disappointed. didnt have that old fire. i bought jeezy album and it sounds exactly like the first one. is that all he can rap about? thats some simple ass shit. kind of like working at a burger king, no skills required! nas album got that fire. when u listen to his album and have to rewind it to hear a verse again u know the ni..a said something. i can memorize jeezy album of one listen. like a nursery rhyme!

  • jon jon–23

    Kritiq, what I said was N.Y. (rapper) negros for the most part are stupid because they think they are smart. Most of them couldn’t make a decent living outside of rapping because they never learned anything. I also said I like rap but I don’t look to rappers to enrich my mind because most of them don’t know anything worth learning. (Take your ass back to school). That goes for all regions. Who said I don’t acknowledge KRS 1? I think he is one of raps bright spots even though he doesn’t sell real well. I won’t throw insults at you because I don’t know you. That’s my opinion on the subject.

  • real one

    ROBERT!!! I HERE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING TO SOME

    EXTENT BUT IT’S ALL ECONOMICS , OVERALL THERE ARE WAY MORE WHITE PEOPLE IN AMERICA , THAT’S WHY WE BLACK PEOPLE ARE CALLED THE MINORITY…. I DO AGREE THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BUY THE MUSIC I F THEY REALLY LIKE IT**** the problem is that in america where integrity no longer exists!! people are always looking to get over!!. the thing is you may save $10 now but then the business ca[pital won’t be place behing the music.. and that cold be a good thing also.**** what these companies should do is put equal marketing behing the styles of music… people buy the roots.. artist are going to have to rely on there shows to generate good money….if you have bullshit music >>you won’t have good crediblility>>> because of lack of integrity in music which is being marketed more by this publishing\media companies we see rappers who rap”"i’m getting money I don’t give a fuck about the art are you”" so fuck it i’m for downloading and ripping of rappers who talk about ripping me off and ripping people of that’s a slave to drugs and low self esteem!!!!! bootlegg them wack ass rappers

    fuck young geezeee !!! fuck 50!!! fuck!! laffy taffy !!!! fuck gunit!!! fuck dipset!!!! fuck pussy puffy!! pdicky!!

    buy nas!!, buy eminem (when he is being himself), but common roots!!, mos def, talib kwali, boot camp click, dead prez, immortal technique. you MUST BY SAIGON!!!, beanie seagal (when he rhyming like he did on “i feel it in the air”. that was the hottest shit!!

  • real one

    art over business!! get money in context!!! alot of yall always talking about record sales and money!!

    that’s how a snitch!! no loyalty!! you can be bought at a price!! real gangsters, real activists don’t slave fo money
    they don’t worship money!!
    these new rappers boast about being a slave to the doe.

    watch those who lose their integrity for money..
    watch them!!! if you hustle with them.. lose them or kill em!!
    you got’s to know how to sift people!! real move shakers don’t floss!!!
    alot of these so called ballers be sucking dick behind close doors!! they want to come in the hood or where ever and floss but in the board room they don’t have power!!! I see it every day!!!!

  • C.O.REDD

    Yall so stupid. How old is Nas, around 34 or 35? That is not old. Old is somebody like 65 or 70 and got that old people smell and shit. We need Nas to wake these niggas up so they can step they game up. Fuck Jeezy. Those ATL fools killed hip hop.
    Down South, crunk, snappin, no rappin, strip club song makin, wack ass mutha fuckas.

  • jr

    kensem ur a retard u dont dig nas cos u sound illiterate wats all this shit about age these days in rap like it makes a difference really

  • marco mossberg

    hov is no dout the best rapper living
    all these new cat rap like jay-z or nas. as far as im concern jay-z is at the status of big and pac just not dead

  • rock

    First of all Nas is 33 years old and most people talking about hip-hop is dead or not didn’t even understand what he meant by that.If you don’t know why he sayin it it’s probably because you’re part of the problem…Do your research on hip-hop and then talk… No disrespect kensam but you sound like someone who don’t know shit about real hip-hop, you know, creative rhymes consciousness, flows,beats…It didn’t start with snap music!!! Money is not everything in life….

