Nas Sharks NYOIL?

If you caught NYOIL‘s “What Up My Wigger Wigga” last year you might catch some major deja vu when you heard the hook of Nas‘ new song yesterday. A case of straight chomping or great minds thinking alike? Unkut Dot Com asked NYOIL to speak his piece on the topic:

Nas is that nigga!

Yeah y’all Nas is that nigga with his title screen printed on a black tee repping for Niggas world wide!

I’ve always said that from time to time in the creative stream of things there comes an artist that breaks the mold. That steps to the status quo and smashes it’s protective walls as if they were building blocks. That artist like this create the atmosphere for change in whatever industry they occupy. Artist like these establish a foundation that inspires other artist to free themselves of the yoke that was the stat quo. They in their own way speak Truth to power and shine a searing light on the lies and mediocrity that blind us.

But let me be clear Nas is not that nigga.

When an artist like this comes along he strikes fear into the hearts of the gatekeepers. In layman’s terms Record execs shit bricks because their cookie cutter artist wont cut it any longer. They may actually be required to do what they’re paid to and develop talent. Search for talent and ultimately, GOD FORBID, give the PEOPLE what they want. This has happened before people. The upheaval an artist like this causes is unacceptable to the gatekeepers of the status quo. You see, there’s a lot of money in keeping your kids dumb at stake. So labels have devised a nefarious technique to counteract the effect of these types of artist.

But before I go on I must stress that Nas is NOT that nigga.

The technique for counteracting these artist is as follows. They will never sign, do business with, or even acknowledge the Artist of Change. If pressed they will admit to having “been up on” this Artist in a hallow attempt at affirming their hipness. When asked if they plan on working with this artist they will give a random list of excuses not limited to “He’s hot but…that kind of music doesn’t sell”, “She’s the shit…but people ain’t ready for that”, “I wish I could bring them here but right now ‘insert corporate higher ups name here’ is on some other shit” All the while they are changing pace, making adjustments, having conference calls, and restructuring. making the final preparations to counteract this Artist of Change. The end game plays like this: they find an artist on their current roster that they can refashion to fit the basic mold of the Artist of Change. If they dress him up like, or give him a similar message to the Artist of Change and put hundreds of thousands in promotional dollars behind the Stat Quo Artist they can undermine and even usurper the Artist of Change. You can always identify the Stat Quo Artist from the Artist of Change because when asked about his “New image” or “New Direction” he is hard pressed to answer sincerely or intelligibly. In fact the Stat Quo Artist will blather on in circles clumsily during interviews stumbling over his own ignorance of what his “New Direction” is.

And after hearing your interviews, seeing the title of your upcoming LP, and hearing your “leaked” song “Be A Nigger Too” I can say without doubt….

Nas you are THAT nigga!

Nas you’re that nigga that pretends to have a grasp on the social quagmire that our people are stuck in and yet cannot for the life of you articulate or justify your position on this obvious plea for controversy. Does this brother realize that his attempts at diffusing the word “Nigger” by making it some all inclusive colloquialism to represent all races is as weak as the beat he spit it too? Does he realize that when Robert Schwartz decides to stop being a nigger all he has to do is change his look. maybe trade in the bapes and backpack put on a suit and he’s right and exact. When Robert Yung decides he’s no longer a nigga he can be whatever an person of Asian decent can be in the country stereo types not withstanding. When Robert Rodriguez decides to stop being a nigger he can become a proud man of Latin descent. However for Robert Jenkins who’s grandparents where NIGGERS, blown over by fire hoses and beat within an inch of their lives, when the term meant what it will always mean despite his attempts to make it a term of endearment. Whom despite his affluence or allegiance has to be as scared as a runaway slave when pulled over for driving black or shopping black, or standing in a group of more than 3 in his own neighborhood while black or any of the number of things blacks can do innocently while being black and end up dead because the cop who shot him 50 times like Shawn Bell or 42 like Amadou Diallo didn’t consider himself a nigger…We’re the only race that embraces our disgrace, and now you would have everyone else sing along with us in our shame.

My nigga Nas.

You’ve been everything they ever told you to be. Nasty Nas, Nastradamas, Nas Escobar. And now you’re their Nigga.

At what point are you going to be a man?

Last year I put out a song called “What up my Wigger Wigga!” It spoke to people of all races that have used the term nigga so cavalier by using the racist terms that are assigned to their respective races. I was blown away at how similar our two songs were. However yours held the exact opposite message. It was at that moment I realized who Nas was, and who I was.

