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Nas and Al Sharpton

Nas’ decision not to call his new album Ni**er has put a smile on ole Al’s face.

“The 34-year-old New York native wanted to use the title to make a political statement about the hypocrisy in hip-hop. But criticizm from Def Jam record executives and fear of a decline in sales persuaded him to pull the title on Monday, just six weeks before the album hits stores on July 1.

And Sharpton is calling the rapper’s decision a ‘partial victory’ for racial-equality activists.

He says, ‘The record companies have to consider the downside of using it, business-wise. That would not have happened if we hadn’t protested. I have a lot of respect for Nas. I liked what he said about Sean Bell. We have a fundamental disagreement on this. He can rap against me. I’ll preach against them. We’re still friends.'”

Al got what he wanted, and Nas will have increased record sale. Sounds like everybody got their back scratched here.

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