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December 8, 2006

Young Jeezy Simultaneously Argues For and Against Nas

As previously documented, I don't believe in drawing boundaries around "real hip-hop", much less declaring it dead.. and I like Jeezy's stuff more than most of the Southern artists who get scapegoated in these conversations. But I'll be damned if his reasoning here doesn't epitomize everything us old folks hate about today's mainstream.

I don't know what depresses me more: Jeezy's inability to imagine that Nas might not see hip-hop as just another hustle or means for a nigga to eat*, or his last-ditch retreat into questioning whether Nas "busts guns on the street" and has "homies in the feds."

Monie Love Asks Young Jeezy About Nas' Album Title

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*(c) Kimbo Slice

Posted by jsmooth995 at December 8, 2006 4:08 PM

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