Sam Cooke sang it best…”A change gone come”.

You would do well to heed those words.

Come back brother…

You can contact NYOIL over at nyoil1.ning.com

NYOIL - “What Up MY Wigger Wigga”

Nas - “You Can Be A Nigger Too”

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The chorus is an interpolation of the chorus from Niggaz 4 Life by NWA. The cadences that Nas rocks on this track have a similar feel to the NYOIL track, but … I can’t call it.

Comment by Brock 04.22.08 @

I don’t understand how someone who made a song
called “Y’all Should All Get Lynched” is in any position to criticize Nas. You were just as counterproductive, re-invoking the same legacy.

Let me be clear: NYOIL not that dude.

And this whole thing about the “Artist of Change” is crap. Why doesn’t this person make the songs that people like, as well? I feel like we had a conversation about that around the time Phonte complained about DFB fans.

Comment by bding7 04.22.08 @

Ha! Ether from NYOIL!

Comment by rafi 04.22.08 @

Brock, I mean the part after the Eazy/NWA hook.

Comment by Robbie 04.22.08 @

you hear that bding.. that’s the sound of something going over your head.
To think that Lynched was is or even similar to anything Nas said is silly.
NYOIL is right and if you ask me Nas is one of the most overrated MC’s on the planet and I’m glad to see him expose himself

Comment by bwest 04.22.08 @

“you hear that bding.. that’s the sound of something going over your head.”

NYOIL once said:”all you whore-ass bitches: y’all should all get lynched.” Yea, this is way over my head.

how is saying anyone should be lynched ever ok, but Nas does this and he’s set rap back 1,000 years? they both don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

http://blackademic.com/?p=165

Comment by bding7 04.22.08 @

I’ma leave the discussion to you all…
but if you think Ya’ll Should All Get Lynched is counterproductive…listen again.

New NYOil-”The 9 Wonders mixtape” mixed by yours truly available TODAY at nyoil1.ning.com…as seen in the Source…

Peace.

Comment by Trackstar the DJ 04.22.08 @

you misquoted the verse
“And all you whore ass bitches yall can suck my dick”
and why did he say that?
“Cause Huey Newton got KILLED for you to act like this and that’s the best you could come up with”
Context homie.
what am i supposed to see at that site

Comment by bwest 04.22.08 @

yea… that’s still not ok to say in that it is counterproductive. I don’t understand how it’s fine for rappers to have these f-ed up gender/gueer issues, but as soon as race comes up, there’s a huge blow-up.

Comment by bding7 04.22.08 @

i meant “queer.”

Comment by bding7 04.22.08 @

If you click on the Source article you can download the mixtape…enjoy. Peace.

Track

Comment by Trackstar the DJ 04.22.08 @

man this some ignant shit. Nas is just being playful with linguistics. But people like NYOIL like to interpret his statements as all-encompassing. (BTW, totally discarding the historical tradition of Latin descendants being called niggers).

Plus, he’s not even well articulated himself. It’s convenient to bring up Sean Bell (god bless his soul), to make a point about the exclusivity of the term. But homie, im Italian, and my people been shot by police too, not always fair. I been into rap since my tender days and feel a kinship with black people and their use of the word nigger. Yeah, the people who made the music were mostly black, the people who put it out into the market were white, and the people who listened to it were ALL COLORS COUNFOUNDED. Now NYOIL is going to start off his argument by talking some conspiracy shit (using words like ‘gatekeeper’ and ‘nefarious techniques’).

First of all, it’s obvious NYOIL consider himself some kind of ‘Artist of Change’. What he means by that is that message has a primacy over music. That’s where his faults are. He might have a ‘revolutionary’ or interesting message to relay, but if he can’t make good music or compete/adjust with what’s out there, then he wont get signed. Simple as that.

Comment by Leone 04.22.08 @

For my part, I prefer the kind of universal-ness Nas’ song promotes than the exclusive, isolating, rethoric that NYOIL promotes (We the only black people, the word nigger is ours, watch out for (white) gatekeepers!!!)

