Video: Nas, Mos Def & Talib Speak on Sean Bell Verdict

Talib on 106th & Park speaking about on the Sean Bell verdict. Video of Nas and Mos Def calling in after the jump.


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48 Responses to “Video: Nas, Mos Def & Talib Speak on Sean Bell Verdict”

  1. PZa Says:

    no words.

  2. jay Says:

    snipes get three eyars for taxes and cops get nothing for 50 shots where is 50 cent this was in his back yard

  3. Plug Says:

    real talk, we gotta be smarter when we go out. I dont really know the whole scenario, and I’m not saying the cops was right in no shape form or fashion… all I’m sayin is that vodka is a muhfukka. I’m at the point in life now that if I go out I might not even drink. Its crazy out here. You gotta be in the right mind frame to go out these days, you gotta watch for bum ass niggas and the poe poe. Its not possible to do that when you drunk… all I’m sayin. Dont take that the wrong way

  4. REBEL yeLl Says:

    Amazing verdict!! Fucked up how you fire that many shots and be innocent. Gotta watch out for cops, racists, hate groups, other ignornant people, we really need some type of alliance within ourselves for when shit like this pop off, if trials go wrong somebody pays the cost for it PERIOD. Every race got that except us, ONLY THING THAT MAKES PEOPLE RESPCEST EACH OTHER IS FEAR!! NO UNITY EQUALLS NO FEAR!!! THEY WILL KEEP VOLIATING US UNTIL THE MASSES MOVE AND SHOW FORCE!!

  5. HipHopsince1976 Says:

    Fuck Pigs…
    Yo Eskay. U have the Illest shit.

  6. Marylandkev Says:

    I’ll give this story about 2-3 weeks before we forget about it. Put this same anger and fire into stoping black on black crime in your own neighborhood. From Mos Def to Nas and Kwalie how many black folk have lost their lives in their perspective neighborhoods (Queensbridge & Brooklyn) and when have you ever seen them out their marching, protesting and or voicing their anger towards black on black crime in their neighborhoods? Never! Black folk need to get their minds right.

    Murder is not justified weather its from cops or your own people so protest march and do something when both happens not just one.

  7. moresickaMC Says:

    black man is the teenager of the world(c)Nas

    these laws are not made with the black man in mind…u know these laws to be strategic, not to bow down or b passive(c)Kweli

  8. moresickaMC Says:

    # Marylandkev Says:
    April 26th, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I’ll give this story about 2-3 weeks before we forget about it. Put this same anger and fire into stoping black on black crime in your own neighborhood. From Mos Def to Nas and Kwalie how many black folk have lost their lives in their perspective neighborhoods (Queensbridge & Brooklyn) and when have you ever seen them out their marching, protesting and or voicing their anger towards black on black crime in their neighborhoods? Never! Black folk need to get their minds right.

    Murder is not justified weather its from cops or your own people so protest march and do something when both happens not just one.

    ^^^
    i’m sick of these kind of condescending comments…u white? shutup..ppl r hurtin right now a$$hole

  9. AJ Says:

    Fuck The Police!

  10. moresickaMC Says:

    HIP HOP UNITE!!!!

  11. obama 08 and his preacher is speaking the truth white people Says:

    on the real maryland kev is right shit even bill cosby says the same gotdamn thing we got to stop killing each other and come together fuck the damn hispanics stick together asians stick together as a whole we got animosity toward each other more than we have it towards anyone else…we sit around get mad at white folk and shit and then turn around and hurt our own kind what the fuck if you mad turn bust your guns if you got to do that at the opposite color ……..the truth hurts whether it’s rev. wright talkin about amerikkka or whether its a cave boy talkin about black issues

  12. Marylandkev Says:

    moresickaMC Says:

    April 26th, 2008 at 10:52 am
    # Marylandkev Says:
    April 26th, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I’ll give this story about 2-3 weeks before we forget about it. Put this same anger and fire into stoping black on black crime in your own neighborhood. From Mos Def to Nas and Kwalie how many black folk have lost their lives in their perspective neighborhoods (Queensbridge & Brooklyn) and when have you ever seen them out their marching, protesting and or voicing their anger towards black on black crime in their neighborhoods? Never! Black folk need to get their minds right.

    Murder is not justified weather its from cops or your own people so protest march and do something when both happens not just one.

