Quote Of The Day: M.I.A. Says Jay-Z “Sold Out” And Nas Was “About The Knowledge”

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Lil Miss Controversy, M.I.A. shares her thoughts on Camel and Nas:

“Jay became the biggest representation of rap music who’s still alive, started dating Beyoncé, everything was so much bigger and better with Jay-Z. I hope people don’t think that that wins.

“The fact that Nas didn’t become all this sort of stuff changes people’s perception about the music and the work he achieved in his lifetime. I don’t wanna say Jay-Z sold out, but I just feel like we have to wait another 10 years to see what happens.

“Jay-Z’s ambition was to become like Frank Sinatra, a household name all over the planet, and own a casino in Vegas and stuff like that. And I think Nas was really sticking to knowledge. I still think the biggest point about hip-hop is in there somewhere, what happens to those two artists.”

She makes some valid points. Discuss…

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  • buttacupp

    Weird chick

  • ladyinblue

    I don’t wanna say that Jay-Z sold out, but I will say that the man rally likes to do a lot of business deals.

  • ladyinblue

    *really

  • Jaytee

    I’ll never understand why the comments of these ‘small fish’ garners any attention from the media. This chick couldn’t afford a doghouse on Jay Z’s property. When you reach his level of status and income, maybe I’ll be interested in what you have to say.

  • http://www..myspace.com/gazfnest YoMama

    I always have this same discussion with hip hop heads and I do agree with her and Imma keep it 1000 like always I’m not really a fan of Jay’s music or his wife its all 2 packaged for my liking!
    The only songs of his that I like are all with features he just doesnt’ do it for tha girl!

  • LYRICS

    this is gonna be a battle that i DO NOT want 2 participate in!!!!

  • http://www..myspace.com/gazfnest YoMama

    Jaytee
    )))))))

    so u have to be paid to have an opinion? *smh* It is fair 2 ask does his music lack substance!

  • Matix B

    Yup agree 100%. Jay-z changed after he got bigger; Nas has always been about the “art” regardless of money. Jay-Z is an over saturated biter just like his wife; I lost total respect for him after he retired than came back for the money.

  • OOOKay!!!!

    Here goes another “one hit wonder” trying to stay relevant. I guess since she has had her baby; it’s time for her to start bringing in some mulahh!!lol…

  • Matix B

    Money won’t mean shyt in the coming years….status won’t mean shyt in the coming years, the only thing that will matter is survival.

  • mz. factz

    i dont trust jay he seem shady n a cradle robber. dis dude look like garboo n bey wouldnt give him a double take if he wasnt paid. money make anyone look like a dime

  • Dwayne

    M.I. Who??????? Oh yeah, her!

  • Cobbito

    What a bozo M.I.A is for letting that come out of her mouth, though i kind of agree with her comment in regards to Nas being about knowledge, the bigger thing with NAS is he doesn’t care about the glitter and gold, he’s cool doing him, as for the “i don’t want to say Jay sold out” comment dude makes great music, first and foremost, everything he’s become is because of his MUSIC, which is hip hop….bozo’s stay ishing on Jay but dude came from poverty, single mother household, hustling the block and look what he’s become…..hating a** people should fall back…

  • BACK2BLACK

    BEEN SAID IT ALL ALONG.

    IF YOU ARE EDUCATED OR ABOUT SOMETHING YOU UNDERSTAND.

    THE JAY-Z AND BEYONCE SOLD OUT OR CULTURE IN ORDER FOR THEM TO CROSSOVER. WHEN ARTIST ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH THE MONEY AND CROSSING OVER OUR HIP/HOP RAP IS SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER!!

    IF YOU LOVE BLACK NO NEED TO CROSS OVER!!!!!!!

    CAN’T WAIT UNTIL OPRAH STARTS “OWN” A REAL BLACK NETWORK!!

    CROSSING OVER IS WHAT KILLED OUR RAP-

    IN GUINESS WORLD BOOKS RECORDS EMINEM IS THE GREATEST.( A CROSS OVER ARTIST= THANX DRE”)WTF

    RAP IS DEAD!!!!

  • LaDiva

    Love Nas.
    He’s a very deep and thoughtful rapper.
    Sad to see that rap is so watered down with trash and stupid lyrics nowadays.

  • OOOKay!!!!

    @ Lovelybubbly

    I couldnt agree more!!!

  • AMAZING!

    I personally don’t think Jay-z sold out and I will tell you why.

    Who is to say what Jay-z really wanted – did he ever say he wanted to bring knowledge? The fact is Jay-z’s ambition in life was probably getting his rap game started and making a lot of money.

    While Nas (who is my personal favorite) didn’t care about money to begin with or worldwide fame, but just to make some contribution to music.

  • london girl

    i understand what she is trying to say. i was never a huge fan of jayz but glad that his status has changed, can’t knock a brother down as long as he remembers his roots.

    always loved nas but even he let me down with the whole im a n/ig/g/e/r quotes but the guy is talented and hate that his ex is bleeding him dry.

  • Matix B

    Hip hOP+ $$$$= DEATH

  • mj007

    I LOVE M.I.A…. she is herself and speaks her mind!!

  • Bliss Loves Realist

    @buttacupp

    Weird chick
    __________________________________________

    Realist is my man. I suggest you stay away from him. He only loves me.

  • GQ

    Isn’t the goal of every music artist to be household names, or “mainstream?” If you’re not, how will you continue to be able to put out music? If this is what you do for a career, you need to market yourself as much as possible to earn as much money as you can. All yall hating Jay-Z, if given the chance, would do the same thing he’s doing right now – which is grinding as hard as possible to achieve your dreams. The Greatest to ever pick up a mic

  • DeShawn

    Ooochie Wally? K-I-S-S-I-N-G? The Flyest? C’mon son! Knowledge? Knowledge?

    When the last time MIA was in the subways rapping/singing or whatever she does for free? Anybody trying to get a record deal (MIA/Nas/Jay)… Anybody with marketing plans (MIA/Nas/Jay)… done sold out.

    Only difference is… some run it (Jay)… some do it well in a different way and keep it moving (Nas)… others is hungry and talk about selling out (MIA) while giving interviews to MTV.

  • Matix B

    HIP HOP IS NOT A PRODUCT it is modern African culture that has been diluted by many and respected by few.

  • 4mxperience

    Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, and they have the right to express it. I’m not mad at that. Neither Jay-Z nor Nas puts food on MY table, so I’m not about to play guard dog for them. I don’t think she disrespected them anyway.

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