Sometimes we read ISH that rappers write and it's clear that they don't understand ONE LICK about business. Case in point, Nas recently wrote the below letter to Def Jam. Apparently he feels that despite the EXTREME FLOP-OSITY of his last few albums, the company should invest MORE MONEY in his new project.
Below is the FULL email,sent to Def Jam head LA Reid.
To: LA Reid, Steve Bartels, Steve Gawley, Michael Seltzer, Joseph Borrino, Chris Hicks
Subject: PUT MY SHIT OUT!
Peace to all,
With all do respect to you all, Nas is NOBODYís slave. This is not the 1800′s, respect me and I will respect you.
I wonít even tap dance around in an email, I will get right into it. People connect to the Artist @ the end of the day, they donít connect with the executives. Honestly, nobody even cares what label puts out a great record, they care about who recorded it. Yet time and time again its the executives who always stand in the way of a creative artistís dream and aspirations. You donít help draw the truth from my deepest and most inner soul, you donít even do a great job @ selling it. The #1 problem with DEF JAM is pretty simple and obvious, the executives think they are the stars. You arenítÖ. not even close. As a matter of fact, you wish you were, but it didnít work out so you took a desk job. To the consumer, I COME FIRST. Stop trying to deprive them! I have a fan base that dies for my music and a RAP label that doesnít understand RAP. Pretty fucked up situation
This isnít the 90′s though. Beefing with record labels is so 15 years ago. @ this point I just need you all to be very clear where I stand and how I feel about ďmy label.Ē I could go on twitter or hot 97 tomorrow and get 100,000 protesters @ your building but I choose to walk my own path my own way because since day one I have been my own man. I did business with Tommy Mottola and Donnie Einer, two of the most psycho dudes this business ever created. I worked well with them for one major reasonÖÖ. they believed in me. The didnít give a fuck about what any radio station or magazine saidÖ.those dudes had me.
Lost Tapes is a movement and a very important set up piece for my career as it stands. I started this over 5 years ago @ Columbia and nobody knew what it was or what it did but the label put it out as an LP and the fans went crazy for it and I single handlely built a new brand of rap albums. Itís smart and after 5 years itís still a head of the game. This feels great and you not feeling what Iím feeling is disturbing. Donít get in the way of my creativity. We are aligned with the stars here, this is a movement. There is a thing called KARMA that comes to haunt you when you tamper with the aligning stars. WE ARE GIVING THE PEOPLE EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT. Stop throwing dog shit on a MAGICAL moment.
You donít get another Nas recording that doesnít count against my dealÖ.PERIOD! Keep your bullshit $200,000.00 fund. Open the REAL budget. This is a New York pioneers ALBUM, there ainít many of us. I am ready to drop in the 4th quarter. You donít even have shit coming out! Stop being your own worst enemy. Letís get money!
If we were an exec over at Def Jam, weíd right the following:
The reason weíre not putting out your album is because nobodyís checkiní for your music anymore Ė your whack. If you want it out, you can use your own money (whateverís left of it, after Kelis gets her chunk) and put it out yourself.
Hes right...Nas is Illmatic with that NY State of Mind...dont hate him now...
He say she say w/Michelle www.blogtalkradio.com/onblastonline2 callin 3234437227 airing Today 9:30am-11:00am pst or 12:30pm-2:00pm est. Â
GET EM NAS GET EM!!
LOL...NAS and Kelis should reunite and make a duet album, they'll have a huge fan base to see that epic fail....lol
the record labels dont care waste of time nas
ROTFLMAO @ the response letter, MTO actually did sumthin funni..........dis 1 time "/
The reason they trying 2 son NAS like that cause these lame rappers make records like STINKY LEG & ANY RECORD WAKA FLOCKA,ROSCO DASH & the rest of the *** JUICE ALUMNI & ppl support it.
YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKIN ABOUT. STOP WHILE YOU ARE AHEAD,
ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 15
FOLLOW ME ;)
Tell him how u feel Nas
Wait a minute MTO!
Nas wack??? What are Y'ALL smokin????
Nas has had his ups and downs like any artist who's been around as long as he has but wack??? Please. All sales are down in this depression (yea I said it) and music doesn't sell the same anyway. Nas never been close to being wack tho so throw that out ya mind. To equate a lack of or slowed sales with bein wack is just plain lazy and oversimplified.
Still, if this is real then he went about it all wrong. He *** disrespect careers but state clearly and respectfully what he wants done. Sounds like ego trippin to me.
Nas, as smart as you are you need to step your spelling game up! Its horrible!
I don't know who is worse with typos, Nas or MTO. Get it together people.
On another note the material leaking from Nas is dope. I hope the whole album is strong but that's been a problem as of late.
DEAR MTO: STFU and stop disrespecting a legend. You have NO cultural awareness,
just who's hot RIGHT NOW. How dare you call Nas wack. This *** site is wack
for saying that. All you're concerned with is Kelis and the NASTY rumors that
spread about this man's life. You should be supportive of a brother trying to
take his life and career into his own hands and give the true fans like myself
real hiphop, clever music that's not dumbed down like "teach my how to sambo".
