• #LHHSE Mix 15 - 15ème mix de la série LE HIP HOP SUR ECOUTE. Le principe est simple : vous y retrouverez un extrait de tous les projets que j’ai écouté ces dernières semai...
    Il y a 2 semaines

jeudi 31 juillet 2008

[Liste des concerts] Nas à Atlanta ce soir

2 concerts dans la même journée et la même salle
(18h30 & 22h30, heure USA)


Août
01/08/08 - House of Blues, New Orleans (USA)
02/08/08 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami (USA)*
03/08/08 - Jones Beach Theatre, New York (USA)*
08/08/08 - House of Blues, Las Vegas (USA)
09/08/08 - Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino (USA)*
10/08/08 - House of Blues, San Diego (USA)
16/08/08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco (USA)*
22/08/08 - Harry O's, Park City (USA)
23/08/08 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver (USA)*
24/08/08 - Palladium, Dallas (USA)
25/08/08 - Warehouse Live, Houston (USA)
26/08/08 - Stubbs Amphitheater, Austin (USA)
28/08/08 - House of Blues, Cleveland (USA)
29/08/08 - Chene Park, Detroit (USA)
30/08/08 - Vancouver (Canada)*
30/08/08 - Canopy Club, Champagne (USA)
31/08/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)

Septembre
01/09/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)
03/09/08 - The Pageant, St Louis (USA)
04/09/08 - The Rave, Milwaukee (USA)
05/09/08 - First Avenue, Mineapolis (USA)

* Festival Rock The Bells

mercredi 30 juillet 2008

[Liste des concerts] Nas à Charleston ce soir


Juillet
31/07/08 - Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta (USA)

Août
01/08/08 - House of Blues, New Orleans (USA)
02/08/08 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami (USA)*
03/08/08 - Jones Beach Theatre, New York (USA)*
08/08/08 - House of Blues, Las Vegas (USA)
09/08/08 - Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino (USA)*
10/08/08 - House of Blues, San Diego (USA)
16/08/08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco (USA)*
22/08/08 - Harry O's, Park City (USA)
23/08/08 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver (USA)*
24/08/08 - Palladium, Dallas (USA)
25/08/08 - Warehouse Live, Houston (USA)
26/08/08 - Stubbs Amphitheater, Austin (USA)
28/08/08 - House of Blues, Cleveland (USA)
29/08/08 - Chene Park, Detroit (USA)
30/08/08 - Vancouver (Canada)*
30/08/08 - Canopy Club, Champagne (USA)
31/08/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)

Septembre
01/09/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)
03/09/08 - The Pageant, St Louis (USA)
04/09/08 - The Rave, Milwaukee (USA)
05/09/08 - First Avenue, Mineapolis (USA)

* Festival Rock The Bells

mardi 29 juillet 2008

Vibe Best Rapper - Round 2: Nas vs Jadakiss

Le round 1 qui opposait Nas à Joe Budden a été largement gagné par Nas avec 90% des voix. Dans le round 2 Nas se retrouve en face de Jadakiss.

Vous avez jusqu'au 3 août pour voter (pour que vos votes soient pris en compte vous devez voter dans les 4 différents tableaux).

[Liste des concerts] Nas à Charlotte ce soir


Juillet
30/07/08 - Music Farm, Charleston (USA)
31/07/08 - Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta (USA)

Août
01/08/08 - House of Blues, New Orleans (USA)
02/08/08 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami (USA)*
03/08/08 - Jones Beach Theatre, New York (USA)*
08/08/08 - House of Blues, Las Vegas (USA)
09/08/08 - Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino (USA)*
10/08/08 - House of Blues, San Diego (USA)
16/08/08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco (USA)*
22/08/08 - Harry O's, Park City (USA)
23/08/08 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver (USA)*
24/08/08 - Palladium, Dallas (USA)
25/08/08 - Warehouse Live, Houston (USA)
26/08/08 - Stubbs Amphitheater, Austin (USA)
28/08/08 - House of Blues, Cleveland (USA)
29/08/08 - Chene Park, Detroit (USA)
30/08/08 - Vancouver (Canada)*
30/08/08 - Canopy Club, Champagne (USA)
31/08/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)

Septembre
01/09/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)
03/09/08 - The Pageant, St Louis (USA)
04/09/08 - The Rave, Milwaukee (USA)
05/09/08 - First Avenue, Mineapolis (USA)

* Festival Rock The Bells

lundi 28 juillet 2008

Album avec Kelis + The Lost Tapes 2


La semaine dernière Nas révélait à MTV qu'il avait envie de faire un album produit par DJ Premier et un autre par Dr. Dre. Une semaine plus tard il annonce 2 autres projets, un album en collaboration avec sa femme Kelis et la sortie prochaine de "The Lost Tapes 2".

La liste des projets de Nas commence à s'étoffer, même si certains ne devraient jamais voir le jour:

The Lost Tapes 2
QB Finest part.II
Bravehearts
Nas & Kelis
Nas & DJ Premier
Nas & Dr. Dre

dimanche 27 juillet 2008

[Liste des concerts] Nas à Washington ce soir


Juillet
29/07/08 - Arno's South End, Charlotte (USA)
30/07/08 - Music Farm, Charleston (USA)
31/07/08 - Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta (USA)

Août
01/08/08 - House of Blues, New Orleans (USA)
02/08/08 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami (USA)*
03/08/08 - Jones Beach Theatre, New York (USA)*
08/08/08 - House of Blues, Las Vegas (USA)
09/08/08 - Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino (USA)*
10/08/08 - House of Blues, San Diego (USA)
16/08/08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco (USA)*
22/08/08 - Harry O's, Park City (USA)
23/08/08 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver (USA)*
24/08/08 - Palladium, Dallas (USA)
25/08/08 - Warehouse Live, Houston (USA)
26/08/08 - Stubbs Amphitheater, Austin (USA)
28/08/08 - House of Blues, Cleveland (USA)
29/08/08 - Chene Park, Detroit (USA)
30/08/08 - Vancouver (Canada)*
30/08/08 - Canopy Club, Champagne (USA)
31/08/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)

Septembre
01/09/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)
03/09/08 - The Pageant, St Louis (USA)
04/09/08 - The Rave, Milwaukee (USA)
05/09/08 - First Avenue, Mineapolis (USA)

* Festival Rock The Bells

samedi 26 juillet 2008

[Rumeur] 2ème semaine à 60 000

Les ventes de la 2ème semaine devraient se situer aux alentours des 60 000. Une chute de 65/70% par rapport à la 1ère semaine, un pourcentage proche de son précédent album (-71%).

Nas Myspace Release Show in Hollywood

[Liste des concerts] Nas à Boston ce soir


Juillet
27/07/08 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington (USA)*
29/07/08 - Arno's South End, Charlotte (USA)
30/07/08 - Music Farm, Charleston (USA)
31/07/08 - Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta (USA)

Août
01/08/08 - House of Blues, New Orleans (USA)
02/08/08 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami (USA)*
03/08/08 - Jones Beach Theatre, New York (USA)*
08/08/08 - House of Blues, Las Vegas (USA)
09/08/08 - Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino (USA)*
10/08/08 - House of Blues, San Diego (USA)
16/08/08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco (USA)*
22/08/08 - Harry O's, Park City (USA)
23/08/08 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver (USA)*
24/08/08 - Palladium, Dallas (USA)
25/08/08 - Warehouse Live, Houston (USA)
26/08/08 - Stubbs Amphitheater, Austin (USA)
28/08/08 - House of Blues, Cleveland (USA)
29/08/08 - Chene Park, Detroit (USA)
30/08/08 - Vancouver (Canada)*
30/08/08 - Canopy Club, Champagne (USA)
31/08/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)

Septembre
01/09/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)
03/09/08 - The Pageant, St Louis (USA)
04/09/08 - The Rave, Milwaukee (USA)
05/09/08 - First Avenue, Mineapolis (USA)

* Festival Rock The Bells

vendredi 25 juillet 2008

Jim Jones trouve Nas stupide et dépassé

Jim Jones donne son avis sur la manifestation anti-Fox News à laquelle Nas a participé cette semaine...

"Dweeb": Une façon de désigné méchamment
une personne que l'on trouve stupide.


Dweebset!!!!!

Lupe Fiasco, un fan parmis les fans


Lupe Fiasco a expliqué dans un message blog pourquoi il était fan de Nas et depuis quand. Il revient sur toute la discographie de Nas et donne son avis sur chaque album et notamment le dernier.

