Nas confirms album title will be epithet
The rapper told MTV News that he would indeed be naming his new album after the N-word. And he denied earlier reports that the album's title would be spelled "N(igg)a," considered in some circles a less inflammatory epithet. He said the disc is due out Dec. 11.
"We're taking power from the word," he added. "No disrespect to none of them who were part of the civil rights movement, but some ... in the streets don't know who (civil rights activist) Medgar Evers was ... they know who Nas is," the rapper said, referring to the civil rights leader slain in the 1960s.
"And to my older people who don't know who Nas is and who don't know what a street disciple is, stay outta this (expletive) conversation. We'll talk to you when we're ready. Right now, we're on a whole new movement. We're taking power from that word."
Actually heard on my High School bus route:
"Yo, nigger!! Sit your monkey ass down, boy!!"
Words that would get a honkey drawn and quartered, boiled in oil and burned at the stake by the PC-police as well as sued by some bottom feeding lawyer crying, "RACISM!!!"
I hear nigger more in a 15 minute bus route than I ever heard in ALL of Richard Pryor's albums. Richard was "taking power from the word" as well, but IMO, it's just they can do something freely in any company that whitey would wind up getting his tit in a wringer for.
If saying nigger gives you power, I drive the bus for Sky High.
Nigger is an attitude, not a skin color. If you act like one, don't act offended when you get called one. Pull your fucking pants up, we don't wanna see your skid marks. Let go of your dick, it ain't going anywhere. And stop shuffling around like an ape, you're a human being.
And that goes for all you Vanilla Ice knockoffs, too.