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Music Fab: Nas' "Be A Nigg*r Too"+Exclusive Teairra Mari "No No No" Track

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The single "Be A Ni**er Too" is the first official release from Nas’ album controversially entitled N**er. Check it: [audio:nasbeaniggertoo.mp3] There's indeed a message he's relaying to the masses, but I have a feeling this is about to cause a whole lot of ruckus.
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And Teairra Mari is back just as I reported last week. The YBF exclusively has her first single "No No No" with her new label Interscope. Check it: [audio:teairramarie.mp3] She's also the newest face for Jean Addicts. The same company that Ne-Yos ex/baby mama is the face of as well. Let me find out this chick Teairra got voice lessons because this track sounds hella better than her "Make A Girl Feel" style tracks did. Work it out then Teairra.
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TEAIRRA NEW JOINT IS HOT,

TEAIRRA NEW JOINT IS HOT, ESPECIALLY THE GUY, ITS 2 FUNNY AND UNDERSTANDABLE CUZ THATS HOW GUYS ACT WHEN THEIR GIRLS START TALKING SHIT! ITS VERY RADIO FRIENDLY AND I KNOW SHE IS GONNA COME OUT WITH SOMETHING FIRRRRE HOT! RIHANNA HAS NO TALENT AND SHES SO FAMOUS AND TEAIRRA WAS SO TALENTED AND GOT NO WHERE, I APPLAUD HER FOR GOING OUT AND NOT GIVING UP CUZ DEF JAM NOR ROCAFELLA AINT THE ONLI LABELS THERE ARE TO SIGN TO
alexandra's picture

Elle: ditto, bravo! Our

Elle: ditto, bravo! Our modern culture is sickening. The media has become such a powerful part of our society. WE (aa's) must become more responsible about how we are portrayed. With email, youtube, texts, and so on, the entire world is watching our every move. WE are the trendsetters! WE are now emulated, but WE are not using this to our advantage! Instead, we have: the chitlin circuit movies with no plot, character development, or depth(Thanks, Tyler P!); the club culture selling alcohol, sex w/ no strings attached, etc; the music industry spittimg out hideous songs and videos (thanks to just about every rapper and R&B artist with the exclusion of a few); idiotic reality shows [thanks to whit/bobby and flavor flav (ps I hate you) and lets not forget college hill(thanks bet)], etc. Ok, so forget about the impact of 'others' viewing our self-destruction for a second. our own kids are looking at this and emulating this. I am just tired!!!! I work with kids everyday and see it! I've seen hundreds of inner city teenage girls in school model teams/troups who do/compete in 'fashion shows' and think that they're going to be professional models. They all look like HAM'S going to school clubbed out, weaved up, in video girl fits that they bought or stole from like 4evr 21 or something. Gosh, I'm depressed now! I'm just so tired of our people being sold false dreams and living raggedy! My comments may sound harsh, but its honestly said out of love! Can we get it straight in 08?!?! [quote comment="74063"]Im a little heated! Just had to come back and say that all every black person who disagrees with the message in Nas' song or any other rap artist needs to stand up against it! In your own circle of affiliates, let it be known in some way (eg. having discussions, putting up posts/videos on myspace, youtube etc.) that calling ourselves niggers is a slap in our ancestors faces, our own faces, and are we making it any better for our children!!!??? It's idiotic!!!!! Our ancestors fought to reach a level where they could be respected by the ruling hand in this country and what are we doing? We don't even have an idea of what it must have been like to have burning crosses in our front yards, to be hosed down with high pressure hoses, to see a sign on a restaurant door that says that YOU are not allowed spend your own money there to eat! PEOPLE! This is so sickening! Think about the crap that many of our artist's are representing us with! Chew on the lyrics that these rappers are spitting about us "NIGGERS & BITCHES"! R-E-S-P-E-C-T right? Not! and after youre done chewing on it and you realize the idiocracy in our African American musical culture - do something about it in every big or small way that you can. Don't make anyone you encounter think that it is ok to disrespect you, your family, or the race God placed you in.[/quote]
nolababe's picture