[Liste des concerts] Nas à New Haven ce soir


Juillet
26/07/08 - Tweeter Center, Boston (USA)*
27/07/08 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington (USA)*
29/07/08 - Arno's South End, Charlotte (USA)
30/07/08 - Music Farm, Charleston (USA)
31/07/08 - Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta (USA)

Août
01/08/08 - House of Blues, New Orleans (USA)
02/08/08 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami (USA)*
03/08/08 - Jones Beach Theatre, New York (USA)*
08/08/08 - House of Blues, Las Vegas (USA)
09/08/08 - Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino (USA)*
10/08/08 - House of Blues, San Diego (USA)
16/08/08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco (USA)*
22/08/08 - Harry O's, Park City (USA)
23/08/08 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver (USA)*
24/08/08 - Palladium, Dallas (USA)
25/08/08 - Warehouse Live, Houston (USA)
26/08/08 - Stubbs Amphitheater, Austin (USA)
28/08/08 - House of Blues, Cleveland (USA)
29/08/08 - Chene Park, Detroit (USA)
30/08/08 - Vancouver (Canada)*
30/08/08 - Canopy Club, Champagne (USA)
31/08/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)

Septembre
01/09/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)
03/09/08 - The Pageant, St Louis (USA)
04/09/08 - The Rave, Milwaukee (USA)
05/09/08 - First Avenue, Mineapolis (USA)

* Festival Rock The Bells

Bill O’Reilly se moque des ventes de Nas


Le nouveau projet de Nas est l'album qui s'est le mieux vendu
dans le monde la semaine dernière...

jeudi 24 juillet 2008

[Liste des concerts] Nas à Burlington ce soir


Juillet
25/07/08 - Toad's Place Metropolis, New Haven (Canada)
26/07/08 - Tweeter Center, Boston (USA)*
27/07/08 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington (USA)*
29/07/08 - Arno's South End, Charlotte (USA)
30/07/08 - Music Farm, Charleston (USA)
31/07/08 - Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta (USA)

Août
01/08/08 - House of Blues, New Orleans (USA)
02/08/08 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami (USA)*
03/08/08 - Jones Beach Theatre, New York (USA)*
08/08/08 - House of Blues, Las Vegas (USA)
09/08/08 - Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino (USA)*
10/08/08 - House of Blues, San Diego (USA)
16/08/08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco (USA)*
22/08/08 - Harry O's, Park City (USA)
23/08/08 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver (USA)*
24/08/08 - Palladium, Dallas (USA)
25/08/08 - Warehouse Live, Houston (USA)
26/08/08 - Stubbs Amphitheater, Austin (USA)
28/08/08 - House of Blues, Cleveland (USA)
29/08/08 - Chene Park, Detroit (USA)
30/08/08 - Vancouver (Canada)*
30/08/08 - Canopy Club, Champagne (USA)
31/08/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)

Septembre
01/09/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)
03/09/08 - The Pageant, St Louis (USA)
04/09/08 - The Rave, Milwaukee (USA)
05/09/08 - First Avenue, Mineapolis (USA)

* Festival Rock The Bells

Nas dans le Colbert Report

Interview


"Sly Fox" en Live

Bill O’Reilly répond aux manifestants

Nas manifestant devant la siège de Fox News

iTunes France - Classement du nouvel album

Le classement iTunes France du nouvel album


16/07/08 - Album: #6
18/07/08 - Album: #11
20/07/08 - Album: #17
21/07/08 - Album: #29
22/07/08 - Album: #22
23/07/08 - Album: #45
24/07/08 - Album: #30

(Classement mise à jour toutes les heures sur iTunes)



Du côté des titres de l'album, après "Hero" les titres les plus téléchargés sont "Fried Chicken" suivi de "America" et "Make The World Go Round".

mercredi 23 juillet 2008

Le chiffre officiel de la 1ère semaine de vente


Le nouvel album de Nas s'est vendu à 187 078 exemplaires au USA lors de sa 1ère semaine de commercialisation et est rentré directement #1 dans le Billboard. L'album se place en 4ème position des meilleurs 1ère semaine pour les albums Hip-Hop sortie en 2008:

Lil Wayne "Tha Carter III" :: 1 005 545 ::
Plies "Definition Of Real" :: 214 901 ::
Rick Ross "Trilla" :: 198 956 ::
Nas "Nigger" :: 187 078 ::
Snoop Dogg "Ego Trippin'" :: 136 943 ::
G-Unit "T.O.S. (Terminate On Sight)" :: 101 802 ::
Bun B "II Trill" :: 98 344 ::
Flo Rida "Mail On Sunday" :: 86 182 ::
Three 6 Mafia "Last To Walk" :: 76 909 ::
Webbie "Savage Life 2" :: 72 497 ::

Pour "Hip-Hop Is Dead" la 1ère semaine de Nas avec 335 000 avait représenté 45% des ventes totales de l'album à ce jour (790 000 en 18 mois). Si le pourcentage est le même pour le nouvel album, il atteindra les 420 000, juste en dessous de la barre des 500 000, signification du Disque d'Or. Contrairement à son précédent album, celui là ne profitera pas des ventes de Noël qui boostent les ventes mais il pourra peut être compter sur des singles plus efficaces...

Vous pourrez suivre l'évolution des ventes de ce nouvel album toutes les semaines sur ce blog.

1ère semaine des albums de Nas:
"Illmatic" 59 000 (entrée #12)
"It Was Written" 268 000 (#1)
"I Am..." 471 000 (#1)
"Nastradamus" 232 000 (#7)
"Stillmatic" 343 000 (#8)
"God's Son" 160 000 (#12)*
"Street's Disiple" 232 000 (#5)
"Hip Hop Is Dead" 355 000 (#1)

* La date de sortie de l'album "God's Son" a été avancé de 4 jours, donc sa 1ère semaine de vente s'est faite sur seulement 4 jours de commercialisation (l'album est sortie un vendredi).

www.ventes-albums.blogspot.com

[Rumeur] Nas sur "Detox"

USAToday a révélé après une discussion avec Dr. Dre que son nouvel album "Detox" devrait sortir à la fin de l'année. Parmi la liste des invités, le journaliste a cité Nas...

Nas parle de "Nastradamus" et "I Am..."

Nas revient sur son choix de sortir 2 albums en 1999 et la portée symbolique de l'album "Nastradamus" qui est sortie quelques mois avant le passage à l'an 2000.

[Lyrics] "Black President"

[Barack Obama]
They said this day would never come... [crowd cheers loudly]
They SAID, our sights were set too high. [crowd still wooing]
This country is too divided; too disillusioned
to ever come together around a common purpose. They said...

[Refrain: Tupac & Johnny Polygon]
And though it seems heaven sent,
we ain't ready to see a black President
And though it seems heaven sent,
we ain't ready to see a black President

Yes We Can ... Change the World (Change the World )
(They Said!)

[Couplet 1: Nas]
They forgot us on the block, got us in the box
Solitary confinement, how violent are these cops?
They need a early retirement
How many rallies will I watch? I ain't got it in me to march
I got a Semi to spark, the game's in a drought
Public housing, projects, cookin up in the Pyrex
My set, my clique, either gettin money
or runnin from homicide trail, that's if they ain't died yet
Tryna be rich, STILL I'm pledging allegiance
A predicate felon, a ghetto leader
Lendin my poetical genius, to who-EVER may need it
I BLEED this from Queensbridge, now living with my feet up
Never defeated, so a president's needed
You know these colored folks and Negros hate to see
one of they own succeeding
America, surprise us, and let a black man guide us

[Refrain]

[Couplet 2: Nas]
What's the black pres' thinkin on election night?
Is it, "How can I protect my life? Protect my wife? Protect my rights?"
Every other president was nuttin' less than white
'cept Thomas Jefferson and mixed Indian blood and Calvin Coolidge
KKK is like, "What the fuck?!", loadin they guns up
Loadin up mines too, ready to ride
'Cause I'm ridin with my crew - he dies, we die too
Yeah, but on the positive side
I think Obama provides hope, and challenges minds
of all races and colors to erase the hate
and try to LOVE one another; so many political snakes
We in need of a break, I'm thinkin I can TRUST this brotha
...but will he keep it way real?
Every innocent nigga in jail, gets out on appeal
When he wins, will he really care still?
I feel...

