Nas Announces New Album, Speaks on the Fate of the “Hustlers” Video

nas1.jpgNas recently revealed to MTV’s Mixtape Monday that he intends to drop another album before 2007 is out. According to Godson, the as-yet untitled project is already halfway done and he hopes to get it into stores by December. “I’m really into [the idea of having] a summer album,” he told MTV News. “But they say the fourth quarter is for big dogs. I been doing the fourth quarter for years, so I guess I’m at home in the fourth.” Although he previously stated that he would be continue to work closely with producer and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am on the his next project, as he did on 2006’s Hip-Hop is Dead, the Queensbridge native says he has scrapped most of that material and started fresh. Nas also opened up about the fate of the video for “Hustlers,” his collaboration with The Game that appeared on Hip-Hop is Dead. Apparently the video was shot and edited, but ended up being shelved because of timing issues. A video for his long awaited collaboration with Jay-Z “Black Republicans,” which was set to be helmed by legendary director Spike Lee, was also killed because Nas and Spike couldn’t agree on a treatment.

  • J S-O-T

    cool, HHID was dope, it’s funny that since he dropped it artists stepped their game up an’ there’s been quite a few top shelf albums released (Finding Forever,Desire etc etc) he should call this album “whooops,guess i was wrong” lol. Nas=one of the greatest

  • cmonNAS

    nas wat da fuk ma?this is from a fan.c i could c y niggaz hate on u n say u’ll neva have dat spark u once had.u would went multi-plat had deez 2 vidz been released b!dat joint w/ chrisette was a swan song-dat shoulda been da last vid!u got mufuckaz who dont like u just making their point about how boring u r man!couldn’t agree wit spike?4 something dat monumental??c’mon dummy!n wit hustlaz – wat timing issues…u spent money makin da shit – fuck it just put it out – i c y niggaz talk down on u. u coulda made so much more off a hot ass album

  • http://loud.com/adrenalinetruth Adrenaline the Truth

    WHAT TIMING ISSUES??? OKAY, first off, The Game is the hottest he has ever been RIGHT NOW, with his Blood Brothers Tape with Weezy about to drop. If you release that ish NOW, then it would show that your new album would be WORTH A COP and it would give Game’s career the push that was intended with this song. As for Black Republicans, I would agree that it is much to late to work with that now, and i am quite disappointed. Coulda Woulda been the best album of all time, and remembered as such, but now it was just all to presumptuous. damn…

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  • hot97

    Man, no one cares about NAS anymore, he is the epitome of a WASHED UP RAPPER.

    Hell, I not even gonna bother download his album for free, let alone buy it.

  • nightrider

    Who cares man, the guy is boring as a f***, he sounds like a grumpy old man on most records, and his last album was only good for one thing: A beermat.

    Also I have to question this dude’s sexuality, but Kelis kinda looks like a man, so either he is such a fool that he can’t tell the difference between a man and a woman – or he is a homosexual.

    Finally, Nas can’t ever come to Queensbridge – if he does, I’m gonna knock his head off, he knows whats up.

  • Worley

    The name Hot 97 says all that needs to be said about you and your worldview: bullsh*t.

  • Cormega

    F*** Nas, I might download it just to see what BS he got up his sleeve this time, but I’ll never buy it, he washed up anyway – no one in the hood likes him.

  • James

    u niggas call nas washed up but his last album went platinum…look it up…thats a whole lot more than most rappers is sellin nowadays..

  • Analyze

    lol @ Nas, Dis nigga gat the nerve to say Hip Hop is dead yet he brings out a quiet album. No wonder why his albums dont go plat no more, HE IS TOO BORING!!!!!! I see him dissing 50 and 50 aint as good as him but atleast 50 know how to make hits and sell records….isn’t that what makes a good rapper???? Biggie, Pac did it and Jay and Em is still doing it.

  • DougDaDude

    “u niggas call nas washed up but his last album went platinum…look it up…thats a whole lot more than most rappers is sellin nowadays..”

    DAts because only white people buy his albums, black people don’t give a f*** about this wierdo, his lyrics arre zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz and his beats sound like they were made by someone using freuity loops,

    F*** NAS – WASHED UP FAG

  • Get a Life

    Dougdadude: White people buy the most hip hop albums you dumbass not just NAS and there are plenty of us Black Americans listening to NAS so that makes you a dumbass….again.

  • demo

    yo fuck u bitch ass Dougadick, nas is the fuckin god..

  • Fire

    DougDaDude,
    So by saying that black people don’t like Nas’ lyrics, you must not be intelligent and you must want to hear stuff exclusively about killing, bitches, and money. Nas is one of the smartest MCs ever and is one of, if not the best ever, to pick up a microphone. Not that dumb music isn’t all right at times, but the best MCs are those with substance. All types of races listen to Nas. Like Get A Life said, white people buy most hip hop albums. You’re really ignorant.

  • Game

    daaamn i was waitin for hustlers video about 3 mounth and what? i relly respected nas but after this no.
    P.S !!! PLEASE RELEAS HUSTLERS VIDEO PLEASE !!!

  • kritiq

    DougDaDude speak for self douch not all black people hav an I.Q of a five year old.

