Video: Nas – Hip Hop Is Dead

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249 Responses to “Video: Nas – Hip Hop Is Dead”

  1. vangogfx Says:

    thank me later….
    1st!!!

  2. Reckless Says:

    Second.

    I’m really hoping this album does well.

  3. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    @ Eskay

    What’s good wit my access Playboy?

  4. strong chef Says:

    C’mon bring the hate stanleys

  5. eskay Says:

    >>What’s good wit my access Playboy?

    smh…stop fiendin

  6. strong chef Says:

    >>>What’s good wit my access Playboy?

    WHOA!!! extra nh

  7. vangogfx Says:

    lmao @ my access playboy

  8. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    eskay Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 9:04 pm
    >>What’s good wit my access Playboy?

    smh…stop fiendin

    ^ Man I been leaning and nodding for 2-3 weeks!

  9. Will Says:

    Fuck yeaj, finally the “hip hop is dead” video is here, thanks eskay. Fuckin rule boy

    http:///myspace.com/bboxedclo

  10. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    strong chef Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 9:05 pm
    >>>What’s good wit my access Playboy?

    WHOA!!! extra nh

    ^ No Baby and Weezy!!!!!

  11. strong chef Says:

    >>>^ No Baby and Weezy!!!!!

    ^yea thats pretty funny

  12. KingML Says:

    i really hope this does well..but..well….nas….

  13. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    strong chef Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 9:11 pm
    >>>^ No Baby and Weezy!!!!!

    ^yea thats pretty funny

    ^ Looking back that did sound suspect.

  14. spanish jay Says:

    this video needs 20 niggas and explosions

  15. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    Please put ya chest closer to the 22′s (c) Lupe.

  16. kof Says:

    the censoring really messes the track up though. still a good attempt to make a statement. but i dunno. he shouldnt have been lazy with the making a radio-friendly version. extended clip on ak was axed and so was the grinding, winding brazilian dimes from behind and them shits were repeated on the track a couple times. good luck to the homie.
    one.

  17. 815 Says:

    they censored like 3/4 of the song.

  18. spanish jay Says:

    you cant say behind ? but you can say llama

  19. manu gernobili Says:

    tough as nails

  20. Pimpin Ken Says:

    where can i get on of those tweed hats? do they sell them at target?

  21. Scorpio Says:

    You know what, Nas rap is compared to legitimized crack:)
    And its smellin like New York is Back!!!!!!!!!!

  22. yeahisaidit Says:

    ….man fuck y’all and on to the topic…THE SHIT IS FIRE!!! …ain’t no thoughts on that video joint…?! WTF…? hip or hop? dayum….

  23. joffe jo Says:

    This is one album I’m buying even after I download the shit.

  24. E From BK Says:

    This video needs Dem Franchize Boyz and the Durtty Boyz from 107.9 in Atlanta hung in effigy. Oh yeah, and Luda too in that shirt. Nothing against Southern Hip Hop just the hoe shit them cats been doing lately. I just had a chance to listen to Bun B and Kay Slay and Bun B was scolding the wrong people. He should have been getting at those cats for the bullshit they’ve been on.

  25. jl3969 Says:

    that censoring completely made me turn off the song. that was the first time i had ever bothered listening to it. thats not a good sign.

  26. joffe jo Says:

    The main stream shit that comes out of the south is straight doo doo…..why the hell little brother don’t get any play is beyond me.

  27. Ant Says:

    Good Shit Nas. Nas is always ahead of his time with shit. Hip Hop illegal? That’s something to think about.

  28. joffe jo Says:

    If O’reilly and them other muthafuckas get thier way hip hop would be illegal. He was burning Snoop up tonight on that propaganda channel.

  29. E From BK Says:

    Co-sign on Little Brother getting play. Also, even though they are only 1/2 Southern, Dead Prez as well. stic.man=best lyricist in the South.

  30. Freshalina Lee Simmons Says:

    I enjoyed the video although the censorship got on my last nerves.

  31. joffe jo Says:

    Stic.Man is that nigga dpz got that real hip hop for yo ass

  32. joffe jo Says:

    You heard that stic man and young noble cd?

  33. eskay Says:

    >>If O’reilly and them other muthafuckas get thier way hip hop would be illegal. He was burning Snoop up tonight on that propaganda channel.

    yeah i heard, I need that youtube

  34. E From BK Says:

    Yo, Game’s CD is crazy, but why did he really suggest Jay push his album back? I think we know now.

  35. E From BK Says:

    joffe jo Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 9:53 pm
    You heard that stic man and young noble cd?
    ================================================
    Real talk. Hip Hop!

  36. spanish jay Says:

    sorry snoop you, your coke and lee iacocca are on your own on this one

  37. nation of moderation Says:

    as i predicted… he made the exact same video.

    though i did appreciate him explaining himself for flipping the same sample

  38. joffe jo Says:

    Eskay that’ll probably be up on you tube tommorrow…..O’reilly was saying they should put dude in jail for like 10 years and he would build a dog house prison just for him.

  39. nation of moderation Says:

    ooh i can’t wait till nas stans start to explain why their hood savior is dressed like common colliding with olu dara

    i won’t front though, i’m not worried with what a rapper wears if his flow gonna change the world, but i mean… nas would be fitting in a gap ad right now

    no chancletas

  40. nation of moderation Says:

    >> and he would build a dog house prison just for him.

    don’t take this guy seriously, he only talks reckless for shock value.. he very well knows he doesn’t want it with hip hop.

    someone get french kevin on the phone, i’m putting a hit on his uncka

  41. dronkmunk Says:

    video = zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  42. spanish jay Says:

    so if a rapper talks about aids and shit you’ll call off the fashion police

  43. dubble13 Says:

    Back to the matter at hand…
    Analyzing the video, the first 75% (whether you care if it’s edited or not) shows Nas standing in the street while people encase his CDs. What a waste…It is only at the end when he is “giving a speech” and the cops show up, that the video , “as a story-telling tool” picks up…Nas is part of, or head of, a subculture that is trying to expose hiphop to the masses.. Why couldn’t the video delve more into that? I can see any two bit rapper standing in the street rappin’…

  44. E From BK Says:

    I’m still concerned about when cats go around picking apart other dude’s clothes. If anything, give the guy props if you like it. If you don’t, keep your mouth shut.