[Refrain]

[Couplet 3: Nas]
Say a prayer for "Do we have to?"
You ain't right, Jeremiah Wrong pastor
in love with a slave master
Sincerely yours, USA's most brave rapper
Jesse carjacker, Uncle TOm kidnapper
Ask around, Bently Coupe off the Richter
Bitch called Life, I pimped her, WHAT?
Politics, politricks, Klan shooter
Deacon for defense, progress producer
Nothing on the stove, a survival booster
Gotta DO what we gotta DO
We ain't got no governors comin through to help!
Anything we need done, gotta do for self
New, improved JFK on the way
It ain't the 60s' again, niggas ain't hippies again
We ain't fallin for the same traps
Standin on the balconies, where they shot the King at
McCain got apoligies, ain't nobody hearin that
People need HONESTY!

[Refrain]

[Le gouverneur Bill Richardson]
It is my distinct honor, and privilege to introduce
the next President of the United States - Barack Obama

[Lyrics] "We're Not Alone"

[Mykel]
Where there's life there is water
We depend on mama nature
there's a message for tomorrow
Everything connects to you
Some say soon it will be over
you can see it in the weather
out of tune with mama nature
what you do comes back to you

[Refrain: Mykel]
We're not alone
We're not alone
We're not alone
We're not alone

[Couplet 1: Nas]
Confucius, Confucius
Sigmund Freud
And Fard Muhammad
Is it evolution or God?
Searching for the truth is a threat
Seems the closer we get to the truth
State troopers or FEDs come out to silence you
My house in Malibu probably tapped
Because living next door to Demi Moore
Plus, I'm black
Plus, I want vengeance for the poor
Who's attacked daily
Patriot Act never scared me
Jake in the Taurus
Sticky in the jar-s
Niggas I'm with got warrants
America's brown and
Twenty years from now
Every town will be brown and Latin
An African lookin Manhattan
I'ma tell you what I seen with my three eyes
Word to me, not a hoax, back in 9-9
A spacecraft in the skyline
In L.A., in daytime, ask Horse if I'm lying

[Mykel]
Every mother, every father
Raise your sons and your daughters
With respect and with honor
From the seed comes a fruit
Its an unbroken circle
All of life is universal
And we're all in the struggle
If i know one thing is true...

[Refrain]

[Couplet 2: Nas]
Evidence remains in debate
Documents of our own Air Force base
Additional terrestrial information
Other planets with life population
My observation
Scientists study pictures of a flying disc
Right on earth, anthropologists are finding shit
Visitors, probably live with us
They can mimic us
It's sort of what we seeing in the cinemas

[Mykel]
Take a look in the mirror
And see the bigger picture
Its good to be alive
Its good to be alive
Nobody is an island
we are part of an environment
Only way we gone survive
Is if we harmonize

[Refrain]

[Couplet 3: Nas]
Reginald Lewis
The black billionaire
Before Oprah or Bob Johnson
How'd he disappear?
Conspiracy theories, UFO's in the air
I've seen it with my own two eyes
And I swear, like Warren Buffet
Real money I'm just trying to touch it
The diamond-encrusted shit, live illustrious
'Cause we was deprived of it, suffered
Now we pop to prove anything's possible
My pimp strut was invented when they whipped us
Now we diddy-bop just to show you that our strength's up
Just when niggas about to see they cut
Global warming about to burn us up
Niggas never really seen paper in this world
American blacks the teenager of this world
Give us twenty more years to grow up
Already geniuses; what I mean is this
I used to worship a certain Queens police murderer
'Til I read the words of Ivan van Sertima
He inserted something in me
That made me feel worthier
Now I spit revolution
I'm his hood interpreter

[Mykel]
Take a look in the mirror
And see the bigger picture
Its good to be alive
Its good to be alive
Nobody is an island
we are part of an environment
Only way we gone survive
Is if we harmonize

[Refrain]

[Outro: Nas]
Ayo I'm American born. Love america
Love my people Love all man kind
All nationalities you know. I think it just recent,
where everybody just started to feel like their
was an elite group that runs everything ,and
everybody else was sheep ignorant making all
ethnicities colors and creeds niggers blind to what
really is going on so i say take off the wool from your
eyes out with the Old America in with the New end all
racism all injustice all oppression to poor people any
people anywhere in this planet lets come together a
new day is rising.

[Lyrics] "Y'all My Niggas"

[Intro]
We use the word everyday
Now we don't know the capacity of this word
Are we headed for conflict or not? (Yes sir)
Because we did not break down the capacity
Of the same what (The same word)
Brothers and sisters, this is why we hung up the consciousness
We've been taught wrong

[Couplet 1: Nas]
Find a room to lock yourself in and close the door
It's some heavy concepts that we gotta explore
We gotta strip the word down rugged and raw
The rhetoric of Martin King just ain't around no more
Du Bois ain't here, James Baldwin neither, they all were leaders
But they ain't help me get this Porsche two seater
A lawyer left the hood, he never looked back
To be a Fortune 500 CEO and took rap
So what if my pants sag with my hat turned back?
The same swag got our merchandise flying off the rack
Marketing companies is hiring blacks
Fresh hip-hop lingo for your campaign ads
Controversy surrounds who could say it and when
Some niggas are full time, some play and pretend
So fuck that, no apologies on the issue
If it offends you it's meant to, it's that simple

[Refrain: Nas]
Tryin' to erase me from y'all memory
Too late, I'm engraved in history (I'm here my niggas!)
Speak my name and breathe life in me
Make sure y'all never forget me ('Cause y'all give me life!)
'Cause y'all use my name so reckless
Whether to be accepted or disrespected (And I love it!)
And I love it, especially when y'all do it in public
And I'm the subject
'Cause y'all my niggas

[Couplet 2: Nas]
Yo, I was thinkin' a little bit
What would it take to authenticate my nigganess?
Ball ridiculous? 26 inches when I call up the dealership?
Aww that's some nigga shit
We only out for our own benefit?
We havin' too many kids? We Claudines? Welfare recipients?
The infamous free clinics is the sickest shit
Make me think what the hell they clean they syringes with
Everybody bleeding, the cops are the demons
Courtrooms full of goons, jail buses leanin'
Handcuffs squeezed too tight on youth life
If you fight they just give in, people used to do sit ins
They got Nigeria and Niger, two different countries
Somehow Niger turned to nigger, and shit got ugly
The problem is we started thinking like the colonists
'Til Noble Drew Ali started droppin' that consciousness

[Refrain]

[Couplet 3: Nas]
My father was not a banker, neither was my neighbor
When it came to gettin' paper who the hell was gonna train us?
Oppresion couldn't escape us through the ages
We changed the basis of derogatory phrases
And I say it's quite amazing
The use of ghetto terms developed out own language
No matter where it came from
It's celebrated, now people are mad if they ain't one

[Outro]
Every word we use, it has a capacity
And if you don't understand the words you're using
And understand the capacity of it
You are using words that is creating a destiny for you
That you don't even know, or even conscious of

[Refrain]

mardi 22 juillet 2008

[Liste des concerts] Nas à Montreal ce soir



Juillet
24/07/08 - Higher Ground Metropolis, Burlington (USA)
25/07/08 - Toad's Place Metropolis, New Haven (Canada)
26/07/08 - Tweeter Center, Boston (USA)*
27/07/08 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington (USA)*
29/07/08 - Arno's South End, Charlotte (USA)
30/07/08 - Music Farm, Charleston (USA)
31/07/08 - Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta (USA)

Août
01/08/08 - House of Blues, New Orleans (USA)
02/08/08 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami (USA)*
03/08/08 - Jones Beach Theatre, New York (USA)*
08/08/08 - House of Blues, Las Vegas (USA)
09/08/08 - Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino (USA)*
10/08/08 - House of Blues, San Diego (USA)
16/08/08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco (USA)*
22/08/08 - Harry O's, Park City (USA)
23/08/08 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver (USA)*
24/08/08 - Palladium, Dallas (USA)
25/08/08 - Warehouse Live, Houston (USA)
26/08/08 - Stubbs Amphitheater, Austin (USA)
28/08/08 - House of Blues, Cleveland (USA)
29/08/08 - Chene Park, Detroit (USA)
30/08/08 - Vancouver (Canada)*
30/08/08 - Canopy Club, Champagne (USA)
31/08/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)

Septembre
01/09/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)
03/09/08 - The Pageant, St Louis (USA)
04/09/08 - The Rave, Milwaukee (USA)
05/09/08 - First Avenue, Mineapolis (USA)

* Festival Rock The Bells

Nas continue son combat contre la Fox


Demain Nas se joindra aux membres de ColorOfChange.org et MoveOn.org pour apporter une pétition de plus de 620 000 signatures aux siège de la Fox à Manhattan pour demander à la chaîne d'arrêter ces attaques racistes contre les Afro-Américains.

