You been in this 10, I been in this 5, smarten up

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No shots. This week marks the 5 year anniversary of the launch of this website. It should come as no surprise that I never imagined that this little rap blog would alter the trajectory of my life so dramtically. 5 years ago this week I was working as a corporate drone network analyst at a big publishing conglomerate. I enjoyed my job, but like most people, I dreamed of getting paid to do something I really loved. I had discovered the concept of blogging probably a year or so prior and I immediately recognized it as a game changer. I had always enjoyed writing and rap, but I had never seriously considered pursuing writing about rap as a career. I had no formal training in journalism and no college degree to speak of. And magazines/websites don’t hire folks on the strength of their passion for the subject, right? But blogging was the great equalizer. It revolutionized the concept of self-publishing. An aspiring writer no longer had to bother with printing up zines or shooting off writing samples to editors with the hope that somebody would be willing to give them a shot. Now, any kid with access to the internet could share their unfiltered thoughts with the world in real time.

I saw huge potential in this new medium and I was intent on capitalizing on it. It really was one of those light bulb moments where you know something is gonna be big, and you have a chance to get in on the ground floor. Opportunities like that don’t come around every day. So I started a little personal blog on Blogspot and I started writing about shit that was going on in my life and rap and really just whatever I was thinking about at the time. You’ve probably heard the story before. And you know, like they say, the rest is history. So fast forward 5 years and the blog game is on a whole ‘nother level. Rappers shout us out. Bloggers actually matter to record labels now. People come to our sites 10 times day. A bunch of folks hate. And you know what? I did see this happening, I just never imagined that I’d have a front row seat for the revolution. And for that, I’m eternally grateful. Hit the jump for the shout out portion of the post.

To all of the MCs that I grew up on that not only provided entertainment, but literally got me through some of the toughest times of my life. To Herc, Bam and Flash specifically. To all of the early rap bloggers who inspired me and sent links my way and shouted me for my efforts. To all of the commenters who help turn an article into a conversation (or an argument). To the OG Nah Right commenters, because if not for their feedback and input I might have given this shit up after a month. To every visitor who comes here every day. To the universe. To Jay-Z & Nas for proving endless comment section fodder. To my parents whose genes made me into an argumentative fuck. To my old IT manager who saw enough in me to hire me out of the mailroom. To my kids. To nation and Dre, without whom I would probably be unrecognizable to my kids. To my NMC fam (Miss Info included). To Hashim and YN and BFred for recognizing and believing in me before I fully believed in myself. To all of the stand-up rap bloggers who go hard everyday for no other reason than the love. To all of the fuckboy bloggers who can’t keep my name off their keyboards. To the kid who just started blogging this week with big dreams.

But enough of the sentimental shit. Do me a favor and burn one or throw a few back this week in celebration of 5 years of Nah. Here’s to 50 more.

Cheers.

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225 Responses to “You been in this 10, I been in this 5, smarten up”

  1. Hopp Says:

    The new batch of T.I. songs is garbage.

    ^^

    Batch ? It’s jus’ one. You’ve heard the other and commented on it yesterday, so it’s not new for you. lol

    And yeah, I can spin it differently, but there’s no need for that. There’s music for everybody to enjoy.

  2. rex hussla Says:

    No shots. This weeks marks
    ___________________________

    Five words in and a typo c’mon eskay [ll]

  3. rex hussla Says:

    To my kids nation and Dre,
    _________________________

    LMAO

  4. Hopp Says:

    Congrats, eskay.

    To the kid who just started blogging this week with big dreams.

    ^^

    hl ?

  5. Safe Says:

    Yessir!

  6. eskay Says:

    that’s the beauty of blogging though. typos.

  7. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Batch ? It’s jus’ one.
    ===============
    Nah, the last two joints have been subpar.

    But I’m gonna fall back on this convo.

    Wouldn’t wanna step on eskay’s “speech”

  8. hl Says:

    To my kids nation and Dre,

    lol

  9. Mac Brown Says:

    damn time fly’s…..

  10. hl Says:

    To the kid who just started blogging this week with big dreams.

    ^^

    hl ?

    *dies*

  11. Alexander Richter | Photography Says:

    Respect!

  12. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    To Jay-Z & Nas for proving endless comment section fodder.

    ^

    *cues house band*
    *sends award show hostess*
    *has eskay escorted from stage*

    i knew hovs name would end up soewheres in this editorial.

    congrats tho esk.

  13. QUEENZ Says:

    Lmao @ To Jay-Z & Nas for proving endless comment section fodder

    5 years is a great accomplishment, best wishes and many more.