Comment by Leone 04.22.08 @

i agree wit nyoil 100% nas has been every thing these record execs have wanted him to be to keep us the youth dumb its for this reason while one of the only hip-hop artists that i listen to is nyoil i rock alot old school but other than that i ve lost hope i even listen to rock now… oh and for all yall quotin yall should all get lynched listen and take it in b4 u try to make somethin positive into somethin negative i think the message might b a little to raw for yall dudes…. and its a shame

Comment by King of hearts 04.22.08 @

I heard the Nas track yesterday, and I am still not sure exactly how I feel about it. It seems like it is another track where he is on topic for one verse, and then spins out into some regular old, rah, rah.
On the other hand, after skimming thru NYOIL’s essay, I think it is a little weird for him to anoint himself the truth. I don’t think that is how it works; the people choose you.
Maybe that is irrelevant to the discussion, but that is the thing that is bothering me.
We will see if Nas’ record stays on topic, or if he is really just selling tickets to the carnival.

Comment by frank 04.22.08 @

LOL NYOIL trying to jock Nas for fame. Nothing will come of it, duke. Trust me, noone cares about what you have to say re: Nas.

Comment by Marc OZ 04.22.08 @

Why did’nt anyone make a big deal when ODB came out wit “NIGGA PLEASE”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqAau6J3-6Q

Comment by wiggz 04.22.08 @

NYOIL wants every black person to think like him. Who this nigga think he is?

Comment by Mr. Rogers 04.22.08 @

DAMMMMN ROBBIE.

I thought MY POSTS be long.

THE IDEA of the ARTIST OF CHANGE
is fucking fly. I might have to borrow and workshop
that shit.

Comment by m.dot 04.22.08 @

My nigga Nas.

You’ve been everything they ever told you to be. Nasty Nas, Nastradamas, Nas Escobar. And now you’re their Nigga.

At what point are you going to be a man?

==================
DEAD.

ALIVE.

DEAD AGAIN.

Comment by m.dot 04.22.08 @

Cant call it even though I agree with NYOIL’s point,I been feelin Nas is “chosen” for a while. I dig some of his music but if he’s the Artist of Change, the hiphop nation needs to keep searchin!

Comment by chronwell 04.22.08 @

I didn’t feel like it was an all out bite. Now what Kane did to Kool G was some great white shark shit!!

Comment by C Style 04.22.08 @

nas has been wack as fuck for a long time now..who cares what he does anymore..

Comment by T.S. 04.22.08 @

Seems like NYOIL is another mad rapper, pointing fingers at Nas when he should be concerned with making better music and getting his name out there. Sorry but I heard Wigga Wigga and the New Nas joint and there is no way Oil can fuck with Nas’s weakest verse….Sorry!

Comment by Realness 04.22.08 @

nas will drop another mediocre album .. what else is new .. he always has his “stir up song ” like ‘there are our heroes’ .. meh

Comment by dolo 04.22.08 @

SILLY! NAS IS WACK THIS THING JUST SHOWS THAT HE CANT SHOULDER THE RESPONSIBILITY.
BUT WHATEVER THIS NIGEGR ALBUM WILL BE A BIG CONTROVERSY BUT NO SUBSTANCE LISTEN TO THE SONG. LETS SHOCK THE CRACKERS AND WELL BE GOOD – ITS NOT GONNA GO SO WELL, MARK MY WORDS.

AND WHO IS NYOIL? SERIOUSLY, NIGGA HAS THE HEART IN THE RIGHT PLACE BUT HE IS A BROKE NIGGA, A BUM. HIS MUSIC IS STRAIGHT TRASH. LETS BE REAL HERE.

Comment by Lol @ SILLYNESS 04.22.08 @

Nas is counterproductive because he is gonna have all types of people dropping the n word like its okay. I had to go off on a white dude because he that it was okay to quote the name of Richard Pryors comedy album. I dont wanna hear white people say it and with this they are going to. ya’ll should all get lynched is about the buffonery of our people and culture. which needs to be addressed. Ya’ll need to stop watching VH1.

Comment by Tech Supreme 04.22.08 @

WHY DO YOU JUST TALK TO BUM NIGGAS? LOOKED THROUIGH UR SHITS AND MY NIGGA….ALL BUMS HAVE THEIR SAY HERE. LOL MY NIGGA.

Comment by Lol @ SILLYNESS 04.22.08 @

“However for Robert Jenkins who’s grandparents where NIGGERS,”

I think you just made Nas’ point for him. Robert Jenkins’s grandparents where NEVER NIGGERS.

