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Hip Hop Is Dead
Studio album by Nas
Released December 18, 2006
December 19, 2006
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 60:24
Label Def Jam/Columbia Records/The Jones Experience
Producer Nasir Jones, L.E.S., Wyldfyer, Scott Storch,will.i.am, Salaam Remi, Kanye West, Stargate, Dr. Dre, Mark Batson, Chris Webber, Devo Springsteen, Paul Cho
Professional reviews
Nas chronology
Street's Disciple
(2004)
Hip Hop Is Dead
(2006)
Greatest Hits
(2007)

Hip Hop Is Dead is a 2006 album by American hip-hop artist Nas that was released on December 19, 2006. The LP is Nas' eighth album of all-original material, and his first album for Def Jam Recordings. Nas' previous label, Columbia Records, co-financed the album with Def Jam. It was Nas' third album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling 355,880 copies in its first week.[1] Image File history File links Hiphopisdead1. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Contents

Title

Nas announced the albums title after a performance on May 18, 2006 [2][3] In a late September interview on English DJ Tim Westwood's Radio show, Nas said, "Hip-hop is dead because we as artists no longer have the power." He went on to say, "Could you imagine what 50 Cent could be doing, Nas, Jay, Eminem, if we were the Jimmy Iovines. Could you imagine the power we'd have? I think that's where we're headed." He has described the album as a mixture of "street" records, "political" records and collaborations.[4] In another interview Nas said, Tim Westwood (born 3 October 1957 in Lowestoft, Suffolk),[1][2][3]is a British rap DJ and presenter of the BBC Radio 1 Rap Show. ... 50 cents may refer to 50 subunits of currencies where the subunit is called a cent. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Jimmy Iovine was born on March 11, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York. ...

...basically America is dead. There is no political voice. Music is dead. Our way of thinking is dead, our commerce is dead. Everything in this society has been done. That's where we are as a country.[5]

Controversy

The title has had a major impact in the hip hop world, especially for Southern hip hop, whose artists have been blamed for cheapening the quality of hip-hop with crunk and snap music. Southern rapper Young Jeezy had made statements against the title of Nas' album, and also furthered his comments by questioning Nas' street credibility. They have since reconciled.[6] Many other Southern rappers such as Ludacris, Trick Daddy, and Big Boi (whose fellow Outkast member, Andre 3000, declared hip hop was dying shortly after the release of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below) have also attacked Nas' album title claiming that it is targeted at Southern hip hop.[7] Nas also has a fair share of supporters such as New York rappers KRS-One, DMX and Ghostface Killah, another rapper who blames hip hop's death on Snap music. Rapper Lil Wayne also agrees blaming Hip Hop's decline in sales on fledgling MC's laziness. [8] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Crunk is a genre of hip-hop music. ... Snap! were an electronic music project created by German producers Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti. ... Jay Jenkins (born September 28, 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina) formerly known as Lil J currently known as Young Jeezy, is an American rapper. ... “Luda” redirects here. ... Maurice Young (born September 23, 1973 in Miami, Florida), better known as Trick Daddy, is an Atlantic Records recording artist. ... Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton on February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the alternative hip-hop duo OutKast. ... OutKast is a Grammy award winning American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Andr 3000 (born Andr Benjamin on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an African American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the successful and avant-garde hip-hop duo OutKast. ... Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a double album by the hip hop group OutKast, released on September 23, 2003 on LaFace Records. ... KRS-One (born Lawrence Krisna Parker on August 20, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York. ... Earl Simmons (born on December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX, is an American rapper and actor who rose to popularity in the late-1990s. ... Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970 in Staten Island, New York), better known by the stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper. ... Snap music is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged from Atlanta, Georgia. ... Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. ...


Reception

Sales

Selling 355,880 copies in its first week, Hip Hop Is Dead joined It Was Written (1996) and I Am... (1999) as the only Nas albums to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album has sold over 743,000 copies nationally to date with over one million in sales world wide.[9] It Was Written is the second album by Queensbridge rapper Nas. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... For the album by the rapper Nas, see I Am. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ...


Critical

Overall, the album was received very well by critics, both rap and otherwise. Many critics belonging to many magazines and other popular media of criticism have labeled Hip Hop Is Dead as one of the best of 2006. Nas is hip-hop's "grumpiest man", according to Jody Rosen for Entertainment Weekly, and the album "is a lot like Nas himself: impossible not to admire, but hard to love".[10] Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ...


