Monday, January 23, 2006

Jay-Z and Nas: It's Official

Cam'ron who??? Since Cam released his diss track about Jay-Z, President Carter has been going on with business as usual. According to MTV, Nas has signed with Jay-Z.
According to The New York Times, the long-rumored deal bringing Nas to the Jay-Z lead Def Jam Recordings label has been completed, turning the former foes into business partners. Though Sony and Def Jam representatives would not comment on the story, the Times quoted unnamed sources describing a scheme that would have Nas' longtime label, Sony Music, and Def Jam split the profits, or any losses, from Nas' next two albums.

The Times reports that Jay-Z, president of Def Jam, has agreed to have his label pay the cost of producing and marketing the albums and then divide the profits with Sony after expenses are recovered. The labels will work together to plan and execute the marketing campaigns for the records. The deal pays Nas around $3 million, including a recording budget, for each of the two albums, and has a clause providing for two additional albums for Def Jam.

Why focus on a childish beef when you can make "grown-man" decisions that will go down in hip-hop history???
MTV


13 comments:








Nee

said...

It's nice to see that crap squashed in the interest of making money--fight later, make money NOW...





naturalbrownlovely

said...

"Why focus on a childish beef when you can make "grown-man" decisions that will go down in hip-hop history???" Well said, now if that ain't a response to Cam'ron...I don't know what is...make money,money,money fellas





TL

said...

OMG!!! I love it..I love it





Anonymous

said...

Finally they grow up.





asdf

said...

If everyone thinks it's a childish beef, why do you even listen to hip-hop? That's the stuff that makes hip-hop different from every other music genre.

This is like Bird and Magic playing on the same team, it shouldn't happen.





Anonymous

said...

They all are CORNBALLS





Nee

said...

Doug...

You are right that hip-hop has pretty much always had "beef" records but that's not the ONLY thing rappers talk about--So to say that someone should totally stop listening to hip-hop if they don't want to hear "beef" records is kinda crazy...





asdf

said...

That's not what I said though. I just said if you think it's childish, then why do you listen. In a situation like Nas vs Jay-Z, that brought out some of the best from both MC's.

And I know that beef isn't the only thing rappers talk about. The have an obsession with sex, the size of their dick, death, weed, and alcohol lately. I don't really listen to any of it anymore it's so garbage.

But back to my point. I'm not obsessed with beef records either. 50 cent for example is annoying as hell. He has beef with everybody on the planet and listening to him is pretty much a waste of time.

but nas vs jay-z was just competition, saying who's the king of ny. i don't take the stuff they say literally. i compare their beef to game of 1-1. you might like the dude you are playing but when you battle you want to beat the hell out of them. it's good to have that competition otherwise music gets boring. i.e. everything you heard on the radio for the last 2 years or so. their beef was more lyrical then it was personal, but that's how rap goes. you attack the other dude and try to beat them down verbally.

what 50 does and most other rappers isn't the same.





Nee

said...

Doug...

Point taken and thanks for the clarification. I do agree with you for the most part and I CERTAINLY agree that 50's shit is garbage...





Cake & Ice Cream

said...

When I called the beef childish, I was talking about Cam'ron's beef with Jay-Z. I think Jay-Z and Nas' situation was very much different than the situation with Cam and Jay-Z. Jay-Z and Nas' "beef" was cool with me, hip-hop needed it. But then again, I just don't like Cam'ron so my opinion is biased.





Pink-Diamondz

said...

Hip hop is at its low right now so we need jayz and nas to make a hot album that will go down in history.Maybe it can bring hip hop back because right now its dead.People are making any dam thing and people are digging into thiere pockets and supporting this bullshit.Its songs like laffy taffy,betcha cant do it like me,people like mike jones,d4l,dem franchize boyz who make hip hop look bad.Yea i know everyone cant do the same type of music and everything is subjected to change but its changing for the worst not for the best.Hopefully jayz and nas can save hip hop!.Because if it countinues like this we will never have another biggie or tupac.Nobody is real anymore and im sick of it!





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