  14. mcb Says:

    I* ain’t always been around here, but I can say I visited before commenting

    Your site just gives it all. songs, little stupid shit about artists, exclusives, clothing post, crazy comments down in this section.
    no homo,but thanks. you legit provide me the rap knowledge/awareness I need.

    I used to visit other sites, but right after i open email, its nahright.com.

    plus fucking great name for a site. you dont just gank posts from others sites and source them all day like other bloggers, you do some originals and some other stuff, so respect.
    now stop hating on Nas so much. ill burn one down tonight.

  15. TrippleDouble Says:

    Congratulations, I know the feeling of wanting to escape a job to do what you really enjoy.

  16. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    To all of the fuckboy bloggers who can’t keep my name off their keyboards.
    =========================================
    Name names negro.

    To the universe.
    ==========
    ???

  17. AJ hundreds Says:

    Mad respect man…coming to this website every day and ones alike (NMC Cartel only though lol) has definetly changed my perspective on music and people so……… much appreciated eskay.

  18. maybach trav Says:

    congrats, started coming to the site about a year ago, been a big fan ever since, much love

  19. Streetz Says:

    Salute to Nahright on 5 years.

    I predict 40 years from now, Nas vs Jay will still be comment fodder

    Jay-Z buys retirement home to live in

    “Nas Lost”

  20. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    To all of the fuckboy bloggers who can’t keep my name off their keyboards.
    =========================================
    Name names negro.

    To the universe.
    ==========
    ???

    ^
    roffs. you KNOW you’re one of em don’t act surprised.

    that thankin the universe thing waaaaass funnie tho.

  21. Woodrow The Basehead Says:

    congratulations

    and for the record

    The Little Homie > Jay

  22. NovemberEnd Says:

    To my kids. To nation and Dre,
    ^^^^^^
    LMAO

  23. Clarke Says:

    Eskay,

    The site will be successful as long as you keep writing.

  24. RJ Says:

    It’s past time for Nation to get the boot

  25. SilkCityP Says:

    Congrats Man!!

  26. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    I would congratulate eskay for 5 years of Nah, but I only officially recognize this site from last year on.

    I refer to 09 as the beginning of the Amp Era of Nah.

  27. NovemberEnd Says:

    To the OG Nah Right commenters, because if not for their feedback and input I might have given this shit up after a month.
    ^^^^^^^
    your welcome

  28. Clo3o5 Says:

    I discovered this site 4 years ago while bored in my high school computer class and since then it has been my number 1 source for hip hop music/news. Thanks for all the dope tracks you have provided eskay!

  29. London Bloke Says:

    Yo eskay let me comment again

    I’m in some weird moderation world

    This aint #LoST lol I’m in purgatory lol

    Good speech tho

  30. Hopp Says:

    Your site just gives it all. songs, little stupid shit about artists, exclusives, clothing post, crazy comments down in this section.

    ^^

    Comment section is history on this website. Peep this page :

    nahright.com/2006/02/10/not-snitchin-stop-askin/

    I ain’t even gotta say much, but that’s something right there.

  31. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    test

  32. Mike D Says:

    Good to see the site still running and still one (if not) of the best blogs on the net. I bet that Adsense money is nice.

  33. vcsom Says:

    hmmm i do come here 10 times a day now that i think about it.

  34. Lee (TeamSupreme) Says:

    Congrats Eskay, Dre and Nate. Here’s to the next five years.

    “… rap bloggers who go hard everyday for no other reason than the love.” – couldn’t of summed up why we do it better myself.

  35. Black Brokaw Says:

    Congrats eskay. I thought nah was older than 5 years though. good job dude.

  36. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    nahright.com/2006/02/10/not-snitchin-stop-askin/
    ====================================
    Nah used to be really ghey.

  37. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    eskay Says:
    February 12th, 2006 at 3:16 am
    yo if yall niggas kill each other and nah right ends up on the news i’m gonna be tight

    ^

    damn this nicca used to care about y’all!? lol

  38. GK Says:

    Congrats! It seems as though I get almost all my Hip-Hop related news from Nah. Big UPS!

  39. Hopp Says:

    damn this nicca used to care about y’all!? lol

    ^^

    lol Long, long time ago.

  40. AntEscrow Says:

    NaS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  41. dodgie Says:

    congrats dude

  42. TParaiso Says:

    Congrats.

    God Bless your Time, Energy, Passion, Love, Money and most importantly, Family (Nah & Blood).

