If you hadn't heard the "N" word is supposed to be dead. On July 9,2007 The NAACP held a funeral to bury the "N" word and a year before an organization in Wisconsin did the same thing but apparently the damn thing is like Elvis and Tupac. People keep seeing (and hearing) it, I swear it is still alive. I even keep seeing (and hearing) it everywhere, it's the damnedest thing! But I tell you, this "N" word is even worse, it can be in more than place at a time and it gets seen (and said) over and over and over again until my head wants to pop off. I don't care who says it, I've been known to correct the person and then walk away (and that's me being nice).
So, where was the last sighting you are wondering? On a soon to be released CD cover (above) by Nas. The CD which will be released next month to be titled "Nigger". Lovely right? I thought so...NOT!!!!!!! This is how Nas defends his CD Cover:
"If Cornel West was making an album called Nigger, they would know he's got something intellectual to say," Nas continued. "To think I'm gonna say something that's not intellectual is calling me a nigger, and to be called a nigger by Jesse Jackson and the NAACP is counterproductive, counter-revolutionary."
Nas said he hasn't talked to anyone outside his camp about the title, so he was upset to see that people are up in arms without knowing the story behind him choosing the name. "I wanna make the word easy on mutha----as' ears," he explained. "You see how white boys ain't mad at 'cracker' 'cause it don't have the same [sting] as 'nigger'? I want 'nigger' to have less meaning [than] 'cracker.' With all the bullsh-- that's going on in the world, racism is at its peak. I wanna do the sh-- that's not being done. I wanna be the artist who ain't out. I wanna make the music I wanna hear.
"We're taking power [away] from the word," he added. "No disrespect to none of them who were part of the civil-rights movement, but some of my n---as in the streets don't know who [civil-rights activist] Medgar Evers was. I love Medgar Evers, but some of the n---as in the streets don't know Medgar Evers, they know who Nas is. And to my older people who don't now who Nas is and who don't know what a street disciple is, stay outta this mutha----in' conversation. We'll talk to you when we're ready. Right now, we're on a whole new movement. We're taking power [away] from that word."
Sighhhhh.... well, per Nas, it's good to know I can start calling all my white friends "Crackers" now and they won't mind. What an idot!