Hip hop star Nas will join members of ColorOfChange.org & MoveOn.org on Wednesday to deliver 620,127 petition signatures demanding that FOX end its pattern of racist attacks against Black Americans including presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. The group will make the delivery at 2:00pm on Wednesday, July 23rd at FOX in Manhattan.

Over the last several weeks, FOX has had a string of incidents that many believe are a veiled attempt to prey on racism and intolerance and cast the Obamas as “outsiders”: an on-screen graphic referred to Mrs. Obama as “Obama’s baby mama,” a pundit “confused” Obama with Osama and then joked they should both be assassinated, and an anchor called a loving fist bump between Barack and Michelle a “terrorist fist jab.” In February, Bill O’Reilly talked about calling a “lynching party” to deal with Michelle.

[Lyrics] "Project Roach"

[Intro: The Last Poets]
It is absolutely silly, and unproductive
to have a funeral for the word "nigger"
When the actions continue..
We need to have a movement to resurrect brothers, and sisters
Not a funeral for niggers
'cause niggers - DON'T DIE

[Couplet: Nas]
Uh, yeah..
Yo, I'm creepy and crawlin, in your sink and your toilet
I be drinkin from your spit, anything 'cause I'm all less
An insect with four legs; people come in, I fake dead
Correction: I got eight legs, climbin on top yo' plate, bed
Wherever I smell food, it could be even jail food
Stale food that's molded, a roach is what I am, fool
The ghetto is my land, fool, I'ma never be able to
fly like a bumblebee, try not, to be underneath
your sneaker, pitiful creature, I'm not afraid of
your pesticide or RAID 'cause, in heaven's my Creator
I love it when the light's off, eatin from same knives, forks
from, ANY man's dinner, see my antennas
You can't win, you can't stand the crunchy sound I make
if you squash me, learn to live with me
How much your Ross Motel costin? Yo, we in the city
But yo, we everywhere! Check your house good, I bet we there!
LOOK HEED!

[Outro: The Last Poets]
Niggers are like roaches - they're never gonna go away
Learn from them what we should not become
'cause niggers - DON'T DIE

[Lyrics] "Fried Chicken"

[Intro: Nas]
Uh, lawd lawd Jah
What I'm gonna do? (What I'm gonna do?)
Uh, shhh, lawd lawd Jah
Ehahaha
Shit is all true

[Couplet 1: Nas]
Hmm... Fried chicken, fly vixen
Give me heart disease but need you in my kitchen
You a bird but you ain't a ki'
Got wings but you can't fly away from me
Driving in your bucket seats
All the way from Kentucky to fuck with me
Look what you done to me, was number one to me
After you shower, you and your gold metal flour
Then you rub your hot oil for about a half an hour
You in your hot tub I'm looking at you salivating
Dry you off I got your paper towel waiting
Lay you down cause you're red hot
Louisiana style you make my head rot
Then I flock to the bed then plop
When we done I need rest
Don't know what part of you I love best
Your legs or your breast
Mrs. Fried Chicken, you gonna be a nigga death
Created by southern black women to serve massa' guest
You gonna be a nigga death
Mrs. Fried Chicken you was my addiction
Dripping with hot cholest-
Like Greeks with his falafel, Italian with his to-mato pasta
What roti is to a rasta
Trapping me; You and your friend mac' and cheese
Candy yams collard greens but you knocking me to my knees
It's killing me when I'm this high
Nothing I need more than a fish fry

[Couplet 2: Busta Rhymes]
Shit it taste good I can't lie
It's like you're walking out the tanning saloon
When I pull you out the oven from baking I got you on my mind
Rubbing that sun tan lotion all up over your body
So amazing how you sparkle when I glaze you swine
Hey my pretty hand hot
It's so feminine the way you submitted and how you gave me power
To massaging me to shower you with lemon water
Marinate you with seasoning and dipping you in chowder
Baby it's like you at the spa the way you gently lay in the pan
While enjoying your butter milk treatment
I sit and watch the grease sizzle bubbling on your skin
Despite the funny fragrance still I lick my finger frequent
In any event, I'm reflecting on all the signs
That I got saying that I shouldn't fuck with you
But the way you that you would taste made you hard to resist
When I put my mouth on you but that's another issue
Butterflies up in my stomach, when I laid eyes on you
Or was it infection manifesting
Confused over the feeling, impatiently eating you
Trichina worm chewing on the wall of my intestine
I'm a eat you until there's nothing left
Until my very last breath, you gonna be a nigga death
Despite I prepare it the best specialize in cooking swine as a chef
You gonna be a nigga death
Who cares if the swine is mixed with rat, cat and dog combined
Yes, I'm a eat the shit to death

[Outro: Busta Rhymes]
Ain't that some shit
I'm a eat some shit until what I'm eating kills me
And I choose to do that, why?
'Cause that's just what niggas do

[Lyrics] "Untitled"

"They did not have the power to stop Louis Farrakhan
They were trying to touch on and feed envy within the leadership
But as a general and a man that rose through the ranks through discipline
His presence inspired those men with the discipline he imposed on his own life
Louis Farrakhan"

[Couplet 1: Nas]
No revolutionary gets old or so I'm told
Your left full of bullet holes when you tell the people go free
Oh, it's a matter of days before they try to take me
I heard gun shots rang; his bullet's got my name
I ain't see 'em take aim, I dreamt this day came
'Cause I stood in the face of damnation
Satan spat at 'em, flat out disgraced 'em
He want my blood, why me?
Why not the fake who deserve death man?
Fuck it, I'll take one
'Cause stop me but can't stop a whole nation of millions who feel you deceived them
They believe in reparation makes it even
So I'm deadly now because of one reason, they listening
In Budapest, Japan, China, and Switzerland
We getting it in son, another bullet pass by, miss me
Wondering who plotting to get me?
Alphabet boys still plotting against me
To hush me and stuff me in the pockets of history
You won't remember why they came to clip me
When time go by you'll soon forget me
They say he was the king of bling, jewels, and Bentley's
Then I use one of my lines just to prove I'm guilty
Don't let' em kill me...

"They did not have the power to stop Louis Farrakhan."

[Couplet 2: Nas]
Some revolutionaries do live long
Am I one of them? Guess we'll know in due time
Everybody has rights, can I use mine?
Can I rock shine? Can I have a girl that's too fine?
Got a swell life, tell me will I lose mine?
Every time I turn around somebody new dying
Let's start living, alecart, Escargo, Escobar invest my millions
Mansion for the wife the rest for the children
Knowing that they coming anytime
But until then I'm gonna in lost till they shoot me
Million dollar stones in my camouflaged Gucci
Giving you this crack like Pookie
To question the system, be the resistance
No matter what color you are everybody niggas
Or you can stand by or watch or you can march on with us

Some revolutionaries get old although I'm told
You'll get a left full of bullet holes when you tell the people go free
Oh, it's a matter of days before they try to take me

Vibe "The Best Rapper Alive"


Les votes du round 1 sont désormais ouverts et ceci juqu'au 28 juillet. Dans ce premier tour Nas est opposé à Joe Budden. Les votes s'effectuent sur le site officiel du magazine.

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"Hip Hop Is Dead" dans le Billboard



Quelqu'un m'a demandé si j'avais l'historique de l'album "Hip Hop Is Dead" dans le classement Billboard, le voici et autant en faire profiter tout le monde.



L'album "Hip Hop Is Dead" sera resté 16 semaines dans le Top 200 Albums, voici le récapitulatif semaine par semaine de ses différents classements et de ses ventes.

[#1] 355 880
[#4] 101 103 (-71%) 456 983
[#8] 45 117 (-55%) 502 100
[#14] 33 190 (-26%) 535 290
[#22] 25 270 (-24%) 560 560
[#35] 20 050 (-21%) 580 421
[#50] 17 827 (-11%) 598 437
[#53] 17 552 (-2%) 616 000
[#62] 17 814 (+1%) 633 803
[#60] 14 187 (-20%) 647 990
[#58] 13 151 (-7%) 661 141
[#67] 11 758 (-11%) 672 899
[#97] 8 655 (-11%) 681 554
[#115] 7 633 (-12%) 689 187
[#142] 6 472 (-15%) 695 659
[#181] 4 724 (-23%) 700 383

Exemple: [#4] 101 103 (-71%) 456 983
N°4 dans le classement Top 200
101 103 albums vendu cette semaine
71% de moins que la semaine précédente
456 983 albums vendu au total

[Lyrics] "N.I.G.G.E.R."