  43. a tribe called quest Says:

    Congrats

  44. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    nahright.com/2006/02/10/not-snitchin-stop-askin/

    ^

    nahkis were writing thesis papers back then. i’m glad all that shit got curbed. i don’t know if i could sit and read the rants of rap commenting erkels.

    ty wore out his keypad suh’um suurs back then.

  45. b-tizzle Says:

    big-up.

  46. DGtheEnigma Says:

    Congrats to you muthaphuckin’ nahggers!

  47. Legend Says:

    Father Abraham, had many sons. And many sons had Father Abraham…

    eskay’s blog offspring extends farther than sand in the sea.

    good shit though my g. you’re a true inspiration.

    *Lights That Good California Leaf In Celebration*

  48. Hopp Says:

    nahkis were writing thesis papers back then. i’m glad all that shit got curbed.

    ^^

    Still happens here and there, but the discussion that went down on that page was pretty interesting.

  49. eskay Says:

    >>yo if yall niggas kill each other and nah right ends up on the news i’m gonna be tight

    that woulda been good promo, don’t know what I was thinking.

  50. Legend Says:

    oh yeah, NahRight comments>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    here’s to 5 more years of keeping rappers shook!!!

  51. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    but the discussion that went down on that page was pretty interesting.

    ^

    there were more breezies commenting back then too.

  52. Hopp Says:

    NahRight comments>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    ^^

    Word.

  53. iKeepsIt100.com Says:

    p!

  54. DGtheEnigma Says:

    …and I’m putting so OG Kush in the air right now for 5 years!

  55. Cudder Says:

    Congrats eskay.

  56. zamora. Says:

    long live nahright

  57. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    that woulda been good promo, don’t know what I was thinking.

    ^

    yes you did. you foresaw a chance meet betwix you and amp at some bodega in manhattan or harlem or whereva it was.

    i doubt any bodies would of popped up doh. y’all ‘murked’ each other for a few months on here doh.

  58. Kenny // YourAudioFix Says:

    Happy anniversary fellas!!!!

  59. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    there were more breezies commenting back then too.
    =======================================
    I think nowadays there are more pussies on nah then ever.

    What up Kev.

  60. Lee (TeamSupreme) Says:

    Hol’ up. Where’s the BBQ at?

  61. Legend Says:

    remember when Big Homie told that story about that broad he smashed on her period and it soaked the bed and leaked into the carpet??

    roffle good times.

  62. a tribe called quest Says:

    Legend Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    oh yeah, NahRight comments>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    here’s to 5 more years of keeping rappers shook!!!

    –heres to me being the goat commenter

  63. eskay Says:

    http://nahright.com/2006/05/27/yeah-right/#comment-54878

    nahright.com: still free.

  64. Rome Says:

    Congrats

  65. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    What up Kev.

    ^

    aw naan. just me in ya female family members as usual.

  66. DGtheEnigma Says:

    Shouts to Eskay, nation and Dre!

    But fuck Jay-Z (Tupac voice)…

  67. GORILLARMS Says:

    Congrats, man i’m starting the feel old!

  68. lil mane young Says:

    NahRight comments>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    ^^

    Word.

  69. onedrop Says:

    congrats

    glad you are here

  70. eskay Says:

    don’t let Land tell you he never paid homage:

    http://nahright.com/2006/05/27/yeah-right/#comment-57141

  71. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Eskay – I was the guy in my circle of friends who always had the hot new mixtape or the scoop on what was going on with our favorite rappers a.k.a the virgin in the crew

  72. bboycult Says:

    Peace to you Eskay.

  73. N Says:

    Congrats!

    Nahright been keeping the game going.Radio don’t break music the way this blogging does.

    On to the next one.

  74. Hashim Says:

    5 years? That’s longer than most marriages, my dude.

    Props to you for being devoted and original- a humble visionary in the game.

  75. shirt Says:

    First read about ya in The New York Times 2 years ago under best blogs on the net. That’s one hell of an introduction into someones life. Some guys up there said email then nahright.com – sounds about right. Congrats Esk.

  76. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    the Landlord Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 11:29 am
    …congradulations, and thank YOU, sir…

    ^

    right. LOL. that nicca don’t scribe like that. fuck happened to RJ? lol

  77. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    Shouts to Es!

    Why yall aint postin that new Biggavel tho?

  78. Dynamics Says:

    *pops a Bottle.

    Congrats Esk, Nate & Dre.

  79. Voltron aka Magnetic, the comments are athletic. Says:

    Oh shit, esk is actually back to commenting with us.

  80. Bricktop Says:

    i’m new here, but congrats on recognizing something revolutionary, and having the gonads to act on that. easy.

