Roughly Speaking podcast: Halloween special: Best of horror movie music (episode 168)

'Hip Hop Is Dead' (2006)

For his eighth studio album, "Hip Hop Is Dead", Nas left his longtime label Columbia for Def Jam Recordings. The album, whose name was inspired by Nas' feeling about the genre at the time, brought on controversy from other hip-hop acts. Despite this, the album charted well and featured production from Kanye West and The album also featured a guest spot from former rival Jay-Z on "Black Republican."
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