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Reader Submission: Fried Chicken

7 July 2008 5 Comments

Remember how Nas’s latest album was originally called Nigger? You’ll learn in a moment why that would have been redundant. Submitter Ginneh says that the geekishly clever “Fried Chicken,” featuring Busta Rhymes sounds like a song that I’d make as a joke if I were a rapper. She also admits to owning a wife beater that says “If it Aint Fried Chicken, I Aint Eatin’ It.” Let me know what you think in the comments…


  • gradmommy said:

    it’s clever, damn nigger-ish, but doesn’t it seem like an step-cousin to the smoothness of “brown sugar” by d’angelo?

  • Thembi said:

    Good call, gradmommy. That or “Me and My Girlfriend” by Tupac (about his gun).

  • DJStylus said:

    It’s a great tune, same literary device as the Tupac and D’Angelo joints, except with a twist… Busta and Nas know that the object of their affection is no good for them. And I’m the cat who was ready to sharpen my pitchfork and fire up the molatov cocktails when I first heard the proposed title of Nas’ album.

  • Anonymiss said:

    I heard it over the wknd. I think it’s very clever. You should check for “Project Roach” with The Last Poets. Another clever joint.

    The album’s “out” BTW. Hint hint, wink wink.

  • PD said:

    Personally, I am proud of Nas for at least attempting to call the album Nogger. Hopefully, the ignorant will get the picture and understand that NO ONE should be using the word. As for fried chicken, gotta wonder why we eat the bird that doesn’t fly, smothered in hot oil and pepper sauce. I love the song, and appreciate Nas again for taking things “a step further”.

    The Original PD

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