  81. landlord Says:

    RJ Says:

    May 25th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    ———–

    SMH…

    *calls lawyer*

  82. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Oh shit, esk is actually back to commenting with us.
    ================================
    Like he would sit this ego strokefest out.

  83. Cityonmyback.com » NEWS: Nahright.com Turns 5 Says:

    […] due. When we were trying to figure out a cohesive way to create an online extension of OTA Live, Nahright was definitely a huge influence as far as deciding to go straight blog style goes. Congrats to […]

  84. Rockabye Says:

    Four posts in ten days, blogger? I can divide
    That’s one, every, let’s say, two, two of them shits was due
    One was – NAHHH…

    Eskay, Nate, and Dre, they runnin’ this blog shit.

  85. dinopope Says:

    boom.

  86. R.J.Orion Says:

    im RJ… not you nigga

  87. Skrong Taper: The Line-Up Prince Says:

    Damn, 5 years already.

    Nah is monumental.

  88. NovemberEnd Says:

    Can I Borrow A Dollar?

    Where My Royalty Check?

  89. Mel D. Cole Says:

    Respect.

  90. R.J.Orion Says:

    damn… im not welcome here anymore?… wtf?

  91. RJOrion Says:

    word?

  92. cliff Says:

    shout to nahright’s rss feed! don’t usually comment but i enjoy the blog nonetheless.

  93. landlord Says:

    i invented the comment

  94. Voltron aka Magnetic, the comments are athletic. Says:

    # AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Oh shit, esk is actually back to commenting with us.
    ================================
    Like he would sit this ego strokefest out.

    ^

    fuck eskay.

    i don’t mean it, I just hate it when people say the same shit.

    This is like someone’s Facebook wall on their birthday.

  95. BKScribe Says:

    Props on 5 years… many more..

    NOW WHERE THE FUCK THE NAHBBQ AT?!??!?

  96. landlord Says:

    yo Ashmi… C.T.C. nigga

  97. Andrew Barber Says:

    Congrats!

  98. Nah Really? Says:

    too bad my blogging dreams are forever dead since my comments never get excepted…thanks…

  99. why? Says:

    *Applauds Eskay, Eskay Jr, Nation, Amp, and Land for their contributions to Nah*

    *Plays track 17 off Late Registration*

  100. Big_seth Says:

    congrats eskay.

    This site is great.

  101. Colz Says:

    Shit, 5 years? I’ve never posted, but I’ve lurked here since the beginning and I can definitely be grouped in with those 10x a day peeps…

    Anyway, Nah’s been a huge part of my life since I discovered it, and I turn everyone I meet onto it. Congrats eskay.

    Oh, and Nas>Jay-Z

  102. Tommykush Says:

    Congrats! keeps me inspired. Thanx eskay.

  103. Danielson The Elusive Says:

    Props on 5 years… many more..

    NOW WHERE THE FUCK THE NAHBBQ AT?!??!?

    ^

    for real. me, vic, rigz and co want our UK invite.

  104. D. Billz Says:

    Real rap, it’s been a long time coming. Niggas done lost jobs over NR (yeah, you know)… in the delivery room with their kids on NR… and started other blogs as commentors on NR.

    Respect due, chief. Congrats.

    5 years and gunnin’…

  105. Hollywood FLOSS Says:

    congrats eskay

    http://limelinx.com/files/4ea0c0a197ab6b2773a77e64f5fcd7c3 off of House of Dreams http://bit. ly/bE0Xqm via ITUNES

  106. Slimcognito Says:

    Congratulations.
    Keep it up Eskay. Love all the way from Scandinavia.

  107. Sham aka The Computer Puter! Says:

    the wave ain’t dead

  108. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    I thought Nation WAS Eskay Jr.

  109. thekid10705 Says:

    Clarke Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    Eskay,

    The site will be successful as long as you keep writing

    ^^^^^^^

    Co-Sign..No Shots!

    Congrats and many, many more years to come… What’s up with the BBQ?

  110. el primo negro Says:

    congrads eskay. although you haven’t posted none of my shit, i still show love. hope u hsve many more years of blogging to come. one

    under the purple rain
    http://usershare.net/wmz5qy7jhuba

  111. 911 Says:

    Good times, plenty of them. That’s for sure.

  112. Armani Says:

    Hey Eskay, thanks for this blog. Im all the way in sweden and getting new songs news is tough enough. So when i found this place last year it was like getting laid the first time, awesome. Keep it ffunkky.