THE BAKNER -THE REALEST PERSON THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER HAS EVER SEEN-
Yall *** at mto need to stfu. There are plenty of Nas fans all around the globe. Alot of time these rappers record flop because of bad marketing and promotion. The first thing about any business is every decision is a gamble nothing is guarenteed. It take money to make money.How can you expect millions off of a project that you only invested peanuts in.
He is one of few real NY rappers that can hold it down on a mic and I like this cat. So hell put more money in this dude I say..
"Gotta eat yo! everyday my daughter feet grow! you acting cheap wit da dough my heat could blow" Nas
all he gotta do is *** him, go ahead sign that *** oath. Trey songz,
usher, chingy, diddy, did.....LOL
A NAS ALBUM THAT FLOPPED? ARE YALL SMOKING?!?!
This is EXACTLY why Nas is so loved and respected by people who can apprecaite REAL hip hop. I love this dude!!!
L.A Reid's closeted booty bandit azz is well know for raping artist.
MTO- You all are IGNORANT!!!
I know I can, be what I wanna be
If I work hard at it
I'll be where I wanna be. -Nas
My son and I LOVE this song!! Fck a soulja boy
Nas wack?!?!??!??! Crack must be a hell of a drug for you to call him wack. Def Jam needs to put faith back him and get it out of wack people like waka and no swag soulja boy.
MTO is controlled the by the "top heads" of the media!
So mediatakeout how much did some muthafuck*r pay ya'll to do this story??
Ya said Nas is wack???? SMDH. He spits REAL SH*t and the reason why BET and the media isn't pushing him out here is simply because all they want are rappers like Wayne, Officer Ross, Waka, who only rap about the same ***. Money, care, hoes, "swagg". Nas is NOT a studio thug nor does he stunt. He raps about REAL SH*T.
How dare yall call him wack??? I'm done with this site.
NAS WACK???........MTO is filled with a buncha clowns....
Real rappers dont sell records anyways no more so its all good nas ill still buy your albums
He's right tho....they would rather open up the budget for some *** ATL lollipop *** music than to support one of the best who ever did it! SMDH thats wtf is wrong with hip hop right now...
MTO and Nas,
Please proofread your writing. It's bad enough people think blacks can't read or write (not "right" MTO). Don't contribute to the stigma.
yall couldnt be executives when u dont know the difference between write and right
STFU MTO Nas is not wack I doubt u lames even listen to his music, just go by
what's hot on the radio
<3 Nas!!! Sexy az hell. Mto y'all wack!!!
MTO!! SHAME ON YOU!!! NAS is one of few real NY rappers thats out!!! ALL OF THESE COKE SPEED HEAD NOT TO MENTION DOWN SYNDROME RAPPERS OUT HERE TODAY ARE THE WORST!! THERE FU!@ING KILLED RAP !! YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT MTO YOU PEOPLE NEED TO CHECK YOUR SOURCES (THE STREETS) OH YOU GUYS DONT GO THERE!!!
I dont know how true this is, but i know one thing Nas is sooo cute I would have
Follow Me/ I Follow Back
...I have t0 agree w!th mii f3ll0w Mt0 fam ! Nas is and f0rever w!ll be the b3st rapper al!ve ! C0me 0n n0w "STANKY LEG"?? "LAFFY TAFFY"?? Need ii name m0re RIDICUL0US s0ngs ? Everyb0dies diff3rent when it c0mes t0 l!king music but Nas is REAL HIP H0P !
lol @ tell em why you mad son! The mad rapper, classic! Ahahahaha. But for real I feel what NAS is saying. I wonder why he just dont bounce to another label, must be under contract huh? Dag Nasir. . . bad hit
THATS RIGHT NAS *** DEFJAM,THATS WHY I MISS THE 90âÄ²S WHEN THEY HAD PEOPLE WITH TALENTS OUT INSTEAD OF THE *** THATS OUT NOW,SO NAS I HOPE U GETS WHAT HE TRYNA GET AND I LOVE NAS MUSIC AND LOVES WHEN HE SPEAKS HIS MIND ABOUT THINGS,NAS DONT GIVE UP,YOUR ONE OF THE GREATS THAT WE GOT LEFT,CONTINUE TO DO U NAS AND DO WHAT U GOTTA DO TO GET THE RESPECT AND EVERYTHING THAT YOUR TRYNA GET.
Nas wack? I think not MTO! Y'all are trippin'! We all know how these record labels are, they just want to continue to dumb down everybody. That's why real artist get little if any promotion. But they'll promote the hell out of some Gucci, Wacka, Soulja Boy, Lil Wayne, etc...straight up trash artist.
First of all, Nas is not only a Hip-Hop star, he's also a Lyricist, something the Music Industry is trying to snuff out.
He should get the financial backing he deserves. He's proven himself over and over again, they should be happy to finance his next album.
Okay, let me stop before I REALLY go off...
Just cuz you're not feeling Nas, doesn't mean he lost his fan base. Queens, stand up!! I always support
artists from NY and Nas hails from my borough. He is the realest Queens rapper to ever grab a mic!