Comment by Chuck_You 04.22.08 @

I don’t think there is anything wrong with any person saying the word “nigger” in the proper context. If I’m talking about Richard Pryor’s comedy album Nigger, I’m not going to say “that album with the title I can’t say.” It’s all about CONTEXT, my friend.

Comment by Renato Pagnani 04.22.08 @

where’s the production, zero changes throughout the record. why even release/leak this, wack.

Comment by richdirection 04.22.08 @

And I meant That Nigger’s Crazy when I was talking about Richard Prior’s album. It seems I typed out Nas’ title instead.

Comment by Renato Pagnani 04.22.08 @

you see what slavery did to the western hemisphere? ngr has never been a negative term. it means human being and to tie things together like knowledge in most African languages new and old.The reason why it hurts African Americans is because they screamed it at us while they were killing,raping,abducting,enslaving and selling us.Then later when they were lynching,water hosing,terrorizing,and sicking dogs on us.It’s not the word we don’t like whether we know it or not….it’s the experience of being African in the western hemisphere that we despise so much. Just think of this…Gook means beautiful country in Korean. just think about it.

Comment by mercilesz 04.22.08 @

Are there black folk in Australia? And I dont mean aboriginals. I’m saying, something about this is distinctly american. Not racism per se, just this particular brand.

Comment by keatso 04.22.08 @

NYOIL made the better song…but Nas made the clearer, larger point. NYOIL wants to tell everyone else they cannot use the word nigga…but this is problematic mainly because you cannot get black people as a whole to agree on shit, a point I think Nas makes excellently in his first verse when he points out that
Africans don’t even really like
African-Americans and that the older heads don’t really care for the young dudes. The above comments also make that point. We cannot decide what to do about that word if we cannot present a united front, and everybody knows that that is not gonna happen anytime soon. NYOIL has a strong clear message, but again, it is difficult to tell people what they can and cannot say(even if the speech is offensive to a particular group) especially if there is no unity or consensus among black people. Nas’ second verse is weak and off-topic(Esco rears his ugly head once again)…easy killer…give me a break…but does his song really “bite” NYOIL’s? IMO, nah, not really.

Comment by chuck 04.22.08 @

Nyoil, To Be Honest, I Think You Are Looking For Headlines With This One… Because When You Was Apart Of The UMC’s Back In The Day, You Tried To Use The 5% Teachings In Ya Music And Failed Horribly.. Now You Come Back Years Later With This New Bullshit, Although I Love The Message Of This New Gimmick Your Betraying, You Could Never, And I Repeat Never Be Half The Pro Black Artist That Nas Is… The Reason, Is Because You Cant Articulate As Well As Him….

STOP TRYING TO GRAB HEADLINES HOMIE…

IF WANT TO SPEAK ON IT, TELL YA PUBLICIST ALISE TO CONTACT ME, SHE HAS MY NUBER…

PEACE AND BLESSINGS

Comment by Mr.Scorsese 04.22.08 @

Nyoil, To Be Honest, I Think You Are Looking For Headlines With This One… Because When You Was Apart Of The UMC’s Back In The Day, You Tried To Use The 5% Teachings In Ya Music And Failed Horribly.. Now You Come Back Years Later With This New Bullshit, Although I Love The Message Of This New Gimmick Your Betraying, You Could Never, And I Repeat Never Be Half The Pro Black Artist That Nas Is… The Reason, Is Because You Cant Articulate As Well As Him….

STOP TRYING TO GRAB HEADLINES HOMIE…

IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK ON IT, TELL YA PUBLICIST ALISE TO CONTACT ME, SHE HAS MY NUMBER…

PEACE AND BLESSINGS

Comment by Mr.Scorsese 04.22.08 @

Another scorned underground rapper…LMAO

Comment by Nozz Barkley 04.22.08 @

Who the fuck is NYOIL? LMAO, this is the first time he’s been paid attention to, thank Nas for that lil homie

Comment by Laugh 04.22.08 @

Yeah Oily an “Artist Of Change,” i.e. WTF is that playing, “change” the fucking disc. Dude can miss me forever ever since that veiled hate on southern artists he put out with that Lynch bullshit, like he was a unwitting KKK agent. Make another Blue Cheese or kick rocks, cause that pseudo intellectual piggy back you doing on Nas is evident. “Be a man?” Nigga please, you bit your speech from Jay Z Blueprint disc. SMH