[Refrain: Nas]
They say we N-I double G-E-R, we are
Much more, still we choose to ignore
The obvious, man this history don't acknowledge us
We were scholars long before colleges
They say we N-I double G-E-R, we are
Much more, but still we choose to ignore
The obvious, we are the slave and the master
What you lookin for? You the question and the answer

[Couplet 1: Nas]
We trust no black leaders, use the stove to heat us
Powdered eggs and government cheeses
The calendars with Martin, JFK and Jesus
Gotta be fresh to go to school with fly sneakers
Schools with outdated books, we are the forgotten
Summers, coolin off by the fire hydrant
Yeah I'm from the ghetto
Where old black women talk about their sugar level - it's not unusual
To see photos of dead homie's funerals
Aluminium foil on TV antennas
Little TV sit on top the big TV, eating TV dinners
Girls die their hair with Kool-Aid
They gave us lemons, we made lemonade
But this nigger's payed, ancestral slaves
Descendant of kings, it's necessary I - bling
Put rims on everything, where tims on every scene

[Refrain]

[Couplet 2: Nas]
Do I mean it like a slave master, nigger?
No I'm gangsta, gotta eat rappers
My abbreviation was young when I caught the cases
That should mean the court could see my changes, take off the bracelets
Savers went broke, smokes, our diesel, need no Bowflex
My chest still cut up like a bag of dope
Bought patterns consist of boss matters
Spit Moses' lost commandments like a growth sandwich out my mouth
Toast to government cameras peepin us, every week I must
Have my cars, homes and phones squeaked for bugs
But this is what I was dreamin of
Between cuttin hard coke with new razors slicin my fingers up
They used to string us up, we wanted everything
But the one bringin us cake be the snakes like the
Like the New Jack City wedding scene
No time for mistake, tryna get it like metering

[Refrain]

My nig', what up my nig'? Yep!

[Couplet 3: Nas]
People afraid of criticism
But I always put myself in a sacrificial position
They been know I ain't just rappin for fame
I got my old homie hasslin to father askin for chains
Yep, I get it cash up, this paper don't matter
They see me from skinny to fatter, when I rap about war
They got a tendency to scatter, they ain't my backup no more
So now my enemies are at my front door
Cause anytime we mention our condition, our history or existence
They callin it reverse racism
Still to this day the streets torn - my brother Jung'
I'll always have a seat for him - not behind me, beside me
You'll always know where to find me
They say the close ones will hurt you
So let's keep a small circle
On the road to riches and diamond rings
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is the king

[Refrain]

[Lyrics] "Testify"

[Intro: Nas]
I want to dedicate this song right here
To Jonathan Jackson and George Jackson
Peace to those brothers
I want to shout out my man Sherm the Worm
Eighty years
Come home nigga
Come home, niggers

[Couplet 1: Nas]
I just burnt my American flag
and sent three cracker nazis to hell and I'm sad
Ugh, I'm loading tips in my mag
to send these redneck biggots to some death in a bag
Choke him out with his confederate flag
I know these devils are mad
Little rap fans who live way out in safe suburbia
Would you stand with me, a United States murdurer?

[Nas]
(Testifyyyyy for me)
Huh? Would you Testify?
You buy my songs
You buy my songs
but will you ride with me?
(Testifyyyyy for me)
You understand my struggle
That's what you claim right?
(Testifyyyyy for me)
Then get your aim right
And get your game tight

[Couplet 2: Nas]
Don't buy my songs, y'all don't roll with it
Coming to concerts singing hoe'ing shit
Fuck y'all lil' lil' hoe bitches
I don't need y'all, I'll go gold with it
I heard y'all was downloading it (heh)
like I'm y'all man who be exposing shit (heh)
like uhh, William Cooper
who told you the (Pale Horse) is the future

[Nas]
(Testifyyyyy for me)
Would you testify on some realness like that?
I think you scared (heh)
I don't think you prepared
Yeah
(Testifyyyyy for me)
You know what I'm asking you?
(Testifyyyyy for me)
Do you know what I'm asking you?
Wow...
(Testifyyyyy for me)
Wow...
(Testifyyyyy for me)
(Testifyyyyy for me)

[Lyrics] "Sly Fox"

[Intro]
So we look at what's going on -- this as an EXTREME aggression, um
I'm also hearing about it from EVERYWHERE!
It's-it's on the islands, it's on the continent, it's here: it's everywhere!
And this is, if you will, a WAR -- An all out assault by...

[Couplet 1: Nas]
It's sly Fox, cyclops
We locked in an idiot box
The video slots broadcasting Waco Dividian plots
They own YouTube, MySpace
When this ignorant shit going to stop?
They monopolize and lose your views
And the channel you choose
Propaganda, visual cancer
The eye in the sky, number 5 on the down
Secret agenda, frequency antenna
Dr. Mindbender
Remote control so controlling your brain holder
Slave culture, game's over
What's a fox characteristic?
Slick shit, sins in, misinformation
Pimp the station, over-stimulation
Reception, deception
Comcast digital Satan
The Fox has a bushy tale
And Bush tells lies and foxtrots
So, I don't know what's real (what's real)

[Refrain: Nas]
Watch what you're watching
Fox keeps feeding us toxins
Stop sleeping
Start thinking outside of the box
And unplugged from the Matrix stopped you
But watch what you say, Big Brother is watching
Watch what you're watching
Fox keeps feeding us toxins
Stop sleeping
Start thinking outside of the box
And unplugged from the Matrix stopped you
But watch what you say, Fox Fire is watching

[Couplet 2: Nas]
The Fifth Act that got you all riled up
O'Reilly? Oh really? No rally needed, I'll tie you up
Network for child predators, setting them up
MySpace, pimps, hoes and sluts
Y'all exploit rap culture, then y'all flip on us
And you own the Post, and y'all shit on us
What is their net worth?
They're going to try to censor my next verse
Throw them off the roof neck first
While I'm clicking my cursor
Reading blogs about pressure they put on Universal
It gets worse
While I'm clicking my mouse
While they kick in my house
They figured us out
Why a nigger go south?
It's either he caught a body
Don't sleep, they're watching
I watch CBS, and I see BS
Trying to track us down with GPS
Make a nigger want to invest in PBS (see BS)

[Refrain]

[Couplet 3: Nas]
They say I'm all about murder murder and kill kill
But what about Grindhouse and Kill Bill?
What about Cheney and Halliburton?
The back door deals on oil fields?
How is Nas the most violent person?
Y'all wouldn't know talent if it hit you
Bringing up my criminal possession charges with a pistol
I use Viacom as my firearm
Then let the living split you, who do you rely upon?
Then shoot shells at Leviath-o-n
I'm dealing with the higher form
Fuck if you care of how I write a poem
Only fox that I loved was the red one
Only black man that Fox love is in jail or a dead one
Red rum, political bedlam
Don't let the hype into your eyes and ear drum
Murder our own fox
Not A-Team with Baracus
And he hates Barack because he march with the marches

[Interlude]
I pledge allegiance to the fair and balanced truth
Not the biased truth
Not the liest truth
But the highest truth
I will not be deceived
Nor will I believe in the propaganda
I will not fall for the oke-doke
I am tuned in...

[Outro: Nas]
Watch because they're watching
Watch what you're watching
Better watch because they're watching
Watch what you're watching
M-m-media, misleading you
Watch what you're watching

lundi 21 juillet 2008

Nas rêve d'albums avec DJ Premier et Dr. Dre

Dans une interview donné à MTV, Nas s'est laissé aller et a révélé un de ses rêves qu'il aimerait bien réaliser. Il voudrait faire un album produit entièrement par DJ Premier, un autre produit par Dr. Dre et sortir tout ça le même jour...

"I want to do an all-Dr. Dre album. A whole thing with Dre and a whole thing with Premier, and drop 'em on the same day. That's the real thing. All right, I said it. That's what I really wanna do.

"I'm doing my dream. If you could, wouldn't you do it? What else would you do? Every time I do something, it's, 'Oh, he's doing it because this and that.' Since my first album, everybody has an explanation of why. What am I supposed to be doing here? So I wanna drop the Dre album and the Premier album on the same day. That's what I'm thinking."

