Nas Tackles Racism In Open Letter


"We all know a racist is in office."

Nas lets his voice heard in a new heartfelt letter released via his own site MassAppeal.com.

The Queensbridge legend touches on racism in America; "The only way the black man gets a little piece in America is if he takes the O.J. stance: “I’m not black, I’m O.J.” He wrote. "When you ignore the shit that’s happening to people you can live in this fantasy, this American fantasy that you belong to… who? You ignore what’s happening, and that gives you peace. Because what’s going on is enough to make people insane."

He goes on to further address President Donald trump and racism in politics. "We all know a racist is in office. People can talk their shit. Comedians can sound racist. People can go through their moments of that shit, but when you have the responsibility of being President and you carry on like that, you send a strong message to people outside of your group that they ain’t worth shit."

"So why would I focus on that unless I’m in the political game?" He continued. "Unless I’m running for office I don’t have to pay attention to know that. If I ever vote again—when it’s time to vote again, and I feel like voting again—I don’t have to follow the news to know who I’m voting against. But then you wind up saying “Who’s the next motherfucker coming in, and how does that help?”

Nas despite his choice words says he doesn't "even have time for Trump or Pence" and says he's only focused on what's happening with real people in their everyday lives. "I grew up in a single-parent household, so I was affected by that life. But it didn’t stop me. So I speak to the everyday people. I speak to everybody. If the people are bothered by it, I speak on it. If the people are bothered and want change, I speak on that."

He continued with some words of encouragement for the black community.

"I’m doing all the things I ever dreamed of, even though there was a Ronald Reagan, even though there was laws that ruthlessly destroyed the black community, put tons of us in prison on trumped-up charges, and put us in jail for a long time over crimes that other people get a smack on the hand for. It’s basically slavery. It’s like the top of Sacha Jenkins’ documentary, Burn, Motherfucker Burn! where this guy says “I see blacks as a superior pet.” You know what I’m talking about?"

He ended the letter by saying, "With all the resources we have, all the information of the Information Age, And that’s whether Trump’s in office or not. So, I don’t got time for lippin’. I got time for actions. Anytime I’m speaking it’s action."

Still no signs of that album that's been done for over a year now but the rap legend will be embarking on a joint tour with Ms. Lauryn Hill beginning Sept 7. Hopefully some new music would be out before then. 
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