Video: Nas & Kelis Will Pay You For Baby Names

via MTV News:

He and K are expecting their first child together (Esco has a daughter from a previous relationship), and the couple are trying to figure out exactly what they should call their heir.

“Yeah, [we are deciding between] a few baby names,” Nas said. “It’s kinda hard.

“I’ve been thinking about kinda putting something online: ‘Choose his name,’ ” the Queens legend added with a smile. “You get a couple stacks for that. We take care of you for that. You win something real. But we’re thinking now.”

…”Rock the Bells understands what the people want,” Esco boasted. “They know how to bring all of the people together, and they bring it every year. People are starting to know that. It’s starting to be a brand in their minds.

“My most memorable moments on this tour? Seeing how many people out there that want that real,” he continued. “It’s like hip-hop again. You don’t see this genre of music coming together and touring. Rock the Bells are the only people that’s really been giving it to you consistently for a couple of years now.”

Nas wouldn’t say exactly how his and Gong’s set would go, but he did say we would see the duo perform their new songs as well as their solo hits. “You’re gonna see us mix it up. It’s gonna be right,” he promised.

Rock the Bells kicks off in June, the same month the Nas and Marley joint LP Distant Relatives drops.

MTV readers might not know about Carmen & Destiny, but I’m sure 99% of NR readers do.


UPDATE: Had to put up this tweet from The Real:

the-real-nas-kelis-baby-named-untitled

Fuck the no homo, I love these dudes… if you haven’t seen yesterday’s The Real video, what are you waiting for.


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86 Responses to “Video: Nas & Kelis Will Pay You For Baby Names”

  1. PHOENIXXX Says:

    Nas gonna name the baby King Tut

    whether it’s a boy or girl

  2. A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:

    Sleeps girl must be Danger cause she smashed the homies

    …As for baby names.. How about Hovita, Shawna, Untitled, illmatic, JayQuisha, Cartera

  3. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # Big Homie Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 8:55 am

    *hugs CiCi and rubs woody on her thigh*
    ^^^^

    I would feel that?

  4. D. Billz Says:

    *dapz NAHgerians*

  5. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Sleeps girl must be Danger cause she smashed the homies

    …As for baby names.. How about Hovita, Shawna, Untitled, illmatic, JayQuisha, Cartera
    ^^^

    LOL!

    They’re having a boy.

  6. D. Billz Says:

    # Plug is a winner Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 8:55 am

    If any dude in here says that she ain’t on point x 100, they need to revoke their pecker-carrying card ASAP.
    ——
    cosign. I like thin girls too, but I love all types of chicks. and tahiry is frikkin gorgious. Sleep is just so much in love wit his girl that he has tunnel vision. tahiry’s body is that of a Goddess.

    ^My name is DBillz, I live somewhere in Baltimore, and approve this comment.

  7. Smear Says:

    Follow Bruno’s lead [ll]
    “A traditional African name…..OJ”

  8. A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:

    LOL!

    They’re having a boy.

    –If so they can borrow my future sons middle name “Ether”

    *Daps sleep and billz*

    *Hugs cici*

  9. PHOENIXXX Says:

    yo D. Billz

    based on research I came to the conclusion

    Grafh>>>>>>>>>>>>>Eminem

  10. A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:

    tahiry’s body is that of a Goddess.

    –Cosigns to the fullest extent

  11. Smear Says:

    interesting conclusion

  12. Big Homie Says:

    I would feel that?

    ^ you did last night so I dont see you wouldnt now

  13. anons aka brother mouzone in a joe clair era Says:

    watup Cici…props for braving this goddamn sausage party day in and day out

    when Nah gets a good crew of females in the comment section, we can retire eskay’s jersey

  14. CiCi The Intern Says:

    Rock the Bells last year was incredible. Definitely have to hit that up this year, no question.

  15. A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:

    Nas how about, Sean, Jungle, Braveheart, Kufi (incase he gets out of line one day and you hit him… you’ll be a…..)

  16. Big Homie Says:

    Rock the Bells last year was incredible. Definitely have to hit that up this year, no question.

    ^ You coming down here to hit it up?

  17. A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:

    Grafh>>>>>>>>>>>>>Eminem

    -nahright.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/cam-true-mag.jpg

  18. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # Big Homie Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Rock the Bells last year was incredible. Definitely have to hit that up this year, no question.

    ^ You coming down here to hit it up?
    ^^^

    Yep. I went to the DC show last summer with my brother.

    Family bonding over Nas and Wu = Priceless.

  19. yaboy Says:

    AYE!

