Nas’ Producers Speak About ‘Nigger’

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Nas is still working in L.A. on his upcoming LP, Nigger, and although he’s worked with myriad producers thus far, he hasn’t released a final track listing as of yet. But a few of his collaborators think the material they cut with the legendary lyricist should be out soon.

Me and Nas did a record together, and it’s huge,” Captain Charisma himself, DJ Khaled, said last week. “Remember when Diddy and Nas did a record together called ‘Hate Me Now’? In 2008, it’s Nas and Khaled. We did a record for my [upcoming] album. I’m in the studio right now working for my [new] album. But I told Nas if he wants to use that for his first single, we can go and do that and make history. I hope that goes down. Either way, you will hear the record. We definitely did something, and it’s huge. I actually don’t know what he’s calling it. I do have the record, though, and it’s amazing.”


And why not do a song about getting some hate? Nas has definitely caused an uproar with the title of his album.

“We gotta offend,” he told MTV on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards, where he and wife Kelis were wearing matching outfits featuring the album title.

“I’m offended. I get treated like a nigger all the time,” Kelis added.

“If we don’t offend, we’re not gonna get no answers,” Nas continued. “Don’t be scared, be prepared.”

Polow Da Don also has one in the cooker for Nasir Jones.

“I just did one with Nas,” Polow said. “It’s crazy. I think it might be the first single. I think he might put the DJ Khaled record out. If not, he’s gonna put this one out. It’s fucking crazy. It’s him; it’s still a hit, but it’s a club banger. He gets to be himself and please the masses. The song is called ‘My Legacy,’ and it’s talking about putting yourself on the line. He done spoke his mind his entire career, stood up for the people, but at the end of the day, ‘They still look at me as, “He’s just a nigger.” No matter what great shit I do, they gonna always try to discredit me. So this is my legacy. When I’m gone, what’s gonna be my legacy? Will they say, “He’s great,” or will they say, “He’s just another nigger?” ‘ At the same time, it’s a club joint. That’s what’s dope about it. It’s so deep, but it’ll be serviced enough to where you’ll be like, ‘This is my joint!’ We didn’t stretch for the radio, but it’ll be perfect for the radio.”

Earlier this month, Jermaine Dupri also talked about a track he gave Nas. “I’m just waiting for him to finish it right now,” he said. “He’s on the West Coast working on his album. I’m just waiting for him to call me and tell me it’s done. Hopefully, he likes it. The producer world is hard. [Artists] don’t be liking every beat you make. He gave me a lot of direction, so I felt it would have been easy for me to get on and do. A lot of the rappers’ rappers were coming at me after they heard the ‘Fallin’ ‘ record on the Jay-Z album [American Gangster], like, ‘Make me one of them.’ It’s in the same vein as that [song]. I’m back on that [vibe]. I’m not back on that completely, but if that’s what they want me to do, I can do them records easy in the midst of me doing Janet and Mariah and Usher and everything else. That’s the type of sound he wanted for his record. He wanted me to give him something that was soulful but at the same time had a little commercial feel to it. It’s gonna be interesting to see.”

Nas – What It Is (Snippet) Produced by DJ Khalil…

http://www.zshare.net/audio/80179069bd6432/

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