Comment by Dr Flav 04.22.08 @

IN NO WAY IS THIS A BITE IF ANYTHING NYOIL STYLE REEKS OF SOME NAS SO HE SHOULD PAY HOMAGE…LIKE MOST FOOLS NYOIL IS MISSING NAS’ MESSAGE..NAS ISNT ADDRESSING THE SUPERFICIAL ASPECT OF BEING A NIGGER BUT THE SOCIOECONOMIC REMNANTS THAT COULD MAKE YOU A NIGGER TOO..IF YOUR SUBJECT TO A POOR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM POLICE HARRASEMENT, RACIAL PROFILING ETC. YOURE A NIGGER TOO..OBVIOUSLY HE ISNT CALLING EM A NIGGER BUT BEING FROM 8 MILE RD AND LIVING IN TRAILER HOMES HE MIGHT AS WELL BE A NIGGER TOO..SHII THOSE TIBETENS FIGHHTING FOR FREEDOM IN ASIA ARE NIGGERS TOO WELL AT LEAST TO THE CHINESE PPL WHO WONT GARNER THEM THEIR FREEDOM..NO NYOIL CAN SPIT A SPEC OF A VERSE THAT CAN TOUCH NAS..ITS CLEAR THAT NYOIL AND ALL YAW CLOWNS ARE BACKWARDS THINKERS..OPEN YA MINDS!!!!!USE YOUR BRAIIINSSS!!!

Comment by WHO 04.22.08 @

If the word nigger was struck from the historical memory tomorrow, would African people across the Diaspora be better off? The word nigger was a word to denote a power relationship (white supremacy/African inferiority)between Europeans and Africans at a particular point in history. That power dynamic essentially exists today; the word nigger is not the core issue; the global domination of the Western world over African people is the core issue. The word nigger is just one of the many symbols of that historical legacy. I agree with Renato, any word used in CONTEXT is valid; people will always differ in their view of what constitutes “the proper context” and usage of words considered “offensive”. Getting rid of the word nigger will not erase the brutal history from which it came; the after effects are still fresh despite Obama’s “run” for the presidency. I don’t doubt Nas or NYOIL’s sincerity or love for Black people; they obviously disagree on the use of the word. The debate continues…Mercilesz, I see you on the ancient Medu Ntr origins of the word ngr, niger, nigger, I’ll let you handle that one! Peace Robbie, on point as usual. And for the record, Nas’ version was hotter! (I still got love for ya NY!)

Comment by bronxbred 04.22.08 @

Those songs sound nothing alike. The only thing thats similar is the word nigga. Half of yall popping that shit about Nas is wack Blah, blah shit are most likely scorned Jay Fans. Now all of a sudden if you say the same words that someone its biting. FOH

Comment by Indeed 04.22.08 @

I think if anything, everyone can agree that you cannot diffuse the power of the word. When you hear most white folks calling athletes, rappers, etc. ‘thugs’, they are just dying to use that word. People forget the Civil Rights movement is not even 50 years old.

Comment by turtle 04.22.08 @

it’s close but not close enough…
its nothing to get your knickers in a knot nyoil.. but i still like nyoil version better.

Comment by sb-uno sempre 04.22.08 @

IF WANT TO SPEAK ON IT, TELL YA PUBLICIST ALISE TO CONTACT ME, SHE HAS MY NUBER…

PEACE AND BLESSINGS
========

Damnnn….Yall some gully assed cats.

***Tucks chain in.

Comment by m.dot 04.22.08 @

Damn, I was liking NYOIL but he is way off on this one… maybe too much Blue Cheese… NYOIL attacking Nas is just what the powers that be wnat oyu to do anyway – the white man don;t have to worry about any niggers as long as we keep fighting ourdelves…

Comment by Guedado 04.22.08 @

NYOIL never said nas bit him .. i think the site poses that question .. NYOil just states how he sees nas’ “version” .. its funny to see all these Nas groupies .. I stopped hoping for a great nas album so i hope all of u groupies wake up and see he’s always gonna say one thing and drop something . he said hes doin an album wit primo and nothing .. he said hes gonna work wit extra p and nothing .. hes a great mc but always disapppointing

Comment by dolo 04.23.08 @

I cant believe that people can get so twisted about the use of the word ‘nigger’ yet dont bat an eyelid about rappers talking about killing people on their tracks?

black rappers have killed more ‘niggas’ on wax than the KKK could ever dream of – to me that’s more of a problem than anything Nas is talking about now.