  20. anons aka brother mouzone in a joe clair era Says:

    Nas and Marley Jr. is a good look

    its funny how the game got niggaz doin all kinda collabos

    them white boys Chester French got Bun, Common, Talib and Jada on they MIXTAPE….

    shit done changed

    but its for the better cos now the genre gon evolve from all these artists feedin off each other (n)

  21. yaboy Says:

    i jam to that ‘make the trap say aye’ everytime i hear it now.. smh @ myself

  22. b-ease Says:

    Rock the Bells last year was incredible.

    ^^
    Word, I went to the DC joint too. The rain, lines, and drink prices couldnt even take away from it.

  23. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    April 14th, 2009 at 9:08 am
    Rock the Bells last year was incredible. Definitely have to hit that up this year, no question.

    ***I somehow missed it last year…I lost…might try to make up for it, this year…

    ***Daps CiCi…

  24. b-ease Says:

    i jam to that ‘make the trap say aye’ everytime i hear it now..

    ^^
    As you should. A dope song is a dope song. Ignorance and lack of a “real” hiphop sound notwithstanding.

    Quarter Brick. Half a Brick. Whole Brick. Aye.

  25. Big Homie Says:

    Yep. I went to the DC show last summer with my brother.

    Family bonding over Nas and Wu = Priceless.

    ^ Oh..the Rock the Bells show you were reffering too..umm..yea

    the show was great

  26. yaboy Says:

    Nas should name his son – Payshawn

  27. Joe 88 Says:

    Real talk, since this thread is about baby names, I know this dudethat got cold beat on the Nas stanning, he actually named his child “Nasir “STILLMATIC” I kid you not, it’s one thing to name your child after someone (I think carmelo is a cool name, nhoc) but a album? That’s stanning 7.0 right there

    Good morning folks

    *Lights morning L*

  28. b-ease Says:

    ***I somehow missed it last year…I lost…might try to make up for it, this year…

    ^^
    Yea, you definetely lost Ike, I know the depths (n) of your Tribe stanism and they closed it out.

    *daps Ike, DBillz*

  29. PHOENIXXX Says:

    # A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Grafh>>>>>>>>>>>>>Eminem

    -nahright.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/cam-true-mag.jpg

    ^^^

    lmao

    As long as “We Made You” is getting airplay I stand by my statements

  30. b-ease Says:

    *Lights morning L*

    ^^
    *does the same*

  31. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Rock the Bells last year was incredible.

    ^^
    Word, I went to the DC joint too. The rain, lines, and drink prices couldnt even take away from it.
    ^^^^

    Even the lack of estrogen who actually gave a damn who was performing couldn’t kill me either. I swear, when Nas hit the stage, I went stupid (standing 2 miles away from the stage lol). My brother and I were rapping the lyrics of “New York State of Mind” together. I had just 21 that weekend too. Oh, the memories.

  32. Big Homie Says:

    b-ease, CiCi…Billz, Icon or any of you DMVers…we should link up, pause. Start a grill or something. I’ll bring beer for ya’ll. I’ll see if I can bring some more females to tag along.

  33. Big Homie Says:

    I hope they release dates soon so I can get the ball rolling and cop some nice tix. Got a few peeps that got the hook up for backstage passes, but sometimes shit falls through so Im def coppin tix soon as they go on sale just to be safe.

  34. D. Billz Says:

    # PHOENIXXX Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    yo D. Billz

    based on research I came to the conclusion

    Grafh>>>>>>>>>>>>>Eminem

    ^I would like to commend you on this scientific discovery. For further investigation for those who are unfamiliar with his work, people can peruse through his mixtapes prior to the Myspace Jumpoff song. I used to say that Grafh was the “Black” Em due to his off-beat style and sadistic references. Highly slept on.

    A few threads back, the joint with him and Lux, he’s actually kickin’ a rhyme from the Best of Grafh mixtape.

    “Food” from the first Oracle mixtape >>>

    That’s probably the best song I’ve heard on ANY Green Lantern mixtape.

  35. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    b-ease Says:

    April 14th, 2009 at 9:15 am
    ***I somehow missed it last year…I lost…might try to make up for it, this year…

    ^^
    Yea, you definetely lost Ike, I know the depths (n) of your Tribe stanism and they closed it out.

    *daps Ike, DBillz*

    ***I know, I know…I missed Tribe when they played @ Love, the year before too….plus, Rakim played RTB last year, right? For the record, my son’s name is Rakim (true story)…I must’ve been in a cash crunch (no hand to hand transactions) or some shit last year, since I was switching up jobs- that’s the only excuse that makes sense, but I really can’t remember why I missed out, last year….