OH I FORGOT TO MENTION THE *** AZZ RAPPERS OUT HERE THAT IS KILLING THE MOVEMENT OF RAP!!!! JAMM MASTER JAY IS TURNING IN HIS GRAVE BIGGIE IS LIKE WTF!!! TUPAC IS IS SAYING F!@#CK THESE AZZ HOLES!! ITS A SHAME HOW YOU FORGET THE ONES THAT MADE RAP MAKE SENSE AND NAZ IS ONE OF THEM!!! SHOW SOME DA!@# RESPECT HE DONT DESERVE THAT!!
Lol @ "wed right the following"....htown stand up
Mto you off that dust juice if you think Nas is
wack, you need to get some real news on this
wack azz site & stop jacking other peoples
stuff. & eff all you losers who can't think for
themselves & are calling Nas wack w/o
listening to his music & judging for
nas at 1 time was my favorite rapper he's madd
talented. but dogg wut makes u think dem kat's gonna give you any more money after a email like dat fam? there's other ways of going about thingz my dude! dont burn ya bridges, they gonna end up
droppin ya azz
DEAR MTO: *** YALL AND THE FOOL THAT WROTE THAT COMMENT TO HIS LETTER. NAS
WHACK? SO WHAT YALL HAVE A BUNCH OF PILL POPPERS RUNNIN YALL SITE TO EVER
DISRESPECT THE GREAT NASIR JONES? *** YALL!! I STILL GOT LOVE FOR ETHER, ONE
MIC, AND IF I RULED THE WORLD AND NUMEROUS OTHER NAS HITS...
MY GREATEST LYRICIST/RAPPERS OF ALL TIME...
NAS, TUPAC, SCARFACE, JAY Z, EMINEM(sp), KRS 1 LAURYN HILL (NO PARTICULAR
MTO'S GREATEST RAPPERS LIST OF AL TIME...
SOULJA BOY, DRAKE, FLOCKA DUDE, NCKI MINAJ,AND ANY RAP ARTIST WHO HAS A DANCE TO
THE WHACK RAPS
@pisces79 That might just be what he wants!!!
forgot to add that nasir jones is so freaking sexy!!!!
i would marry him and he can divorce me the next week...long as i have braggin
rights to say "I DID THAT"
I registered just so I could tell MTO to eat a D for disrespecting someone who's
on the Mt. Rushmore of MCs. GTF out of here with this BS...
Dude is smart!! He knows exactly what hes doing!!!
every time i read a topic from MTO. I imagine hoes gotta be writing this ***. Cuz its F**Kin woman talk/
Gotta go back to the late 90's when u settled for mediocrity & a certain artist was building an empire. You had the perfect opportunity then. You wanted the title of King of NY but you didn't cater to your fans who wanted more Nas. To late to little, learn from Wayne & get your azz on colabs.
RECORD LABELS DONT BELIEVE IN ALMOST EVERY RAPPERS SELLING POWER. THE ONLY RAPPERS STIL
SELLING IS KANYE , DRAKE ,NICK AND JAY....EVERYONE ELSE IS LOSIGN HARD. NAS IS A RAP VET AND VERY
DIRTY BUT HE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT AKSING FOR MORE MONEY DONT MEAN YOUR ALBUM
GONNA BE HOTTER. WHAT HAPPENED TO HUNGRY NAS?! DO THAT *** LIKE ILLMATIC! YOU DONT NEED
A MIL TO MAKE MAGIC NAS!
To Roger Thomas(Fred) and all the other clown writers at MTO....how dare u say Nas is wack but stay d_ckridin *** like gucci and waka....and even ***-Z! Just cause ***-Z *** is on the radio don't mean his $hit ain't wack.....just means he kissin all the right ***. Let's be serious ***-z ain't been the same since NAS KILLED HIM ON ETHER! Nicka been wack ever since. Nas is one of the greatest to ever do it.....AND THE REAL DEAL IS JIGGA WOULD NEVER BEEN ON TOP IF BIGGIE NEVER DIED! Nas and Big was the only ones REALLY doin they thing and *** was just in the background
YEAH GOTTA AGREE SOME OF THE BEST RAPPERS OUT HERE ARE TUPAC, NAS, ICE CUBE, EZ, DRE. DRE WHAT?...RAPPING IS A JOB, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER JOB...AND SOMETIMES OUR LIL PUNK A.SS JOB'S DONT TREAT US FAIRLY....WTF YA GONE DO? FIGHT OR FLIGHT....
Nas is a very talented man and at this point in his career he should be able to make his own music, call up every radio, tv station and sell it his self, go to concerts and collect all the dough.
I'm just saying.
1. You "write" not "right" a letter
2. Def Jam wants to invest nothing in the project and reap the profits from it, which is whack
3. People who don't think Drake is the second coming of Tupac (i.e. most MTO readers) ARE checking for Nas.
Story Fail, do better.
Nas effed up from when he signed with Def Jam. I mean at that time, Jay was his arch nemesis and then he
makes a *** move and signs on Jay's label. Come on man. He slipped up from then. He was better off
with Columbia. Poor boy. And he's talented too. I would rather hear a NAS song than a Fabolous song any
day. I would buy a Nas album quicker than I would buy a Fabolous album. But true, Nas actually makes
sense when he rhymes, the label don't wanna bother with it. Dead wrong. It just goes to show, the quality
of music has sunken to an all time low.
