Quote of The Day: Nas’ Album Title

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Nas new album cover

Nas recently discussed why he had to fall back on his album title:

It was a matter of deciding between changing the name or skipping the major retail outlets I knew wouldn’t carry the record and just selling it through my website and stores that had balls. [Def Jam chairman] L.A. Reid and I had a conversation — I enlightened him and he enlightened me, and he was with me. But I want as many people as possible to hear this, and it was going to be a messy battle that was going to distract from what the album had to say.


  • finesseyoswagger

    you do what u have to do Nas…

  • Nurse GiGi

    It’s really all good anyway, because the majority has received the message…so much media coverage over the original title. His mission is being accomplished as we speak.

  • http://mokellyreport.blogspot.com Mo'Kelly

    “Mission?” What “mission?”

    He can’t translate the “media coverage” into sales, so no, he’s not accomplished anything. If he can’t get it into retailers, he can’t sell it.

  • http://mokellyreport.blogspot.com Mo'Kelly

    You give this fool WAY too much credit. Anybody with an ounce of sense already knew that retailers like Wal-Mart (The largest retailer of music in the country) has a no-warning sticker label policy. Meaning, he can change the title all he wants, but unless he offers an ultra-clean version…they STILL won’t carry it.

    He’s not accomplishing anything.

  • Nurse GiGi

    What mission…HIS personal mission. Buy his album, so you can find out.

  • Nurse GiGi

    since you are soo interested.

  • Til You Do Right By Me...

    Hey MoKelly, Normally you’re on point but I think off on this one. Nurse GiGi is right. Given all of the pub…we all know what the real name of the CD is…..Everyone knows! Also the Fact that he has that big fat N on his back….just proves he really didn’t change anything. Sorry, I think Nas wins on this one. Lets see how the sales do.

  • Til You Do Right By Me...

    *you’re off*

  • Lesli

    Rationality has prevailed and Nas has shown he is a realist by acknowledging he needs to sell records for the album to be a success. It’s a shame he has to change the album name, but the message is the same and real fans will know what the original album was called. Any chance of getting a copy of the original album cover?

  • mimi

    nas suck anyway

  • Jahpson

    The title of that album and that photo are not funny, entertaining or original.

    In very poor taste in my opinion and a desperate cry for help and attention.

    thumbs down

  • Jahpson

    @ Python King

    well said! whew. truth hurts.

  • http://www.umbn.net Kdogg

    NAS accidentally wrote a HipHop classic (Illmatic)15 or so years ago and let that success go to his head. Back then we were all awestruck by the genius in his lyrics but i can honestly say that I have yet to hear anything of any consistent value come from him since.

  • memchee

    his message in originally giving the title the “N” word came off as defiance ……

    especially at a time when hip hop and rap is/was being accused of contributing to the loose use of the word and the constant denigration of african american women!

    I still have respect for Nas, will eventually get the album…….

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