    Daps all in attendance***

  36. Joe 88 Says:

    b-ease Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:14 am
    i jam to that ‘make the trap say aye’ everytime i hear it now..

    ^^
    As you should. A dope song is a dope song. Ignorance and lack of a “real” hiphop sound notwithstanding.

    Quarter Brick. Half a Brick. Whole Brick. Aye.

    ^I tried to told ya’ll ninjas, but noooooooooooooo, no one listened to me, smh

    I’m booming, i’m bucking, i’m serving all the fiends (okay)
    Rap game easy, but the dope game gra-vee (damn!)

  37. Beezy Says:

    damn Imma get fired for all these magazine shots on the main page.

  38. D. Billz Says:

    # Big Homie Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:16 am

    b-ease, CiCi…Billz, Icon or any of you DMVers…we should link up, pause. Start a grill or something. I’ll bring beer for ya’ll. I’ll see if I can bring some more females to tag along.

    ^That sounds like a plan. Especially the extra females part. You know a rack of buns (c) DMV slang

  39. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    b-ease Says:

    April 14th, 2009 at 9:14 am
    i jam to that ‘make the trap say aye’ everytime i hear it now..

    ^^
    As you should. A dope song is a dope song. Ignorance and lack of a “real” hiphop sound notwithstanding.

    Quarter Brick. Half a Brick. Whole Brick. Aye.

    ***Co-sign..I can’t front on the catchiness of that jawn, or “Ain’t I”…

  40. D. Billz Says:

    *dapz Joe88*

  41. sleep AKA I lOVE MY GIRL Says:

    give the kid a ghetto name then make a song about how u did it to preserve our african heritage

  42. D. Billz Says:

    *dapz iCon*

  43. Beezy Says:

    ^ You coming down here to hit it up?

    >10min late AYO

  44. A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:

    Yo if tahiry did the Chardonay 10ft drop from a stripper pole into a split i would devote my life to her.

  45. D. Billz Says:

    “Ain’t I”

    ^I just wish I could understand what that first nigga is sayin’.

    “Yabba dabba whuuuuuuuut…. Grand Hustle whuuuuuuuuuuuut”

  46. Joe 88 Says:

    Another LF: I know i’m about 7 months late, ut youn chris “campaigne for change” is fucking heat, that boy is great (n/h), IMHO he sounds like Jay-Z if Jay would’ve never blown up (no pipe bomb) peedi went off to, someone needs to make a best of peedi guest apperences mixtape cause I don’t think I heard peedi ome weak (nh) on ther artist tracks

  47. A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:

    *Nasirs it up*

    *Names son ‘Choppa suit’*

  48. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Waaaaaaaaay left field- Big Boi ripped his verse on that “Throw Ya Handz” (or whatever it was called) jawn on ATLiens…”I’m cooler than a polar bear’s toenails/oh hell/there he go again, talking that shit”, lol…of course, Dre’s verse erased every trace of Twan’s (no Joe 88)….I really want a new Outkast album—not a soundtrack, not a Dre album and Big Boi album packaged together…a m’fuckin’ Outkast album of new, original COLLABORATIVE materials…damn…

    ***turns up “Wheelz of Steel”

  49. CiCi The Intern Says:

    I remember when Wale came out during RTB and no one paid attention to dude. I couldn’t help by chuckle at that.

  50. D. Billz Says:

    I know this dudethat got cold beat on the Nas stanning, he actually named his child “Nasir “STILLMATIC” I kid you not

    ^Please tell me he’s not from round the way.

    *crosses fingers*

  51. Big Homie Says:

    ^ You coming down here to hit it up?

    >10min late AYO

    ^lol Negative sir….that comment was to CiCi.

  52. anons aka brother mouzone in a joe clair era Says:

    i need to get a camera crew and go run round with these pirates..these niggaz are the gulliest of the gully

    Somali Pirate #1: Damn, I didnt think they’d call on the Navy Seals. They merked Asad, Abdi and Nadif

    Somali Pirate #2: Squad up, nigga!

  53. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    “Yabba dabba whuuuuuuuut…. Grand Hustle whuuuuuuuuuuuut”

    ***LOL…ol’ mushmouth ass nigga (no Fat Albert)….”ba-ka bin da boyyyyyy…..grand hustle booooooooooooy”, lol…I have no idea WTF he’s saying, either…nigga might as well be saying “Goonie Goo Goo” (c) Eddie Murphy

  54. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # Joe 88 Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Another LF: I know i’m about 7 months late, ut youn chris “campaigne for change” is fucking heat, that boy is great (n/h), IMHO he sounds like Jay-Z if Jay would’ve never blown up (no pipe bomb) peedi went off to, someone needs to make a best of peedi guest apperences mixtape cause I don’t think I heard peedi ome weak (nh) on ther artist tracks
    ^^^

    What Twan said.