    ^^^
    i’m sick of these kind of condescending comments…u white? shutup..ppl r hurtin right now a$$hole

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    People are hurting? And what are you going to do about it? Not a damn thing, you stand a better chance of killing your own and revolting against your own then you do against cops. Point black just like I said 2-3 weeks from now your going to forget about it and you’ll be right back on here talking about whose album is wack and who robbed who etc. if what I said hurt you then its the truth. So with that said tell us what your going to do? Nothing your in the sport of “Fronting”. Where were you and your annger against violence on Black folk when my man was murderd in front of his house that he purchased with his hard earned money for nothing, I didn’t see no black folk protesting or marching. Take this same anger and justice approach when your own people murder each other too.

  13. spoonyluvs mistress Says:

    I’m not justifying this bullshit, but true story you fake froggy ass niggas that fuck with cops need to look at sean bell’s death as a example to see you will get shot the fuck up and niggas will get off so go sit down, stop watching movies high or drunk and trying to get big I’m not saying sean bell was that type of dude…I didn’t know the nigga…I’m talking to these fake ass ignorant niggas who go to war with the cops the WRONG emotionally charged way, those without a plan ass niggas……to those corrupt cops out there bothering good men in the streets who mind their business and are just trying to get home….karma will catch up to you too….maybe you’ll get shot up by a person who lived right…. said fuck it and just can’t take it anymore….might go on a overnight nat turner rampage and just start killing off all of the known corrupt cops in the neighborhood…hey I’m just putting it out there

    I’m not condoning people to just go out there and start killing off cops…I try to believe that there are good cops out there and I know that’s naive than a motherfucker….but there are people that are cops that are just stuck….they in too deep…..a perfect example of that is the only cop that apologized which coincidentally was the black cop…..didn’t ya’ll niggas peep that it was a white man, a spanish dude and a black man on trial for the killing? wake the fuck up….nobody gives a fuck anymore… it’s three types of niggas out there the one that executes the killing{the white cop} the one that stands by/justifies the bullshit{the whitewashed spanish cop} and the one caught in the middle and don’t know where to turn {the confused black cop}

    what the fuck are you going to do? did I go out to protest….hell motherfucking no….all the stupid niggas was outside yesterday…. an example of the type of people that were outside spitting all that bullshit talking about change and blah blah blah are like the fake niggas crying their heart out at a funeral for a person that didn’t even fuck with them like that…nigga you are lying……that’s why the cops was out full force waiting to niggas to go off…real niggas sit back and really think about this shit…..you should too…..when you finally get it…and I hope to god that some of you do….then something could pop off…..until then let’s all buy the lil wayne album…… do drugs…fuck the shit out of each other….vote for these corny ass presidential candidates….and buy the newest jordans, phone, and whatever else…let’s keep this bullshit going.

  14. eskay Says:

    lol @ niggas arguing over what anybody is gonna do. nobody is gonna do shit. you wanna do something worthwhile? hunt and kill those three pigs who got acquitted or else don’t talk to me.

  15. Afrochic Says:

    Much respect to Nas. I’m glad there are still artists like him who can represent hip hop and what it used to be…. and not just bragging about sipping on that syrup and getting high all day.

  16. obama 08 and his preacher is speaking the truth white people Says:

    # eskay Says:
    April 26th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    lol @ niggas arguing over what anybody is gonna do. nobody is gonna do shit. you wanna do something worthwhile? hunt and kill those three pigs who got acquitted or else don’t talk to me.

    ^^^^^^
    you damn right niggas just workin tryin to pay for a gallon of gas fuck the dumb shit

  17. T Nelson Says:

    shyt is crazy vick kills dogs and gets a year and some change…..cops kill a dude for no reason no probable cause no evidence and walk…..wtf is going on

  18. jon jon Says:

    BET didnt something right. wowzer

  19. GusRuiz Says:

    Scary…

    Corporate Icons in Hip Hop are scared… Mos named all of them.

  20. Marylandkev Says:

    eskay Says:

    April 26th, 2008 at 11:10 am
    lol @ niggas arguing over what anybody is gonna do. nobody is gonna do shit. you wanna do something worthwhile? hunt and kill those three pigs who got acquitted or else don’t talk to me.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I second that lol. Just like Malcolm X said “Whats a revolution with out blood shed”. So dont talk about it be about it. Lets see what happens when someone in your hood gets murderd by your own I want to see your reactions towards that.

  21. wuoneskai Says:

    These pigs have got to be exterminated in the most inhumane way possible, just to set an example.

  22. Marylandkev Says:

    wuoneskai Says:

    April 26th, 2008 at 11:22 am
    These pigs have got to be exterminated in the most inhumane way possible, just to set an example.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    So do the Bloods, Crips and drug dealers in black folk neighborhoods killing and making the neighborhood unsafe for the past 20-30 years. So after you kill the cops (which you notgoing to do) are you going to do the same to black folk destroying their own neighborhood?