Nas est aussi revenu sur la genèse de 2 morceaux de son nouvel album, le titre "Make The World Go Round" avec The Game et Chris Brown:
"He just hit me with the track. I was like, 'Oh, that's what's up.' The record was Game's record, so he's like, 'Me, you, I'm going to see Chris Brown. Nas, we gon' make this movie, boom, boom, boom.' It was his record. I guess [it was going to be on] Game's album. It was gonna come out now, but he pushed his sh-- back, so he let me have his sh--. He's a smart n---a like that. I was like, 'What you doing with this record?' He gave it to me. He's got so many bangers [on his album], I guess."

et celui avec Busta Rhymes: "Fried Chicken".
"When I was doing the album, I knew there was certain concepts I had to do," Nas explained. "There were obvious concepts, so many things to touch on, on an album that's supposed to be the N----- album. 'Fried Chicken' was just a no-brainer. So I did the first verse and had it. I knew everybody was busy. I couldn't think of anyone to get on it. I had hit up Common and I hit a few people. Everybody was trying to get back, and I had to turn it in, like, yesterday. Then it just dropped on me — boom! Who's got the science? Who knows all the science on all this sh--? The Godfather, Busta Rhymes. It was just perfect. I hit him [and] said, 'Please turn it around.' He was overseas. He knocked that sh-- out overseas, sent it to me. Done."

En ce qui concerne le projet avec DJ Premier, sachant que ce dernier ne cesse de répéter qu'il attend des nouvelles de Nas, il semble probable que cet album se réalise un jour...
Pour l'album avec Dr. Dre on est peut être un peu plus dans le rêve... (et l'envie de faire avec Dr. Dre ce que Jay-Z devrait peut être faire avec Timbaland).

Nas à Toronto (Rock The Bells)

"If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)"

Nas à Chicago (Rock The Bells)

"N.Y. State Of Mind"

"Made You Look"

[Lyrics] "America"

[Intro: Nas]
Yo, it's like waking up from a bad dream (Americaaa)
just to figure out you wasn't dreaming in the first place (Nooo...)

[Couplet 1: Nas]
If all I saw was gangsters
Coming up as a youngster
Pussy and money the only language I clung to
Claim to, unrolled myself up to become one
Ain't ya happy I chose rap? I'm amongst the
Streets deceiving
Can't believe my achievements
Cultural strata
Persona's that of a non-needer
Because I don't need nada except for Prada beaver
For cold winters, tattoos got my summer's sleeveless
To my G's on the flee from the coppers (coppers)
Stiff bodies on freeze in funeral parlors (parlors)
From the slums I come up a phoenix
Caked up, tryin' to take what I'm eating
Came up a dismissive kid (kid)
You lucky if you allowed to witness this
Savvy mouth
While hardly a man's man
Who woulda knew the beach houses and wild parties
Jezebel's and Stella McCartney's?
For years, all that
How could I not be dead?
This old German
Said I was a thug with a knotty head
Looked at my Benz and called that a Nazi sled
With a face like he wonder where I got my bread
Probably all these stones he see
From my shows overseas
From crime to rhyme
My story is I'm from the home of the thieves

[Refrain: Nas]
America (America), pay attention
Wake up (America)
This is not what you think it is
America (America), pay attention
Wake up (America)
This is not what you think it is

[Couplet 2: Nas]
Blessed
The lord is a G, he gotta be
Who's the God of suckers and snitches?
The economy
Lipstick from Marilyn Monroe
Blew a death kiss to Fidel Castro
He'd want me to spit this
Only the strong survive
Nas bear witness
The hypocrisy is all I can see
White cop acquitted for murder
Black cop cop a plea
That type of shit make me stop and think
We in chronic need of a second look of the law books
And the whole race dichotomy
Too many rappers, athletes, and actors
But not enough niggas in NASA
Who give you the latest dances, trends, and fashion?
But when it comes to residuals, they look past us
Woven into the fabric, they can't stand us
Even in white tee's, blue jeans, and red bandannas

[Refrain]

[Couplet 3: Nas]
Assassinations
Diplomatic relations
Killed indigenous people
Built a new nation
Involuntary labor
Took a knife split a woman naval
Took her premature baby
Let her man see you rape her
If I could travel to the 1700's
I'd push a wheelbarrow full of dynamite
Through your covenant
Love to sit in on the Senate
And tell the whole government
Y'all don't treat women fair
She read about herself in the bible
Believing she the reason sin is here
You played her, with an apron
Like, "Bring me my dinner, dear."
She the nigger here
Ain't we in the free world?
Death penalty in Texas kill young boys and girls
Barbarity, I'm in the double-R casualty
Bugging how I made it out the hood, dazzle me
How far we really from third world savagery
When the empire fall, imagine how crazy that'll be

[Refrain]

[Lyrics] "Hero"

[Refrain: Nas & Keri Hilson]
Chain gleaming
Switching lanes
Two-seating
Hate him or love him
For the same reason
Can't leave it
The games needs him
Plus the people need someone to believe in
So in God's Son we trust
'Cause they know I'm gonna give 'em what they want
They looking for... a hero
I guess that makes me... a hero

[Couplet 1: Nas]
Another chapter of the cleanest rapper
Distinguished gentlemen
Crooks and castle on his back
Maybach-er, exotic lady eye-catcher
Holla at'cha, call me the chiropractor
Working like Muay Thai class
Get perspire out ya
And of course I've been the boss since back when
Rocking D Boy, Fila, velour in 190 black Benz
Now they shut down the stores when I'm shopping
Used to be train robbing, face covered in stocking
I'm him

[Refrain]

[Couplet 2: Nas]
Rubber-grip-holder, reloader
Come at me I'ma rip your soliders in half
Silverback ape, nickle-plated mag
Young, rich, and flashy
Young, b! tch, I'm nasty
All black clothes til ice lay on me so classy
And every time I close my lids
I can still see the borough, I can still see the Bridge
I can still see the dreams that my niqqas ain't never lived to see
Tell them angels open the door for me
From nine berettas and moving raw
To chilling in wine cellars
Sticks and humidors
That's what I call mature
That's what I call a g
That's what I call a pimp
That's what I call a gangsta
To the fullest, sh! t
I try to make more cream
By every September 14th, that's my dream
So I can be more clean, as I grow yearly
I can see things more clearly
That's why they fear me

[Refrain]

[Couplet 3: Nas]
This universal apartheid
I'm hog-tied, the corporate side
Blocking y'all from going to stores and buying it
First L.A. and Doug Morris was riding wit it
But Newsweek article startled big wigs
They said, Nas, why is he trying it?
My lawyers only see the Billboard charts as winning
Forgetting - Nas the only true rebel since the beginning
Still in musical prison, in jail for the flow
Try telling Bob Dylan, Bruce, or Billy Joel
They can't sing what's in their soul
So untitled it is
I never change nothin'
But people remember this
If Nas can't say it, think about these talented kids
With new ideas being told what they can and can't spit
I can't sit and watch it
So, sh! t, I'ma drop it
Like it or not
You ain't gotta cop it
I'm a hustler in the studio
Cups of Don Julio
No matter what the CD called
I'm unbeatable, y'all

[Lyrics] "Make The World Go Round"

[Couplet 1: Nas]
Lace the nations don't have it
A hatred addict
I need faces mad with frowns
When I'm around
Or I'm wasting the fabric
I don't feel greater
To my plush pieces
'Cause you to suck your teeth
So mean-mugging on my clean-thugging
Mean nothing
Women dream I'm your husband
I'm Alex Pushkin
The black poetry-writing Russian
Ice disgusting
I started bling
How could you question my direction
Or my time for collection
Gangstas two-steppin'
You hate me
Should thank me
But lately I burned so much trees
I keep environmentalists angry
I'm a rare dude, I'm a wonder
Your best success is my worst blunder
Y'all living trendy on pennies
I cop plenty Fendi
Vivienne Westwood, I'm good
Get the whole Trump Tower top floor for the hood
Dre & Cool, we riding heavy
NY to Miami 'Cause . . .