    *waves stan flag*

  55. yaboy Says:

    @joe88

    if you can decipher gucci, you mind transcibing the rest of his verse? shit is damn near impossible to understand.. i get like 40% of what dude says

  56. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    April 14th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    I remember when Wale came out during RTB and no one paid attention to dude. I couldn’t help by chuckle at that.

    ***I’m a Wale fan, so I won’t repeat my story about his appearance at the Badu/Roots show @ DAR Const.

  57. D. Billz Says:

    # Joe 88 Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Another LF: I know i’m about 7 months late, ut youn chris “campaigne for change” is fucking heat, that boy is great (n/h), IMHO he sounds like Jay-Z if Jay would’ve never blown up (no pipe bomb) peedi went off to, someone needs to make a best of peedi guest apperences mixtape cause I don’t think I heard peedi ome weak (nh) on ther artist tracks

    ^SP Chain GANNNNNNG!

    Is Peedi still locked up? And I cosign that guest appearances statement. I don’t remember hearing that song that you mentioned with him and Chris though.

  58. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    another LF moment- I’m still jive perturbed by Guru’s “I am Gangstarr” comment….nigga, you are Jazzamatazz….

  59. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:25 am

    “Yabba dabba whuuuuuuuut…. Grand Hustle whuuuuuuuuuuuut”

    ***LOL…ol’ mushmouth ass nigga (no Fat Albert)….”ba-ka bin da boyyyyyy…..grand hustle booooooooooooy”, lol…I have no idea WTF he’s saying, either…nigga might as well be saying “Goonie Goo Goo” (c) Eddie Murphy
    ^^^

    What the hell is he saying in the hook? lol.

  60. PHOENIXXX Says:

    Somali Pirates is Marlo’s crew come to life. on water.

  61. b-ease Says:

    # Big Homie Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:16 am

    b-ease, CiCi…Billz, Icon or any of you DMVers…we should link up, pause. Start a grill or something. I’ll bring beer for ya’ll. I’ll see if I can bring some more females to tag along

    ^^
    I’m with it fam. Just let me know the deal.

  62. D. Billz Says:

    *Names son ‘Choppa suit’*

    ^ *rides tricycle on highway*

  63. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:26 am

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    April 14th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    I remember when Wale came out during RTB and no one paid attention to dude. I couldn’t help by chuckle at that.

    ***I’m a Wale fan, so I won’t repeat my story about his appearance at the Badu/Roots show @ DAR Const.
    ^^^

    I’ll do it for you.

    He got booed.

  64. D. Billz Says:

    # icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:27 am

    another LF moment- I’m still jive perturbed by Guru’s “I am Gangstarr” comment….nigga, you are Jazzamatazz….

    ^LMAO! Is he beefin’ with Preemo or some shit? Why would he say that? Niggas disrespecting the people who even made them relevant (c) CL Smooth

  65. anons aka brother mouzone in a joe clair era Says:

    turns up “Wheelz of Steel”

    ^^

    first time i heard that i was blunted to the moon and thought the end was some nigga lettin air out a balloon

  66. b-ease Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    April 14th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    I remember when Wale came out during RTB and no one paid attention to dude. I couldn’t help by chuckle at that.

    ^^
    LOL, when I got the grounds he was doing “W.A.L.E.DANCE” and nobody gave two shits. But worse performance/stage presence goes to jay Electronica hands down. Niggas in the crowd was getting mad when dude was up there.

  67. CiCi The Intern Says:

    Is Peedi still locked up? And I cosign that guest appearances statement. I don’t remember hearing that song that you mentioned with him and Chris though.
    ^^^^

    Peedi’s been out. He doesn’t have revolving door syndrome like Beans.

  68. D. Billz Says:

    Let me find out Wale got the shoes thrown at him, Dubya style. Up, there goes DC one shot at hiphop. LOL

  69. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Turns up “Po’ Folks”…whatever happened to Nappy Roots? They reminded me of a new school Goodie Mob…

  70. Big Homie Says:

    ***I’m a Wale fan, so I won’t repeat my story about his appearance at the Badu/Roots show @ DAR Const.
    ^^^

    I’ll do it for you.

    He got booed.

