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Nas lands his third No. 1 rank on The Billboard 200 this week with Hip Hop Is Dead. Of his previous albums, the only other two reaching this feet were 1996’s It Was Written and 1999’s I Am.
Nas’ first release under the Def Jam imprint moved 355,000 copies during its first week where as his last effort, Street’s Disciple, peaked at No. 5 on the charts.
During the Dec. 19 edition of Radio Factor, O’Reilly pondered out loud if there was a “50 Cent symbol” that could be put up in honor of the celebration, which runs from Dec. 26-Jan. 1.
The remark came in response to a caller in regards to religious freedom. Media Matters posted the transcript:CALLER: I don’t think that any religious symbol other than the Nativity should be put up during Christmas because Christmas is a federal holiday. Hanukkah is not, and winter solstice isn’t. If they want them that way, pass the law and then you can put them up.
O’REILLY: Yeah. But then when you get into the exclusionary, you get into, “Yeah, it’s a federal holiday, but we’re only gonna honor the secular meaning of the holiday. We’re not gonna honor the religion.” And then you get the little baby Jesus. I can see where you’re coming from. But I don’t think — look, the spirit of the season is goodwill toward men, correct, [caller]?
O’REILLY: All right. So goodwill toward men means you’re generous. And then if you’re generous, you put up all the symbols. There is only — there’s really only one symbol, and that’s the menorah. There’s no Kwanzaa symbol. Maybe — is there a 50 Cent that we have to put up or something? Is there a Kwanzaa symbol? What is that? It’s a candelabra like Liberace had? All right. We’ll put that up, too. I don’t mind.
The glossy would feature interviews with musicians, album reviews and photographs that Prince himself has taken. In some instances, Prince may even interview other musicians himself and collaborate on articles/features.
There is no release date yet for 3121 as the artist is currently still in negotiations.Prince is currently starring in a nightly gig in Las Vegas at his own club at The Rio
15 Years on Death Row was released yesterday (December 26). A tracklisting for the collection is posted below:
CD Audio (Disc 1)
1. “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
2. “Dogg Pound 4 Life” -Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg
3. “Afro Puffs” (album version) – The Lady of Rage feat. Snoop Dogg
4. ” Natural Born Killaz” – Dr. Dre feat. Ice Cube
5. “How Do U Want It “(alternate version) – 2Pac feat. K-Ci & Jojo
6. ” B****** Ain’t S***” – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg, Daz, Kurupt and Jewell
7. “Let Me Ride” (extended version) – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg & Daz
8. “Life’s So Hard” – 2Pac feat. Snoop Dogg
9. “Big Pimpin’ “- Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg & Big Pimpin’
10. “Gin and Juice” – Snoop Doggy Dogg feat. Dat N**** Daz
11. “G’z Up, H*** Down”(unreleased) – Snoop Doggy Dogg
12. “California Love” (original version) – 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman
13.” Made N*****” – 2Pac feat. The Outlawz
CD Audio (Disc 2)
1. “To Live & Die in L.A.” (alternate version) – 2Pac feat. Val Young
2. “Initiated” – Daz feat. Kurupt, 2Pac & the Outlawz
3. “Murder Was The Case” (remix) – Snoop Doggy Dogg
4. “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” – 2Pac
5. “All About U” – 2Pac feat. Dru Down, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Fatal Hussein and Yaki Kadafi
6. “Puffin’ On Blunts and Drankin’ Tanqueray” – Dr. Dre ft. The Lady of Rage
7. “Pain” – 2Pac feat. Stretch
8. “Doggy Dogg World” – Snoop Dogg feat. The Dogg Pound & The Dramatics
9. “O.G.” – Daz feat. Nate Dogg and Snoop
10. “F*** Wit Dre Day (And Everybody’s Celebratin’)” -Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Jewell & RBX
11. “Never Had a Friend Like Me” – 2Pac
12. “Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None)” – Snoop Doggy Dogg feat. Nate Dogg, Kurupt and Warren G
13. “Loyal to the Game” – 2Pac feat. Treach & Riddler
14. “What Would U Do?” – The Dogg Pound feat. Snoop Dogg, Jewell & Big Pimpin’
The 12-hour “Notarized,” which airs on New Year’s Eve (December 31) starting at 11 a.m. EST, will look back on some of the biggest and best videos as well as events that went down in 2006. Along with the network’s traditional hosts, BET has also invited a who’s who list of heavy hitters including Jim Jones, Papoose, Remy Ma, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Styles P, Trina, Lloyd, Cool & Dre, Juelz Santana, Swizz Beats, Young Jeezy, Cham and model Vida Guerra to help them bring in the new year right. The artists will also give a recap of their favorite moments of 2006 as well as future plans, goals and resolutions for 2007.
“Notarized” will re-air on New Year’s Day (January 1) at 11 a.m. EST.
Debuting on the Hip-Hop Charts at No. 1 this week is Nas. With the lead single, “Hip-Hop is Dead,” regulating the tri-state airwaves and hype for the Hov collabo, “Black Republicans,” causing commotion throughout much of the hip-hop community, the Queensbridge legend has topped the competition this week by a long shot. The sales for Hip-Hop is Dead, Nas’ first release on Def Jam which features cameos with The Game, Snoop Dogg, and Kanye West, to name a few, read off at 355,000.
Debuting at No. 6 this week is Bow Wow. The Chris Brown-featured “Shorty Like Mine” has helped the Ohio rapper to round in big units for The Price of Fame. After extensive BET, MTV, and other major promo, Bow Wow has moved 261,000 decent units.
Tumbling seventeen slots to No. 18 is Young Jeezy. After debuting at No. 1 last week, the Def Jam recording artist has fallen hard but is still helping to keep the legendary record label on top for fourth quarter, bangin’ it out with 184,900 discs sold. To date, Jeezy has surpassed the gold, moving 538,400 copies.
Next up is Eminem and his Shady camp, slipping ten slots to land at No. 23. This week, Em and his peoples have made off with 152,400 units, bringing the total to 613,400 after 3 weeks on the charts.
Making a come-up on the charts this week is Jay-Z, coming in at No. 27. The Brooklyn MC has made a five-step comeback on the charts, as the total for Kingdom Come sits tight at 1,145,900. Hova has scored 136,000 more discs this week, compared to last week’s 86,700.
Coming in at No. 38 this week is Snoop Dogg. Blue Carpet Treatment has still been getting it in, sitting at official gold status. After 5 weeks, Snoop has moved 587,000 copies, with the week-in total reading off at 97,700.
Debuting on the charts this week at No. 48 is Trick Daddy. The Florida rapper hasn’t bagged enough attention to make an impressive entrance in the rap race, with his numbers reading off at 87,300 for week one.
Stepping up a few slots is Ludacris, coming in at No. 57. Ludacris has finished with 938,800 copies thus far, with the 7-day cycle ending at 67,200.
Turning the tables, Justin Timberlake brings sexy back, Akon follows close behind, