Nas told Allhiphop.com that he has changed the name of his album. Yes, the album previously known to white people as “the album with the ummm you know ummmm you know ummm the one Nas wanted to be umm controversial”. There is a reason dude did not respond to NYOIL. I could really care less about the album title changing or the album, for that matter. Title or no title, I don’t think any Premo or PR beats will be on it.
I do find the deletion of the title (not really a change, is it?) as a clear sign that Nas has no spine. How can you say you are an artist and let someone else dictate your intent or your message? You don’t. Unless of course you are someone who is more focused on the dead presidents lining your pockets than your vision. Telling those in power to fuck off should be easier when you have a bit of financial security. This isn’t someone who is worried about getting their foot in the door. This is an MC who created what many consider to be the greatest album of the genre and he’s still taking orders from another man. Ain’t that a damn shame.
“It’s important to me that this album gets to the fans,” Nas told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “It’s been a long time coming. I want my fans to know that creatively and lyrically, they can expect the same content and the same messages. It’s that important. The streets have been waiting for this for a long time. The people will always know what the real title of this album is and what to call it.”
Why not just call the album what Nas’ actions are- cowardly.