    ^ Did he get booed too? I thought he just hopped on stage did his verse and then jumped off stage and sat back in the crowd like planned.

  71. A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:

    Somali Pirate #1: What are we doing today

    Somali Pirate #2: Boats and Hoes!

  72. b-ease Says:

    We take no shit
    Like, um, stopped up commodes
    Got a collect call
    They done locked up my folks
    Low blow
    Hit me in the right ventricle
    We won’t be able to ride out till 2004

    – 3K Wheels of Steel

  73. D. Billz Says:

    >>Peedi’s been out. He doesn’t have revolving door syndrome like Beans.

    ^He need to get back in the stu. I can’t wait until Meek get out. Still don’t think GH is gonna give him the proper push (nh).

  74. CiCi The Intern Says:

    # b-ease Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:29 am

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    April 14th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    I remember when Wale came out during RTB and no one paid attention to dude. I couldn’t help but chuckle at that.

    ^^
    LOL, when I got the grounds he was doing “W.A.L.E.DANCE” and nobody gave two shits. But worse performance/stage presence goes to jay Electronica hands down. Niggas in the crowd was getting mad when dude was up there.
    ^^^

    Nigga was just blabbering on about nothing, that’s why LOL!

    SMH @ Rakim looking like Soulja Boy up there too. Because he’s the God, he gets a pass.

  75. D. Billz Says:

    # A tribe called quest aka Bitch, Im the space invader Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Somali Pirate #1: What are we doing today

    Somali Pirate #2: Boats and Hoes!

    ^Yo, I didn’t fuck with that movie like that, but that particular scene was hilarious.

  76. Beezy Says:

    Young Chris’ best verses were on the Hot 97 freestyle session…his whole career has been one big downward spiral.

  77. D. Billz Says:

    *DIES* @ Rakim rockin’ the durag with the tail out. He needs more Fordham Rd.

  78. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    April 14th, 2009 at 9:28 am
    # icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:26 am

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    April 14th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    I remember when Wale came out during RTB and no one paid attention to dude. I couldn’t help by chuckle at that.

    ***I’m a Wale fan, so I won’t repeat my story about his appearance at the Badu/Roots show @ DAR Const.
    ^^^

    I’ll do it for you.

    He got booed.

    ***Nope, the Roots started performing “Rising Down”…Wale came out of the audience to kick his verse, then returned back to his seat, like an aisle over from me….I waited until a week before the show to pick up tix, so i didn’t even have good seats, lol…like “Orchestra row S”, or some shit…you would think Wale would at least be in the same quality of seats as WPGC concert winners…

  79. PHOENIXXX Says:

    # D. Billz Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:18 am

    # PHOENIXXX Says:
    April 14th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    yo D. Billz

    based on research I came to the conclusion

    Grafh>>>>>>>>>>>>>Eminem

    ^I would like to commend you on this scientific discovery. For further investigation for those who are unfamiliar with his work, people can peruse through his mixtapes prior to the Myspace Jumpoff song. I used to say that Grafh was the “Black” Em due to his off-beat style and sadistic references. Highly slept on.

    A few threads back, the joint with him and Lux, he’s actually kickin’ a rhyme from the Best of Grafh mixtape.

    “Food” from the first Oracle mixtape >>>

    That’s probably the best song I’ve heard on ANY Green Lantern mixtape.

    ^^^

    the best song on a Green Lantern mixtape is 2 Gunz Up. hands down

    but yeah, Oracle is crazy

    and what’s this Best Of Grafh mixtape you speak of?

  80. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    edit “Rising Up”

  81. b-ease Says:

    Turns up “Po’ Folks”…whatever happened to Nappy Roots? They reminded me of a new school Goodie Mob…

    ^^
    The first single from the second album happened. “The Whole World Is Country”. Their bamma shitick went from earnest to gimmicky real quick.

    The song with Anthony Hamilton on the hook, “Po Folks”, was one of best hiphop singles of the decade though. I think they just dropped an album, but its tree in the forest syndrome with that.

  82. Barack Oswagga Says:

    Somali Pirate #1: Damn, I didnt think they’d call on the Navy Seals. They merked Asad, Abdi and Nadif

    Somali Pirate #2: Squad up, nigga!

    ^^^*Done*

    them niggas are gully, but the jigg is almost up. Its about to be an international task force on them in a sec

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  84. Seth Gueko Says:

    Nasir Jones >

    Nasir Jones Jr
    that will be the baby boy name

  85. Pikasso Says:

    God Son is the name.

  86. shit is whack Says:

    Nas was joking if you read the mtv article…he doesn’t want help namimg the baby!

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