  113. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    Props

  114. zillz Says:

    congrats eskay, nation and dre.

  115. Sound Verite Says:

    Congrats, keep it 100!

  116. complexity Says:

    You guys have done everything for hip hop blogging.

  117. Darth Cipher Says:

    Congratz Eskay… i jumped into this site around 06′, used to be the young dude who could never stop typing and causing ruckus for the sake of great conversation… i play more of the lurker role now since i don’t have as much time on my hands, but i check daily and enjoy the posts and the comments just the same… to another 5 and beyond *pops open a beer*

  118. The ILLatino Says:

    Congrats. Nah Right is an essential part of my day and has been for quite some time.

  119. Illa Says:

    I love you for dis one dawg congratulations!, str8 up…
    love from overseas Belgium, Antwerp….. 1luv.

  120. OhExtraMoney Says:

    Congratulations on the big pound..Big look for the site and yourself eskay. Shots to the haters.

  121. maxmoon Says:

    http://nahright.com/2006/05/27/yeah-right/#comment-54879
    hotmail, myspace, nahright

  122. Belize Says:

    Gonna blow one 4 u @ this concert im going to 2nite. Big up esk.

  123. Harlem World Says:

    *harlem shakes in c-section…on all you hoes*
    *makes it rain on all you hoes*
    *does dame dash dice roll…on all you hoes*
    *toasts eskay (nh)*
    *vanishes*

  124. HipHopObama Says:

    L’chiam…

  125. Pjmccarthy Says:

    I just wanna say this is my favorite website. This is what keeps me up on Hip hop. I check this website every time I open my computer and is something that I look forward to checking everyday. Thank you for making my days even better.

  126. Olli Says:

    Congratulations. Although I don’t have time to get involved in the comment section (plus these fools is crazy) you best believe I visit this site a lot. Be proud of this shit!! Oh and as I’ve said before (no disrespect to Dre/Nation, y’all dope too) we need more Eskay posts. 1

  127. clev Says:

    Congrats! Thanks for the endless supply of dope music…you make my commute to work enjoyable. Peace.

  128. Nahkeem Olajuwon Says:

    LF: Does Chris Broussard have something against NY? He won’t give the Knicks of light of fucking day when it comes to Bron Bron talk.

  129. ICE MILK A.K.A Trill Mickelson Says:

    Shit is real. Best site on the net. The comment section has put me though college.

  130. Nor*Cal Says:

    LONG LIVE NAH RIGHT!

  131. Mr.Londoner Says:

    “It’s a Celebration bitchessss!!!” (C) Martin Louie The King J.R

    It’s only right, theres a NR BBQ this year.. get the Mel.D.Cole dood to document it.

  132. moody Says:

    gotta add on!Congrats & thx for reppin the culture!!!

  133. Laky Says:

    Only site where the c-section is better than some of the posts. Congrats Esk. Nahright still running this blog shit

  134. RNSM Says:

    signs of stopping. Nah Right?

  135. hasHBrown/Jett I Masstyr Says:

    i’ve up on nahright for about 4 years. great work, love the site. can’t stop won’t stop….5 years!!!! take that.

  136. Alejandro Says:

    Congrats and thanks.

  137. WULU Says:

    CONGRADS.

    nah right.

    nah mean?

  138. ant Says:

    congrads

  139. StarboyantC Says:

    Props

  140. Ivan Says:

    Cheers!

  141. Digital Scales Says:

    Congrats homie

  142. YounKhalifa Says:

    Aye congrats to you eskay nation and dre, I never have commented on this site before but I been checkin this shit at least 2 times a day for the past few 2 years…..I fucks wit nahright and I read the comments so I fucks with these commenters **Pause**

  143. Digital Scales Says:

    # D. Billz Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Real rap, it’s been a long time coming. Niggas done lost jobs over NR (yeah, you know)… in the delivery room with their kids on NR… and started other blogs as commentors on NR.
    _________

    Word up shout to drugskillhiphop.wordpress.com

  144. why? Says:

    Mike D Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    ^
    Oh shit. Only Mike D I know is from the Beastie Boys.

  145. Johnny Cadelco Says:

    Congrats Eskay, Dre & Nation. Nahright is that ishhh!

  146. TC Says:

    Salute!

  147. Marcus2000 aka Marcus Robinson Says:

    Congrats Eskay, Dre & Nation. Nahright is that ishhh!

    ^^Fuck deez niggas

  148. Slumbilical Says:

    Congrats eskay.

    Day in and day out, you do it big, but you always leave room to post cats like Brother Ali who the mainstream might never get a taste of if it wasn’t for you. Put plainly, you have used your powers for good. Very few people – if anyone – can do it big and still claim that.