Comment by Hooligan 04.23.08 @

f#$K this, trying to break down what this one said. the record is poorly executed, from the beat to the rhymes.its wack. The reason why Public Enemy, made such an impact,the rhymes and the production was on point, that made you want to dance and listen to message records. this Nas track fails, to that from the door.

Comment by richdirection 04.23.08 @

Ok check 1, 2…

Listen I love Nas been a avid listener of my man for years. These two songs sound absolutely nothing alike. They tackle the same issue differently, yes, but biting? That’s a stretch. As far as NYOIL’s version I do think he goes a little more in depth on the subject as does a fine job expressing himself and makes some incredible points.

Even though I’m a Nas fan I will admit that NYOIL did a more effective and masterful job at spitting what many black hip-hop heads have felt for more almost 2 decades as the use of the word nigger has grown exponentially since the late 80′s to early 90′s.

As Hip Hop/Rap has grown and it’s fan-base has diversified, it’s as if emcees and rappers alike have become blind to who these lyrics will be repeated by. The message from the underbellies or america’s inner cities and ghettoes has been lost and it’s place is meaningless self-degradation and misogyny.

As for the “Y’all SHould All Get Lynched” song, I think it was directed especially to those individuals aforementioned. Every artist who puts financial gain ahead of what effect a song’s lyrics has on the advancement of black people and their continued struggle toward freedom from oppression and repression here and abroad. Looked at from that perspective I think that song was excellent and overdue. Remember artists like Big Daddy Kane? Rakim? EPMD? All artists who no one would ever consider soft or sellouts or anything but hardcore emcees. Yet, they rarely cursed and almost never used the word nigger in their songs. Not to mention the fact that they always had a positive message to uplift their people and instill a sense of pride and self-esteem amongst black kids who nodded their heads to the beats and recited the lyrics. Is this progress?

However, while Nas has sometimes fallen short of some black intellectual’s expectations, I don’t think he is a product of corporate record label’s attempt to undermine free thought, the black struggle and rob impoverished inner city youth of the only voice they have had. I think Nas is just not perfect, as none of us are. He is just a kid from the hood who’s seen a lot of sh**. Remember this guy is a dropout, he was not supposed to be able to have a way with words and become an accomplished writer/poet. He doesn’t strike me as the type that would sell out his people for a check. He is notorious for turning down endorsement deals.

Now as far as new artists who are struggling and new to the game and are trying to just get on, they will do anything their label tells them to do or write/rap whatever they like. Get ‘em while they’re hungry!

Peace.

Comment by Has 04.23.08 @

Critics….eat a dick!journalist see im rich…wit this wit word joggin im jus startin….BITCH!!

Comment by MDASHH 04.24.08 @

Congratulations man, you just accomplished turning yourself from potentially an air apparent to KRS, Afrika and Chuck, into just another hating ass New York rapper. Man, what’s in the water up there? I’m from Memphis, TN and what we call what you are doing is “hate”. I was with you when “You should all get lynched” came out. Even though I thought a black man talking about hanging other black people(regardless of reason)seemed a little house niggerish. I felt the point you were trying to make though. Heard the Wigger record last year, thought it was cool. But I don’t think Nas bit that from you, not when the chorus for that record actually came from Eazy-E, NWA – Niggaz 4 Life album (Real Niggaz Don’t Die), which you completely “forgot” to mention. Then I see the interview with Paul and now you’re on some ole “Son is overrated” shit (typical New York rapper hate speech) which is very, very GAY. Sometimes when people get into being “revolutionary”, they forget what the whole purpose of the revolution was supposed to bring about and end up just being self centered, self important bags of shit(Jesse Jackson anyone?). If that was your purpose, you are well on your way homeboy. As someone who’s listened to your music (the 9th wonder tape was outstanding) I am very disappointed in you as a person, not as an mc, but as a person. I’d still listen to your music, but now I have different ears, you feel me. Now I want to see how you respond. I’d figure that with the Sean Bell verdict coming, you being a “revolutionary” and all, you’d be posting twice as much about that. Things that make me say huuuuummmm. Run Jesse Run.

Comment by Malcolm 04.24.08 @

NYOIL – HoodTREASON only $7.99 at cdbaby.com!!!!!

