Hot Trax | Be a Ni**er Too!

10 06 2008

With a little over a month until the release of his sure to be controversial CD, “Nas,” the QB mc has dropped the video for his first single, the thought-provoking anthem, “Be A Ni**er Too!”

From an explosive opening featuring the voices of comedian Paul Mooney and Malcolm X, Esco informs the audience that his path in the game led him to create this seminal work. Burrowing the bathroom imagery from Spike Lee’s “25th Hour,” Nas compares the plight of all other ethnicities to the plight of African-Americans.

This entire project is sure to come under fire from critics outside and inside the Black community who have struggled over the use of a word that has been co-opted as a term of endearment for some while is a source of shame and hatred for many others.

What do you think about this single and the concept of his upcoming CD?




2 responses

11 06 2008

He doesn’t use the word “nigger” quite enough for me. One, maybe two more “niggers” woulda made it a hit.

11 06 2008

He should have used pictures of real niggas like Bush, Rev. Wright, The Gas Company execs, etc. Since we are all niggas in Nas’ eyes, they need to be represented.

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