MTO EAT A ***!!!
I STOPPED POSTING ON THIS RIDISCULOUS SITE...
BUT THIS TIME I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING
HOW THE *** WOULD YOU CALL NAS WHACK?!?!?!
LEAVE IT TO A SOUTHERN *** BLOG SITE TO BE IGNORANT AND MISEDUCATED.
OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING OF HIP HOP OR THOSE THAT MADE IT GREAT.
THIS DUDE SPIT A WHOLE SONG BACKWARDS, BROUGHT MEANING AND DEPTH TO HIP HOP, AND WAS THE ONLY ONE TO MURDER JAYZ ON A SONG!!
STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW BEST MTO..D*CK SUCKING AND COPYING/REPORTING SHALLOW MAINSTREAM MEDIA THAT 10 OTHER BLOG SITES REPORTED TO A HOUR BEFORE THIS SITE EVEN POST
With all "due" respect...please tell me he did not send a letter (he wanted taken seriously) using the "@" symbol.
MTO it's "you're" not "your."
All of you who have something negative to say about his email are IDIOTS. There wasn't one grammatical error in it (Nas is a very intelligent dude), he got point across in a clear and concise manner, and everything he stated was 100% TRUE. The MTO "response" letter had a grammatical mistake and was just plain stupid. I hope Nas gets what he asked for, but personally I think he should go independent to hell with Def Jam.
AND MTO *** YALL FOR CALLIN MY MAN NAS WACK,YALL THE *** WACK...
YALL MAD KELIS NOT GETTIN HER C.S CHECKS FROM NAS BUT SHE GOT A CAREER SO SHE GETS HER OWN MONEY SO STFU,ANYWAY NAS CAN FOREVER GET IT ALL THE TIME I LOVE HIM LOL ;)
He need to sit his old, washed up azz down somewhere. He lucky he even has a contract.
Whooa MTO! I went through the trouble of registering with this lame website because I can't understand where y'all get off calling NAS wack?? Speak for yourselves, y'all might be checkin for them pop tunes , or the next Stanky Leg type of record but there's some real hip hop junkies who aint gettin they fix because of watered down media outlets like you. Nas wack??? who's writing this stuff?? FIRE THEM! y'all lost all credibilty as hip hop critics with this one.
whoever wrote this story is a *** head..your probably in your early 20's..young,dumb,and full of ***...go get a real job..
well *** its a lot of nas *** ryders on here! at least mto kno wassup. nas illiterate as hell for one thing. erybody whining. saying if u over 15 and dont like drake u must like nas. lmfao gtfoh. im over 21 and from jersey and i kno nas is and always has been weak and wack as hell. nas just a fake *** intellectual wannabe. karma? stars align? magical?? lmbao!!! wat a ***. tha *** swear he thinkin independent but he the biggest follower of them all! *** nas. kelis more relevant than him at this point which is a good thing.
MTO FAIL !!...smh..!
Nas is the God MC, he is still relevant, has a huge fan base and he still sales platinum regardless what these fake media sites try to say... ask them to pull up any album he made that didnt reach platinum status.. the point is Def Jam jus paid him over a million to sign with them, he was at Columbia doing well, if ur going to sign him up dont sit him on the bench ... smh dumb ***
Oh for people that say Nas is wack then go claim one of these lame *** rap artist today is good needs to be ***, even these lames of today know they have no wins vs. Nas
and the Nas & Damien Marley album (Distant Relatives) is good music.. U people need to listen to it
Unfortunately, DefJam is right. This is one Illuppet that is fading fast. It's sad he was so much better before he sold his soul. Dang shame.
Follow me @buttaflyytulsa!
Nas is the G.O.A.T. He tries too hard to go against the grain sometimes, but his flow and lyrics are
untouchable by ANY other rapper EVER.
*** M.T.O.,THE WORST SITE KNOWN TO MAN,@MSMOGUL...U HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THAT! Thanks!
MTO, WTF before making dumb *** statement like Nas is wack or not relevant do your homework peoples.
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Nas is right up there with the greats like BIG Tupac etc.. just because he ain't talking about *** on his album and he make people look at topics with substance doesn't mean he's yesterdays news yo!
Who does this ?!!! Talk sh*t then ask for help aaaalll in the same letter. STFU Nas !
Nas, wack? Please MTO *** the F*CK up. MTO is lame for saying that ***. Nas is one of the best rappers/lyricists out there. I am glad to see that a lot of the commenters on here are standing up for what is real. Team NAS!!!
Nas is worth it, what ya'll mean is he smokin.....
Nas is well Nas,
This email represents the Nas that we fans love and also display the truthfulness and *** that the haters despise. BUT Nas is correct. Labels run rap now more than ever b4. it's not about the artists. Honestly you cant name 5 current hip hop Artists that are getting a major push by any label. Gucci Mane, Wacka Flocka and Soulja Boy AREN'T RAP ARTISTS! nor is Jeezy, Rick Ross (barely) but he can stop playing Nino Brown long enough to really display his writing skill.
Like it or not Nas is right.
