As you know by now one of my favorite Emcees Nasty Nas is facing mad controversy over his new LP titled "Nigger"In an effort to further gray the area separating free speech and censorship, Brooklyn assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is demanding that the New York Comptroller withdraw an $84 million state pension fund invested in Universal Music Group and its parent company Vivendi unless Nas changes the title his new album Nigger. “[They are] profiting from a racial slur that has been used to dehumanize people of color for centuries,” Jeffries said. “It is time for Nas and other hip-hop artists to clean up their act and stop flooding the airwaves with the N-word.” According to the Comptroller’s office, he’s intending to the music company and “urge them not to release the album” under that moniker. Universal had no comment.
Rolling Stone’s Evan Serpick recently spoke to Nas regarding the controversy surrounding the new album. While the MC was reluctant to discuss the album’s specifics (”It’s not ready for me to talk about. The album is done, basically, but … it’s a piece of art”), Nas spoke openly about his, and the record label’s, decision to stick with the name. His last album, Hip Hop Is Dead, was supposed to don the title, but “the climate wasn’t right, and Hip Hop Is Dead is also what I was feeling. That went first, and now I’ve got to get this one off my chest,” he explains, turning to speak about the rash of hate crimes involving nooses around the country. “It’s the new act of hate, and probably because of Barack Obama, people’s ignorance and fear and jealousy is creating an outrage throughout the country, and people are reacting by putting nooses up. It’s been a really serious year,” the rapper explained.
So what of all the controversy? “It’s like talking to your child about sex. It’s hard, but it’s important,” he says. “It’s probably going to make people uncomfortable. I don’t expect a lot of people to sell a record called Nigger. Hopefully, people can open their minds up and lose some of their fear and deal with it. It’s just an album. It’s one piece of the many things I do, and this will be one of my favorite pieces.” And his label is firmly behind him, “It will be certain record stores that will be scared to deal with it. The record label is gung ho, and it’s ready to go.”
Let's talk about Nigger and it's orgin. Well when we look in the Dictionary, particularly Webster we see that the term "nigger" is defined as ignorance. Oh, really? Just like anything pertaining to "Blackness" is considered evil or a misfortune. What does the term "nigger" really means? I came across this interesting article I found on a website.
In my (Sem Heb Heru Ma Khu Sut Tekh) "FRONTLINE" magazine article called "FROM MERE MEN TO SUPER NIGGAS." I break down how the word "nigger" used to be the most revered and sacred word in the universe. And how two countries in Af-Ra-Ka (Africa) still utilizes it as a word of power...Niger (masculine) and Nigeria (feminine) derived from the ancient Kama'atian (Egyptian) words Ngu (King) and Nga (Queen). In Masonry, it is the true lost word. That word was "N-g-r" and as one can see, there are no vowels in this word. In the ancient Af-Ra-Kam (African) and even the present Af-Ra-Kam (African) languages (the Afro-Asiatic linguistic family) vowels such as "a,e,i,o,u, y or w" are not found in many translations, particularly of ancient Hebrew and Kama'atian (Egyptian) languages. The medu (word) "N-G-R" means "GOD" in ancient Kama'atu (Egyptian). The medu N-G-R is the same as the medu N-T-R. In fact, the Kama'atian (Egyptian) word for "Nature," is also the word used for God. That word is "Ntyr," (pronounced Net-jer." Now pronounce the word "Nigger" and the word "Net-jer," and one sees the clear connection. In many Af-Ra-Kam (African) languages particularly the Niger-Congo language family. Words that connects with people, Gods, and groups begin with "N" and that word is always the first word. For instance, the word "Nkosi" in Xhosa is "God." The word "Ndaba," in another South African language is "counsil" (or gathering of elders).
Words of Af-Ra-Kam (African) origins that came from the original word, "N-G-R (PROUNOUNCED EN-JER)
N-g-r (Egyptian;pronounced en-jer) = God N-t-y-r (Egypt; pronounced net-ger) = God, Devine Negash (Ethiopia; ne-gash) = King Negus (Ethiopia; ne-goos) = Emperor Nkosi (Xhosa; en-kosi) = God Ndaba (Zulu; en-daba) = Council/Officials, Naga (East Indian, Nubian [Kushite] = People / Naga or Naacal (India, Mexico = Serpent King and/or Serpent Queen) Nugarmarta (West African = People (See the writings of Ibn Buttata's journey to West Africa)
The Romans had a name for Blacks, it was "Niger" and it meant Black or people of African origins. Thus, Septimus Niger would have meant, Septimus the Negro. Yet, how did the Romans connect the word "Niger" to Black. In ancient times, Blacks were worshipped as Gods. The Gods of Greece came from Kama'at (Egypt). The worship of the Black Madonna is connected with the worship of Aset (Isis), the Kama'atian (Egyptian) Goddess. Moreover, Blacks in Egypt called their Pharaohs "En-ger" or "N-g-r" he was literally referred to as "THE GOD." It is very possible that when the Romans tried to invade Nubia, they asked for the name of the God and the term "N-g-r" was probably used in place of "leader" or "king". In Angola, the same also happened during the 1600's when the word "N-gola" which means "King" (notice the "N" and the "g" in this word as well), came to be "Angola,' the name of a kingdom in south western Africa. A Roman general invading Nubia from Egypt would probably have used the Egyptian term for Pharaoh, which was "N-g-r" (God). This term then was used to refer to all Blacks and as time went by, the word N-g-r became Niger. In Fact, the Romans also classified their Emperors as "Gods," to follow the Egyptian style. Moreover, as the History Channel poointed out, "Rome was a collection of villages before the Egyptians built it up."(paraphrased). The word "em-peror" sounds very close to the word "en-jer." That is not a coincidental connection.
THE WORD "N-G-R" (EN-JER) AFTER IT WAS CORRUPTED BY THE EUROPEANS
Niger = (Latin or Black/African pronounced "ni-ger.")
Nero = Italian for Black Negre = French for Black Negro = Spanish for Black The English called Blacks "Moor" or "Black-a-Moor" before they began using the word "Negro" to refer to Blacks. The European kidnappers stated in the past that Blacks were found on the bank of the "Niger" river, which runs through the countries of Niger and Nigeria.
Also I saw this you tube video called "Africans in Asia" and thought it was very interesting and everyone should check it out. It has 9 parts,but every video is worth the time and effort to watch.