  • Rodjilius

    niggas hate on nas and yet he still today keeps changin hiphop as soon as he started talkin about hip hop bein dead everybody started talkin, when he came out with his best diss ever ether it even became a hiphop term nas is nice dont care what nobody else says

  • ThingAlec

    Lame. We need another HHID video.

  • Q! tha Great!

    Nas washed up?!?!? boring?!?!?!
    most of you probably say that because you can’t tell a good hip-hop artist from the over commercialized bullsh*t they pump through the radio now. not everything is about drugs, guns, bitches, cars and making up some stupid fu*kin’ dance for every song!!! grow up and get some knowledge!! we can’t let ourselves be exploited by our own. any ignorant child can critisize something they’re too stupid to comprehend.
    Rappers like Nas need to stay around and be supported to counter balance all that bullsh*t that’s being made now.

  • Pharoahe

    To the faggots that said he’s washed up, every album he’s ever done has gone plat includin Nastradamous. HHIS did 3 sumthin in its first week, name more than 5 other rappers who can do those numbers on their 8th lp. Plus the fact that he didn’t have a huge gimmicky single and he’s still lyrically among the best in the game 16 years after he came out. All u idiots who prefer dance music or fake thug music over Nas are jus haters and u can all suck a dick

  • RSN

    man fuck this nigga nas that nigga as fake as game thats why them niggas get along with each other they write songs about other peoples lives and act like they lived it in my hood is call a wankster and talking about hip hop is dead no nigga hes dead why the fuck he talk about shit he dont know about come on man yall go ahead and listen to this faggot and say hes godson but to me this nigga is gods bitch and sayin god i mean jay z , that is what you call a real take over , nasty nas to esco trash jay z said it right nigga you didnt live it you witnessed it and scribble in your note pad i showed you your first gun then you talk about your gun on the dresser …… get at me cuz

  • http://www.wooohah.com Scott

    Glad to hear that Nas is gettin back to the studio and will be releasing his album. Even good artists need to put aside their clothing line and go back to the art that made them famous.

  • real talk

    I aint gon say nothing bad about Nas cuz i was a fan I was blastin his cds heavy. I cant rock with the current Nas though and that aint hatin man thats just my opinion. This dude is out of his mind right now. Like dude said up top soike lee was going to direct that black republicans joint and you to arrogant to participate.

    And for the dude that call Nas GOD man you really need help or a life. Say hes your best MC or something. Cmon man you sould like a male groupie fa real

    Nas not boring he just is labeled an old school rapper now. Times change and he does have a point the old school hiphop is dead. Nothing wrong wit that just different times new generations.

  • real talk

    I aint gon say nothing bad about Nas cuz i was a fan I was blastin his cds heavy. I cant rock with the current Nas though and that aint hatin man thats just my opinion. This dude is out of his mind right now. Like dude said up top soike lee was going to direct that black republicans joint and you to arrogant to participate.

    And for the dude that call Nas GOD man you really need help or a life. Say hes your best MC or something. Cmon man you sould like a male groupie fa real

    Nas not boring he just is labeled an old school rapper now. Times change and he does have a point the old school hiphop is dead. Nothing wrong wit that just different times new generations.

  • Unknown

    Top 5 Mc’s Alive

    1. Eminem
    2. Nas
    3. Jay Z
    4. Andre 3000
    5. Ludacris/Snoop/Obie???

    For all y’all who be praising lil wayne saying he’s the best thats a joke. I’ll admit he had some hot songs, verses and mix tapes recently and he elevated his rhymes but he can never compare to those guys on top lyrically. Lil wayne got punchlines and metaphors but he cant flow or make a good song. The best song from him is “hustler musik”, when he can bring out a classic album and sell real records then he can swim with the sharks but until then he better stay with the fishes!!! Any of those niggas on top would chew him up and spit him out!!!

  • Cuban Link

    Damn, that Black Republicans video wouldve been sick

  • John

    all ya nigga callin nas washed up is stupid you dont appriciate rap and illmatic if you could sit there and listen to illmatic and tell me it was wack i’ll fuckin slapp you , you kids listen to lil wayne talkin bout hes the best you obviously dont know what best is you guys dont listen to hip hop at all and all the kids callin him wack probably dont know who rakim or listen to the mobb deep tracks with nas in it you guys are retarted

  • El Sabah Nur

    Nas is always remain worth listening to everyone who thrives for REAL hip hop.All you haters and to Lil’ Wayne especially , I’d like to day a f*** you to all of your mothers.

  • RAY

    I LUV NAS, BUT THIS IS DEFENITELY MISMANAGEMENT IN HIS CAMP. HUSTLERS IS A HOT JOINT AND COULD HAVE PUSHED SALE ON HIP HOP IS DEAD AND BLACK REPUBLICANS IS A NO BRAINER. WHAT R THEY THINKING?

  • http://www.xxlmag.com.online/?p=13608 yung trouble

    N.a.S is a fuckin legends u fucking dumbasses so stop hating>dats all i need to say… Q.B Bitch one love

  • http://www.xxlmag.com.online/?p=13608 yung trouble

    N.a.S is a fuckin legend u fucking dumbasses so stop hating>dats all i need to say… Q.B Bitch one love