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  • D

    ATL’S OWN can eat a dick up. NAS is the essence of hip hop, not that crack slanging shit that Jeezy lies about. Keep bringing that heat to all these dead beat fucka’s.

  • http://tkmexclusive.com Treagen Kier

    hip hop killed itself with watered down club beats, and niccas that can’t rap for shit. The public disconnected itself. Too Much image, not enough skill to make lyrical songs that can still club bang.

    sad

  • http://www.myspace.com/louie22pr HoLidAy-StYLe

    NaS had something to say with his album “Hip Hop Is Dead”….In a interview regarding his album and some of the songs he wrote he stated that he wanted to take a leadership position…in the rap game because it was stale…… and yes “we forgot were it started”…..”BRONX”……coincidence….. cause this year marks the 20th anniversay when MC SHAN VS KrS 1 took the stage…….and the Bronx took control……..”but im a dreamer….nostalgic state of mind”……so what……i believe that we got to take the crown this year…….and represent your borough……im a hip hoper since i was a toddler….but i know that there is someone out there that has skills like KRS 1 and a DJ like Scott La Rock out there that can put it together and create a new anthem………..i keep dreaming……but im a predicter that what goes up must come down……and every dog has his day…..hip hop is not dead…..we just forgot were it started……..bring it home…….back to the place we know as the Boogie.

  • manuel

    Fuck jeezy, the south sucks dick.

  • JAMAICAN IN BROOKLYN

    STOP THE BICKERING ABOUT NAS AND JEEZY. YOU CANNOT COMPARE NAS AND JEEZY. YOU COMPARE JEEZY AND GAME OR NAS AND ANDREE 2000. ANDRE IS THE BEST RAPPER FROM ATL ANYWAY. SCARFACE IS THE BEST FROM THE SOUTH. JEEZY IS THE MOST OVERATED RAPPER IN THE HISTORY OF RAP. HE WAS SO IGNORANT THAT HE WAS SITTING WITH MONIE LOVE TALKING SHIT ABOUT NAS AND DID NOT EVEN KNOW THAT MONIE LOVE WAS A RAPPER. THE WHOLE TIME HE WAS TALKING SHIT HE WAS CALLING NAS ASKING HIM TO BE ON HIS GIRL (KEISHA COLE ) RECORD NOW THAT IS FAKE. YOU COULD PUT ALL THE RAPPER FROM ATL TOGETHER AND ALL THE RECORD THEY SOLD WOULD NOT BE MORE THAN HALF OR THE RECORDS THAT NEW YORK NIGGERS SOLD. WHAT YOU GUYS ARE TOO SLOW TO THINK BACK MORE THAN FIVE YEARS…10 YEARS AGO WHICH RAPPER FROM ATL WAS RUNNING THE CHARTS?

  • JerseyBoyinColorado

    I think the majority of these new “so called” rappers or hip hop artist lack REAL talent. There is ALOT of 20 inch rim talking, ice grill wearing, my diamonds are flawless, I killed 20 people sounding idiots on the radio now. Not to many youngins comin out these days are original!!! Props to Tupac, B.I.G. (God bless the dead),Nas, Jay-Z, Ice Cube, Scarface, Outkast, YoungBloodz, Snoop, Ghostface, Kanye, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and all the other brothers that can SPIT lyrics and not this garbage that’s all over the radio air waves. That nursery rhyme shit has gotta go! The only reason why these nursery rhymers are makin any money is the fact that the white folks can understand that CRAP and therefore they buy your records…SELL OUTS!!!! And stop saying that tired ass “I rhyme for the streets” nonsense. Without them white boys and girls 90 percent of these rappers would still be kickin up dust on the tobacco fields of AMERICA. Hip Hop needs more lyrical trendsetters.