    Furthermore, you created by far the dopest community on the internet. These are not just people I anonymously chat with and then leave. I’ve developed meaningful friendships here. Furious, iFux, nation, Dallas – I got these cats in my phone on speed dial – these are some of the realest cats I know and it all originated right here.

    I fux with you, my dude – no homo. As always, I got your back, from now till forever.

    Signing off…PEACE! And much love to ya…
    chea
    aka Slumbilical
    Nahright Consigliere

  149. Marcus2000 aka Marcus Robinson Says:

    Nahright Consigliere

    ^^*Mike Epps voice* Yeah right nigga..

  150. Dewill Says:

    I’ve been commenting for goin on a year just about… So I’m still new….but I will say that this website has probably made me the most unproductive nigga at work..lol

    This site is not just bout music but life…

    CONGRATS MANE..

  151. Lungz/Glacier City Says:

    Congrats fam!!!!

  152. AltDog Says:

    eskay,

    Congratulations on the five years. After seeing Nahright mentioned in a VIBE article on Lil Wayne several years ago, this is the first site I pull up everyday. I’m one of the people that visit 10 times a day. Without this, my workday would be intolerable. Thanks for making mtv.com irrevelant for me.

  153. mugzi22 Says:

    I’m a new comer 2 the site but I love it. Keep it up

  154. BLACK CHAMBER Says:

    Nah Right, in today’s day and age, IS Hip-Hop.

    F*ck what you think it is or thought it was, artists no longer aspire to get their song on the radio, no. They aspire to get that good ol’ 3:00 of beats and bars on a Nah Right Post! You know it. Don’t act new.

    That’s real Rap. Believe it; like you heard it from a prophet.

    Today it’s like this, ESKAY >>>

    nh.

  155. dirtyred12 Says:

    Congrats on 5 years. I want to help get you to 50. You inspire edu-tain me everyday. You have no idea how it important it is for me as a filmmaker to get my work on your site. Thanks again for all your had work.

  156. DDotOmen Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=rqJAE4v5DRs

  157. James Harden's Beard Says:

    congrats

  158. G Off Says:

    Props from a retired OG Nah Righter… check the credits from day 365… holler

  159. Rey Says:

    Props, Eskay.

  160. KLO Says:

    Eskay…Salute to you my dude! 2010 has been a real good year!

  161. $aven Says:

    congrats eskay, dre & nation!

    keep doin’ your thing, it’s the best rap-site ever!!!

    greets from germany!

  162. Sincere Says:

    congrats eskay. keep it goin.

  163. Tonio Says:

    Congrats eskay.

    But visiting Nah 10 times a day?

    There’s cats in here who go well beyond that in a few hours.

  164. JayDeez Says:

    Aight.. let me drop my obligatory congrats and back story. First, all bullshit aside, thanks for providing all this (none).. Since a young bol I was always checkin all the hip hop sites consistently, and on through college. Fall of ’06 I discovered Nah and it’s been a wrap. Could care less what any other site is talkin about. Nah represented everything i cared about in terms of exclusive music, the selected news etc. Even the view points and opinions.

    Spent maybe 6 months or so commenting.. but then got too busy at work to keep up. Not to mention, the comments section aint what it used to be.. no shots tho.. Yall Nahggers still provide some good reading and i still do my fair share of lurking. Still.. no site comes anywhere near Nah comments. And u know artists etc (Aubrey i know u in here!) read this shit from time to time.. That says something in itself.

    Nuff of the corny shit, sorry yall for the essay. But as a loyal nahgger, felt i had to drop some thoughts.

    Congrats homie.

  165. Nestle Snipes Says:

    5 years of your life wasted

    congrats

  166. Alpha Says:

    Congrats, Eskay and the crew.

  167. dubble13 Says:

    Congrats! Been here lurking and grabbing music since 2006! Thanks!

  168. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    Not to mention, the comments section aint what it used to be.. no shots tho..
    =============================================
    Eat a dick

  169. Tong Po Flo Says:

    Amp Era of Nah. = Shiny Suit Era in HipHop?

    lol just messin’ congrats Esk n Co.

  170. Fresh New Tracks Says:

    Eskay,

    I just wanted to personally thank you for putting in the hours on Nah Right. It is hands down the best blog on the web. I’ve been blogging for a year now and I just got around to reading your interview you mentioned in your article above. You really gave some great advice about making your opinion heard despite someone disagreeing with you. I’ve been guilty as of late just posting album art and a song and not really expressing any opinion. Plus, I think you’re absolutely right about content being more important than fancy graphics. It was something I needed to hear. Thanks for all the great advice and congratulations on 5 years!

