Nas Makes Jabs At Fox News On “Sly Fox”

Nas’ anticipated new album, known simply as Untitled after a controversial name change, has lost another song to the internet before its scheduled July 15th release. The track, “Sly Fox” has garnered the rapper serious attention due to the incendiary remarks made about several news organizations, particularly Fox News.

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Nas’ anticipated new album, known simply as Untitled after a controversial name change, has lost another song to the internet before its scheduled July 15th release. The track, “Sly Fox” has garnered the rapper serious attention due to the incendiary remarks made about several news organizations, particularly Fox News.

“Sly Fox”, the second track from Untitled to be circulated prior to its release (“Black President” was leaked a few weeks ago), really has it out for the Murdoch empire, mentioning MySpace and YouTube in addition to bashing Fox News. The chorus of the track warns, “Watch what you’re watchin’/ Fox keeps feedin’ us toxins/ stop sleepin’ start thinkin’ outside the box and unplug from the matrix doctrine.” Perhaps the most inflammatory comment made about Fox is the lyric, “The only Fox that I loved is the red one/ only black man Fox loved is in jail or a dead one”.

Nas also sends some love (sarcasm) to Fox News personality, Bill O’Reilly, saying, “The Fear Factor got you all riled up/ O’Reilly, oh really.” The Los Angeles Times suggests the heated dialogue expected between the newsman and Nas, which will no doubt occur, could be a wise publicity stunt aimed at drawing attention to the album as its release date approaches. This wouldn’t be the first time the two had exchanged words, either. Last year, O’Reilly criticized a student group at Virginia Tech University for inviting Nas to perform at the school a few months after a student gunned down 32 people on campus. O’Reilly made it clear he thought the concert was inappropriate because of his opinion that Nas is “a rapper who trades in violence.” Nas fired back then and it seems he isn’t quite finished.

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