This just goes to show you MTO doesn't know *** about hip hop......."Thought patterns consist of boss matters,
Spit Moses' "Lost Commandments"
Like a gross sandwich out my mouth." ---- nasty nas
IF IT WASNT FOR NAS BEING A PIONEER AND HELPING START THIS HIP HOP CULTURE...IT
WOULDNT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE FOR DUMB WEBSITES LIKE MTO TO EVEN START UP. RESPECT
YOUR ELDERS. IM SURE YOU WRITERS ARE ALL UNDER 25. PROLLY DONT KNOW WHO FESU
MTO yall sum suckaz. im waaay down south and i know plenty muhf*ckaz that will go cop dat new nas fresh outta best buy when it drops. da man makes great music. quit all dat *** hate'***
looks like mto doesn't know what real hip hop is neither..but i wouldn't expect
them to when they worship trash *** like wacka flocka and gucci...dumbasses
Nas we love you. they rather give money to a gimmick then to somebody who speak the truth! Divide and Conquer. They know you can help unite our people and they already got us hating each other! Real music don't get played just the bs that make us hate ourself or kill each other or make us have *** with anybody that's got a lil change until we all die from aids or stupidity! Brainwashed society! Come back please our kids need you! BADDDDDDDDDDDDDD!
I'm wit Nas, but if he feels they're trying to "Slave" him then break the shackles & do his own thing!
Nas is top 5 of alltime, oh i forgot MT dumb is brainnwashed on wacka wacka and gucci mane.
I AM SERIOUSLY THRU WIT THIS *** *** SITE, 1ST THE HEADLINES IS ABOUT TREY SONGS ***????? ***????!!! THEN U SAY NAS IS WHACK???!!! U KY PACKIN' *** ARE TRULY WHTS WRONG WITH SOCIETY RIGHT NOW!!!!! ***, SO U TELLIN' ME IS NAS & DAMIEN MARLEYS LP WAS WACK??? HURRY UP & DIE FRED, ***' WASTE OF LIFE ALONG WITH MOST OF UR MEMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!
didn't t.i. tried to pull a move like that with L.A. and got dropped from the label..better watch that,nas..
Nas is one of the best Rapper period Def Jam Suxs so bad they *** Red Man and Method man they haven't had an album in Years! Sux *** Def Jam! Nas is the Best!!! Point blank!
Please BOYCOTT MTO SO THIS WACK *** SITE CAN DIE and all the HATING UGLY FAT CHICKS AND *** DUDES THAT RUN THIS CORNY *** SITE CAN KILL THEMSELVES (to the pretty fat women i love yall so no disrespect) All you do is make up shi,t big up lames and disrespect good people, talk about the dumbest *** possible people hair and outfits corny corny corny now go at nas man yall need to listen to a nas album bump that distant relative album and get some culture and knowledge you dumb ***!
Without a dour this site is run by a group of teenage *** males. No man and I do mean no man evaluates a woman the way you all do. Not even other women. A few pounds on a woman ain't shâÄ¢t. In the words of Kat Williams,". Either way we fâÄ¢ckn." Oh and one more thing, get a fâÄ¢ckn spell check. Sorry grammar using ***.
Well said. Nas that guy,im buyin all his *** anyway so it dont matter to me.. but its those who dont even
know about his message who needs to hear him. Those who think/feel he just all dictionary rap etc.. fam is
for US! If u know wht i mean
Please BOYCOTT MTO SO THIS WACK *** SITE CAN DIE and all the HATING UGLY FAT CHICKS AND *** DUDES THAT RUN THIS CORNY *** SITE CAN KILL THEMSELVES (to the pretty fat women i love yall so no disrespect) All you do is make up ***, big up lames and disrespect good people, talk about the dumbest [EXPLETIVE] possible people hair and outfits corny corny corny!!! now go at nas man yall need to listen to a nas album bump that distant relative album and get some culture and knowledge you dumb [EXPLETIVE]!
Mto your soooo *** blind with this "who got a bigger ***" or "shes hot shes not look at her shoes" how would u even know wats real hip hop!! Stick to wat you know mto and thats ***,dick riden, and fashion lmao
MTO...SERIOUSLY!,..WHO WRITES YOUR ***, A F.UCKIN 12 YEAR OLD!!...EVERYBODY AT MTO CAN PUT A ELEPHANT D.ICK UP THEY AZZ 4 SAYIN NAS IS WACK!
MTO..how dare yall diss Nas like this. Nas is the Greatest rapper of all time. His music is the best..stop *** riding these lame *** artist...Nas the best!
Wow... these cats can't even spell the word "write" correctly.
"If we were an exec over at Def Jam, we'd right the following"... REALLY? Even "write" is tough to come by, MTO? Wow. This is all the time with you guys.
It's funny, the way you're always making sure someone properly credits you for breaking stories first, but it's too much to ask for the pioneering publication in question to spell like they have more than a 5th Grade education? Hilarity.
If this was Soulja Noy they would money up no problem. I don't know what the Wacka Flocka is going on with this Sh*t for music nowadays, it sucks to say the least. Obviously Fred would rather hear Toot it and Boot it aka:(the worst sh*t ever) than dare I say it real talent!! I love you Nas but Jay is the one who really pucked you! Did you think he wanted to sign you after tearing him a new one? Jay took you outta the game for his own gain! Maybe you should find a new label, because Jay-Z still has some say @ Def Jam. It's not going to happen for you there!
