Sunday, July 22, 2007

50 Cent: Nas isn't thick enough

There is despair, and then there is the pit of despair, as 50 Cent pinpoints the reason for Nas' decline - he's too worried about all this booklearning:

“Nas is a really smart guy. He reads books constantly. We were around him on the Nastradamus tour. He was almost weirder than me 'cause we would go to breakfast and he'd be there reading a book."

A book? Can you even imagine such a weird thing to be doing?
"Conceptually, I think that's what made him drift away from what his initial audience enjoys from him and why he's not hot right now."

If having some interest in your world moves you "conceptually" away from your audience, that would seem to be an audience you're better without. Happily for 50 Cent, we can comfortably conclude he's not about to try and raise himself above whatever level of ignorance he has so far managed to achieve.


James said...

Reminds me of something Harry Enfield said once. He was talking about meeting a woman he knew on his way back from a bookshop. The conversation went something like
"Alright, Harry?"
"Yes, thanks!"
"What's that you've got there then?"
"Um... It's a book"
"Oooh.... What are you going to do with that then?"
"Umm... I'm going to read it."

A couple of weeks later he bumped into her again, and she greeted him with "Alright, Harry? Still reading books, are you?"

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of Chris Rock when he did his "black people and niggers" routine and he said that books are to "niggers" what Kryptonite is to Superman.

M.C. Glammer said...

Reminds me of the Bill Hicks line about the waitress who spots him with a book: "Whatcha readin' for?" Then a redneck stands up and says, "Looks like we got ourselves a reader!"

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