  45. joffe jo Says:

    I don’t take him seriously I just like seeing him get hot about hip hop the shit is funny he needs to have Killa Cam back on there.

  46. spanish jay Says:

    flex on the nigga news

  47. The Last Skeptik Says:

    i didnt like it – agreed – the butchering of his lyrics messed that up… the concept was there but they could have freaked it better. the album will still be fire tho – and the song is ill…

    http://dustycratesradio.blogspot.com

  48. joffe jo Says:

    Take that shit to the fashion network…start a new show HIP HOP FASHION

  49. Roc_Representa Says:

    The lyrics censorship on this one really kills the song. How can you appreciate hearing Nas say “Grindin and hittin Brazillian Dimes From Behind” when all you hear is “____ __ ____ Brazillian Dimes ____ ______”

  50. E From BK Says:

    The thing with Snoop does not even concern me. That guy is a part of the elite that basically live lawlessly where the government makes it’s money fuckin’ with the working class on alot of bullshit. If any one of us got into as much trouble as this guy what do you think the consequences would be?

  51. eskay Says:

    >>Nas is part of, or head of, a subculture that is trying to expose hiphop to the masses.. Why couldn’t the video delve more into that?

    I thought it did…the part with them bagging the cd’s and mp3 players is all part of that.

  52. joffe jo Says:

    After Janet showed titty nobody is taking chances w/that censorship stuff

  53. MaddenMaster Says:

    WACKNESS!!!!!!

  54. spanish jay Says:

    why are they comparing amado diallo to the bell shooting

  55. eskay Says:

    >>why are they comparing amado diallo to the bell shooting

    why not

  56. joffe jo Says:

    really why not

  57. Two-Times Says:

    Where’s that Kay Slay interview with Bun B…

    and yeah Nas Lost (that video looks like it was shot in 95′ quality) haha no budget from Jay

  58. Two-Times Says:

    smh@ Nas talking to sohh about leting Nas/Jay thing go

  59. MaddenMaster Says:

    So your going to Mod my shit..

  60. eskay Says:

    >>smh@ Nas talking to sohh about leting Nas/Jay thing go

    that was hilarious. especially if you know how sohh do

  61. MaddenMaster Says:

    Yous uh bitch ass nigga son….. Now I can’t post the video is wack!!

  62. Two-Times Says:

    especially if you know how sohh do

    ^what does that mean?… I don’t like to say there names cause I don’t want give them promotion…

  63. spanish jay Says:

    let me put this out there first, bell was in the back seet and there is no justification for him being shot. however, a car is a weapon and if the cop ID himself and the homey tried running him over then to cop was justified in shooting only the driver, not the 2 passagers. i live 1 stop away from off van wyck and ive seen many dudes get shot up out there between liberty and atlantic. so you have to put that in context.

    now amado didnt have a car, had no gun, and he wasnt talking grezzy in the club and there was no justiification for his death.

  64. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    joffe jo Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 9:47 pm
    The main stream shit that comes out of the south is straight doo doo…..why the hell little brother don’t get any play is beyond me.

    ^ The mainstream music from everywhere sucks for the most part. Nobody is being themselves anymore, and when the do we (the fans) don’t buy it.

  65. joffe jo Says:

    I don’t know the facts but I heard up in NY a car isn’t considered a weapon and cops can’t shoot you for that shit.

  66. eskay Says:

    >>what does that mean?

    i’m talking about the message boards not the site itself.

  67. Two-Times Says:

    joffe jo Says:

    I don’t know the facts but I heard up in NY a car isn’t considered a weapon and cops can’t shoot you for that shit.

    ^ yeah I heard the same thing..

  68. strong chef Says:

    @ two times
    >>>and yeah Nas Lost (that video looks like it was shot in 95′ quality)

    uhh that was the point

  69. eskay Says:

    >>now amado didnt have a car, had no gun, and he wasnt talking grezzy in the club and there was no justiification for his death.

    I see what you saying. but still I don’t see how the Bell shooting was at all justified.

  70. spanish jay Says:

    tinyurl.com/ydoaxo

    sorry duds, if some one might mow me down and its either me or them then its a rap…

  71. eskay Says:

    Papoose – 50 Shots

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/papoose-50-shots-mp3.html

    addressing the Bell shooting

  72. Two-Times Says:

    Eskay

    What’s this about hhnlive and ahh going at each other? they got beef or what…hhnlive is kinda of coming up though…

  73. nation of moderation Says:

    young buck dissing lil grown ass wayne

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/sphysm

  74. Two-Times Says:

    young buck dissing lil grown ass wayne

    ^link doesn’t work..

  75. spanish jay Says:

    “if a nigga come up on you and dont say he is a cop blast him”…..yea not a good message to be putting out there drama king

  76. Two-Times Says:

    Papoose – 50 Shots

    ^ Papoose was going hard… but I hate how they switched the beat when he started rapping… They should have let him go to that slow shit…

  77. eskay Says:

    lol Kay Slay is NOT a role model

  78. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    eskay Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 10:30 pm
    lol Kay Slay is NOT a role model

    ^ He’s not even a good DJ.

  79. strong chef Says:

    papoose and sheek freestyle

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/papoose_sheeklouchfreestyle-mp3.html

  80. spanish jay Says:

    i think it is disrespectful to the bell family with all these attention getting whores piggy banking off their tragedy…

  81. joffe jo Says:

    Kay slay needs to make a commercial like Barkley did back in the day.