MTO yall some *** heads 4 dis one.... Nas is one of the greatest rappers alive....top five dead or alive... Yall must be listnin 2 soulja boy *** the new boys.... And dont *** with REAL HIP HOP
LMAO, nas was once on jay-z level wtf happen?
Nas is wasting his time and energy. They don't want real artists they just want the talentless hungry
puppets/dummies that say YES to a dangling carrot and don't read the fine print...
Where's the proof? Smh regardless to whether he drop an album or not its going gold, he has a fan base that's loyal! So mto kill yourselves #dead
MTO, stfu with your illiterate azzes. Nas is still nice on the mic. But like someone else said, record execs don't want to support emcees (like Nas) who put out good music & cultivate the youth. They wanna keep the kids dumbed down w/ Soulja Boy as the front man for hip-hop. Clowns smh.
If jay-z was running things the album wouldve been released..meth red ghost roots all of them got albums out...maybe no promo..but they dropped lol
FIRST OFF....NAS IS NOT WACK
SECOND OFF....ITS "WRITE" NOT "RIGHT."
First off MTO. Nas can never be wack. The reason all this is happening is cuz Nas is the TRUTH. Dude is about making good music and also bringing awareness to the oblivious hip hopper. Rap has no substance nowadays and he is not one to conform to this new playschool simplistic rhymin. The label of course wants to make $$$ but a good artist needs label support to be successful. There are alot of Michael Jordans and Jay Zs out there that just need to be supported to be seen. SUPPORT REAL HIP HOP
I LOVE THAT MAN.. PERIOD!
Kelis must be maxin that *** out cause shes BOSSY
Thats ***.. everybody checkin for Nas.. they checkin for the lost tapes 2... wow even Obama playin Nas in his ipod.. WHEN THE PRESIDENT LISTENING TO U THATS A BIG DEAL.. MTO GTFO OF HERE!
MTO the words wack & Nas do not go together.
His albums are in demand. Kelis needs to fall back on the amount of child support she gets & let Nas get on with business.
NAS did this correctly! I respect him for it; however I can't help but wonder if he-or someone in his camp-leaked this to garner support?
co-sign curtmcgirt well put *** mto nas far from wack with exception of nastradamus all his *** str8 to me with a few classics on top i been bumping that nas *** damien marley cd ALL week! i had it awhile but just started really listening to it now, i will be getting nas AND lupe fiasco when they come out they need to do a few songs together also-- chi-hop!
Nas cant even TRY to be wack!he will never be drippn with wack juice! One of the truest MC's ever!
Nas is passionate about his music and puts out good music. I hope Def Jam gets this one right. I will always buy a Nas album. Nas is still one of the illest rappers out.
Whateva...nas is still #1!! F*ck outta here!
First off all MTO cut it out cuz Nas will never be wack! Second, Nas im mad at yo *** for all them typos and texting language u used when sending a "professional" type letter to management. Third, stop all this yacking and begging and show these fools what u can do. Talk and type is cheap boo boo. Loves you! Please bring 1997 Nas back!
Who the *** are yall to call Nas wack? R u kidding me....Nas is Hip hop...he's a legend in the game so get your facts together before speaking this kind of blasphemy
whoa don't EVER say nas is wack! hip hop wouldn't be what it is now without his influences. he is amongst the greatest. DO NOT disrespect.
Real rap don't sell anymore... Jay z even said it in his " If skills sold then lyrically I'd be Talib kweli" Nas brother if u drop another album I'll make sure to cop it and save the downloading for young money
Nas is Sexy.
I usually check up on this site to get a couple laughs out of the sheer audacity and stupidity of your articles and opinions. Not the case today. Nas is one of the greatest MC's ever to have the opportunity to display his talents on a microphone and as a commited hip hop fan is just one of the many that is anxiously awaiting his next LP. He is a legend to our culture who not only has a vast lyrical range but also uses his lyrics and music to convey a socially responsible undertone. Now with that being said EAT A FAT *** with all this irresponsible tabloid journalism.
MTO knows absolutely nothing about what's hot & what's not. Nas isn't as "hot" as
he used to be, but the guy still has a strong following. Some of the very same
rappers who's dik folk ride & who are on the radio every 20 minutes still can't
manage to sell the number of records that Nas can sell & he doesn't even get any
burn on the radio.
I'm glad Nas wrote this letter. These record execs think that they know what
evrybdy wants so they pour all of the $ behind sh%t artists who will be gone the
next year instead of investing in consistent artists. Fck you MTO! Nas gets love
*** all da ppl who decided to comment in support of my man Nas.... real hip hop 4eva... MTO go *** urself
Nas last album went better than gold while the cats who are on the radio & tv all
day sh%t sold way less. Keep in mind that the guy has been around for almost 20
years & he still have fans that are both young & old. I say he's worth putting the
$ into & IMO I think Nas would do his cause a favor if he put his gripes with Def
Jam right out on front street too. I'm sure there are a whole lot of other artists
who will join in with him. Now that's fckin' a helluva way to get some press ain't
MTO stoopid....Nas aint wack...but unfortunately he is on a label thats hesitant to release anything from an artist unless they personify 'drug dealers'...
