187,000 albums later, Nas has elbowed Lil Wayne and Coldplay out of the way for the top spot on the album charts this week. 620,127 signed petitions later, Nas has elbowed Stephen Colbert and Keith Olbermann out of the way for some room at the Bill O’Reilly Haters Ball. Yesterday Nas stacked all those petitions in boxes, taped their total number to each box’s side, and delivered a prepared statement outside Fox News HQ in NYC, protesting what he believes is racially biased coverage of Barack Obama. (RS.com lists some of Nas’s cited examples: an onscreen graphic referring to Michelle Obama as “baby mama,” referring to Michelle’s critics as a “lynching party,” and of course the infamous “terrorist fist jab.”)

The boxes’ tour didn’t end their though; hate on Fox and you’re gonna get a satirical grill down from Stephen Colbert. Nas is there to perform his anti-Fox News tune “Sly Fox,” but first he and Stephen have a seat on those 620,127 signatures to talk about Papa Bear, to discuss the controversial former title to Nas’s new album (Colbert gets Nas’s blessing to say it backwards, so “Reggin please” doesn’t come too far behind), and to allow Stephen to say he will “pop the truth in your ass.”

Here’s “Sly Fox”:

Bonus: Videogum has video of Stephen explaining the 620,127 Fox News protest, as well as a message to Geraldo on America’s behalf.

Comments (8)
  1. Krush  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    FAIL

  2. yomomma  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    DJ Run is rolling over in his pool.

  3. asldfj;sldfj  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    a spellcheck is fine too

  4. huh  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    Comedy Central’s website has the full episode with all of Nas’ parts intact.

  5. I dunno man….why is Nas so confused about how guns reach inner-city neighborhoods?
    A) someone with a valid ID and little criminal history buys a few
    B) the serial number is filed off
    C) they are sold on the black market
    Pretty simple really……Not exactly a governmental conspiracy to keep the black man down

    • Jamie Govoni  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

      Obviously you haven’t heard about how crack was introduced into the slums of L.A. BY OUR GOVERNMENT. Do your research; for decades now the U.S. government has been directly involved in creating more violence and crime in these neighborhoods with the directive to produce fear into its citizens and therefore make them more docile. They can then pass more laws to take away our freedoms (i.e. The Patriot Act) and keep themselves in control. All I’m saying is do your research and don’t attack Nas with your ignorance.

    • Jamie Govoni  |   Posted on Aug 1st, 2008 0

      Obviously you haven’t heard about how crack was introduced into the slums of L.A. BY OUR GOVERNMENT. Do your research; for decades now the U.S. government has been directly involved in creating more violence and crime in these neighborhoods with the directive to produce fear into its citizens and therefore make them more docile. They can then pass more laws to take away our freedoms (i.e. The Patriot Act) and keep themselves in control. All I’m saying is do your research and don’t attack Nas with your ignorance.

  6. mitchell  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2008 0

    Funny how Nas wasn’t protesting when the “Baby Mama” comment and Bill’s ‘lynching party” remarks were fresh, but now that his new album comes out… Either way, I think this album is better than Hip Hop Is Dead. I loved Queens Get The Money from the start, as well as Fried Chicken and Black President. Have to listen to it some more.

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