When Nas hit the press last year for "Hip-Hop is Dead." He did so without any real explanation of what he meant. People on both sides of the 'what has hip-hop become' debate got shook and decided Nas was coming after their baby. Southern rappers (T.I. and Lil Wayne) took the, "I'm making money, it must be alive" route; and underground mags (Mass Appeal) propped up profiles featuring underground rappers, nuclear fallout deep, proclaiming they were proof hip-hop isn't and will never be dead.
Didn't Young Jeezy want to smack Nas around a little or at least give him a firm talking to?
It was like Moses rose from the ashes, landed on the Empire State Building and smashed the hip-hop commandments on the heads of the heathens. What was all the fuss about? more..