The 40 Defining Moments of Nas' Career

Names His Album After The N-Word

Date: October 2007

During a show in New York City, Nas told the crowd that he had a big announcement to make. He then revealed the name of his ninth solo album. This wasn't just any announcement, though. Because rather than drop some cliche album title on the crowd, Nas told everyone that he would be calling his next album, N****r (except without the asterisks). And he fully intended to call it that, too, until the label powers-that-be forced him to change it to Untitled the following year.

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