Nas: come on, man. this is

Nas: come on, man. this is not an impressive song. if you are atleast going to use such a disgraceful word as your album/song title, let it be the hottest ish ever. this is just BS, for real! Grow up! How old are you, NAs? Chose whether you're conscious or hood, dude. Teairra, though the spelling of your name is painful, I love the jeans and the ghetto stance. Loves it! Right now, I'm not really liking the song; but it might grow on me. MAYBE!
nolababe's picture

Natasha, Teairra Mari always

Natasha, Teairra Mari always had a voice..her debut album was absolutely slept on.. this song isn't doing much for me, right now
bree's picture

[quote comment="74089"][quote

[quote comment="74089"][quote comment="74044"]WHAT!!!??? What is he really trying to say? I mean I hear him "Im a nigger, he's a nigger, she's a nigger....." but I just canNOT believe it. So I have to ask again WTF is he really trying to say and who is this addressed to? Non-blacks? OMG WHYYYYYYYY! This will just never end, will it![/quote] When people hear the word NIGGER, automatically, Black people come to mind. I'm guilty of it myself. But the word NIGGER is a word that was labeled upon us, it's meaning never originated with us. The word NIGGER simplistically means IGNORANT...not BLACK. If you LISTEN to the song NAS is telling how society has fell into a state of IGNORANCE and that it's not only Black people in society who are ignorant. All races are trying to follow the masses now a days, trying to emulate what we see or hear. That's why he says "KYKE NIGGERS, SPIC NIGGERS, CHINC NIGGERS" we all have let a sense of ignorance seep in. He realizes it even in himself and ask why would you want to be ignorant? Ignorance causes a mind state for bad decisions and outcomes. Hence the line "They like to strangle niggas, kill a nigga,shoot a nigga, hang a nigga, still you think you wanna be a nigga too?" At least this is what I'm taking from the song. I'm sure everyone has there own take on it. NAS is too much of a "movement MC" to just be throwing the word NIGGER around for no reason. There is always a method to his madness whether you agree with it or not.[/quote] I agree with moonluv. New to posting comments. Sorry about the repeat.
Donna's picture

I agree with you. And if you

I agree with you. And if you are someone that listens to Nas past albums, you would know that he does not put music out there without a real message behind it.
Donna's picture

I like Teairra's new song;

I like Teairra's new song; she definitely soundz like she got voice lessonz, but it'z hot though^_^
Pookie's picture

The Nas song is reverse

The Nas song is reverse psychology..and I LOVVVES it! Reminds me why I fell in love with Nas in the first place. Glad he's back and will be picking up the album. Teairra Mari ALWAYS had a voice, she's just singing better songs and hopefully will put out better singles, because her first album I LOVED. Will be picking hers up too.
mimi's picture

About Nas...It's 10:28pm, I'm

About Nas...It's 10:28pm, I'm too tired to deal with that nonsense. I like the new Tearria Marie song, don't think I'll get it on iTunes though...sounds to typical and the music overrides her voice too much. I'll stick with Teyana Taylor's google me baby thank you very much.
Catherine's picture

Wow, it's STAGGERING to see

Wow, it's STAGGERING to see how many people are offended by this song. Nas has always been my favorite MC, because not only is he able to entertain, but he also educates us as well. Did you NOT listen at ALL to the verses? It wasn't like Nas went on a tirade, he was speaking on relevent, "swept-under-the-rug" issues that America is STILL dealing with to this very day, and as a Black man, I can appreciate a rapper such as himself, stepping up to the plate and breaking this ignorant monotony of this disgraceful era that Hip-Hop is in...(mainstream, anyway) But I guess if he was singing about "Lolipops", and "Bust-It-Babies", this wouldn't even be an issue..I guess if Nas made up some "coonery-ass" dance steps and had T-Pain do the chorus, then this shit wouldn't have been an article. I swear, that is what is wrong with us as a people today, we're hypocrites. We can act like "niggers", but as soon as someone BLACK comes along and pinpoints it, we get upset...
Spiduh's picture

People don’t respect us

People don’t respect us because WE don’t respect us. Lets face it…IGNORANCE is rampant right now with our people. Sad, but true. Amen!
Klover's picture

Hate to say it but I'm

Hate to say it but I'm getting sick of Nas and his bullshit antics!! Teairra...glad to see she's back, if u listen to "hot tub" you can tell the voice was always there!!! I just think Jay-Z was too occupied with fucking Rihanna to even care about the "princess of the roc" But I hope she shows and prove with this album eventhough the song is nothing special... Nice pic too!!! Love the b/g pic as well
HOTSTUFF's picture

That Teirra Mari song is HOT.

