Friday, July 11, 2008

Nas Enters the Fox News Fracas

More fun with Fox News!

I've always been a fan of Nas... From "If I Ruled the World" back in '96 to "Hip Hop is Dead" in '07 and it continues today after watching the video to his new single "Sly Fox", which is a Fox News diss... Check it out.

Nas has a few choice lyrics for the station in his newest single, "Sly Fox," targeting in particular New York's own Fox 5, and, well, he seems kinda pissed! But there's more to the story, and it involves a strain of the very censorship he inveighs against. Seems he's capitulated in a more personal, extremely well-played battle and is scrapping plans to title his new album Nigger, opting instead for, sadly (and, media frenzy accomplished, smartly), Untitled. Nas tells the WSJ (!) of the sudden change: "Because of the heat coming down on me I saw it becoming a circus. I told myself that if it came to that point that I would make the change, because there's a message in that, too." We suppose there is!

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