Music Reviews

Nas and Damian Marley: Distant Relatives

Whether it was divine intervention, commercial interest or something else entirely that brought them together, God’s son and the son of a musical god have joined forces for their new collaborative album Distant Relatives and the results are nothing short of a revelation. With Marley tampering down Nas’ tendency towards self-obsession, and Nas giving Marley’s island-tinged sound a hip-hop edge, Distant Relatives proves that great music can still be made about important issues. Distant Relatives isn’t afraid to think big. The album’s overarching theme is the global connection of black people, and by extension, all people. Admirably, part of the proceeds will go towards building a school in Africa, and the other part of the proceeds will go towards buying Kelis new shoes. Sorry, was that an inappropriate time for a child support joke?


Kelis – Acapalla

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The Jones’ Present- “It’s Cheaper to Keeper”

[Spotted on Roundup Russy’s Blog]

They’re BAAAAAAAACK!! Johnny and Angie Jones turned the mics on again to bring you another entertaining radio show.. This one entitled “It’s Cheaper to Keep Her” inspired by the recent news on the Nas and Kelis breakup and financial judgment. Check out this show.. and post your comments below.. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!
Show after the jump


Nas on Fox x Colbert interview x Performance (O’Reilly wrap up)

After much bashing my fans and non-fans alike over the proposed album title Nas delivers on a shining moment. Slyfox, his song indicting Fox News network for racists spin is actually better Live than canned.

This one is hot for sure. I don’t think it makes up for showing up to the Grammy awards with 2 white girls wearing Ni99er shirts though… Your call.

Performance after the break…


What’s Beef? Nas vs. Fox News defines BEEF as the following:


To have a grudge or start one with another person.
(50 cent: life’s on the line) “Beef u dont want none so dont start none”


What’s beef? Beef is when you need two gats to go to sleep
Beef is when your moms ain’t safe up in the streets
Beef is when I see you
Guaranteed to be in ICU, one more time
What’s beef? Beef is when you make your enemies start your Jeep
Beef is when you roll no less than thirty deep
Beef is when I see you
Guaranteed to be in ICU, check it…

We have been used to hip hop artists and rappers feuding on wax for years calling out other artists on the neighborhood they represent, the image they portray or for just being a straight up “sucka”. ..

However, we are in a new day and age, 2008 has morphed and evolved the ideology of BEEF. Hip Hop artist Nasir Jones has started taking jabs at FOX news and Bill O’Reilly. Check out the videos below and let me know what you think. Could this be the new wave of Rap Beef??

**Explicit Lyrics**