That Teirra Mari song is HOT. Can't wait 4 the single to drop! Natasha, Teirra Mari has always been able 2 sing. She could hang with the best of them. She looks cute in the ad as well... cute jeans.
Ms. 313's picture

[quote comment="74528"][quote

[quote comment="74528"][quote comment="74299"]Judging from the comments I guess its true what they say ignorance is bliss....I loved Nas but What the fcuk??? I'm in shocked right now, black people do dumb sh!t like this then we wonder why people don't respect us.[/quote] People don't respect us because WE don't respect us. Lets face it...IGNORANCE is rampant right now with our people. Sad, but true.[/quote] NIGGGER means IGNORANT...part of NAS and his point.
moonluv's picture

[quote

[quote comment="74299"]Judging from the comments I guess its true what they say ignorance is bliss....I loved Nas but What the fcuk??? I'm in shocked right now, black people do dumb sh!t like this then we wonder why people don't respect us.[/quote] People don't respect us because WE don't respect us. Lets face it...IGNORANCE is rampant right now with our people. Sad, but true.
moonluv's picture

Nas is a Ill Lyrisits... I

Nas is a Ill Lyrisits... I guess you have to listen to his past work to understand him. Kelis is WEAK AND SAD... Where the Hell is Her MilkShake?!!
Keysha  E.'s picture

Nas is wack. He didnt have a

Nas is wack. He didnt have a father growing up, which explains a lot.
Klover's picture

nas 2008=gimmick-i used to

nas 2008=gimmick-i used to love HIM this is some bullsh*t
SB23's picture

ALWAYS LOVED MARI.SO HAPPY

ALWAYS LOVED MARI.SO HAPPY SHE'S BACKKKKKKK.
slimtoy's picture

Teairra Marie might got drop

Teairra Marie might got drop Roc a fella because she was act like she the sh*t and can't tell her nothing and was act older then she was sending the wrong message 2 young teen girl a the time because when she came out most people thought she was over 21. she wasn't sign to Def-Jam. that why rihanna is better the her
4now's picture

What I think is everyone who

What I think is everyone who agreed or disagreed should do is go and look up the word find out where it came from how when it was started how it been use to day and how it was use back then. I kinda get everyone point people who agrees with NAS and those who don't. the people who agrees might be saying look it was a word made to degrade us of who we are but turn it around to say I'm not that n*gg*r your the ni**er or i'm still that person you call n*gg*er but i'm not the only one stating that a n*gg*er come in all races and all skin color. People who doesn't agree may say I't a word that shouldn't be use because it was what the white call our people when they were slave and when they where free and some white still do as their was degrade black people as if black where still below them as if they are the best race that is great then rest. BUT EVERY ONE IS EQUALLY THE SAME IN GOD EYES NO MATTER WHAT RACE OR SKIN COLOR. one last think i don't think nas it doing this to sell album he doing to state his point view on what he think of n word and how it being use from every race he say what he think think like you typing what you think of him use the word. 2 me nas always had a reason 4 y he say or does things. and his not the 1st to say nigger/nigga or have album or song title it. he's just 1st to name the whole album that. People your act as if he's the only black rapper to say THE WORD. THOSE who say Nas lost a Fan When Did he every not say nigga/nigger and his rap when you bought his cd.
4now's picture

