NEWS: Nas And DJ Green Lantern To Release The Nigger Tape

It looks like Nigger will get to see the light of day after all. Barely a week after scrapping the controversial title to his 9th solo album, word is Nas is scheduled to team up with DJ Green Lantern to drop The Nigger Tape.“I guess it shows you the power of Wal-Mart and Target,” Green told Rhapsody’s Play blog regarding Nas’ title switch. “If that was the case, it’s definitely scary because it kind of fucks with your artistic vision. But Nas and DJ Green Lantern are coming out with a mixtape called The Nigger Tape. Can’t nobody hold that back.”The tape will feature exclusive tracks, remixes and outtakes, including an unreleased verse from Nas’s recently released “Be A Nigger Too,” Black President,” a cut initially slated to appear on Green’s Barak Obama mixtape and “Legendary,” the theme song to a forthcoming Mike Tyson documentary. A new version of “The Last Real Nigga Alive,” which originally appeared on God’s Son, is also expected to make the final cut.As previously reported, Nas recently changed his album title. At press time, the CD was still untitled. The Queens lyricist initially announced that he’d be titling his next offering, Nigga during a New York performance at Nokia Theater last year. Having sparked discussions, the MC promptly changed the LP’s spelling to Nigger. Backed by Def Jam Records Chairman L.A. Reid and then-President Jay-Z, Nas stuck to his guns until retail stores concerns, among other things, grew overwhelming.–Carl Chery

  • drugman

    I can actually see why wal-mart or other stores where ya can’t even buy a BEER would halt the release or sales of Nas’ cd in their stores…there’s places where shit like that shouldn’t be seen by kids…i completely agree with freedom of speech but if it’s gonna hit ya in the pocket book that usually opens a niggas eyes to the reality of how this world operates…but i like how he’s taking another avenue to express his crazy thought process…haha…but i should say Nas is trying to stay relevant by taking extreme measures that’s really not all that appealing to his own ppl(supporters) including me

    • http://myspace.com/shotokanspace Shotokan

      …Wal-Mart with no beer? That’s bollocks. Wal-Mart sells lots of brews, from Yuengling to Bass to Miller Lite, to whatever.

      As for Nas’s NIGGER, I think it’s funny how his LP would get banned based on the title.

      Is corporate/White America that afraid to confront it’s own demons?

      –Apparently so. Lest we forget 1999′s NIGGER PLEASE by Ol’ Dirty? Stores just like Wal-Mart had the album as Ni***r Please. Or some such.

      And no one’s heard of Dick Gregory?? I can walk into my local Waldenbooks right now and buy/order his book, entitled NIGGER. And this is North Carolina, folks!

      -So what’s with all the controversy about Nas, I wonder? The word “nigger” has sold things before. I’m guessing that having a faux-controversy on this man’s album can push units. Not that HE’s doing it. Maybe THEY are.

  • Nathan

    sellout

    • MOE

      YOUR THE POSTER CHILD OF A SELLOUT FUCK BOY!

  • Neven

    he don’t need a mix tape the community already know what the album name is, was, and gonna always be NIGGER.

    • $ykotic

      Real talk. The album will always be “N*GG#R!!!

      Wal Mart sells more guns than the NRA!

      Can’t you all see BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING?

      There is no more U.S. It’s the North American Union.

      PICK UP A BOOK AND LEARN SOMETHING!!!!
      THEY ALREADY GOT THE NEW MONEY PRINTED!!!

  • http://xxLMAG jb-da b.stuy reppa

    Yes!!!!! Can’t wait for that!!!! Def Jam needs to stop bullshitting and drop the album!!!!!! LA Reid don’t know shit about real hip hop.

  • Cinsere

    Nice!!!

  • The_Truth

    Nas is baking a CLASSIC!

    ’08 version of Cube classic ’91 Death Certificate. . .drop the disc! Mixtape or major, DROP THE CD! ! !

  • ELUCID

    ESCO LET’S GO

    NATHAN IS A FAG

  • whats CraCCin

    wal-mart sells 6eer where i live. Drop the al6um i still wont 6uy no matter what its called 6ring 6aCC illmatic material.

    • mel

      illmatic is 15 years old…GET OVER IT!

      • bloc

        -and ever since illmatic, nas has gone downhill.

        • Be a Nigger

          Okay and do you really think your favorite rapper could go uphill from an almbum as potent as illmatic?

        • MOE

          NAS IS BETTER THAN YOUR FAVORITE RAPPER PERIOD

        • Cinsere

          LOL!

          It Was Written
          Stillmatic
          Lost Tapes
          God’s Son
          Hip Hop is Dead

          ^^^All 4 mics and up

          IWW and LT = Classic!

          “Ether” alone refutes your statement!

          Plus over 100 unreleased songs, features, and freestyles that’ll shit on your favorite rapper’s entire discography.

          You wylin’ son!

        • Cinsere

          Btw, ^^^that was @ bloc

        • OscarDaGrouch

          yo whoever said that ever since illmatic hes gone down needs to kill themselves…

          stillmatic was crucial and to this day ive yet to hear a LP that i could pop in sit back and not touch the damn cd player. every song was a classic even the damn intro

          this mans too lyrical for you if you honestly think hes going downhill.

          name another song that can touch Rewind from stillmatic.

          spit a story backwards that starts at the endin

          they thought id make another illmatic, but its always forwards im moving never backwards stupid heres another classic.

  • http://xxlmag.com edouble

    mixtape is going to be fire..cd is going to be
    classic.. all in all its going to be a pretty
    good month for hip hop…

  • http://xxlmag.com edouble

    mixtape is going to be fire.. cd is going to be
    hazardous all in all its going to be a good
    month for hip hop when this is released.