Track listing

# Title Writers Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Length
1 "Money Over Bullshit" N. Jones, L. Lewis, W. Coleman L.E.S. & Wyldfyre 4:16
2 "You Can't Kill Me" N. Jones, L. Lewis, A. West L.E.S.
Alvin West
3:13
3 "Carry on Tradition" N. Jones, S. Storch Scott Storch 3:49
4 "Where Are They Now?" N. Jones, S. Gibbs, J. Brown, B. Byrd, R. Lehnhoff Nas
Salaam Remi
2:44
5 "Hip Hop Is Dead" N. Jones, W. Adams, J. Lordan, D. Ingle will.i.am will.i.am 3:45
6 "Who Killed It?" N. Jones, S. Gibbs, W. Adams Salaam Remi
will.i.am
3:10
7 "Black Republican" N. Jones, S. Carter, L. Lewis, W. Coleman L.E.S. & Wyldfyre Jay-Z 3:45
8 "Not Going Back" N. Jones, T. Hermansen, M. Ericksen, K. Rogers-Jones Stargate Kelis 4:09
9 "Still Dreaming" N. Jones, K. West, C. Payne, J. Webb Kanye West Kanye West, Chrisette Michele 3:36
10 "Hold Down the Block" N. Jones, M. Batson Mark Batson 3:58
11 "Blunt Ashes" N. Jones, M. Webber Chris Webber 4:03
12 "Let There Be Light" N. Jones, K. West, T. Williams, D. Harris, P. Cho, S. Miller Kanye West
Devo Springsteen (co-producer)
Paul Cho (co-producer)
Tre Williams 4:28
13 "Play on Playa" N. Jones, S. Storch, C. Broadus, M. Gaye, L. Ware, A. Ross Scott Storch Snoop Dogg 3:33
14 "Can't Forget About You" N. Jones, W. Adams, C. Payne, I. Gordon will.i.am Chrisette Michele 4:34
15 "Hustlers" N. Jones, J. Taylor, M. Ambosius, A. Young, M. Elizondo Dr. Dre The Game, Marsha 4:06
16 "Hope" N. Jones, L. Lewis Nas
L.E.S.
Alexander "Spanador" Mosely (co-producer)
Chrisette Michele 3:05
* "Shine On"
(iTunes pre-order bonus track)
N. Jones, S. Gibbs Salaam Remi 2:35
* "The N... (Don't Hate Me Now)"
(United Kingdom bonus track)
N. Jones, S. Gibbs Salaam Remi 2:48
* "Where Y'all At"
(Best Buy bonus track)
N. Jones, S. Gibbs Salaam Remi 4:09

L.E.S. (born Leshan David Lewis) is a hip hop prodcer commonly associated with Nas. ... L.E.S. (born Leshan David Lewis) is a hip hop prodcer commonly associated with Nas. ... Scott Spencer Storch (born December 16, 1973) is a Canadian[1] entertainer, hip hop, pop, R&B, Reggaeton record producer and an occasional rapper. ... Where Are They Now? is a song by Nas from his album Hip Hop Is Dead. ... Salaam Gibbs, better known as Salaam Remi, is a hip hop producer and keyboard player, known for his association with Nas and his reggae-tinged, often referred to as broken bottle approach to production. ... For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... Bobby Byrd (August 15, 1934, Toccoa, Georgia – September 12, 2007, Loganville, Georgia) was an African American funk/soul/R&B/gospel musician and songwriter, best known as James Browns longtime sideman and co-vocalist on songs such as Licking Stick - Licking Stick, Get Up (I Feel Like Being A... Salaam Gibbs, better known as Salaam Remi, is a hip hop producer and keyboard player, known for his association with Nas and his reggae-tinged, often referred to as broken bottle approach to production. ... Hip Hop Is Dead is the first and title single taken from Nas 2006 album of the same name. ... For other persons named William Adams, see William Adams (disambiguation). ... Jeremiah Patrick Jerry Lordan (born 30 April 1934, in Paddington, West London died 24 July 1995 in London), was a British composer and singer. ... Ingle is best known for his work on the 1968 hit In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. ... For other persons named William Adams, see William Adams (disambiguation). ... For other persons named William Adams, see William Adams (disambiguation). ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Stargate is a Norwegian record production and songwriting team, consisting of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S. Eriksen (often credited as Mikkel SE) working today in the genres of pop, R&B and hip hop. ... Stargate is a Norwegian record production and songwriting team, consisting of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S. Eriksen (often credited as Mikkel SE) working today in the genres of pop, R&B and hip hop. ... Kelis Rogers-Jones (née Rogers, born August 21, 1979[1]), better known as Kelis, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. ... Stargate is a Norwegian record production and songwriting team, consisting of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S. Eriksen (often credited as Mikkel SE) working today in the genres of pop, R&B and hip hop. ... Kelis Rogers-Jones (née Rogers, born August 21, 1979[1]), better known as Kelis, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. ... Chrisette Michele Payne (born December 22, 1982), known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American R&B singer on the Def Jam Recordings record label. ... Jimmy Webb (born August 15, 1946 in Elk City, Oklahoma) is an idiosyncratic American popular music composer. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Chrisette Michele Payne (born December 22, 1982), known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American R&B singer on the Def Jam Recordings record label. ... For the Canadian-born former BBL basketball player, see Chris Webber (Canadian basketball player). ... For the Canadian-born former BBL basketball player, see Chris Webber (Canadian basketball player). ... Steve Miller (born October 5, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. ... Devo Springsteen (born Devon Harris on December 9, 1977 in Columbus, GA) is a Grammy Award winning producer and songwriter. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... Leon Ware is a soul music singer, songwriter and producer who found his biggest success crafting the hit album, I Want You, for friend and Motown icon Marvin Gaye in 1976. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Cant Forget About You is the second single from Nas 2006 album Hip Hop Is Dead, released on January 23, 2007. ... Irving Gordon (February 14, 1915-December 1, 1996) was an American songwriter. ... Chrisette Michele Payne (born December 22, 1982), known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American R&B singer on the Def Jam Recordings record label. ... Hustlers is the third single from Nas 2006 album Hip Hop Is Dead. ... Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ... For the New York radio and television presenter, see Doctor Dre. ... Michael Mike Elizondo is a well-known bassist, keyboardist, and hip hop music producer. ... For the New York radio and television presenter, see Doctor Dre. ... Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ... Floetry is a female British hip-hop/neo-soul duo. ... Chrisette Michele Payne (born December 22, 1982), known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American R&B singer on the Def Jam Recordings record label. ... What is a Pre-Order? A Pre-Order is an item paid for before it is released. ... In terms of recorded music, a bonus track is a piece of music which has been included on specific releases or reissues of an album. ...