PURE IGNORANCE. I am burning

PURE IGNORANCE. I am burning up inside. In case there was any confusion, the definiton of the "N" word and the history behind it has not and will NEVER change. We need to have some respect for our grandparents and great-grandparents. They were called Niggers because they were considered the scum of the earth, animals not fit to live, void of souls, akin to animals, dumb and barbaric. They died trying to prove to the world that they were human just like everyone else. All for us to throw the word around like it's meaningless or like it can somehow start to mean something good? Not happenin' I am so disgusted by this - how could you even feel right walking around with a shirt that says "Nigger" on it? Are you kidding me? We need to respect ourselves enough to educate ourselves, to know our history and find positive ways of making and BEING the change we want to see in the world. This is clearly NOT going to have any positive impact on the perception of black people displayed though the media. Ridiculous
Monica's picture

You can fool yourselfs with

You can fool yourselfs with the ga or er ending all you like but truth is its still the same word no matter how you spell it, and too many people have suffered and died for us not to be call by that subhuman word. The least we can do is respect them and recepect ourselves
lin's picture

Judging from the comments I

Judging from the comments I guess its true what they say ignorance is bliss....I loved Nas but What the fcuk??? I'm in shocked right now, black people do dumb sh!t like this then we wonder why people don't respect us.
lin's picture

Anyone who has anything

Anyone who has anything negative to say about Nas is definitely not into 'TRUE' Hip-Hop, just as one had commented Nas is too much of a "movement MC" to deal in any glamorizing of the "N-word", or trying to get publicity. Lets face it people, the "N" has evolved into something that has become sadly mainstream. Unfortunately, as hip-hop has become an international movement you have kids from all over the world quoting some of these songs word for word., and that includes the N-word! And with that in mind, you have these non-american, non-'black' kids calling each other the N-word like its the thing to do. Look at all the controversy still in this day and time, its 2008 for goodness sake and you have lynchings, and comedians having no shame in using the N-word publicly, I have a friend who was walking in Philly and was called a Nigger by a 'drunk' white boy.(who by the way, with bananas on the kid and rightfully so!!) We must realize that people that have no business coming ot of their face with the word, are doing it every single day referring to black people. Its just use to be behind close doors. Its just gotten to a point that we have so many ignorant people in our race that will use the word publicly as if its nothing! What do you thihk everyone else is thinking. Ive experienced it myself and have wanted to knock some sense into these young ignoramusis'. I think Nas is actually trying to open a much needed forum for discussion on the word. It takes balls for him to put himself out there like that, think about that. Although, I do feel it wouldnt be a bad idea for Nas to actually lead that forum to hold responsiblity for his statements and explain where his personal views on the word are indeed coming from and enlighten the masses!!! To this day, I still would throw up the fists if I was called one in a spiteful manner.
Miss B's picture

What's funny to me is that

What's funny to me is that half of these people didn't have a problem with Pac pretty much doing the same thing...He had a word/definition for every letter...except his was N.I.G.G.A...
Lex's picture

I like the Nas track, im

I like the Nas track, im actually yearning for more so I am going to buy the album i didnt listen to teairra mari because shes wack
Japan's picture

This song ROCKS, Nas.

This song ROCKS, Nas. Brilliant! He will have people talking for years! Finally, someone is bringing this stuff to the forefront! TALK ABOUT IT, AMERICA!
Marilyn's picture

Teairra and Nas's songs are

Teairra and Nas's songs are both nice...
Lex's picture

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY SHE WAS

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY SHE WAS TEREIA M WAS DROPPED BY JZ?
"olivia"'s picture

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY JAY

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY JAY DROPPED HER?
"olivia"'s picture

Teairra mari!! your going

Teairra mari!! your going have a good summer!! you go girl!!! i love underdoggs!!! no no no!! wowow!! hot!!i am SOCK!!
MSLOVE's picture

All I know is, all you NAS

All I know is, all you NAS supporters better not get salty when these white people (the biggest consumers of hip-hop music) call you "nigger" in the streets, on your jobs and in your homes. You better not say shit because you asked for this. This fuckery is a damn publicity stunt to sell CDs. I am so mad right now. We have to bring everything down to the lowest possible level. I was at event last week for Italian-Americans and they were bragging about how they were the 2nd richest ethnic group in this country. Number one are the Jews. Both groups came to this country with nothing a made it. Jews stress education, Italian stress unity. In the mainstream media, we stress ignorance, violence, poverty, thug culture, drug abuse, etc. Is that what we want to known for? We act like we have no God or sense of dignity. We give 50 cent power to bash Alicia Keys. We need to get behind Obama because the Republicans are out to get him. We even allow VH1 to make us look like fools and no one does anything about it. No wonder blacks outside the U.S. are scared of us and distance themselves from us. I am so sick of this...
Chaka's picture

