Nas, Shaq & Weezy: A Review of This Month in Hip-Hop

Lots of Hip-Hop news this month. In no particular order, weigh in on these updates from three Hip-Hop veterans:

nasaNas’ controversial album entitled Nigger was renamed “Untitled” because of creative differences with his record label. Nas dropped The Nigger Mixtape with DJ Green Lantern on June 9th. I’m listening to it right now, it’s pretty good. Check out this song from the mixtape entitled Black President from the post a few days ago and let us know what you think.

shaqIn more recent “Hip-Hop” news, Shaq spit a ridiculous freestyle insulting former teammate Kobe Bryant two days ago. During the two minute freestyle Shaq blamed Kobe for snitching on him and ruining his marriage, claimed that Kobe needed him to win a championship and basically told Kobe to “kiss his a**”. Among other things, he also called himself better basketball player than Kareem Abdul Jabar and took jabs at Patrick Ewing. Ridiculous? yes. Reckless? yes. But in my opinion it was a juvenile but ultimately harmless gesture. What do you think? Peep the video here:

carterIn response to Nas’ last album entitled Hip-Hop is Dead rapper Lil Wayne responds, “Hip-Hop.. I saved your life” on the song “Dr. Carter” from his new album The Carter 3. Low and behold, one week later Weezy F. Baby is making a strong case for his claim. The Carter 3 went platinum in it’s first week – the first album to do so since 50 Cent’s The Massacre in 2005. Weezy also made chart-topping history this month as one of the only two artists to take part in 7 of the top 10 Hip-hop Billboard songs in the same week. Wayne’s commercial success is coupled with outstanding reviews. So is Dr. Carter’s diagnosis correct?

6 Comments to ‘Nas, Shaq & Weezy: A Review of This Month in Hip-Hop’:

  1. Danielle on 25 Jun 2008 at 10:31 am: 1

    Im going to step out on a limb here and say Weezy has indeed saved hiphop. Though a real fan of the lastest album, Im not sure its the lyrical content or the extreme confidence that Weezy has brought back to the art of flow and being unapologetic for it. If the artists of today really loved hip hop they wouldnt have let it come to the place it was going. Is it back to the days of Big Daddy Kane? No, because its a new generation and a new style. We may not agree that Weezy saved hip hop but he sure did something and Im glad he did.

  2. fred on 25 Jun 2008 at 4:20 pm: 2

    In an interview with Blender, Wayne revealed that one of his favorite bands growing up was Nirvana, including their song “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. – from wikipedia

  3. Ishmael on 25 Jun 2008 at 11:57 pm: 3

    “Weezy F. Baby, Protest Singer” –

  4. Pierce on 30 Jun 2008 at 12:08 am: 4

    Weezy is 3 for 3 right now. That’s not bad. How many other artists can you say that about?

  5. Ishmael on 6 Jul 2008 at 7:07 pm: 5

    Travis Mccoy of Gym Class Heroes from Rolling Stone: Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travis McCoy was arrested last night in St. Louis on one charge of third-degree assault. The punk-hop group had just finished the first song of their Warped Tour set, “Peace Sign,” when a black audience member near the front row called the New York-based singer a “fucking ignorant nigger.”

    McCoy calmly asked the man, “What did you just call me?” As security was removing him from the crowd, the frontman reached down and broke his microphone over the man’s head.
    Which leads me to wonder why Nas wanted to issue “Nigger mixtape”.

  6. BroccoliCity on 7 Jul 2008 at 1:41 am: 6

    Weezy is overrated

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Published on June 25, 2008 at 12:16 am. 6 Comments.
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