  82. eskay Says:

    >>i think it is disrespectful to the bell family with all these attention getting whores piggy banking off their tragedy…

    I know you ain’t talking about Pap

  83. eskay Says:

    Pap made some good points in that song and he spoke up about the situation. the flipside is he says nothing and niggas say “how come nobody in the hip hop community is speaking on this”

  84. joffe jo Says:

    Who else is going to speak up? Only cats with clout get heard so you got jesse and al

  85. macke Says:

    He cant even get a good nickname

    “slap your favourite DJ” LMAO

    Btw is that C-Note from prisonbreaks wife in the video?
    (shes 1 of the chicks in the bootleg CD scene)

  86. spanish jay Says:

    no not pap, hes known for tailoring his rhymes to new, kay sleezy is a fool, al sharpy is an ambulicance chaser. homey has a fat crib in uptown and only comes around to make the news

  87. EnglandRepresent Says:

    smh @ me bein in the other thread talkin shit to myself and cussin niggas out for havin left me on me todd……..smh…..

  88. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    eskay Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 10:34 pm
    Pap made some good points in that song and he spoke up about the situation. the flipside is he says nothing and niggas say “how come nobody in the hip hop community is speaking on this”

    ^ That’s most Hip-Hop fans for you.

  89. joffe jo Says:

    England represent you are nuts nigga

  90. eskay Says:

    I have my issues with Sharpton but I don’t see any other black leaders saying or doing shit.

  91. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    al sharpy is an ambulicance chaser. homey has a fat crib in uptown and only comes around to make the news

    ^ Thats why we have to start being the voices of our community and start holding ourselves and other accountable.

  92. eskay Says:

    smh @ England

    Gerardo > Biggie

  93. joffe jo Says:

    I saw some ny councilman on hannity’s show yesterday he talked funky to them about that shit.

  94. spanish jay Says:

    that being said, when you talk about robbing people you really should rhyming about social justice while talking over a change is going to come beat

    spanish jay stay at the titty bars, and i am more worried about getting robbed by the townies then the popo

    tinyurl.com/yyfxxn …. same precinct

  95. Two-Times Says:

    Eskay

    Does Lighty still run Jive?

  96. joffe jo Says:

    I think his name was Baron or some shit…….I’m out NR keep your hands where the po po can see them holla

  97. Two-Times Says:

    England

    What up homie… I just saw your post on the other thread like “where the fuck is everybody”… That shit had me laughin…

  98. E From BK Says:

    Why would you call Sharpton an ambulance chaser. He has been on the front line for years and has stuck his neck out for people in the community. You may not always agree with his tactics/politics, but the guy is a soldier.

  99. Tijuana Felix Says:

    has game said anything since his less then his expectations album came out?

  100. MadeInMilwaukee....Since1979 Says:

    E From BK Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 10:48 pm
    Why would you call Sharpton an ambulance chaser. He has been on the front line for years and has stuck his neck out for people in the community. You may not always agree with his tactics/politics, but the guy is a soldier.

    ^ I maybe speak too soon, but we don’t see or hear from Al until their is an event like this. We all know there are battles to fight every day and we don’t hear or see Al fighting those. May it’s because I don’t live in NY.

  101. eskay Says:

    >>Does Lighty still run Jive?

    I don’t think he ever ran it, but I’m not sure if he still works for them

  102. Two-Times Says:

    Felix

    Iceberg brought the same thing up earlier… and we went off on that topic… shit was hiliarious… I could recap..

  103. Earbudace Says:

    this video is weak…your first video on a new label and u make a video that looks like it costs $10k.

    Im sure the album will b fire, but the single choice and video is certainly subpar…story or no story.

  104. spanish jay Says:

    white people tend to do the complete opposite of what al soap box sharpton wants

    you cant make change if people dont listen

  105. Ill E Says:

    eskay Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 10:30 pm
    lol Kay Slay is NOT a role model

    ^ He’s not even a good DJ.
    1. joffe jo Says:
    November 29th, 2006 at 10:32 pm
    Kay slay needs to make a commercial like Barkley did back in the day.

    ^
    LOL…

    the video was ok

  106. eskay Says:

    >> I maybe speak too soon, but we don’t see or hear from Al until their is an event like this.

    say word that when nothing is popping you be sitting around like “where the fuck is Sharpton at?!”

  107. E From BK Says:

    It’s sad when people look at Sharpton like that. I liken it to how these new rappers shit on the emcees that fight the fight daily. Sharpton is fighting every day.

  108. strong chef Says:

    >>>new label and u make a video that looks like it costs $10k.

    thats the point that a lot of ppl are missing, it doesnt matter how much u spend on it, it was very creative and brought me back with an old school feeling at the same time

  109. strong chef Says:

    @Earbudace

    and on top of that if u arent feelin hhid (single) then we should no longer discuss hip hop

  110. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    video is hot..smh @ people commenting on what he wear in the video..thats why hip/hop is dead, simple minded dudes.the whole concept of the video was hot..nas spit hot fiyaaaahh{c}dylan..lol

  111. Two-Times Says:

    E From BK

    You got that bun kay slay interview… ? or where it’s at?

  112. Two-Times Says:

    Strong Chef

    it was very creative and brought me back with an old school feeling at the same time

    top of that if u arent feelin hhid

    ^ if Nas want to bring hip hop back all that shit… don’t talk about hip hop is dead and blah blah… drop some shit like “The Message”… damn he’s on Def Jam now he could have a big impact with that type of heat..

  113. spanish jay Says:

    kramer ruined seinfeld for me

  114. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    @2x..it seems like the opposite to me…b saying Hip Hop Is Dead grabs peoples attention..its kinda of like a controversial thing to say..and its foolish that rappa’s *ludacris* will take offense to it…prove nas WRONG by making good albums and good songs then…oh and WHATS GOOD!!..lol

  115. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    EDIT:By saying….etc.

  116. E From BK Says:

    Somebody posted the link a couple posts back.

  117. strong chef Says:

    @ 2x

    hhid is the message and part of the resuscitation

  118. spanish jay Says:

    saying Hip Hop Is Dead grabs peoples attention..its kinda of like a controversial thing to say..and its foolish that rappa’s
    ###
    yea thats why saying south midwest west in the beginning is pussy…..like hes trying to defuse the tension he originally wanted to create…”yup in my white tee”

  119. eskay Says:

    >>if Nas want to bring hip hop back all that shit… don’t talk about hip hop is dead and blah blah… drop some shit like “The Message”… damn he’s on Def Jam now he could have a big impact with that type of heat..

    smh. everybody knows how I feel about the Little Homey, but ya’ll niggas are impossible. HHID is a solid song. something like the Message? you can’t be serious.