[Refrain: Nas & Chris Brown]
(We make the world go round)
Now let's toast to the hustlers
(We make the world go round)
Tell the hustlers, toast to the gangstas
(We make the world go round)
Tell the gangstas, toast to the ballers
(We make the world go round)
And tell the ballers pour glass for all us
(We make the world go round)

[Couplet 2: The Game]
I see THE haters on the floor jockin my swag
I'm popping Ralph Lauren tags
I'm pouring champagne inside a polo glass
Model b'tches rollin grass
Escabon folding cash
toasting wit my entourage
went for Robin Armitage to all my stars
red carpet to the Larmitage
We throwin red dice at the Mirage
I pull that red Lamborghini
or twenties out my garage
instead of shopping South Beach like Khaled and Terror Squad
We the Best! big pippin
Top down chrome spinnin
Top Gun Tom Cruise
Tucked inside my Gucci linen
No Jess Romo you tryin' a shine
up on with the nine
on your jersey for promo
Jessica Simpson that's so-so
Nick want his baby back but thats lo so.
Devil white
5-0 they catch me at the pro bowl on the field diamonds
choking the jockey on my polo
CB let em know though

[Refrain]

[Chant: Chris Brown]
We make the world go round From my town to your town
We on top no stopping us now
We got patron to ballers two steppin
Ladies on the float and all in two steppin
From Malay to Harlem two stepping
So I' stop cause we made it where the ladies are

[Couplet 3: Nas]
We start with Bellini's and end with Patron shots
H. Lorenzo belt buckle from Chrome Heart
A-life tag popper
It'd be sad not to walk out the store with bags
Worth a 100 cash, shopping
Balance only would hafta
Hafta to swell you up
before a pea snaps as you wet a vanilla dutch
Mets cap, that's Queens, I'm a vet
Bet that, 300 carats the average up on the neck, black
Paid the cost, be the boss, Black Caesar floss
Weekends at the Venetian, pull up in that black Porsche
Top down, new fashion
Seeing me is like seeing through the lens of Helmut Newton's camera
Light flashing, and I'm laughin'
My plaque's from album sales
Y'all is ringtone platinum
But .99 cents adds up
I don't hate 'em, I congratulate 'em
The new young Prince with young Mike Jackson on the same track, what!

[Refrain]

dimanche 20 juillet 2008

[Liste des concerts] Nas à Toronto ce soir


Juillet
22/07/08 - Metropolis, Montreal (Canada)
24/07/08 - Higher Ground Metropolis, Burlington (USA)
25/07/08 - Toad's Place Metropolis, New Haven (Canada)
26/07/08 - Tweeter Center, Boston (USA)*
27/07/08 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington (USA)*
29/07/08 - Arno's South End, Charlotte (USA)
30/07/08 - Music Farm, Charleston (USA)
31/07/08 - Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta (USA)

Août
01/08/08 - House of Blues, New Orleans (USA)
02/08/08 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami (USA)*
03/08/08 - Jones Beach Theatre, New York (USA)*
08/08/08 - House of Blues, Las Vegas (USA)
09/08/08 - Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino (USA)*
10/08/08 - House of Blues, San Diego (USA)
16/08/08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco (USA)*
22/08/08 - Harry O's, Park City (USA)
23/08/08 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver (USA)*
24/08/08 - Palladium, Dallas (USA)
25/08/08 - Warehouse Live, Houston (USA)
26/08/08 - Stubbs Amphitheater, Austin (USA)
28/08/08 - House of Blues, Cleveland (USA)
29/08/08 - Chene Park, Detroit (USA)
30/08/08 - Vancouver (Canada)*
30/08/08 - Canopy Club, Champagne (USA)
31/08/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)

Septembre
01/09/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)
03/09/08 - The Pageant, St Louis (USA)
04/09/08 - The Rave, Milwaukee (USA)
05/09/08 - First Avenue, Mineapolis (USA)

* Festival Rock The Bells

Nas & Johnny Polygon - "Black President" Live

Extrait du concert gratuit qu'a donné Nas
le 18 juillet à Los Angeles (West Hollywood)


[Lyrics] "Breathe"

[Refrain: Nas]
In America you'll never be free
Middle fingers up, fuck the police
Damn, can't a nigga just breathe?
Braveheart, still QB's Finest
Grinding, enough diamonds to change the climate
Not only do you see a nigga shining, you can see a nigga breathe
Jewels enchanted like they was new from Atlantis
Cruise with the hammer, jealous heart, they can't stand him
Haters are scandalous, damn, can't a nigga just breathe?
To all my niggas getting money in the streets
Middle fingers up, fuck the police
Light up my trees, and I just breathe

[Couplet 1: Nas]
I twist 'em, baby mama beef victim
Chronic leaf hittin', all kinds of heat with him, wisdom
From pot to piss in to high position
Intense hustle, it's pain like a pinched muscle
'Til it rains and my Timbs stain my socks
'Til I dodge enough shots, and the presiding judge slams a mallet
And says life I'ma guap, then I cop
Then I yacht, Then I dock
Island hopping away from nightmare holders
Or cowboy slingers who shoot up any club
That see they names ring loud on some FBI poster
Must be on Ex or he coked up, suggesting I post a
Bail, I'm like yes, 'cause we soldiers
We just getting older, in time, we still in our prime
I can't afford a new arrest on my folder
Nigga breathe

[Refrain]

[Couplet 2: Nas]
I'm fresh out of city housing, and have too many options
Pennies on a pension or penitentiary bounded
Plenty henna in me, envy was simply they trend, see
My enemy was every hater that was bigger than me
The high life, the fly life
Pierre Hardy, imitation of Christ
Ice-wear gaudy, since '94 flossy
The Lex was an excellent choice, now fast forward me
The pestilence of the ghetto informed me
As a shorty, to push nothin' less than a 740
With fresh linens, sip Pellegrinos with Airs on
They sick, mixing they water with airborne

Oh, they so sick!
Look how I got 'em going crazy, look at that!
You gotta let it out, stress...ain't good man
You gotta breathe

Breathe...
America, we gotta be free

[Lyrics] "You Can't Stop Us Now"

[Couplet 1: Nas]
From Willie Lynch to Willie Hutch, right on, we (Superfly)
Made Gucci the shit - Louie too, suits and ties
Player trophies, pray to Goldie
Picture wax museums full of Black Panth's and triple OGs'
Aunt Jemina hoes, historic horse shit
Girls from long time ago, stagecoach with the horse, kid
Witchdoctors, good ol' pickpockets
Sip Moonshine, so-called coons, shines, and darkies
I love y'all; pyramids to cotton fields
to Wrigley Fields, forgetten men who DID get killed
Christmas addicts, the first blasted
Peace to the rich lady, purse snatcher shot in the back
I know your hunger kid, I know they hung your dad
Burnt ya mama crib, I know that hurt you bad
Minstrel shows; from gold to shackles and back to gold
We act like we home, matter of fact - we are home
Bad attitudes, octoroon skin tones
Slave food turned to soul food, collards to neck bones
Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag
Bet she had a nigga with her to help her old ass!

[Interlude: The Last Poets]
As James Baldwin says,"You can only be destroyed
by believing that you really are
what the white world considers - a nigger"

[Refrain: Eban Thomas]
No matter how, hard you try, you can't stop, us nooooow...
No matter how, hard you try, you can't stop, us nooooow...

[Couplet 2: Nas]
Can't be stopped..
Yo, on Dateline, the other night they showed hate crimes
Gave a blood time 'cause he fought with his canine
Bestiality, Humane Society
Go to China, see how they dine, see what they eat
Better yet ask PETA, whoever; which animal makes suede?
If not for suede, would you have survived the Dark Ages?
Cannibal ways of the ancient Caucasians
Stare you like you're steak tartar, pinot noir
David Star on the chain of Sammy Davis
He helped pave the way for Southern Crankers and them Harlem Shakers
Now we gettin our papers, they try to censor the words
and stop our money comin, but you can't escape us - haters

[Refrain]

[Lyrics] "Queens Get The Money"

[Couplet: Nas]
Eh yo
Queens get the money
Niggas still screaming
Paper chasing
Where presidential candidates is planning wars with other nations
Over steak with Masons
Pregnant teens give birth to intelligent gangsters
Their daddy's faceless
Play this, by your stomach
Let my words massage it and rub it
I'll be his daddy if there's nobody there to love it
Tell him his name's Nasir
Tell him how he got here
Mama was just having fun with someone above her years
Niggas is still hating
Talking that Nas done fell off with rhyming
He'd rather floss with diamonds
They pray "please God let him spit that Uzi in the army linen
That shorty doo-wop rolling oo-wop in the park reclining"
Take 27 emcee's put them in a line and they're out of alignment
my assignment since he said retirement
hiding behind 8 Mile and The Chronic
Gets rich but dies rhyming
This is hot science
Now add 23 more from Queens to B-more
I've over their heads
Like a bulimic on a seesaw
Now that's 50 porch monkeys ate up at the same time
Nasty Nasdaq
Y'all going to bow holmes, it's Dow Jones
.80 cal chrome
Needed time alone to zone
The mack left his iPhone and his 9 at home
My queen used the milkshake to bring y'all to my slaughter houses
I do this for the group home kids in boarding houses
This is that nigga shit that's on the album
For the niggas inside the chalk line in 40 houses
Bring back Arsenio
Hip-hop was aborted
So Nas breathes life, back into the embryo
Let us make man in our image
Spit it, I'm Huey P in Louis V throwing Molotov for Emmit
You aint as hot as I is
All of these fake prophets are not messiahs
You don't know how high the sky is
The square milage of Earth, or what pi is
I'm the shaky hand that touched Geogre Foreman in Zaire
The same hand that punched down devils that brought down the towers

samedi 19 juillet 2008

[Rumeur] XXL & 5 Mics

Selon certaines sources, les magazines The Source et XXL auraient attribué la note maximale (XXL/5 Mics) au nouvel album de Nas...