Samples

Nas uses a wide range of samples from classical to rock to soul. This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... This article is about the novel Soul Music. ...

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Instrumentation

Live instrumentation is used to create many beats on Hip Hop Is Dead.[11]

  • "Hip Hop Is Dead"
  • "Who Killed It?"
  • "Hold Down the Block"
    • Bass: Mark Batson
    • Drums: Mark Batson
    • Keyboards: Mark Batson
    • Saxophone: Leroi Moore
  • "Let There Be Light"
    • Drums: Mark Biondi
    • Keyboards: Paul Cho
  • "Can't Forget About You"
    • Drums: will.i.am
    • Keyboards: will.i.am
  • "Hustlers"
    • Bass: Lionel "LJ" Holoman
    • Keyboards: Mike Elizondo, Lionel "LJ" Holoman

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Album singles

The title track "Hip Hop Is Dead" (produced by will.i.am), which contains samples from "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly, and "Apache" by Incredible Bongo Band d, and Billy Squier's "The Big Beat". It is the first single of the album. It received airplay on radio stations in Australia (Triple J), the UK, and in United States, notably on Hot 97. [12][3] It recently reached #48 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart[13] and #41 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single from the album Hip Hop Is Dead is "Can't Forget About You" (Featuring Chrisette Michele). It contains a sample from Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable". Hip Hop Is Dead is the first and title single taken from Nas 2006 album of the same name. ... For other persons named William Adams, see William Adams (disambiguation). ... In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, released in 1968, was a seventeen-minute rock song by Iron Butterfly, released on an album that shares the songs title. ... For other uses, see Iron Butterfly (disambiguation). ... Apache is a popular instrumental song written by Jerry Lordan and recorded by British group The Shadows in June 1960. ... The Incredible Bongo Band, also known as Michael Viners Incredible Bongo Band, was a project started by Michael Viner, a record artist manager and executive at MGM Records. ... Billy Squier (born May 12, 1950, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA) is a rock musician. ... Double J redirects here. ... WQHT, more commonly known as Hot 97, is a high-profile Rhythmic Contemporary radio station in New York City under the corporate ownership of Emmis Communications. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Cant Forget About You is the second single from Nas 2006 album Hip Hop Is Dead, released on January 23, 2007. ... Chrisette Michele Payne (born December 22, 1982), known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American R&B singer on the Def Jam Recordings record label. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Unforgettable is a popular song which won the Song of the Year Grammy Award in 1992. ...

Single information
"Hip Hop Is Dead"
  • Released: November 2006
"Can't Forget About You"
  • Released: January 2007
  • B-side: "Hustlers"

Hip Hop Is Dead is the first and title single taken from Nas 2006 album of the same name. ... Cant Forget About You is the second single from Nas 2006 album Hip Hop Is Dead, released on January 23, 2007. ...