  120. Two-Times Says:

    LL

    What up….! Yeah I feel ya… I just think Nas could have could harder… But I definetly get what your saying… I was raging when I heard that clown J Nicks try to talk down on Nas…
    And Btw you know Nas & Luda are real cool…. Luda even came to Nas’s wedding and shit, if I not mistaken… And he was on that Made you look remix…

  121. dubble13 Says:

    @strong chef:
    I don’t think anyone is really saying that the song is bad…but a crappy video just brings down a really good track As his debut video for the new album, he could have done more. Remember, regardless of what Nas says, his link with Jay, and the strong apparent push that Jay is giving him, means that they wanna sell to the non-Black, casual rap fan…and potentially do Kingdom Come numbers… This video is NOT appealing and is not really worth a second watch…Nas didn’t need booty-shaking, but think of all the memorable videos out there that you like to watch ad nauseum. Is this one of them? The answer is a resounding “hell nah.”

  122. strong chef Says:

    and anybody that takes offense to the phrase hhid is prolly the reason

  123. spanish jay Says:

    brb…im going to take a 9 hour break from this

  124. Two-Times Says:

    Eskay

    something like the Message? you can’t be serious.

    ^ whatcha you talking about?? I don’t understand…. That song is a real hip-hop classic… for real…

  125. strong chef Says:

    >>>, means that they wanna sell to the non-Black, casual rap fan…and potentially do Kingdom Come numbers

    thats definately not what nas wants to do and has went on the record saying that

  126. eskay Says:

    who watches videos anyway really? teenagers? housewives? grown people shouldn’t watch videos in the first place. if you’re at home wtaching Rap City you lost.

  127. Two-Times Says:

    who watches videos anyway really? teenagers? housewives? grown people shouldn’t watch videos in the first place. if you’re at home wtaching Rap City you lost.

    ^ word.. that’s what’s up..

  128. strong chef Says:

    yea and my man made a good point, a good video may make a song more appealing, but a bad video wont make a song worse

  129. Two-Times Says:

    strong chef

    @ 2x

    hhid is the message and part of the resuscitation

    ^ Word…

  130. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    @2x..i mean by ludas tee he had on,saying hip hop aint dead it lives in the south..even if they cool or not,whateva it is..thats a stupid thing to do,IMO. but i guess its whateva>> free speech yadda yadda..i just wanna see good albums and singles/songs out there..not this candy coco puff,pop rocks mess thats been out from some artists ova the years and recently. i really hope Nas does well also,he deserves commercial success even if he aint out to get that.

  131. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    eskay Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 11:17 pm
    who watches videos anyway really? teenagers? housewives? grown people shouldn’t watch videos in the first place. if you’re at home wtaching Rap City you lost.

    ^^lol,COSIGN

  132. eskay Says:

    >>whatcha you talking about?? I don’t understand…. That song is a real hip-hop classic… for real…

    yeah and it was 25 years ago. say word that’s what you wanna hear from Nas. The Message.

  133. Two-Times Says:

    “real niggaz buck in broad daylight
    with the broke Mac it won’t spray right
    Don’t give a fuck who they hit, as long as the drama’s lit
    Yo, overnight thugs, bug cause they ain’t promised shit”

    Nas ——

    Yo to the Queensbridge Militia

  134. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    i saw Nas perform when he came to Rutgers Fest a while back and it was HOT..jahiem was even there backstage,i was like inches away from him*wat a bum*

  135. strong chef Says:

    @ 2x

    I cant lie thats one of my favorite tracks EVER and it was written was prolly one of the most creatice albums ever

  136. eskay Says:

    by the way, the problem with comments not posting should be resolved now.

  137. Shanti Says:

    who watches videos anyway really? teenagers? housewives? grown people shouldn’t watch videos in the first place. if you’re at home wtaching Rap City you lost.

    ^^seriously…the only time i watch videos is if they are posted on a website and then i only watch them that one time. anyway i like HHID as his first track. shit is hot to me.

    kramer ruined seinfeld for me

    ^^me too. i took a nap today and i turned on the tv to help me fall asleep. i couldn’t leave it on seinfeld for more than like 1 minute. i useta love that show but now i don’t even feel comfortable watching it.

  138. Two-Times Says:

    Eskay

    say word that’s what you wanna hear from Nas.

    ^ Yeah I like that type of shit for real…Atleast on that type of level…. He should have came with type of heat….

    Just like I’ll always like Jay’s “A Week Ago”… same thing

  139. dubble13 Says:

    Are you telling me that the Def Jam coalition will be happy if Nas does numbers like the Roots? Get outta here! Def Jam wants Nas to cross over, whether Nas wants to or not… I find it hard to believe that they are putting a Nas album out in the 4th quarter and then not care if it has a Lupe sales.

  140. Two-Times Says:

    strong chef

    I cant lie thats one of my favorite tracks EVER and it was written was prolly one of the most creatice albums ever

    ^ Yeah… That’s can’t (atleast for me) ever get old…

  141. Shanti Says:

    i had no problem with luda’s tee. it seems like when someone from the south expresses how they feel, they are being “too sensitive” or whatever. yet an east coast artist can say the same shit and its all good. it would be a lil different if fabo had the tee on but who can really say that luda is not a lyrical artist.

  142. NrVous Says:

    Video is good! Not great but good.

  143. eskay Says:

    Two-Times, it doesn’t work like that, you’ll take what the Little Homey gives you and you’ll like it.

  144. Shanti Says:

    another coffee night. what y’all know about those triple grande mochas?

  145. dubble13 Says:

    And if no one cared about videos, why did def jam sink major cash into the video for “show me what ya got”? The answer is that Def Jam needs Jay to go platinum plus… He may have received co-promotion with BUD etc, but it was a big budget vid.

