Queensbridge rapper has just released a new song titled “Be A Ni**er Too,” a track from his highly anticipated album, Ni**er.
The single “Be A Ni**er Too” is the first official release from Nas album, which has drawn intense scrutiny due to the albums simple, yet controversial title.
The lyrics on “Be A Ni**er Too” gives listeners a glimpse into the direction Nas album may take.
On the track, which was produced by Salaam Remi and Big Jack, Nas makes his stance on the N-word clear through his lyrics and a slowed down delivery.
“The real Ni**ers are back on the radio,” Nas says, before launching into his verse.
“Not mad cause Eminem said Ni**er/Cause hes my Ni**er/Wigger/Cracker friend/We all black within/ We all African within/Some Africans dont like us no way/A killin happened in Johannesburg yesterday.
In a song that could be a lighting rod for controversy, Nas references the tragic murder of reggae star Lucky Dube in Johannesburg in October of 2007 and in the same line, name checks the NAACP.
The hook for the song is a play on Dr. Peppers famous “Wouldnt You Like to Be a Pepper Too” advertising slogan.
“Im a Ni**er/Hes a Ni**er/shes a Ni**er /wes some Ni**ers/wouldnt you like to be a Ni**er too,” Nas raps.
On the rest of the chorus, Nas name checks Jews (Kike Ni**ers), Hispanics (Spic Ni**ers), Italians (Guinea Ni**ers) and Asians (Chink Ni**ers), by using their respective racial epithets and embraces them as his Ni**ers.
They like to strangle Ni**ers/blame a Ni**er/shoot a Ni**er/hang a Ni**er/still you wanna be a Ni**er too?/True.
Nas’ upcoming album Ni**er is due in stores this year on Island Def Jam, a unit of Universal Music Group.
To hear Nas new song “Be A Ni**er Too” click here.