  23. frank lee speakin Says:

    unfortunately beef between 50 and fat joe is more important to black youth than having a beef with the police. black people have embraced the role of the victim and many have fell in love with it. its much easier to complain for a day then actually do something. just wait for someone to say sean bell in a freestyle and smoke an l and feel hopeless

  24. MRWILLDOIT Says:

    Reality is: We don’t live in an inspired, pro-active era!

    Where are the Black Panthers of our generation? THEY DON’T EXIST! So CAN all the talk about us uniting and shit, because all you all are gonna do is blog and go back to your lives.

    What these rappers and influential black people need to do is tell all Young black men to stop acting like hoodlums out in these streets! No behavior justifies 50 shots, but ask yourselves DID THESE GUYS BEHAVE IN AN INNOCENT MANNER ON THAT FATEFUL NIGHT?

    Like most of you, I am disgusted by this verdict. The lesson learned for me, however, is that, to them, my black life is nothing. I can only counter that by showing these pigs and crackers that black men have class! We are not all thugs, gangsters and hustlers….

    Stop making it easy for these cops to blast us.

  25. Marylandkev Says:

    MRWILLDOIT Says:

    April 26th, 2008 at 11:32 am
    Reality is: We don’t live in an inspired, pro-active era!

    Where are the Black Panthers of our generation? THEY DON’T EXIST! So CAN all the talk about us uniting and shit, because all you all are gonna do is blog and go back to your lives.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I agree. Black folk are inspired by all the wrong things. Fred Hampton,
    Stokley Carmicheal, Huey P were all young black males with a purpose
    in life and that was justice their people. They didn’t have half the money as these rappers but yet they created food and clothing programs along with after school programs for kids. Defended themselves in court also just to name a few. Just like I said 2-3 weeks from now when 50 starts his media frenzy for his G-unit album is where black folk attention will be. HOW SAD lol

  26. jay Says:

    nas is so ignorant. stop trying to kick knowledge.

  27. nation Says:

    THE COMMENTS EXPRESSED IN THIS PROGRAM DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF BET

  28. Brent Says:

    whatchu tryin to kick knowledge? LAAMMEEEEE

    smh at them ‘losing’ mos. when was the last time your phone line just cut out like that? you’re teling me that BET cant get some phones that keep a connection? this aint the 70’s. you can see the male host start to get restless when time starts to run out, then they ‘lose’ him. BET is totally fucked from the top down and they need to wake the fuck up, how are they losing phone connections at a time like that

  29. G7 Says:

    ^word. that was probably deaded on purpose

  30. Los Says:

    Brent Says:
    April 26th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    whatchu tryin to kick knowledge? LAAMMEEEEE

    smh at them ‘losing’ mos.

    ^^^ actually if you listen that was Mos’ line breaking up

  31. Ryan Says:

    wait. so im older than a black man?

  32. LANSKI Says:

    A White American owned media outlet meant to server the Black American population can only be used as a trojan horse to sneak “their” culture into the homes of the programming public. The shit will never work in Black America’s favor.

    FUCK THE PIGS

    AND FUCK VIACOM

  33. LANSKI Says:

    -serve

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  35. max Says:

    if you don’t like how it it is in America make your money and leave or shut the fuck up and deal with it!

    By the way i’m black! So it’s not a racial thing! If I have a problem with something I fix it, I don’t bitch and expect someone else to fix it.

  36. Eat My Shorts Says:

    ninjas aint gonna do shit. like the homie eskay say, if you about it, be about it. lol at Obama being shook to speak powerfully on this, dude is coppin pleas to stay viable with white people. I guess its smart, but still rubs me the wrong way.

  37. Greg E. Says:

    That verdict is an outrage! but the saddest part is…as with everything else, all this hype will die down soon. I aint sayin that to be cynical, I’m just sayin, what are we REALLY gonna do as a people (especially the younger generation)? Are we really gonna do something or wait til the obligatiory commutity figureheads do/say somethin? (i.e. the Jesse Jackson’s, the Al Sharpton’s, the “concsious” rappers). You can say Fuck the Police all day long, but if you aint gonna do anything about the situation…thats just hollow talk.

    This aint directed at nobody, just wanted to give my 2 cents. As a young black male, this verdict is infuriating and upsetting…because it makes our life seem invaluable, but instead of unfocused aggression, we should really take this time out to educate ourselves and our kids on the system in order to figure out how to change it, and become a more self governed community.

    Sorry if this comes of as preachy.

    And btw, does anybody find it a little off putting that BET only wanna bring cats like Cousin Jeff and Mos and Talib around when shit hits the fan? How come the more public artists arent as vocal about the issues? Ask 50 what he thinks!