  • immortal man

    you cant compare them its simple JEEZY Platinum+NAS GOLD= yall some old ass hip hop heads that scared to let it go and give it to the new generation. GO listen to ya old school and drink ya prue juice change ya depends

  • mike

    nas is the best rapper of all time, his lyrics r the nuts and only eminem can compete. age means nothing. talent tops everything

  • http://xxl Skippy

    jeezy the shit

  • gugug

    who the fuck says jeezy better than nas, both of them are good mcs but jeezy better that nas man
    get the fuck out of bitches

  • streethopBULL

    HIP HOP ISN’T DEAD,FOR THE RECORD!!!ITS JUST LOCKED UP DOING A LONG BID,LONNNNNNG BID!THE PROBLEM IS THAT HIP HOP TAKES PLACE ALL DAY IN OUR WAY OF LIFE.TRUE MC’N STILL EXIST IT JUST DOSN’T HAVE A HUGE OUTLET THAT RAP HAS,SEE RAP NOWADAYS IS JUST 1 AVENUE IN HIP HOP CITY BUT RADIO STATIONS,MEDIA,ETC PROMOTES ONLY 1 FORM OF THE HIP HOP ART.SEE STORY TELLING OF BUSTING YOUR HAMMER,FUCKING A DIFFRENT(BITCH) EVERY NIGHT,PIMPING AND THE LIFE OF A HUSTLER/GANSTA(CRACK TELLS) ARE TRUE STORYS OF A PERCENTAGE (SMALL) OF (DYING) IN THE HOOD.THE CATCH IS THAT IF YOUR A YOUNGIN AND YOU TURN ON TV,LISTEN TO THE RADIO(THE MAJOR OUTLETS FOR ENTERTAINMENT ) THE GANGSTA IMAGE IS GLORIFIED TO THE FULLEST SO WHAT OTHER WAY IS IT TO BE FOR THAT YOUNGIN THAT IS JUST LEARNING HOW TO WIPE HIS ASS THE PROPER WAY,OR THAT LIL GIRL THAT WANTS TO BE PERCEIVED AS BEING BEAUTIFUL LIKE CINDERELLA THAT SHE WATCHED AL LOF HER YOUNG LIFE BUT GETS TO HER TEENAGE YEARS ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT THE CUTE BOY (LIKES) THE GIRL WITH HER ASS AND TITTIES OUT THATS HUMPING AT 12(SEE WHAT IM SAYING) BEING FAIR THERE SHOULD BE AT LEAST AS MANY MEDIA OUTLETS FOR (BLACK FOLK) LIKE THERE IS FOR THE QUOTE ON QUOTE (REAL NIGGA CROWD) THEN THAT WAY YOU GET TO PICK SOUL HEARTLY WHO IT IS YOU WANNA BE!! I LOOK AT IT LIKE SATURDAY MORNING BACK IN THE DAY YOU HAD VARIETY ALL DIFFRENT TYPES OF CARTOONS YOU WATCHED ALL OF THEM BUT YOU HAD YOUR FAVORITE AT THE END OF THE DAY,IN RAP NOWADAYS YOU HAVE YOUR FAVORITE BUT YOUR FAVORITE IS GIVING THE SAME STORY AS YOUR LEAST(SAME SUBJECT MATTER) LOSE LOSE SITUATION FOR THE YOUNGINS.AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST I HEARD CAMRON SAY RAP ISN’T THE REASON FOR CRIME IN THE HOOD AND WHAT ABOUT TERMINATOR MOVIES THEY DIDNT SAY HE WAS THE REASON FOR CRIME BUT KIDS AINT NEVER SEEN A WHITE DUDE BUILT LIKE HULK HOGAN FALL FROM THE SKY ON SOME HALF MAN HALF METAL SHIT LOL,BUT THEY DEFINTLY SEEN THERE OL HEAD THAT HAD ALL THE MONEY,CLOTHES,CARS AD HOES THAT REALLY NEVER SEEN THE WORLD FOREAL FOREAL GIVE THEM THE GAS THAT THESE THINGS IS WHAT LIVING TRULY MEANS BUT IT AINT HOMIE.PEACE