Hits Daily Double reports rappers Nas and Lil’ Bow Wow are both set to enter near the top of the charts after each artist dropped a new album on Tuesday. Nas’ Stillmatic looks to debut in the top 3 with 350,000 in sales while Lil’ Bow Wow’s Doggy Bag appears poised to sell well over 200,000. Still this doesn’t appear to be enough to stop the Creed megahit album ‘Weathered’ from topping the charts for a 5th straight week. Other rap discs show Ruff Ryders’ Ride or Die Vol. 3 clearing around 150k and Mystikal’s Tarantula and Jay-Z’s LiveMTV Unplugged selling around 125,000 each.
MTV reports Jay-Z has dropped two counterattacks in the past few days in response to Nas’ retaliatory “Ether” track on his album to be released December 18. In the song ‘Super Ugly’, Jay-Z not only implies that NBA star Allen Iverson had an affair with the mother of Nas’ daughter, but he also offers lurid details of his own alleged adventures with her (“Left condoms on your baby seat,” he raps). Read more.
Davey D updated Monday with news on Nas and his new song Got Ur Self a Gun who’s video will feature reenactments of the murders of 2Pac and Biggie. Nas apparently went through great effort to get those close to the situation to buy off on the video including Suge Knight and Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs. Many remember the last controversial Nas track to feature Puffy, ‘Hate Me Now’ and the assault on Nas’ manager Steve Stoute that followed. Read more.
Sonicnet talked with Nas about the video for ‘Got Ur Self A …’ which will include created scenes from the shooting deaths of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. Nas said, “I love hip-hop, and they died for hip-hop. And I just wanted to represent their love for hip-hop by re-enacting the scenes the last time we saw them. … A lot of other artists were ripping them off, and I just wanted to pay homage to those brothers in a big way. I didn’t want nobody to forget about them, the originators.”