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Is Nas Really Claiming Nigeria?

Hav u all heared d track "where y'all at" on Nas' new album Hip hop is dead? He has a line on d 3rd verse which goes -'i'm in d rolls royce, like i'm d king of Nigeria' .i want y'all 2 listen 2 d joint and tell me what y'all feel.

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I don't think he is really Nigerian , i think his daddy just visited there and decided to name himself olu dara, that what i heard through one of his old songs i can't remember right now.

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well for any of you guys who dont know nas was born in new york and his father was born in mississippi and the last time i checked none of those places r in nigeria

please ppl stop sounding so ignorant

and if he bears the name Olu this Olu that that doesnt make a difference he is just named that by reconnecting through his roots

naija peeps dey craze ohhhhh,

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because alot of af5rican americans change their name to connect to their roots. nobo0dy knows where nas ancestors came from but he is not a recent nigerian american. eraca badu for example changed her name too. my moms american friend changed her name to imani. most muslim and black concious americans change their names.

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Did u jst say u have met his father?Why wld he change his name to a Nigerian name if hes nt from Nigerian decent.Please think dis out.

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nas is not nigerian and neither is his father. his father just changed his name to a nigerian name. alot of african americans do that. i know alot of african americans myself who do that and i have met nas father before in time sqare and he is far from nigerian.

here is a link to him.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0200893/

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That Nas is a Nigerian!

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Should be happy that wat?

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Nigeria and Nigerians should be happy

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deep into black history all blacks either african american or wateva re descendats of african

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he might nt be a nigerian obviously he's african

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Yeah like u said its plain ignorance.

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Just plain ignorance,a shame.

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i know this is a lil bit off topic but the statement itself "the king of Nigeria" bothers me. What does that mean? I have much respect and love for nas but it sounds kinda ignorant to me. The first time I heard the song i was thinking wtf is that. it just seems more of the same viewing African nations in that traditional tribal setting

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LOL.Little do u know.

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@ Po Deep

Am out of this, hahah

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@9ja4eva

U know now. . .

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Abeg born in wherever he is NIGERIAN.If hes not then someone help me explain why he bears Olu Dara?

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Enogh about nas already.,.,.,., talk about 50cent

talking about "50" after he came to nigeria the next video he made with G-unit,he was wearing nigerian flag "green white green" including the whole G-unit crew.

And other guy is papoose, in the touch it video same thing "green white green"

so! what y'all think Naija for live

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just because he wears green white green does not mean he is representing nigeria, it is simply the fact that they wanted to wear green not because of nigeria

with all respects my brother

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nas is not nigerian of course due the history of america he has some blood in him, but to say he is nigerian is ignorant

nas born in New York

Dad born in MISSISSIPPI i know yall heard the song

come on yall stop being so ignorant, NOT everyone is nigerian

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Hey Dude let everybody get this into his/her head, Nasir Jones was not born in Nigeria, He was born in Mississippi USA,

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actually i've heard many guys over here talkin the same thing but i didnt believe them since they dont have any prove but when i saw this thread,i become more baffled about this issue.if he's ttruely a nigerian,i think he has to let everybody know and stop pretending as if he's using nigeria to rythme or anything like that

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hahah, you guys are really doing some mistake who said Nas is from Nigeria and who said his father is from Nigeria too?? they all beleive their ancestor was from africa they dont know for sure,

Olu Dara (born Charles Jones III in Natchez, Mississippi[1] in 1941) is a cornetist, guitarist and singer. He first became known as a jazz musician, playing alongside avant-garde musicians such as David Murray and Henry Threadgill.

He was given the name "Olu Dara" by a Yoruba priest when he returned to America. He has traveled throughout Africa and Europe.

So i want you guys to tell me where you heard Olu dara is a Nigeria, may be you guys should really do a thorough background checkings before you talk on here,

Olu Dara's Dad and Mom are not from Nigeria either,

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yea, i was also wondering wat's up wit papoose in that video. any info?

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''Olu Dara (born Charles Jones III in Louisville, Mississippi[1] in 1941) is a trumpeter, cornetist, guitarist and singer. He first became known as a jazz musician, playing alongside avant-garde musicians such as David Murray and Henry Threadgill.

His first album under his own name, 1998's In the World: From Natchez to New York, revealed another aspect of his musical personality: the leader and singer of a band immersed in African-American tradition, playing an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, and storytelling, with tinges of funk, African popular music and reggae. His second album Neighborhoods, with guest appearances by Dr John and Cassandra Wilson, followed in a similar vein.

Rapper Nas (Nasir Jones) is Dara's son. He encouraged his father to record the music he was playing with his band, and guested on a track on "In the World". Dara played the cornet on the track "Life's A Dam" from Nas's debut album Illmatic in 1994. In 2004, his vocals and trumpet were featured on Nas's single "Bridging the Gap", from his album Street's Disciple.

He was given the name "Olu Dara" by a Yoruba priest when he returned to America. He has traveled throughout Africa and Europe.

Mr. Dara is also an accomplished playwright and actor, staging "Blues Rooms" to strong acclaim in New York City and Fairfax, VA during the 1990's''

, nas is not nigerian, im sure he implied nothin.just metaphors.

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Nas is not originally Nigerian but we can imply that he has Nigerian roots because his father adopted the name Olu dara some years back.

People don't just take up names they can't associate with.

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if he no be naija make he carry go

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what the heck? he could have as well said

riding in my rolls royce like i'm the king of jordan

keepin' sh*t conservative like i waz eric morgan

it's just lyrics man. yea, his dad's from nigeria . . but even in one of the songs in which he featured his dad and the dude was mentioning countries he's been to (i mean the dad) he never mentioned nigeria. and there as never been a point where nas claimed nigeria, so that line was definitely just lyrics.

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thats just lyrics man

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