  146. strong chef Says:

    @ shanti

    I see what u r saying but c’mon the name of the guys album is hhid and having a tee made up just to contradict that is offensive in itself. Its kind of like get ur own shit

  147. Two-Times Says:

    luda ruined that “grew up a screw up”…. That was a classic biggie line on the best/only original collabo from BIG & Pac… And yeah I’m talking about the orgininal Runnin not the new shit that Em did…

  148. NrVous Says:

    i saw Nas perform when he came to Rutgers Fest a while back and it was HOT..jahiem was even there backstage,i was like inches away from him*wat a bum*

    ^^ you need a “(c) no weezy f baby” after that inches away ish. didn’t you learn proper grammar in school

  149. Two-Times Says:

    Eskay

    it doesn’t work like that, you’ll take what the Little Homey gives you and you’ll like it.

    ^ haha… LMAO….

  150. Shanti Says:

    ^^ you need a “(c) no weezy f baby” after that inches away ish.

    ^^no she doesn’t

  151. NrVous Says:

    And if no one cared about videos, why did def jam sink major cash into the video for “show me what ya got”? The answer is that Def Jam needs Jay to go platinum plus… He may have received co-promotion with BUD etc, but it was a big budget vid.

    ^ What they’re saying is video’s are the promotion vehicle to get to the kiddies. Wack diss tracks like “Brooklyn” are for the grown folks

  152. nation of moderation Says:

    >> by the way, the problem with comments not posting should be resolved now.

    jay-z doesn’t run new york

    ^yup seems to be working

  153. eskay Says:

    >>And if no one cared about videos, why did def jam sink major cash into the video for “show me what ya got”?

    cuz Jay is the BOSS (c) Rick Ross

  154. E From BK Says:

    Luda was a hoe for that tee. Especially since he and Nas are supposed to be cool. It the exact same shit like when 50 entitled that mixtape HHID. It just goes against the code. There is no integrity.

  155. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    Shanti Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 11:26 pm
    i had no problem with luda’s tee. it seems like when someone from the south expresses how they feel, they are being “too sensitive” or whatever. yet an east coast artist can say the same shit and its all good. it would be a lil different if fabo had the tee on but who can really say that luda is not a lyrical artist.

    ^^^^nah, shanti i would say the same thing about fabo or whoeva..i meant artists in general..not just artist from the south.

  156. nation of moderation Says:

    don’t make me bring
    sharpton in it cause i’m light-skinneded or
    dude with the ‘fro and the rainbow coalition

    and i gotta go to the tanning salon cuz im …

  157. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    lol,thanx shanti

  158. Two-Times Says:

    Luda’s best songs:

    Growing Pains (original not the remix)
    Freaky Thangs (feat. Twista

  159. strong chef Says:

    I like luda so Im not feeling that way out of hatred

  160. Shanti Says:

    @ LL

    nah, what i was saying is that i can understand if people were upset that Fabo had the tee on.

    anyway, its whatever. maybe because i’m from the south i’m a lil biased when it comes to that tee but other than east coast people no one i’m cool with thought it was offensive.

  161. eskay Says:

    >>yup seems to be working

    this fucking kid. I ain’t gonna lie, you said something in the Jay thread earlier that had me crying. I can’t remember what though…

  162. nation of moderation Says:

    two times… you’re giving me a bad name

    i swear, if i don’t get a good mention in the nah right skit, or a decent bonus this year… i’m gonna come to john jay college and settle this thing once and for all. damn. i take a week off to fix my average and… damn, there goes another comment

  163. Shanti Says:

    # eskay Says:
    November 29th, 2006 at 11:36 pm

    >>yup seems to be working

    this fucking kid. I ain’t gonna lie, you said something in the Jay thread earlier that had me crying. I can’t remember what though…

    ^^oh lord. now you about to have the nahright lil homey him going extra hard at trying to be funny just to please his boss.

  164. strong chef Says:

    “fuck is everybody so mad at the south for, learn how to switch your style up and go south paw” “c” jada

  165. Shanti Says:

    edit: him

  166. Two-Times Says:

    nation

    whatcha you talking about?

  167. NrVous Says:

    My fav. Luda track is “U Got a Problem?” And that beat was insane.

  168. G7 Says:

    This video is tight!! n/h. Along with the video for AZ’s Format, two of the best hiphop videos i’ve seen this year!!

  169. nation of moderation Says:

    >> this fucking kid. I ain’t gonna lie, you said something in the Jay thread earlier that had me crying.

    *grins* could it have been this: http://www.nahright.com/news/2006/11/29/video-jay-z-interview/#comment-225506 ? yo who is you calling a kid… i’m officially a government number in like 24 hours big homie, recognize

    >> whatcha you talking about?

    *breaks into milton’s stapler tirade*

  170. NrVous Says:

    ^^no she doesn’t

    ^oops

  171. eskay Says:

    nah, it was this:

    >>the way you said it was very “we were having a protest, but i had to do dem mafirmatics” standing there in your straw hat

    ^I read that on my Blackberry in public and almost fell out.

  172. Two-Times Says:

    I gotta go… Later…

  173. Omo Says:

    long time reader, first comment.

    great video, even if the track was cut to shit, I think the point came across quite clear.

    although the “hip hop is illegal” concept sounds really familiar, I swear to God I’ve seen that in another video, but I can’t place my finger on it.

    regardless, that’s an album I am buying legitimately, no bootlegs, no downloads.

    New York is back.

  174. Shanti Says:

    # eskay Says:
    November 29th, 2006 at 11:44 pm

    nah, it was this:

    >>the way you said it was very “we were having a protest, but i had to do dem mafirmatics” standing there in your straw hat

    ^yeah and i took offense to that nation. i dont even understand how you had problems comprehending what i said.

    also eskay don’t laugh at my expense!

  175. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    NrVous Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 11:42 pm
    ^^no she doesn’t

    ^oops

    ^^yes it is your bad.

