Nas To Join MoveOn.org For Fox News Protest In NYC

Nas will join political groups MoveOn.org and ColorOfChange.org tomorrow (July 23) in New York to protest Fox News and the cable channel’s coverage of black Americans, including presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

The Queens rapper has been outspoken against the network and their star anchor Bill O’Reilly in the past. When Nas was scheduled to perform at Virginia Tech to honor students who lost their lives during an outburst by a student, O’Reilly lambasted the school’s administration. The conservative host referenced vile Nas’ lyrics out of context and demanded the rapper not be allowed to perform on the basis of his work. O’Reilly invited members of the hip-hop community to debate the merits of Nas’ work, however, he barely allowed them to speak.

The network has also been critical of Nas during the promotion of his most recent album, which was slated to be titled Nigger before the rapper dropped the name.

Nas penned a song “Sly Fox” on his Untitled album aimed at his detractors at the network and now he will take to the streets to protest Fox News.

“FOX poisons the country with racist propaganda and tries to call it news,” Nas said in a statement.

Nas, along with MoveOn.org and ColorofChange.org, are set to deliver a petition signed with over 600,000 names calling for the “racist smears” on air against Obama and other black Americans to end. In the past few months, pundits on the network have referred to Obama’s wife as his “baby mama” and inadvertently called the Democratic Presidential Nominee Osamba, instead of his given surname.—Anthony Thomas.

  • A

    Wow, this is Powerful. This is what a responsible artist does.

  • ~Shinobz~

    First ya’ll – Big – big move for Mr. Nasir Jones – shoot – I hope they blast “Sly Fox” at the protest – Nas truly taking a stand for what HE believes about FOX, America, Politics, all of that – It’s been long overdue! Peace

  • e20

    Watch out for what you watchin on TV. Fuck Fox news they been on this bullshit for years, Fox is a joke. Its about time somebody messed with thier money for a change.

  • Jason Murk

    I hope he raps at this protest and doesn’t actually talk or give a speech…

  • THAT BOY NOAH

    everyone saying its the white man we ought to fear but its my own kind doing all the killing here -2pac…fuck fox news.

  • 239allday

    Fox news is funnier than Comedy central. That network is straight REDNECKERY. They are so blatantly racist and unapolagetic about it. The scary shit is that this is the way that most white people think.

    • DC

      I really don’t think most white people hold the same idealogy as Fox. If that was the case, Obama wouldn’t have beat Hillary, and wouldn’t have any chance against McCain. The white man fucks with Obama heavy. Fox plays to a loyal, right wing demographic that in no way represents the majority of Americans. I would say that if you polled every white person in the US, 75% would say that they disapprove of Fox’s antics. Don’t blame the white skinned man, blame the right wing man.

      • 239allday

        Don’t blame the white skinned man, blame the right wing man.

        I feel you man, cosign totally.

  • http://www.myspace.com/victoriousrecordsent The Victor

    Keep it pushing Nas!!! Ayo check me out at myspace, a Winners music, http://www.myspace.com/victoriousrecordsent

  • profhit3

    Man this is what you supposed to do when you have a voice that can be heard, I support you to the fullest.

  • keith

    fox news is own by the KKK!

  • Skolar

    Hahah, this is hypocritical as fuck, Nas just performed a MySpace event like last Friday and probably generated a shit-ton of cash for NewsCorp and FOX by proxy. Nas records for Island/Def Jam Music Group, a wholly-owned subsidary of the Universal Music Group, owned by Vivendi, who has a joint-production deal with FOX Interactive, meaning that Nas’ record sales are partially funding the company he’s going after.

    I like Nas as much as the next guy but dude needs to do his political research so he doesn’t keep shooting his own cause in the foot.

  • bornnraisedcmr

    MoveOn.org sucks. Why would he allign with a far-left organization like that?

  • http://hiphoppolitics.blogspot.com RAS

    We should have political movements of our own, rather than jumping onto somebody else’s stuff.

