A lot of people have been talking about Jay-Z dropping his American Gangster the same day as Nas drops his joint. But November 6th will not be another "Clash of the Titans." Why? Because Nas' album is just a greatest hits disc. The one that I mentioned back in August, and completely forgot about. I guess Nas is putting in his farewell to Columbia forever with this slopped-together effort. I can take from off my PC all the songs they're putting on this disc and make my own Nas greatest hits jumpoff. But then again, anyone can do that with any artist. Which just proves my point: greatest hits albums are pointless in this day in age.
And by the way, the kid Saigon is getting a December 4th release date for The Greatest Story Never Told. Why he even put up an argument about David Banner's album being called The Greatest Story Ever Told --or whatever it was-- I will never understand. We all know Banner isn't going to sell more than 12 copies. And as I've said before, things have been looking up for Saigitty since he linked with Violator. An album title won't do any damage.
According to the Wu Tang Camp, 8 Diagrams will be pushed back to December 4th.
After that phone call Jay made to Angie Martinez last week regarding LL Cool J's on-video outburst, LL decided to take a step back. It became apparent to him that Hov was shaking off an on-record diss match, something many said LL wouldn't have been able to withstand. I guess he agreed. Via NYMag:
"We need to meet and figure it out," LL said. "It's tough. Let's be real. You know, they have an artist"â€"Jay-Zâ€""running a label full of artists. Okay? That's like Calvin Klein running a fashion label and Varvatos and everyone else is underneath him. What kind of sense does that make? This hierarchy? It doesn't work for me. I'm going to approach [the meeting with Jay-Z] from a positive, optimistic viewpoint. Hopefully it will work."
And by the way, his album is entitled Exit 13: The Icon Versus the Wolf Pack.
Madd corny. But whatever works. Anything has to work better than that corn-ass album he put out the last go-round.
And speaking of questionable album titles, Styles P's upcoming effort is called Super Gangster, Extrodinary Gentlemen, which will be dropping soon. He is currently in the works of shooting a video for the Swizz Beatz-collabo "Blow Ya Mind," which is scheduled to begin production next week.