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Nas pushes back His Album to release His Album

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wmqtdXIw5cE/TOwE4s4pjSI/AAAAAAAAB34/QmSI0foXwLI/s1600/Nas+2.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ ox=”true” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wmqtdXIw5cE/TOwE4s4pjSI/AAAAAAAAB34/QmSI0foXwLI/s320/Nas+2.jpg” width=”241″ //a/divBy The Hip Hop Writerbr /Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writerbr /br /Ever since the release of emDistant Relatives/em with Damian Marley, Nas has been trying to reintroduce himself as a solo act. Two years ago, Nas was a hot topic in hip hop. The rapper made plans to name his 2008 album, emNigger/em. He wanted to give new meaning to the word instead of the negative one it had.br /br /Initially, Nas had the support of Def Jam, then headed by Jay-Z, and the hip hop community. But, Def Jam’s parent company did not want to promote an album with such a name. Jay-Z was willing to fight for Nas, but never had the chance. As the battle was going on, Jay-Z left Def Jam to create Roc Nation.br /br /Nas’ love affair with Def Jam ended after the emNigger/em debaccle, as the label stopped supporting him. In 2009, Nas agreed to join in with Damian Marley on the album, but Def Jam did nothing to promote the release. A power struggle has ensued in the months since and Nas has written a letter to express his feelings about the label. Nas wants off of Def Jam and he is working hard to make it happen.br /br /The Queens rapper wanted to close 2010 with another emLost Tapes/em album. At the same time, Nas began working on his next studio album. The original plan was for Nas to release his emLost Tapes/em album and then return sometime in 2011 with his next album. But, the creative process has led to Nas stopping all production on his emLost Tapes/em album and focusing solely on the other album. As a result, Nas is farther along in the other album and plans to release it first, followed by the emLost Tapes/em album.div class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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