Nas is the f*cking man!! His music paints pictures and sends messages. The ***!gger cd was the ***, that was solid science for the mindless radio and BET zombies.
I'd also like to add that Nas is STILL sexy!! When he said he was always gonna be a young, fly don... I believed him! :)
I wouldn't co-sign with the letter, but the stuff by NAS I know of (particularly God's Son) is NOT whack! To say so is a low, even for MTO:/
First of all media take out it's "write" not "right" back...and secondly Nas and Damian Marley had one of the best albums ever!!! But as usual any artist thats makes music for the people and does not praise white people, money, drugs, murder, and ***....the world calls it whack
Nas iz a most needed aspect 2 thiz game. MTO, f**k y'all. U guys R stuck on tha *** scene of Atlanta, but back 2 tha subject at hand. If anybody 4rm Def Jam iz reading thiz, put Nas's sh!t. I'ma reaL Hip Hop Head, who actually buys albums out tha store and me missing thiz Nas album iz f**king up my collection. SUCKAS!
Oh yeah, dat Nas & Damien Marley joint iz tha Truth. Promote dat sh!t some more. B!tches!!!
I agree wit deucedaprodeuca, Nas has a big filter *** tha streets and doesn't really need tha radio or TV. His fans R "Supporters".
mto,Your fcuken ridiculous. Your letter to nas was a fail because you can't even spell write? lmao. Dumbasz! && NAS IS CORRECT, HE IS ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF RAP AND ONE OF THE MOST LYRICAL OF THE BUNCH SO IF DEF JAM CAN'T SEE HIM AT BEST THEN THEIR LOSING THE BEST ACT THEY HAVE! NAS IS MY IDOL, AND I LOVE HIS MUSIC TILL THE END OF THE WORLD. THERES NO WAY YOU COULD STOP MARVELOUS WORKS FROM HAPPENING AND I KNOW HE WILL GO FAR WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR HELP. HATERS WELCOMED! AHAHAAA FCUK ALL YALL TRYING TO STOP HIS SHINE* NAS BBY YOU DON'T NEED EM YOUR REAL FANS GOT YO BACK &IT WONT STOP! YES SIR.
MTO IS A FOR THE BIRDS
NAS IS THE REALIST MC. IF HE WASN'T A RAPPER HE COULD'VE BEEN A PROFESSOR.
NAS AND DAMIEN MARLEY COLLABO = EPIC
DEF JAM IS CORNY THEY DIDN'T EVEN PROMOTE AMERIIE'S LATEST ALBUM "IN LOVE AND WAR" WHICH WAS ANOTHER CLASSIC.
NAS AND AMERIIE HAVE A SINGLE OUT "WHY R U" REMIX AND IT IS ST8 BANANAS.
I LOVE NAS AND AMERIIE, MY FAVORITE RAPPER AND SINGER REPSECTIVELY PUTS beyonce and jay-z TO SHAME.
MTO is whack supporting record execs instead of the artist.
Tupac & Nas is the realist please drop nas album we need that real ish oh i forgot the world is lend to the hands of the wicked so if its not about negativity than they dont want to hear ya music
Nas is right. They won't listen though.
Hot records are selling records. Show Nas the money!!! $5'll get you $10.
MTO, Ya'll trippin. Nas was and still is one of the greatest rappers of all time. Whack? Haha... They need to increase his budget, and maybe there will be some real music back on our TVs and radios again. I'm wit u all the way Nas!
MTO trying to clown NAS while promoting some of these other shuckin', jivin' Step *** Fetchit rappers just shows the type of ignorant coons that run this site. Nas is an actual MC with real skills...That album he put out with Damien Marley was FIRE. Def Jam needs to promote a rapper like him with real talent and LONGEVITY instead of these wack, sorry flavor of the month fools they usually promote. GTFOH MTO.
Please!! Nas need to be happy with any pub he get cause he ain't been hot since that 'Belly' movie was out.
Nas is the truth! Not no wack 123 rapper,, his music actually has substance..mto don't know what they talking bout..
lol @ the faux def jam response.
So Nas is wack now? this is by far one of the dumbest responses to real talent...we're not talking about gimmicks, we're talking about real music with substance, the chances of nas floppin are pretty slim... Whoever came up with that response should wash their mouth out with DRAINO!!!!....P.S. Don't forget to swallow
Ya'll CRAZY as hell to think Nas, WHACK! He's right, he is a pioneer. The industry is TOO commercial, only wanting to fund BS music, because people are TOO LAZY to listen to meaningful rap with a point. They can't take the time to LISTEN TO LYRICS ANYMORE! They just want the quick fix catchy hook, only talking about material possessions.... Causing young kids, too young to legally get a job, to go and sell drugs- potentially getting locked up- to purchase materialistic things, trying to live the lifestyles they hear.
Nas, I feel you! Don't deny who you are! Words are powerful.
MTO yall are the idiots.... this happens to artist all the time. They should support him... Nas is one of
the best rappers ever, and that's reason enough to put his album out! Secondly, we are all glad none of
you at MTO are executives because frankly yall are ignorant, and can't spell. SMH "your whack" should
definitely be you're whack or you are whack...