    Best,

    Fresh New Tracks

  171. Remixznflow Says:

    # landlord Says:
    May 25th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    yo Ashmi… C.T.C. nigga

    ^
    nigga shoulda invested in some nahstock….

    for real though.. great site.. congratulations to you fam…

    thats the last halfway mushy comment you gettin…

  172. RLW Says:

    Bravo Eskay, keep doing what you do

  173. Crackavelli Tha Don Says:

    Congrats Eskay, Nation and Dre. 5 years in great in today’s here today gone tomorrow society.

  174. Ghost Writer Says:

    Yeah man Nah Right is the shit…shouts to all, congrats SK, Nate, and Dre

  175. Abortatron Says:

    I wanna give props but I ain’t tryin to seem like a dickrider or nuthin..(c) young reezy

  176. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    anybody listen to that Young riot shit…..

    im skeptic to download since they aint list the Max features….

  177. strongarm Says:

    I was gonna give you props eskay. until i found out there was new biggavelz and you ain’t post the jawn.
    #SikeNah
    Congrats and all that good shit

  178. yooj‽ Says:

    *random backflip into split into hop up on some ’92 Kids Incorporated shit*

    L’chaim…

  179. LTD KNWLDG Says:

    Congrats!
    Pretty Much The 1st Site I Check, When I Fire Up The Browser!
    Respeck!!!

  180. DJ Chuck N.I.C.E. Says:

    Yo Eskay,

    I’m gonna be honest…I been lurking on this site since ’06…this is the very first time I have posted anything. The comment section here is just too fuckin aggressive…lol…I can’t get into no eBeef with somebody I can’t reach out & touch (pause)…lol…but anyway….Congrats on the 5th…..continued success…and stay true to that real Hip-Hop shit.

    Peace.

  181. Trusty Says:

    Salute, 5 years is a big accomplishment. Definitely have been getting a daily visit from this white boy hip hop head. what’s up with that BBQ??

  182. London Bloke Says:

    Test

  183. gc_raleigh Says:

    Keep doing your thing man…

  184. strongarm Says:

    I rescind my earlier statement. Somehow I passed over the new Max

  185. Small Eyez Says:

    had to come in here and pay my respects. Eskay has been a big Blog Brother 2 me 7 many others. You dont understand what the support & luv has meant over the years. Keep BUILDING THE DYNASTY!

  186. Suaveebolaetc.etc. Says:

    Salute.

  187. sowait Says:

    Congrats man and crew on making your website a big success for you!

  188. Combat Jack Says:

    Congrats Eskay, happy anniversary. Looking forward to your next 5.

  189. adam mihlz Says:

    yo eskay thanks for all the great posts over the years. i been reading this site since it started 5 years ago. i saw it on a tiny google text ad and decided to click on it and now 5 years later i am a daily reader. u know your shit and soo many of us have had hip hop touch our lives. thank you and i cant wait for the next 5 years of nah right

  190. O Says:

    My nigga, Eskay! Congrats, papa. We gotta link up soon!

  191. T Nelson Says:

    Congrads on 5 homie seems like i been here with u since the beginning happy 2 see u come up so much…..even though now a days u post shyt about rappers i give less than a fuck about i’ll always peep what u got going….check my blog nigga lol

  192. LV Says:

    5 years of this is a huge achievement. An ovation is what you deserve.

  193. DL3 Says:

    Eskay. This site is And always will be the most official. God bless for all your accomplishments. Keep it thorough my g. I see it

  194. FISH ate_e_fiff Says:

    congrats sk.
    nahright >>>

  195. B.Payton Says:

    Congratulations eskay!

  196. Mr. J Says:

    Eskay,
    Long time reader/freeloader, and first time commenter. I just want to say congrats on a great site. I am also a corporate drone, I have the pleasure of having unlimited internet access. So your site is pretty much my homepage. I can’t recall how i found your site but i can honestly tell you I have never stopped checking it. DAILY! Thanks for everything. Hip Hop Forever.

    Mr. J

  197. Instru-mental Says:

    How can any nigga say this site isn’t the GOAT of hip-hop blogs?

    *daps S-K for the new music and having a true love of hip-hop*

  198. intellagence29 Says:

    eskay u are the man, keep this shit going, 5 years is great but your only getting better..

  199. iSpit Says:

    To the kid who just started blogging this week with big dreams.