  176. Shanti Says:

    jerks

  177. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    I laughed at that 2 nation…but its luv ova hurr,south,west,east,and whateva else..the goonies was bugging out tho in the last couple of threads..i was reading comments maad that i couldnt put my 2cents in cause of the work i had to do..shanti i know about them double expresso shots,coffee,no-doze..lol

  178. NrVous Says:

    ^^yes it is your bad.

    hell hath no fury… (c) me

  179. nation of moderation Says:

    >> yeah and i took offense to that nation. i dont even understand how you had problems comprehending what i said.

    aw hunney, don’t be that way. i got frightened at the thought of you being a black panther, i misread it, what can i say, i am white, i am intimidated by black people because black people > white people, ask russell simmons. i didn’t mean it that way, i just got worried that when you tell me your stepping out you’re with some black panther type dude smacking you up (a la forrest gump) and i aint there to hold you through your struggle.. *snaps out of it* lol actually eskay said something about a straw hat and overalls and i almost died i thought i would bring the joke back

    in all seriousness though, black people were destined to rule the earth, ask 456.

  180. eskay Says:

    >>jerks

    ^lol

  181. nation of moderation Says:

    *are destined

  182. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Well you little fuckers lost me for a minute………..

    I think I need to slow down my green intake cos a nigga is losin his shit well and truly, first up barkin at niggas in the last thread when no one was there, then accusin niggas of bein in the VIP Forum when everyone was just in the the other thread…..smh………smh………..

    Coolio > Jay Z

  183. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Well you little fuckers lost me for a minute………..

    I think I need to slow down my green intake cos a nigga is losin his shit well and truly, first up barkin at niggas in the last thread when no one was there, then accusin niggas of bein in the VIP Forum when everyone was just in the the other thread…..smh………smh………..

    Coolio > Jay Z

  184. Paperstacker Says:

    Yeah this video is boring, but then again what nas videos aint boring. I dont even watch videos these days apart from on nahright so who gives a shit. He needs to release a video for black republicans thatll be the shit. Wack video or not we can see that HHID is already better lyrically than Kingdom Come, it also has better beats than hovs album. we’ve heard black republicans, Where yall at, QB True G, HHID,WHere are they now,(maybe something else im forgetting)

    So take those tracks and compare them to HOVs subpar album and its easy to see they are already better than any track on KD. They are also more hip hop, more lyrical and have better beats than any song on KD. SO Jay Z lost no matter how many suburban rich kids bought his album.

    He lost cause his album while tight, isnt even on that high on the hip hop scale. He didnt take it back to the essence of hip hop or the streets like Nas is doing. I like a grown album, but Beach Chair, songs with beyonce, and pharrell and Neyo’ are not really hip hop.

    No hate or nothing, but these stans need to admit the truth, call the video wack, cause it is, but dont lie to urself and say HHID isn’t already better than Kingdom Come. Cause it its better by far..

  185. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    LMAO @Nation

  186. EnglandRepresent Says:

    And now I’m postin up multiple messages of the same shit…….smh………smh………..

  187. Shanti Says:

    i wish people would get over the “vip forum.” trust me…its like being at the club and noticing that vip doesn’t look all that fun because the celebrity has gotten to the club yet and there’s only like 20 people in vip. you guys aren’t missing out on much. maybe if eskay would stop being lazy and let people in…

  188. nation of moderation Says:

    smh @ England sitting in a four cornered room in australia sweating his forhead off, smoking ridiculous amounts of green, or wtv colour it is down there, confused as fuck… (c) prodigy’s life expectancy

  189. nation of moderation Says:

    >> trust me…its like being at the club and noticing that vip doesn’t look all that fun because the celebrity has gotten to the club yet and there’s only like 20 people in vip.

    i don’t know what clubs you go to, but since big, i never seen an empty floor.. wtf am i saying, i mean lol when im in the vip it gets wild.. or should i say gets loose

    lol do you go to clubs in the A jsut expecting clifford to walk in aaannyy minuuttee now

  190. Shanti Says:

    @ nation

    ok, we’re cool. geez, i can never stay mad at you long.

  191. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    I dont get people these dayz…@Paperstacker…all luv here,but u gotta give credit when due..hov’s album aint that bad…how can u say Beach Chair and half the album aint hip-hop are u kidding me..i luv nas, but his FULL album aint even out yet..wait untill DEC 19TH please to make comments about the quality of KC and HHID.

  192. Shanti Says:

    edit: hasn’t

  193. nation of moderation Says:

    >> geez, i can never stay mad at you long.

    aight… ay, i wanna see you dance like them girls in that tip drill video…

  194. EnglandRepresent Says:

    the way you said it was very “we were having a protest, but i had to do dem mafirmatics” standing there in your straw hat

    That had me rollin too Shanti, can’t front…….which one of the suggestions I gave you did you use to go to sleep by the way? Were you flickin the prawn again?

  195. Sour D. Says:

    conceptually, this is the best fuckin video ever. love the hiphop is illegal shit. classic. someone needs to dub over the dirty version and up that shit.

  196. Caliber Says:

    eskay i got that St.Raw mixtape..u fuck w/ em? don’t think anybody else in here knows who he is…maybe england…damn klo would be goin crazy right now

  197. Shanti Says:

    lol do you go to clubs in the A jsut expecting clifford to walk in aaannyy minuuttee now

    ^^ clifford is a man of the people…he walks through the regular crowd for a lil minute before he goes off to vip…sigh…he’s such a stand up guy.

  198. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    thanx 4 reminding me shanti>>>>umm eskay, what happened to the follow-up of that email i sent ya *forum stuff ya know*

  199. Shanti Says:

    which one of the suggestions I gave you did you use to go to sleep by the way? Were you flickin the prawn again?

    ^^i’m not telling :)

  200. nation of moderation Says:

    jigga on ABC

  201. nation of moderation Says:

    >> he’s such a stand up guy.

    yeah when he’s not doing splits or bending over backwards on roller-blades, in da club

    nh for knowing that shit

  202. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    Shanti Says:

    November 29th, 2006 at 11:57 pm
    lol do you go to clubs in the A jsut expecting clifford to walk in aaannyy minuuttee now

    ^^ clifford is a man of the people…he walks through the regular crowd for a lil minute before he goes off to vip…sigh…he’s such a stand up guy.