  • Saint

    Actually I believe Nas still has it the flow ,the concept and the focus. The only part for me to understand is that the “KKK” can rally and have marches,spit there hatred and anger towards people, make outrageous threats and show up on the door steps of “THE WHITEHOUSE” and they have dinner prepared for them!!!! BUT THEY DON’T WON’T NASIR JONES TO RELEASE AN ALBUM TITLE (N/I/G/G/A).Double standards are the platform for the unjustice system in AMERICA!

  • Saint

    If you need more examples ok here they go Black Man get caught with (2) rocks of crack cocaine he facing 5 to 13years in state jail.
    White Man get caught with crack cocaine, pcp,dust,water,hard white(4grams,)weed etc. he gets 6months (NON-MONITORED PROBATION)!! This is a double standard on steroids. AND THIS IS ALL TRUE!!!!! NOTHING MADE UP!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com drugman

    I’m not saying that his music is wack bc i like it…i’m jus saying that everyone out there don’t know about NAS and if they see some shit like that at a store like Wal-Mart that shit would start off a riot…i’m all about freedom of speech and expression but i think that it should be at venues where they are more accepted…and when it comes to selling guns i don’t think that its all the offensive to see…my bad about the beer comment (out here in cali they don’t sell beer at wal-marts)…and i don’t recall seeing discounted KKK shirts on sell at walmart either…haha…to the cat that said sell out get a life

    • MUSIC MAKES ME HIGH

      THEN THOSE PEOPLE ARE IGNORANT FOR NOT BEING UP ON IT…WHY DUMB IT DOWN JUST TO CATER TO THE IGNORANT? PEOPLE ARE ALREADY DUMB AND CLOSE MINDED ENOUGH AS IT IS.

  • LES

    So Green Lantern Dropped the N-Bomb?

  • ChangeMan

    Ayo, that’s what up. And good for nas in not letting retail stores put him in a corner and not sell the cd the way it was meant to be. I cop both them joints. And shit I’m suprised he ain’t name a cd of his the “N” word already. Godson 08 Lets go.

  • http://hiphopsince1976.com HipHopsince1976

    u niggaz

  • mjr1114

    Also, the TV shows and movies presented on TV bleep out ‘curse’ words, but the ‘N’ word is never bleeped. Why is that? We can hear it being used in a racist way by white people on the TV every day, but we cannot hear or see it from a black man on the radio or music store. That’s just crazy. I understand the importance of parental guidance, I really do, but it should be across the board in both TV and radio, being they are the easisest ways for children and adolescents to obtain information… unfortunately. If a show has a mature of pg14 rating, then the ‘N’ word should be treated like it is when a song is played on the radio. No ifs, ands, or buts. Of course, the argument would be that it would impede artistic expression and ruin the flow of the tale, but isn’t it the same for a music track….?
    Anyway, Nas is the best out there, because what he has to say actually has basis behind it. He speaks the truth. He wants to educate, nothing wrong in that. Everyone does it everyday, as soon as they learn something, they want to pass it on to the next person. They should have let him have the title. It’s not like anyone’s eyes would have started bleeding from seeing the title. Afterall, if it was that serious, they could have just taped the sale stickers over the last 5 letters of the word, and it would have still sold. I mean, do I need to start running these businesses. It’s not like a prescription where you can’t cover up the name of the drug, etc.
    They are the ones that made it such a controversy, not NAS.
    Yes, it is good that he has another outlet, but it should not have had to get to that. The people could have chosen to not buy the CD if it was too controversial to them. That’s all.

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  • Reboogie

    “On the real all you crab niggas know the deal”..but word tho..He should have went that route in the first place..but not with green lantern as a mixtape tho..He should make a website so he can sell it digital and make most of the doe for self like all these rock stars are doing. Fuck def jam its not what it use to be. Besides Nas album is going to be the biggest release for def jam in this quarter period. He should go in and do extra tracks for the industry ( the album wit the title change).But do the nigga album and cut the middle men and do it your self..Independence the true movement. 1

  • paychexx

    man, fuck walmart and target, how do they run hip hop?

    again the street create somethin and corprate take that shit away, now control it. man fuck being a rapper, you cant even express yaself!!! land of the free???

  • jessica

    Anyway, Nas is the best out there, because what he has to say actually has basis behind it. He speaks the truth. He wants to educate, nothing wrong in that. Everyone does it everyday, as soon as they learn something, they want to pass it on to the next person. They should have let him have the title.
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  • FUCK ALL OF YALL

    THE N WORD IS A RACIAL SLUR, AND ALL YOU CRACKERS, KIKES, SPICS, AND GOOKS WILL PAY THE REPERCUSSIONS IF YOU USE THAT WORD AROUND THE WRONG BLACKMAN. YOU’VE ALL BEEN WARNED.

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  • Pierzy

    NaS is one of the greats and I’m thankful that the tape will come out, one way or another…

  • Rudebwoy!

    ive been a Nas fan for years, just like alot of other fans. but when he decided to scrap the “NIGGER” title, i decided not to buy or listen to any one of his new songs.

    i know millions will still buy or download the new album, but i wont. he sold out.period.

  • Top Of NY

    Sellout? Why not get your message out there instead of letting all that material getting shelved. Nas is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper, so fuck them haters!!!

  • http://kellsfetish.com Lo-Doe

    Fuck Wal-Mart! They only sell edited copies any way. They don’t sell the parental advisory ones. You can only buy R & B albums from them. I don’t understand why Target trippin, I thought they would support it (Im buggin on that one). He should just re-name it “The N Word”. This is an album on personal and racial growth for individuals of all races to over-come the discrimination that have been portrayed over the years.

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  • NAS IS BISEXUAL

    NAS IS THE GAY RAPPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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