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What's In A Name???


It seems Nas has caved in to the big man.

The rapper’s new album was set to be released under the title N—-r, which cause a lot of debate and uproar when it was announced last year.

Now, a rep for Dej Jam is confirming that Nas has changed the much talked about title.

The new name?

It’ll just be titled Nas.

The original name caused such a stir that large companies were threatening not to sell the CD in their stores.

Island Def Jam Group Chair, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, is denying reports, though, that the name change had anything to do with him or pressure from the label.

Reid says, “We stand firmly behind and beside our artists with pride and with pleasure. Anything Nas wants to do, I completely stand beside him.”

But in a recent interview just last week, Nas admitted that he was once again facing pressure from the high execs.

He says, “Everybody is trying to stop the title…. Record stores are gonna have a problem in this day and time selling a record with that title. Who knows what’s gonna turn out and be on that title? Who knows what that title will be?”

And in a new statement, Nas adds, “It’s important to me that this album gets to the fans. It├óΓé¼Γäós been a long time coming. I want my fans to know that, creatively and lyrically, they can expect the same content and the same messages. It’s that important. The streets have been waiting for this for a long time. The people will always know what the real title of this album is and what to call it.”

The album currently titled Nas, for now, is set to be released in sores on July 1st.

[Image via WENN.]

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