    ^^^haha..wow i guess a good xmas gift for shanti is anything Clifford..and not the big red dog

  203. Foekist Says:

    *hands Eskay a napkin so he can go clean up after he watched Jay Z on Nightline*

  204. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    lol @ me thinking Clifford the big red dog > Clifford the rappa *no offense shanti*..i like why u wanna and whatu know about 2..lol

  205. nation of moderation Says:

    ok i know this doesn’t change the age gap, nor does it justify my whiteness… but today is my last day of being a kid (at least in the eyes of the government)… yo i wish i could go fuckign get drunk in a park, beat up an old lady or have sex with a nine year old… can’t though, i got finals

  206. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    Foekist Says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 12:01 am
    *hands Eskay a napkin so he can go clean up after he watched Jay Z on Nightline*

    ^^^perfect show for him and his age-group…

  207. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    LL(not the rappa) Says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 12:04 am
    Foekist Says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 12:01 am
    *hands Eskay a napkin so he can go clean up after he watched Jay Z on Nightline*

    ^^^perfect show for him and his age-group…

    *not u es*..lol

  208. nation of moderation Says:

    >> perfect show for him and his age-group…

    no you’re referring to 60 minutes

  209. Shanti Says:

    ok back to work. i’m out for the time being.

    oh and that’s blasphemy LL. wow…i’m almost speechless. when’s the last time you seen clifford the big red dog win 3 bet hip hop awards lol.

  210. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    EWWWWWW Nation..lol….stop with all the r.kelly thoughts.

  211. nation of moderation Says:

    >> *not u es*..lol

    i was, you and jay is like the golden girls…

  212. Shanti Says:

    eskay its happenin again…my comment was sucked into the nahright black hole

  213. nation of moderation Says:

    young’nnnnnnnnnnnnn

  214. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    nation of moderation Says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 12:04 am
    >> perfect show for him and his age-group…

    no you’re referring to 60 minutes

    ^^lol,that will work

  215. nyquil Says:

    Name the 5 best rappers of all time ; Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, DYLAN! ‘Cause I spit hot fire!

  216. nation of moderation Says:

    >> eskay its happenin again…my comment was sucked into the nahright black hole

    i don’t know if you were pressing enter like crazy… but ty today said: how come… wait i mean
    HOW COME THE ONLY COMMENTS THAT COME THROUGH ARE THE ONES WHERE I COMPLAIN ABOUT THE COMMENTS NOT COMING THROUGH lol

  217. Joey Says:

    Bill O’Reilly talking about Snoop:

    http://www.onsmash.net/v/VwakSrNwAHvuWyP1

  218. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    nyquil Says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 12:06 am
    Name the 5 best rappers of all time ; Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, DYLAN! ‘Cause I spit hot fire!

    ^^lol,how random

  219. Shanti Says:

    lol@ nation’s impersonation of biggums

    anyway basically LL i said your tip comment was blasphemy and then made a joke.

    oh i also said i’m leaving to get back to work…

  220. Pimpin Ken Says:

    even though i have been receivin treatment i still cant get off the white women and now my niggas is turnin on me

  221. nyquil Says:

    Gotta break you guys up once in a while ;)
    Great job as usual on the posts, Es!

  222. nation of moderation Says:

    >> lol@ nation’s impersonation of biggums

    shanti don’t sleep on my comment about clifford being a stand up guy

  223. Shanti Says:

    even though i have been receivin treatment i still cant get off the white women and now my niggas is turnin on me

    ^^what’s been your treatment

    dammit i need to get out of here

  224. Pimpin Ken Says:

    even though i have been receivin treatment i still cant get off the white women and now my niggas is turnin on me

    ^^what’s been your treatment

    >>gettin my ass whooped by my friends and bein forced to listen to the goo goo dolls

  225. Shanti Says:

    @ nation

    i saw your comment

    “You can hate if you want to, but you wasting your time!”–(c) the stand up guy

  226. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    lol shanti….u dont say*chris rock voice*…same here, i gotta get off of hurr,i got shiiiieeett 2 do.

  227. nation of moderation Says:

    yo chris rock is a genius. i mean i always knew, but i use to watch his shit when i was younger and be like “oh that is quite humourous”. after going to nahright community college, it sheds a whole different light

  228. EnglandRepresent Says:

    i wish people would get over the “vip forum.”

    Can’t get over it until I’ve had a look around in it……..

    four cornered room

    I thought all rooms had four corners nation? I fuckin hope they do or I’m really losin my shit……..

    Were you flickin the prawn again?

    ^^i’m not telling

    You know you did, you know you did……..maybe even got the gas powered ‘Penetrator 2000′ out?………

    Ay Cal, whats good fella? You know I fuck with St Raw breh, that joint he did with Bully, ‘Ride It To The Floor’ is sick…….

  229. eskay Says:

    >>eskay its happenin again…my comment was sucked into the nahright black hole

    dammit. I hope that was a fluke. (figures Shanti would be the only one still having trouble)

  230. Caliber Says:

    ES check ya inbox in tha FORUM

  231. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    nation of moderation Says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 12:14 am
    yo chris rock is a genius. i mean i always knew, but i use to watch his shit when i was younger and be like “oh that is quite humourous”. after going to nahright community college, it sheds a whole different light

    ^^lol,the way he says stuff in his comedy specials are krazy…i gotta go pick up the dvd version of Bigger & Blacker if its out.