  38. hamBONE Says:

    max Says:

    April 26th, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    if you don’t like how it it is in America make your money and leave or shut the fuck up and deal with it!

    By the way i’m black! So it’s not a racial thing! If I have a problem with something I fix it, I don’t bitch and expect someone else to fix it.
    ^^^

    a big cosign on that my dude. live the phrase, “Black Republican.” You wanna know the difference between nas and jigga on a financial and political level, Jay really feels like a “Black Republican” while Nas just talkin’….

    I used to think Nas was the illa when i was in my teens, but you start to grow up and realize you start wantin that whole package…u dont wanna juss sit back and bitch about it…like dude said, “don;t talk aboiut it, be about it.”

  39. FLIP Says:

    @max:

    a problem this big, you cannot fix alone, my dude

  40. The Truth... Says:

    eskay Says:
    April 26th, 2008 at 11:10 am
    lol @ niggas arguing over what anybody is gonna do. nobody is gonna do shit. you wanna do something worthwhile? hunt and kill those three pigs who got acquitted or else don’t talk to me.

    ———————

    Come on man, you know that ain’t gonna solve anything. You just wanna feel better today? Cause that’s all that will do. The problem is much deeper and won’t go away by killin those cops.

    The problem is that nobody is gonna do shit…or at least they ain’t gonna do what really should be done.

    In Rome, Italy a few months ago a cop killed some cat for no apparent reason (the situation was very very minor and there was no need for what happened). When the poeple thought that, once again, the cop was gonna get away with it, there were riots in Rome…to the extent that people were ATTACKING POLICE STATIONS!!!! That’s what happens when real people get upset. They handle their shit!! That shit will never happen in N. America. People don’t have enough passion about anything to care that much, because they are too dumbed down to think like that. Dumbed down by all the bullshit they’re feeding you (new blockbuster movies, video games, hollywood, bullshit TV, fast food, the president, girls gone wild, violence and violent tv/movies, CNN, the middle east, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc,….1000 more things).

    These people can do what they want knowing that there is never going to be a real reaction from the masses. This move (the Sean Bell verdict) proves that we are getting closer and closer to a real police state. Soon the cops will be able to do whatever the fuck they want and not only nothing will happen to them, but there probably aren’t even going to be trials like this one anymore….they will just get off and it will be normal. They will be allowed to do whatever the fuck they want simply because they are “heros” and they are there to “protect you from evil” and because of “national security” and all the other bullshit terms they have created and that nobody ever even questions. Fuck that. What a bunch of bullshit. Wake the fuck up. Killarmy was sayin it how long ago? Wake the fuck up or get broke the fuck up….

    (end of song)
    You better wake the fuck up!
    Thats word life!
    Dont sleep!
    We dont be having that shit no more!
    Word is bond this is as real as its going to get
    Wake the fuck up
    Killarmy, wu-tang clan
    Word word, shaolin
    Wake the fuck up
    Get the actual facts
    Better fuckin resurrect

  41. E.J. Says:

    If we keep hurting each other and keep attacking each other in the streets, how can we be unified and fight this gross injustice? Yes it is true this verdict shows that black life on the streets in the eyes of police mean nothing, but we also take our lives for granted. We are divided, we kill and rob each other, when we have sex we dont even have the common sense to use protection because we think that we are above STD’s and HIV/AIDS. Every time you look at death rates, it is black on black violence, you look at STD and HIV rates- African-Americans are at the top of the list. I know the government also has a huge role in this but if we dont respect each other and unite how can we rise up?

    Look at Hillary and Obama. Obama represents real change and a chance for some of this nonsense to stop. Even though he is overwhelmingly supported blacks- he should be at least 99.9% supported by blacks because its obvious that Bill Clinton manipulated the black vote and kept it by helping niggaz out. Bill does not give a fuck about us, he and Hillary still see Obama is a “boy” that is why she was talking about him becoming VP even though he was whooping her ass in delegate count. They are questioning him about the Philly loss, even though the demographics overwhelmingly supported Hillary (white, senior citizen, blue collar, Catholic)- in 6 weeks under intense scrutiny Obama was able to cut Hillary’s 20-point lead in half.

    In conclusion, niggaz we need to respect each other, show some kind of unity and intelligence and fight these problems head-on. Hopefully, Barack can pull it off- in fact I know he will. There’s a change coming ya’ll, God is working because 2 years ago who would have thought a black man would be this close to being President? REGISTER, VOTE and I know this man will change a lot of shit. Police just wanna oppress and treat us like animals, in Chicago now they will be using M4’s to “control” gang violence. Think about that, gangs fuck shit up but a lot of niggaz just feel left out, depressed and feel like there aint nothing to live for. M4’s niggaz it aint no video game ya’ll.