MTO you have no sense of good music. NAS is an innovator, a groundbreaker, just because he's not doing the stankyleg of the *** doesnt mean he doesnt have crazy heads feenin for his lyrics inspite of your BS MTO there was nothing written in his email that isnt viable, every point he made was a valid one, ya'll seem like fools ....especially after seeing the response of "lost tapes" what he's trying to get support for right now will get them numbers ...though I read alot of folks telling you that already
Yâėºu would "right" or "write" mto? Smh ...yall illiterate ....smh ughh
Note to MTO: Grab a strong rope..tie a strong loop in it..tie it to a strong base..put the loop around your neck(s)..and hang your ignorant a$$es. Nas "WACK"..never..I think U guys meant Jay-Z & all those other fake Illuminati controlled rappers are "WACK." Come correct MTO..or don't come at all! Nas is not only the illest & realist MC around..he's also a intellectual. MTO do me 1 major favor..learn how to spell..I know Nas is a excellent teacher! Don't ever try to clown Nas ever again MTO..don't U guys know in my Nas voice: "Nas will not loose?" Nas doesn't need DJ..he is DJ!
I respect him for that! And he's absolutely right!
Y'all r trippin. I luv nas and that man forever having it out wit ppl. Seriously.
Nas is too real for these record companies *** bet mtv video spins for mto to say nas is wack yall must
be smoking laced crack nas is one of the top lyricist period *** still spit fire his *** album was classic
but it wasint that booty shacking bling bling *** *** these *** are putting out so it got no
spin..that why hip hop is dying...
I think young money is looking for new artist. Cause the 1 they got are garbage. All except drake.
MTO yall the corny ones on this..obviously yall know nothing of the music game..how come I have the feeling a FEMALE at ur staff wrote this article??
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LOL @ the fake response letter from MTO!
But ***, tellem how you really feel Nas! I understand that sometimes you have to let ya real feelings out, but sometimes that can backfire. I wonder what the outcome will be for this..??
I bet Jigga got something to do with Nas music being held back...He is a threat.
I never say this but *** MTO for that response. Nas is beyond a pioneer and beyond the best. This new 2010 disrespectful *** is outta hand I missed the days where *** would get choked up for saying something stupid. Nas *** the labels you have REAL fans.
*** you MTO. Yall are some of the dumbest *** this side of the Jordan. Stick to Chris Brown and Trey Songs *** pics
@SIRDEZAL men are just as capable of writing a dumb *** article. Men hate on him
all of the time.
MTO is stupid as f*ck. Stick with your Nikki Minaj mickey mouse *** you call "news".
I dig Nas even though he's very hypocritical in his music at times..He's definitely not wack either..But Nas has always been just an artist, which have made him his own worst enemy..When hip hop had integrity he was hot..Now that he doesn't he's not and it's his fault he sat back and got high and didn't build an empire like the other legends and artists who've sold numerous albums..Had he done so instead of falling for Jay's dummy move to put him on the shelf and leave and actually signed artist from his own neighborhood when he had the chance he wouldn't be going through this..
the reason hip hop iz dead iz because we have stupis *** people covering hiphop who dont no *** about hiphop yall rather cover stories about what kanye have on *** *** i cop nas album in 92 yall listen 2 it in 2010 *** heads
oh ***! MTO that rebuttle was classic! Nas ur so right it's not the 90's anymore, so stop makin that dumb *** music like it is...u speak on karma nicca, well karma is the *** whoopin yo ***, not Kelis! take care of yo' seed w/what ever u have left & keep it pushin...how u gon tell them to keep they $200,000 & thats just half of what u owe ur b.m....be gone w/that u has been, washed up, nobody remember yo *** but the old heads, one mic grippin ***...hey, perhaps u can make good w/Jigga & he can put a good word in for u on some wackass label, cause ur time on Def Jam has obviously expired.
right b4 L.A. Reid got his pink slip, he wiped his *** w/that useless memo! hell, it probably never made it to any executives desk! if it did who in sams hell gave it to these sketchy *** @ MTO! thats not how a real label does it...this fool need to sit down, apply for some kinda ol' school rapper state aid & wic for his *** son, cause between him & his B.M. they can't sell 2 albums collectively, & that's buyin each others.... inject ya'self w/ether & be done, or go on the road w/ur pops...i think that joint u had w/him back in the day was the last thing u said that made sense.
The IDIOT is the one that can't see there are grammatical errors in his letter. Nas isn't wack and we all know he's smart. Intelligent people make mistakes too. Moving on.
As much as y'all lick the crack of Bey, RhiRhi, Ashanti and all these other lame hoes ***...y'all have the
audacity to call Nas wack? If y'all don't sit yo azz down...while we talkin wackness...how bout these
constant typo's and inability to use SPELL CHECK...or a DICTIONARY or at the very least take an ENGLISH
CLASS and do some thorough investigating before your so-called "exclusive" stories come out...I HATE
Nas is brilliant...he just needs to flee def jam and go to a label that aint tryna sell us some wacka flocka and nicki minaj. he is the last of the true rap game. Once Nas, Jay and Weezy check out....we're gonna go back to vanilla ice and dru down. The Rap game is on suicide watch.