    ————————————————————————–

    ^^^
    Thanks
    This >>>>> that illuminati post. smh
    Congrats on the 5 year mark… Time flies *Raises bottle* Here’s to five more!
    *ducks from sh*t thrown by nahggers and exits*

  200. Trackstar the DJ Says:

    Congrats sir.

  201. CB Says:

    I have been following (lurking) this blog since you won Best Hip Hop Blogger or something like that in the Black Blog Awards back in Sept. 05. I don’t really fuck with no one else. You introduced me to a lot of artists, I probably wouldn’t fuck with because I’m too busy listening to the radio.

    Peace

  202. freshfrom82 Says:

    Congrats, been here since the past 4 years, another 100 years in the making.

  203. Nut$ Says:

    Congrats and thanks for all the music over the years.

  204. kAiros Says:

    Congrats…

    I simply come here for the comedy.
    Nah commenters are 1 of a kind.

    Plenty of laughs…and free music downloads.

    Good looks~

  205. BooBoo Says:

    I’ve been here for about 2 or 3 years, and can’t get away ever since. (nh)

    I need music to function properly and thanks for providing not only music, but your opinion. And thanks to the commenters for some good laughs. Ha!

  206. BooBoo Says:

    Don’t get lazy though… We like your Kanye-esque rants.

  207. Hopp Says:

    We like your Kanye-esque rants.

    ^^

    Don’t you dare do it all-caps style, tho.

  208. rik Says:

    Grats on 5 years, despite my only hangin around for the past 6 months… In that short time, I’ve come across more artists and tracks than I have in my life, so thanks for that.

    When one dream is fulfilled, it provides the inspiration to someone else to pursue their dream. F being a corporate middle man doin the boss’ work, you gotta do what gives you the strength to get up every day. Keep spillin the ink on the page for years to come.

  209. Wakher Flocko COIS Says:

    “I had no formal training in journalism and no college degree to speak of.” This is evidenced from your writing, sweetheart. lolololol

    mad peace and love to the nahright staff for keeping my collection fresh with the newest shit. God bless and enjoy 100 more years.

  210. AFGun Says:

    gotta say this is the first and last site i hit up every day.. hold it down

  211. west one Says:

    nice essay bro!

  212. afra Says:

    thanks Eskay …

    you make life a bit more exciting. thats word.
    cant thank you enough. congrats.

    And please stop disrespecting Nas.
    No other genre disrespects their living legends like we do.

    mental slavery.

  213. O.T.P Says:

    Props to you eskay, 5 years is a long time in the game. I’ve been following this blog daily for the last 2 years at least. I’m a true fan of what you do, keep it real.

    Peace from New Zealand.

  214. elgindotcom Says:

    my G.. I remember before you launched the site.. I remember us all aways arguing as a group in front of 1 gray place.. I remember you saying “fuck this, ima start a blog. take our arguments into the intrernet”… you had the vision, homie. you did it!

  215. TMath Says:

    Word

  216. MP3 :: Rick Ross – Money Maker (prod. Boi-1da) Says:

    […] EP/mixtape, which drops tomorrow. Spotted this over at Nahright, who are celebrating their 5-year anniversary this week. Listen to the track below, produced by producer-of-the-moment, […]

  217. PHD Says:

    eskay I been checking Nah everyday for 4 years straight…

    feels like graduation

    here’s to that PHD

    congrats

  218. sharjeel Says:

    Congrats.
    Been visiting this site for 2 plus years on the daily…..frm pakistan.
    1st comment today…hope it gets published!

  219. Kween of Kweenz Says:

    Congrats Nah right

  220. Come Son Says:

    Congrats, eskay. and nah Right keep it going!!!!!

  221. #thebroadstreetbastid Says:

    If it wasn’t for this site boy I tell ya, I would have been bored as shit at work for the past 5 years and would have never found out what Salvia was.

  222. #thebroadstreetbastid Says:

    Salute!

  223. @StellasKid Says:

    Congrats, Eskay. You been had your foot on this rap blog game’s neck and I mean that in a good way! Keep doing your thing….

  224. Shyt break (aka) let1loose Says:

    Congrats eskay damn has it really been 5yrs already wow, every since I found this site I’ve been one of those who checks in about 5to6 times day lol. on the real you have put me on to alot of different artist around our globe, that I would have most likely skip pass, and countless downludes thank you and keep up the great work you are appreciated…

  225. vatKEEZY Says:

    Congrats on the anniversary, y’all are definitely innovators and leaders in the game, keep up the good work. That editorial on the blogs vs the labels is trill talk btw.

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