Monday, 21 April 2014


In a Reddit AMA, he names “nothing was the same” and “Magna Carta Holy Grail “as two modern classics

Not long after sitting down with Fuse to reflect on their debut album Illmatic for our special three parts 20, Nas stopped by for a Reddit AMA to talk directly with fans about his game-changing debut.

Besides talking Illmatic, the estimated MC also shared their picks for the most significant albums of rap culture - the creation of all time - and purists are surprised to see that he took two major titles at that level 2,013.

" Illmatic has been regarded as the best hip hop album of all time and was emblematic of the impact left the hip hop " wrote a user on Reddit . " What other hip hop albums you think was significant in shaping culture? "

After offering some of the usual suspects - Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Eric B. & Rakim from Paid in Full - Nas named a recent LPs, including the latest offers of Drake and Jay Z.

Well, to be precise, Nas wrote , " the latest album by Drake Holy Grail, " but we're assuming that means two albums and is not accidentally calling Drake Nothing was the same with the name of Jay Last .

That's still a great endorsement. I NWTS received universally positive reviews, but most critics tempered their praise. Rolling Stone praised, but rebuked Drake for some “some really cheesy lines” while HipHopDX beat him with the connection handle, but that conviction, “pop -rap heavyweight.”

MORE: Watch 3 parts Fuse retrospective Nas ' Illmatic at 20’

Magna Charter Holy Grail ... currently has a 60 on Metacritic , meaning it received reviews " mixed or average " , so having Nas adopted in the same category as Illmatic is quite important ( either that or you just feel particularly generous with Jay after Coachella detect together).

Based on sales, the fans have responded voraciously these two albums, even if the critical response has been more measured. So maybe when those records celebrate their achievements of 20 years, we'll be mentioning one or two in the same category as Illmatic.

Or ... maybe not. Although it seems unlikely either will never get that much register universal worship, Nas said that these two versions as “classics of all time" is a good indicator of resilience is higher than many thought at first .

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Jay-Z’s Bling From ‘Whites Are Devils’ Group

Jay Z and his wife Beyonce at Nets game Tuesday.

Blacks are the fathers and mothers of civilization, the white men are the devil, the Christian god is nothing more than a ghost and only a small percentage of people understand the world.

These are just some of the beliefs behind the glitz - striking five percent Nation medallions worn by Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony.

Last week, all eyes on the Barclays Center were no better means of Jay Z , Beyonce - but mountain -sized gold pendant swinging neck rapper as the couple sat on the court. Asked once if the group symbol - a star of eight points with the number 7 in the middle - held no meaning for him, rapper shrugged: “A little."
So what do you think Five Percenters?

"The reason is that the black man is God and created the universe, and is stronger physically and intellectually stronger and fairer naturally," says Michael Muhammad Knight, author of two books on the radical group.
“Whiteness is weak and wicked and bottom - basically just a naughty boy that needs to be corrected.”

The group was founded in Harlem in 1964 by Clarence Smith, who later changed his name to Allah, a former student of Malcolm X who disagreed with the Nation of Islam on the nature of God.

Smith rejected the idea of a supernatural deity and instead believed that all black men have God in them and
that black women were “lands" but took a complementary role subordinate to their gods.
The idea is to train, says Knight.

“Every time someone says to accept their conditions of oppression and slavery and pray to an invisible god - what kind of God are only used to keep people and keep people looking at themselves as a solution to their problems, " he says.” If there is a problem, no one will solve it for you except yourself. "

Five Percenters are not considered Muslims, but its name comes from the Nation of Islam believed that 5 percent of humanity are “poor righteous teachers " that exist to enlighten the masses about the truth of existence.

Members sometimes refer to themselves as “scientists" to take home the search for truth. And they face a difficult task because under their system of beliefs, 10 percent of the world's population controls the other 85 percent by spreading the belief in a "mystery of God “.

To show roaders, members must learn the Supreme Mathematics and Supreme Alphabet - powerful tools to decipher the meaning of the universe. Meanwhile, each letter and number represents a concept, for example, 1 is knowledge, 2 is the wisdom, while A and B is Allah is to be, or were born. The number 7 pendant Jay Z stands for God.

Caucasians, while not in a state of exaltation in the narrative of the Five Percenters.

“The first lesson I learned from the percentage Five was simple: White people F- k Seriously Whites are devils, “Knight, 36, who is white and converted to Islam as a teenager, once wrote.

He insisted that the movement has welcomed and that he believes the controversial sentiment as a statement about power rather than biology.

"For me, it is that it is marked as privileged in the power relations of this society," he says.
Some fans take exception to those who transform their flag in a fashion accessory.

“Jay Z is not an active member - no one has guaranteed for him “Saladin Allah, a representative of the Upstate Group, told The Post.” It was always understood that you do not use the royalty if not fully subscribes to life. "