113 000 albums vendus en 3 jours

En 3 jours le nouvel album de Nas s'est vendu à plus de 113 000 exemplaires et débutera N°1 la semaine prochaine dans le Billboard 200 (classement des 200 albums les plus vendus de la semaine), ça sera la 5ème fois que Nas occupe la place de N°1: "It Was Written", "I Am..." (2 fois) et "Hip Hop Is Dead".

Nas' new Def Jam album may not have a title, but it will have a home at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The veteran rapper is on course to notch his fifth topper on the big chart, as he leads Nielsen SoundScan's Friday Building chart with 113,000 copies.

That total represents un-weighted sales at nine leading music merchants, through close of business Thursday. Those accounts -- Trans World Entertainment, Apple, Best Buy, Circuit City, Borders, Starbucks, Target, Anderson Merchandisers and Handleman Co. -- account for about 80% of the U.S. album market. Anderson now services all Wal-Mart stores.

Le total de Nas est un peu inférieure à celui de son collègue de Def Jam, Rick Ross, qui avec son album "Trilla" avait vendu 116 000 en 3 jours et un total de 198 000 album pour sa 1ère semaine complète.

[Liste des concerts] Nas à Chicago ce soir

Ce soir débute le festival Rock The Bells
1ère date à Chicago dans l'amphithéâtre First Midwest Bank


Juillet
20/07/08 - Arrow Hall, Toronto (Canada)*
22/07/08 - Metropolis, Montreal (Canada)
24/07/08 - Higher Ground Metropolis, Burlington (USA)
25/07/08 - Toad's Place Metropolis, New Haven (Canada)
26/07/08 - Tweeter Center, Boston (USA)*
27/07/08 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington (USA)*
29/07/08 - Arno's South End, Charlotte (USA)
30/07/08 - Music Farm, Charleston (USA)
31/07/08 - Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta (USA)

Août
01/08/08 - House of Blues, New Orleans (USA)
02/08/08 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami (USA)*
03/08/08 - Jones Beach Theatre, New York (USA)*
08/08/08 - House of Blues, Las Vegas (USA)
09/08/08 - Glen Helen Pavilion, San Bernardino (USA)*
10/08/08 - House of Blues, San Diego (USA)
16/08/08 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco (USA)*
22/08/08 - Harry O's, Park City (USA)
23/08/08 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Denver (USA)*
24/08/08 - Palladium, Dallas (USA)
25/08/08 - Warehouse Live, Houston (USA)
26/08/08 - Stubbs Amphitheater, Austin (USA)
28/08/08 - House of Blues, Cleveland (USA)
29/08/08 - Chene Park, Detroit (USA)
30/08/08 - Vancouver (Canada)*
30/08/08 - Canopy Club, Champagne (USA)
31/08/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)

Septembre
01/09/08 - House of Blues, Chicago (USA)
03/09/08 - The Pageant, St Louis (USA)
04/09/08 - The Rave, Milwaukee (USA)
05/09/08 - First Avenue, Mineapolis (USA)

* Festival Rock The Bells

Nas - "Proclamation" (Bonus Track)

Voici l'autre bonus track qui est disponible seulement sur iTunes avec l'album, c'est l'intro acapella du clip "Be A Nigger Too" qu'on avait pu découvrir avec le clip.

Le sample de "Queens Get The Money"


Sur le titre "Queens Get The Money", Jay Electronica a utilisé un sample du morceau "Lucy, Calm Down" extrait de la bande originale du film "I Am Sam" composé par John Powell.

vendredi 18 juillet 2008

Interview Power 98.3

Dans une interview donné à la radio Power 98.3, l'un des animateurs a demandé à Nas quel était selon lui le plus gros beef du Hip Hop, sans hésiter Nas a répondu que c'était la "guerre" East Coast/West Coast à travers les labels Bad Boy et Death Row puis en second les beefs entre les anciens artistes de Death Row.

Le sample de "You Can't Stop Us Now"


Le titre "You Can't Stop Us Now" contient une interpolation du morceau "Message From A Blackman" du groupe The Temptations, titre déjà samplé à mainte reprise par Ill Bill, Mos Def, King Geedorah et RZA pour ne citer qu'eux. Ce tube mythique est aussi connu grâce à la version du groupe The Spinners.

Nouvelle affiche de Fila avec Nas

Les lyrics du nouvel album

Comme promis dés la semaine prochaine vous pourrez retrouver tous les lyrics du nouvel album sur ce blog.

Chaque jour les lyrics d'un titre seront ajouté
en suivant l'ordre de la tracklist de l'album.

Anthony Saleh

Producteur exécutif de l'album au côté de Nas et L.A. Reid (patron de Island Def Jam), Anthony "Ayms" Saleh est le nouveau manager de Nas. Il est le patron de la structure de management Emagen Entertainment Group basé à Los Angeles et New York. Il s'occupe aussi entre autre d'un artiste talentueux dénommé J. Myers qu'on retrouve à la prod sur 2 titres du nouvel album de Nas.

Executive Priducers: ANTONIO “LA” REID, NASIR JONES & A. SALEH
A&R For Def Jam: SHAKIR STEWART
A&R For
Emagen Entertainment, INC: A. SALEH
Management: N. JONES AND A. SALEH For The Jones Group, INC

jeudi 17 juillet 2008

"Hero" en live dans le Jimmy Kimmel show


Nas a aussi interprété en live son titre "Sly Fox"
mais celui ci n'a pas été diffusé dans le show TV.


Sample utilisé par DJ Toomp sur "N.I.G.G.E.R."


Pour le titre "N.I.G.G.E.R." DJ Toomp a utilisé un sample du groupe The Persuaders avec leur morceau "We're Just Trying To Make It", titre déjà samplé par DJ Premier pour Nas sur "Come Get Me" (extrait de l'album "Nastradamus").
A noté que la 1ère fois le sample n'avait pas été déclaré.

The Persuaders - We're Just Trying To Make It


Ce week end vous pourrez écouter le sample du titre
"Queens Get The Money" produit par Jay Electronica.

Interview avec Angie Martinez [part.2]



Interview de Nas dans le show 106 & Park


Nas parle de son partenariat avec Fila, du morceau qu'il a fait avec The Game et Chris Brown, de l'affaire Jesse Jackson, ...

Interview avec Angie Martinez

"Hero" en live avec Keri Hilson

mercredi 16 juillet 2008

[Rumeur] 1ère semaine de vente

Alors que l'album vient juste de sortir, les ventes du nouvel album de Nas sont évaluées aux alentours de 200 000 pour sa 1ère semaine de commercialisation, l'album rentrerait donc N°1 dans les charts US devant Lil Wayne et le groupe Coldplay qui se partagent cette 1ère place depuis plusieurs semaines maintenant.

Killer Mike parle du changement de titre de Nas



"I think Nas has the power to drive
a million people to the internet"

Nas à 106 & Park / séance de dédicace à Virgin

Nouvelle paire de Fila bien évidement




Nas dans l'émission The Colbert Report


Le 23 juillet on retrouvera Nas dans le show The Colbert Report de la chaine Comedy Central. Ce show est une sorte de parodie de l'émission The O'Reilly Factor diffusé sur Fox News et animé par le présentateur Bill O'Reilly. Le morceau "Sly Fox" de Nas devrait bien entendu être au cœur des discussions.

Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Tour


L'été de Nas sera vraiment chargé avec sa tournée The Jones Experience, ses passages au festival Rock The Bells et maintenant sa participation au Samsung AT&T Summer Krush Tour qui commencera le 31 juillet avec des dates à Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta et New York.

Mariah Carey, Nelly, LeAnn Rimes et Gavin Rossdale feront partie de la liste des nombreux invités.




[Sondages]