  232. nation of moderation Says:

    >> I thought all rooms had four corners nation? I fuckin hope they do or I’m really losin my shit……..

    that’s the comedy in it you jivin chuckin ass ruining my joke ass koala hugging aussie prick (heyy yooo)

    chris rock:
    - i’m talking about the white family that owns the color blue, those rich bastards
    - white man makes guns, no problem, black rapper says gun, congressional hearing

  233. Caliber Says:

    EnglandRepresent Says:
    November 30th, 2006 at 12:16 am

    Ay Cal, whats good fella? You know I fuck with St Raw breh, that joint he did with Bully, ‘Ride It To The Floor’ is sick…….
    ____________________________________________________________

    ..whats ya email

  234. nation of moderation Says:

    >> if its out.

    where have you been all these years. oh and btw, it’s on jewtube

  235. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    lol nation..just making sure, dont want some stan on here trying to ether me..yea its on utube,but i also would like to have it in the comfort of my humble abode not my computer. i need a physical copy.

  236. LL(not the rappa) Says:

    new post

  237. EnglandRepresent Says:

    Cal hit me up at nickcoates27@yahoo.co.uk good lookin out my nig, we definitely gettin on the lash when I’m out in March……….(n/h)

    that’s the comedy in it you jivin chuckin ass ruining my joke ass koala hugging aussie prick

    Jeesh nation are you pre-menstrual today? I’m a bit slow alright, got myself muntered last night and am feelin a bit confused today, go easy….shiiiiiiiiiiiiit…………

  238. NrVous Says:

    ^^ where have you been all these years. oh and btw, it’s on jewtube

    haha

  239. deepdish Says:

    i normally don’t get hung up on the censored tracks like my boys do, but this is almost as bad as listening to tupac’s “still ballin’” on the radio.

  240. shot 9 times Says:

    As one of my former enemies, I gotta give props to Nas on this track & video. I think he’s gonna have quite a stellar career as a worker up there at Def Jam. With heat like this, he’s definitely gonna get a lot of “Employee of the Month” awards, and Jay will be handing him the trophies.

  241. Stephen C. Says:

    Kinda of Base Here

    but me and my girl had an argument on Hip-Hop

    We’re both from the south, but I moved to the east coast at 16. Prior to that tyme the only music we listened to back home was old three six, playa fly, skinny pimp…and alot other local artists.

    It wasn’t until I moved that I discovered Hip-Hop? The Illmatics and Reasonable Doubts…artists who crafted verses that made you rewind the tape. Back home it was all bout “kill him” “get buck” and other non Hip-Hop Messages.

    However the argument started when I told her, the differences that I see in Music from Region to Region. I tried to get her to listen to a Lupe verse and tell me what she got from it (not expecting for her to a critical analysis, but atleast gather the general concept.) She missed by a longshot.

    I told her it’s like the music that’s being forced-fed conmmercially down south, conditons the mind not to hear real hip-hop. It’s like if you listen to that music for so long, you become incapable of understanding the similies and metaphors of quality rappers. I also mention the comment 50 Cent made about the south, ( People down south don’t wanna think when they listen to music, they just wanna have fun)…at first I was offended, but then I remebered my experience growing up in the south… I slowly begin to agree. Though 50 Cent may not be the greatest messenger. The message, to me still remains true.

    She was heated. Did I go to far?

  242. Don Fujimori Says:

    Yeah man the deiting is definately trash work…the levels are even distorted on the beginning of the first verse he shouldve just recorded an entire clean version.
    >>>>and whats good with the brazilian dimes from behind edit..fuck! whats next theyre gonna edit out ‘dead’?????????

  243. Don Fujimori Says:

    …oh yea the video is ahhhh thiefs theme video was illmatic.

  244. LE1 baby son Says:

    Kind of confused why nas released a song with the same beat as his first single 2 albums in a row??????? thiefs theme wasnt THAT good. actually i didnt like it at all. This is beter at least.

  245. D. Billz Says:

    Feelin’ the video… Nasir on his dean.

  246. alwayzambitious Says:

    The video was sub par, it was loosely based on the song.. I would have liked to seen him go in the radio station and at least demand where is the hip hop…

    the video was only aight in execution… where do i go to share my video treatments.. thats another reason why nas is not as memorable as jay.. the videos are only ok

    alwayzambitious

  247. NYtillIdie Says:

    no diggs, not only is jay-z more memorable than my man nas, jay understands and has more control when it comes to how his demographic will view him on a daily basis, on every level down to every camera shot and sound bite he uses to promote. Its not that nas dont have the power that jay does to get what he wants its that he REALLY dont understand every facet of marketing like jay does..Nas dont realize how important that is, hes still old school in that respect, he feels that rhyme skill alone should determine an mcs place in history, but what he wont see is that most people that buy hip-hop albums are fuckin retarts and we all know that there is more retarts than there is smart people, so jay will always sell to ALL retarts and MOST smart people and nas only sells to smart people who usually talk shit about fake-ass marketing schemes and all the retarts they are surrounded with that listen to jay-z…ITS ALL RETARTED BULLSHIT!! NAS AND JAY ARE BOTH NASTY.. TWO TOTALLY DIFFERNT DUDES NEITHER IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER, NAS COMPLETES CRAZY DEEP THOUGHTS EVERY 4-8 BARS, EVERY BAR JAY SPITS IS A COMPLETE THOUGHT IN AND OF ITSELF NOO YAWK NEVER DIED / EMPIRE STATE

  248. SUPER SUPER SUPER CLEAN Says:

    I Mean SHEEEEEEEEEEIT… might as well just play the instrumental

  249. unkut.com - A Tribute To Ignorance (Remix) Says:

    [...] Black Market Malitia dropped this remix with R.A. earlier this year, but I only just around to rocking it. Rugged Man’s verse sounds like the precursor to that Nas name-dropping piece, but he wisely avoids shouting out Fu-Schnickens and Oaktown’s 357. PR reheats “U.F.O” for a Styles P and Sheek one two punch, while his future-shock masterpiece “Game of Death” still sounds the business since it first dropped (although I still prefer the Rock Marcy solo version). Preme’s buddy Termanology exposes a whole different verbal technique than he showcased on his break-out single for “100 Jewels”, while Premier produces an ill conceptual Poet drop which still hasn’t surfaced on black wax despite being a few months old. Finally there’s the obligitory GFK material, as his veers away from shop-talk for a classic bugged Starks narrative over what I’m assuming is a Doom producto. [...]

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