    R.I.P. Sean Bell

    Truce is coming. Real music and unity can save the world. Peace out niggaz.

  42. NEO Says:

    Crazy, unfortunate, and a sad state of affairs.

  43. Komrade Says:

    Fucking police state is what we live in

    This isnt really about color, its about power

    Illuminati, NWO, One World Government, Freemasons, whatever you want to call them, thats the enemy.

    Free your mind!

    http://www.infowars.com

  44. THE BADDEST RASTA IN THA U.S. OF A. Says:

    i remember that rodney king shit in L.A., niggas burn this shit up, now sean bell and Amadou Diallo ( niggas dont forget amadou diallo so quick) I remember when i was proud of hip hop cuz dudes would speak on the black issues like = ice cube, krs one, etc. Now these wack azzzz nigga’s only talk about how they want you to buy they wack azz album like 50 talking about he’ll vote for the cave b**** over obama. I feel like black folks need to come together NOW. Its not gonna stop till we step up to the plate. We cant be stopped when we come together COAST 2 COAST.

    LAPD = KKK
    NYPD = KKK

    WAKE UP BLACK PEEPS, STAND TOGETHER NOW OR FUK IT

  45. theshoelace Says:

    wow. God Bless America, literally.

  46. This ain’t no gossip! « Soul Explicit Says:

    […] I was disappointed that people were completely ignorant about the this situation.  I mean, the man has passed for some time now. Shot 50 times! Honestly, what person survives that many bullets and how was he being a threat to anyone to have even been shot! The worse part is that this man was murdered by three cops, who are “not guilty”. This is some injustice bullshit. I’ll shut the hell up and you can hear what Talib Kweli, Nas and Mos Def had to say about the situation on 106 & Park earlier this week at Nah Right. […]

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    […] With the ups come the downs and this week was no different. We know Real Men Dont Cry, but Friday was a sad day in NYC. Its good to see artists come together and speak about such an unfortunate event to educate the people and bring them together in such tragedy though. Now only if more can come forward, will we see change be implemented. DeShawn Stevenson decided to open his mouth and let Hova blow the whistle and unleash the arsenal on the little homie. Wesley taught us if you tax evade, you might get sniped. TI also got banned from ATL schools this week and this summer is about to be jampacked full of dope effing concerts. […]

  48. Black Man;s Nightmare Says:

    Although blacks are 12% of the population in reality it is just 2% of the blacks that commit 50% of the murders and a greater percentage of other crimes. Consider: black females – 6%. Blacks from zero yrs. to 12 yrs. and black males from 50-100 years commit an infinitesimal percentage of the crimes. Therefore we are left with two percent. If we eliminate crimes committed by this two percent from the U.S. statistics our country compares very favorably with all Western countries. Fact — blacks kill 7 times more than whites kill. Fact — blacks kill whites 20 times more than whites kill blacks. Fact — blacks mug or commit group crime against whites 50 times more than whites commit against blacks. Fact — blacks rape white women 2000 (yes 2000) times more than whites rape black women. In New York City, about 300 white women are raped by blacks every year BUT there has not been a black woman raped by a white male in anybody’s memory (going back over 20 yrs.) Consider: Al Sharpton had to go upstate New York to find a hoax and that was almost 20 years ago. (Source NYT 4/22/05)

    According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics 2004 report (released May 2006), blacks commit 54 percent of the homicides in America even though they constitute only 12 percent of the population.

    An individual black male is seven times more likely to commit murder than an individual white male. It so happens that black felons commit 43 percent of aggravated assaults, 66 percent of armed robberies, 27 percent of rapes and 85 percent of interracial crimes of violence, mainly against whites (this last figure from a Justice Department report 2003). However, it’s not just in the United States. The greatest dicators in recent years have emerged in Africa. People like Idi Amin of Uganda, Hastings Kamuzu Banda in Malawi, Mobutu Sese Seko, in Zaire, self-anointed Emperor Bokassa of the Central African Republic, Mohammed Saidi Barre in Somalia, Sani Abacha of Nigeria, Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe — the list is endless.

    Blacks are dumber as well, statistics analyzed by the New York Times (July 4, 1999) dispel the poverty argument by establishing that impoverished white children whose parents earn less than $10,000 a year score higher on standardized SAT tests than black children whose parents earn more than $70,000 a year. Also, nearly 70 percent of black children are born out of wedlock.

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