Comment by Tee 04.24.08 @

Actually the Nas hook didn’t come from NWA either. the NWA thing was inspired by a Dr. Pepper commercial from years back- “I’m a Pepper, he’s a Pepper, she’s a Pepper…”

But on this subject- NYOil just strikes me as a mad rapper type, to be honest. I agree with him on one point though- Nas is not gonna be able to give concrete answers when he gets the questions about this album and its title and what it’s about. I already know this, cause I’m still really trying to figure out his angle behind ‘hip-hop is dead’. I understood the title, but everything he said in interviews regarding it was confusing at best.

That said, NYOil really isn’t doing much better. His angle on this topic is on some “Nas is being fake, but I’M real- check MY shit out”… and I feel like it’s really just boiling down to self-promotion moreso than trying to make some kind of point.

Comment by DANJAMANIA 04.25.08 @

NYOIL is maaaad boring. End of fucking story.

Comment by Marc OZ 04.25.08 @

NYOIL has 1 point. he’s allowed to have any opinion he wants and should as express it as loudly as he feels. with that said…..his point is bullshit. Nas has been around almost 15 years and 99% of his interviews are bad. and to call him the pawn of the gatekeepers keeping out the ‘artists of change’ is hilarious. he would’ve had me if he didn’t start talking the ‘nas is overated ‘ stuff and complaining about the pedestal nas gets put on. he went into hater territory with all that. ps. KRS-ONE, Melle Mel, Chuck D and Common among many other highly respected artists all believe nas to be great artist and I’m supposed to care what NYOIL thinks? fuck outta here

Comment by bgman0600 04.26.08 @

Yo, I can respect NYOIL’s views. I mean, Nas has the right to name his album “nigger” and all that. But see, to me, all i can picture is a couple of white dudes at best buy asking “where are the nigger cd’s? (what’s that?) the nigger..got any more niggers?”

NAS is doing this to spark debate and discussion jsut like the whole “hip hop is dead” debate. Whic his cool. we need communication. I like the result, but question the method sometimes.
“Peace NYOIL, and the UMC’s
I went to “neverland” for a slice of “blue cheese.”
(CLASSIC ALBUM!)

Comment by DOC SAMSON 04.26.08 @

To that dude that said NYOIL Is doing exactly what the white people want him to do Is absolutely correct. why should they jump on NaS dick when they can just sit around and wait for a dude like NYOIL to do the work for them. This Is like Black on Black crime NYOIL you dumbass. You should of been a “MAN” and addressed NaS as such instead of jumpin in front of a camera lookin for your 15 min. of fame.
Nas>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NYOIL

Comment by that nigga 04.30.08 @

And take that fuckin pick outta ha fuckin head.

Comment by that nigga 04.30.08 @

yo…everybody’s a sideline critic, right. everybody’s a hater. here’s my piece: i think overall, Nas is a somewhat intelligent dude, but his thoughts are sporadic and all over the place. so when he was on the red carpet, he wasn’t able to condense his message down into two or three sentences and make it sound right. and true, he probably shouldn’t have been more prepared.

i can tell you one thing for sure though: the Nigger album will not be on some strictly pro-black shit, and i think that’s where most of NYOIL’s criticism stems from. i’m speculating now, but NYOIL is most likely one of those hating cats that have always been skeptical about Nas and felt he was overrated, so when he found out about the album title, dukes was just WAITING to say something.

i’m not a dickrider or nothing of the sort, but for the record, Nas has done a lot of great music since Illmatic. and i love Illmatic, but artistically Nas has eclipsed Illmatic. he might not have been as consistent with the messages or beats or whatever, but song for song, he’s an incredible lyricist, and it’s no coincidence you got cats like Busta Rhymes saying Nas is the illest ever. but then, NYOIL would probably say Busta is a coon and should be lynched, right?

basically, NYOIL is a sideline cat. it’s easy for someone to be a spectator and say “man, if i was on that red carpet, i would have said this and this…” but bottom line, B, you ain’t on that red carpet and you don’t know what the nigga had on his mind at that particular time… as far as his album title being a ploy for sales, look duke. Nas is gonna sell regardless, he’s an icon. what he’s trying to do is open up a conversation about the injustices in the world.

keep in mind, this nigga NYOIL is a dude who had Chamillionaire in his video as someone who should be lynched, when Chamillionaire has made socially conscious songs himself. and i don’t even rock with Chamillionaire like that, but that’s just an example of how much of a corny sideline hater this dude is.

Comment by last bref 05.01.08 @

NYOIL IZ COMING
ON BABYGROUND RECORDS
SOON …
A+

Comment by Greums Da God 06.03.08 @



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