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Nas - Be a Nigger Too (Single)
Posted by Administrator at Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Nas
Title: Be a Nigger Too
Label: Columbia Records

Before we all get bent out of shape over the song's title or the fact Nas has titled his summer 2008 release "Nigger" here's a little history lesson - Richard Pryor dropped the album "That Nigger's Crazy" all the way back in 1974, one month before I was even born. It's not as if Nasir Jones is really breaking new ground here, and if it was good enough for one of the greatest comedians of all time, it's hard to argue one of the greatest rappers of all time should be barred from doing the same. Once you get your obsession over the word out of your system, Nas is spitting intelligent raps to challenge your preconceptions about the world. "Not mad cause Eminem said nigga/Cause he my nigga wigga cracker friend/We all black within, okay?/We all African okay some Africans don't like us no way/A killing happened in Johannesburg, yesterday/Slain artist named Lucky Dubai, hijacked/Some say NAACP, keep us sidetracked/But I don't buy that, I buy Aston Martins." Clearly Nas is not going to be held back by what you think of his choice of words, and considering how many people envy his verbal wizardry and financial status his Dr. Pepper inspired chorus may be more apt than your pastor or professor would ever care to admit.

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