    And Bornraised, Nas says “far left” stuff in his music, but why get in with MOVE ON?

    We need our own thing.

  • Worley

    “inadvertently called the Democratic Presidential Nominee Osamba”

    Nothing inadvertent about it. F*ck Fox.

  • NOLABOY1988

    ITS NOT JUS BLACKS

  • EE-City

    Fear factor got you all riled up,
    O’Reilly oh really no rally needed
    I’ll tie you up!

  • AZ40

    Ya’ll niggas just NOW protesting Fox news THEY BEEN DOING THIS SHIT!!!! I was always able to differetiate there bullshit, they use a bunch of scare tactics on there already ignorant audience, there news is directed at a bunch of scared white “corpses” who don’t know and don’t care to know any better about different walks of life…I bet Jay-Z wouldn’t do any thing like this

    • Tha Ace

      ^^^^^you are a total idiot………u should kill ya self for that statement. The equovalent to DMX making fun of crackheads and all the dumb shit they do

  • BklynBandette

    July 22nd, 2008
    at 12:39 pm

    Skolar says:

    Hahah, this is hypocritical as fuck, Nas just performed a MySpace event like last Friday and probably generated a shit-ton of cash for NewsCorp and FOX by proxy. Nas records for Island/Def Jam Music Group, a wholly-owned subsidary of the Universal Music Group, owned by Vivendi, who has a joint-production deal with FOX Interactive, meaning that Nas’ record sales are partially funding the company he’s going after.

    I like Nas as much as the next guy but dude needs to do his political research so he doesn’t keep shooting his own cause in the foot.

    Reply

    Interesting. If What You’re Saying Is Indeed Correct, That Makes His Moves All The More Powerful. That Means He’s Getting In The Asses Of Those Who Want To Disrespect & Criticize Him, All The While Profitting From Him At The same Time. Typical BullShit. That’s Like A Pimp Critiquing A Hoe For Being Promiscuous. UNBELIEVABLE. Thanx For This Tid Bit.

    We Need To Get OnLine and Find This Petition, Sign It & Support. This Is What HipHop Is About. And If We Ever Want IT To Get Right, WE Have To Get Right!

    Just A Woman’s Perspective.
    Holla If Ya Hear Me …

    “The BklynBandette”
    NO BITCH ASSNESS!!!

  • yaboy

    nas = the GOAT

  • Town Business

    Finally after a decade Nas is doing something that he is rapping about… but he has to show tomorrow for me to say that he stood by his words.

    might pull a no show

  • NM23

    Fuck Fox news and Fuck Bill O’Reilly!

  • jojo

    There is no way to move forward in a democratic nation without the use of dissent. Protesting is one well-established tool in order to create a dialogue that may rectify the inherent problems within an institution.

    With that being said…

    Fox News will give a faint yawn when hearing of this and will continue to lambast Arabs, Blacks, Women, Liberals, Hispanics, Democratic presidential nominees, Canadians, atheists and God knows who else.

    Ignorance is embodied in those unwilling to change opinion even when proven wrong. Don’t blame O’Reilly, because Rupert Murdoch and his henchman are some ignant-ass motherfuckers.

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Sly Fox! Props to NaS for this.

  • REAL TALK 08

    Yo..congrats to Nas on the #1 album which bumped Lil’ Wayne……Yezzir!..

  • Tha Ace

    i’m a nas fan but this shit is foolery. Fox is an UNBAISED NEWS STATION…….all other networks are fuckin LEFTWING! (thats democratic people). So they are going after the only fair and untainted news network in the country because they don’t support their interests…….anyone seeing the patheticness in the whole situation?

  • Tha Ace

    i don’t even watch the damn station either, but 2 of the 4 people they have talking in prime time are democrats

  • BIHM III

    Nas…

    Is on his way to his real calling…

    ….pyramids and spaceships…

    - BIHM III (the phuturistic pharoah)