I personally do not say the

I personally do not say the N-Word. It's too heavy for me. However, no matter who says it (Black or White) it truly makes you think about yourself and our people. I see N-ish behavihor all the time, and boy, it hurts my soul. The N-word will not die unless the ways and means of society dies, too. I hope Nas makes album is a true, reflective look about society other than to make a lot of money and buy some more useless "things."
BonBon's picture

i like Tierrra Mari song. Its

i like Tierrra Mari song. Its nice i always though she could sing really well.. I LOVE rihanna i think she is the coolest but ive watched that girl sing live and AT TIMES she can kill a bird with them off notes she be hitting lol
chantel's picture

Mmm...I really can't listen

Mmm...I really can't listen to anything that says the "N" word more than about 5 times. This definitely exceeds my limit. Fast forward--What exactly is his message?
Ms. M's picture

Nas, get over yourself. That

Nas, get over yourself. That is sooo unneccessary. Can we just concentrate on getting Obama into office, please?? I don't know why people want to make this hard. His album is not going to cause any more INTELLIGENT dialog between races... it'll just have more people singing "NIGGER." Plus, someone said it above: NWA already did it IN THE 80's!!
MissPriss's picture

nas song is tight, we need

nas song is tight, we need that type of music right now in the rap game, sumthang more than sex and how much money you got!
jaytroit's picture

I'm sorry, I can't even

I'm sorry, I can't even condone that N-word foolishness. I don't care how the damn word has ameliorated (to some people, but not to me) over the years, it still holds so much pain. Especially to our generations of African Americans. But I guess none of that matters....it's all about selling a record. "Oh, but the song is hot." Talk about brainwashing the masses. My people, we HAVE to do better.
DB's picture

I'm disappointed with Nas.

I'm disappointed with Nas.
kJ's picture

Nas seems really desparate

Nas seems really desparate for attention> I really believe if we IGNORE his foolishness he may go away. I hope he has no KIDS. I say this because what a waste of knowledge he was thought to have instead he has proved he'll do and say anything for fifteen cents not a dollar because I bet this album will go no where.
Tia Williams's picture

Oh Nas's new song is gonna

Oh Nas's new song is gonna cause some ish foreal! And I'm not even talking about just among black people... I high doubt people like being called a KIKE, SPIK, CHINK, or GINNY, but I'm guessing that's his point (or at least I'm hoping that's his point).
Sha's picture

[quote

[quote comment="74044"]WHAT!!!??? What is he really trying to say? I mean I hear him "Im a nigger, he's a nigger, she's a nigger....." but I just canNOT believe it. So I have to ask again WTF is he really trying to say and who is this addressed to? Non-blacks? OMG WHYYYYYYYY! This will just never end, will it![/quote] When people hear the word NIGGER, automatically, Black people come to mind. I'm guilty of it myself. But the word NIGGER is a word that was labeled upon us, it's meaning never originated with us. The word NIGGER simplistically means IGNORANT...not BLACK. If you LISTEN to the song NAS is telling how society has fell into a state of IGNORANCE and that it's not only Black people in society who are ignorant. All races are trying to follow the masses now a days, trying to emulate what we see or hear. That's why he says "KYKE NIGGERS, SPIC NIGGERS, CHINC NIGGERS" we all have let a sense of ignorance seep in. He realizes it even in himself and ask why would you want to be ignorant? Ignorance causes a mind state for bad decisions and outcomes. Hence the line "They like to strangle niggas, kill a nigga,shoot a nigga, hang a nigga, still you think you wanna be a nigga too?" At least this is what I'm taking from the song. I'm sure everyone has there own take on it. NAS is too much of a "movement MC" to just be throwing the word NIGGER around for no reason. There is always a method to his madness whether you agree with it or not.
moonluv's picture