Chart positions

Album

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1
United World Chart 1
Aria Charts 1

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles in the world. The United World Chart uses the same system as the Billboard Hot 100, in which the tracking... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ...

Singles

Song Chart (2006) Peak
position
"Hip Hop Is Dead" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 41
"Hip Hop Is Dead" U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 48
Song Chart (2007) Peak
position
"Can't Forget About You" U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 6

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ...

Personnel

  • Executive producer: Nasir Jones
  • A&R: Jay Brown
  • A&R for Ill Will Music Group: Mike Brinkley
  • A&R Administration: Terese Joseph
  • A&R Coordination: Fabienne Leys
  • Marketing: Tracey Waples
  • Marketing coordination: Shari Bryant
  • Management: Michael "Blue" Williams for Family Tree Entertainment
  • Mastering: Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound, NYC
  • Photography: Afshin Shahidi
  • Creative direction: Andy West
  • Cover design: Tavon Sampson
  • Wardrobe: Mike Bogard for The B Lynn Group
  • Photo and art coordination: Nichell Delavaille
  • Package production: Doug Joswick
  • Legal representation: Kenny Meiselas, Esq. and Paul Rothenberg, Esq.
  • Sample clearance agent: Deborah Mannis-Gardner for DMG Clearances, Inc.
  • Business Affairs: Michael Seltzer, Antoinette Trotman, Ian Allen

Unreleased or unused songs

The following songs failed to make the final track listing, either to time constraints or sample clearances. Prior to the release of this album, many of the listed songs could be found on various mixtapes and receiving some amounts of radio airplay especially in New York, namely Hot 97 and Power 105. "Where Y'all At", was leaked and released to radio during the early parts in the Summer of 2006 only to create a buzz and serve as a street single for Hip Hop Is Dead. It has since been released as the B-Side for the single "Hip Hop Is Dead". "The N" is another record that leaked was strictly for promotional purposes and not intended for the final release. This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... The compact audio cassette brought homemade mixes of pop songs within the reach of the casual music fan. ... WQHT also known as Hot 97 is a New York based radio station. ... WWPR-FM, also known as Power 105. ...

  • "I Already Know" (Produced by Tim & Bob)
  • "New York Stomp" (Produced by Just Blaze)
  • "White Man's Paper" (featuring Damian Marley) (Produced by Afrykan)
  • "You Mean the World to Me" (Produced by Kanye West)
  • "The Whole World Is Ghetto" (Produced by will.i.am.) (As confirmed by will.i.am in a 2007 issue of Scratch Magazine)

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References

  1. ^ Hasty, Katie. Nas Scores Third No. 1 Album With 'Hip-Hop Is Dead' Billboard. December 27, 2006.
  2. ^ Bolden Janeé Nas Drops New LP In September, Declares Hip-Hop Dead Sohh.com. Retrieved on June 19, 2006.
  3. ^ a b Latest News: Mariah, Billy Corgan, Wu-Tang and More Rolling Stone. Retrieved on July 30, 2006
  4. ^ Mixtape Monday: Nas Wants To Join Jay-Z In Africa; Snoop, Dre Reunite. MTV News. Retrieved on October 9, 2006.
  5. ^ Nas: Hip Hop Is Dead!!!. RWDmag.com. Retrieved on December 20, 2006.
  6. ^ Shake. Young Jeezy Says Nas Has No Street Credibility. Hiphopdx.com. Retrieved on December 20, 2006.
  7. ^ Mixtape Monday: Is Hip-Hop Dead? Luda, Big Boi Disagree With Nas. MTV.com. Retrieved on December 29, 2006
  8. ^ Thomas, Chris "Milan." Feature: KRS-One. Allhiphop.com. Retrieved on December 29, 2006
  9. ^ Nas Selects N-Word For New Album Title. billboard. Accessed October 13, 2007.
  10. ^ Rosen, Jody. Music Review: Hip Hop Is Dead Entertainment Weekly. December 8, 2006.
  11. ^ Hip Hop Is Dead entry at discogs.com February 11, 2006.
  12. ^ Bolden, Janeé. Nas Drops New LP In September, Declares Hip-Hop Dead. Sohh.com. Retrieved on July 19, 2006.
  13. ^ Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Billboard. Retrieved on December 6, 2006.

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Preceded by
The Inspiration by Young Jeezy
Billboard 200 number-one album
January 6, 2007 - January 12, 2007
Succeeded by
21 by Omarion

 
 

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