Nas is using the N-word as a

Nas is using the N-word as a publicity stunt. Wearing jackets and shirts with that word spelled across the front? I wouldn't like it if a white rapper and his girl were wearing it and I don't like it on a black rapper and his girlfriend. No, No , No! Like the Teairra Marie song!
jasperblue's picture

Please, he sounds like a

Please, he sounds like a complete idiot. is this the mess we died for? he is very sad. Go back to Oochie Wallie Wallie
Hatedit!'s picture

[quote comment="73949"]I

[quote comment="73949"]I think Nas song is HOT!! I love them too I hope they stay married, they are a good match for each other, anywho Not sure how I feel about applehead's new song, still out for debate on that one.[/quote] OMG, "applehead"....HAaaaaa, my side hurts!!!
douebabie's picture

Good Job Nas.

Good Job Nas.
Coop's picture

I'm not even commenting on

I'm not even commenting on Nas because that's giving him the attention he wants...but Teairra, she was singing on her first album. You just had to listen to more than her first single. BTW, I'm feeling No, No, No.
Erica's picture

Im a little heated! Just had

Im a little heated! Just had to come back and say that all every black person who disagrees with the message in Nas' song or any other rap artist needs to stand up against it! In your own circle of affiliates, let it be known in some way (eg. having discussions, putting up posts/videos on myspace, youtube etc.) that calling ourselves niggers is a slap in our ancestors faces, our own faces, and are we making it any better for our children!!!??? It's idiotic!!!!! Our ancestors fought to reach a level where they could be respected by the ruling hand in this country and what are we doing? We don't even have an idea of what it must have been like to have burning crosses in our front yards, to be hosed down with high pressure hoses, to see a sign on a restaurant door that says that YOU are not allowed spend your own money there to eat! PEOPLE! This is so sickening! Think about the crap that many of our artist's are representing us with! Chew on the lyrics that these rappers are spitting about us "NIGGERS & BITCHES"! R-E-S-P-E-C-T right? Not! and after youre done chewing on it and you realize the idiocracy in our African American musical culture - do something about it in every big or small way that you can. Don't make anyone you encounter think that it is ok to disrespect you, your family, or the race God placed you in.
Elle's picture

[quote comment="74049"][quote

[quote comment="74049"][quote comment="74031"]NAS is not a"throw yo hands in the air" MC. Anyone who has followed his career and put ear to his music understands that he always has something to say to make you open your mind and actually "hear" the message he's sending. No matter if you agree with the N word being used or not, you cant deny that the word is power and me personally,if it's going to be used...why not use it to teach instead of "What up my N****" or "F*** you N****" Because let's face it...the word is not going anywhere. The word N***** will always be apart vocabulary. Maybe not everybody's, but apart of someones none the less. True...the word N***** is a word of our past that holds much negativity and strife in the lives of us as Black people, but slavery also holds the same things of our past. Should we abolish the teachings of that as well? Just a thought.[/quote] I defintely understand your point; indeed, it brings a positive light on his "movement". However, unlike historic teachings of Slavery, his approach in educating our people about this word is used through a very glamorous medium. If you look at the picture, it appears to me , that he and his wife are glamorizing this word. I do feel that we need to educate ourselves on any term or mindset that has caused our people to be enslaved or in bondage, but it is just as important to be respectful and sensitive to such teachings. I really don't believe that glamorizing, commericalizing, and profiting off such a degrading word is the answer or the way to teach our people and the world, to be sensitive to that part of history.[/quote] There's no denying that Hip Hop or the Rap world is HUGE right now. People don't even bother picking up books anymore to educate themselves. I was in the library just the other day and it was quiet only because nobody was there. NAS understands that to get people to listen, he has to first get their attention. Sadly, the world we live in today calls sometimes for the extreme. Think about it, if NAS and Kelis hadn't taken that picture with their clothes exposing the word, we probably wouldn't even be holding this intellectual conversation right now. We'd be discussing or reading something irrelevant about Beyonce.
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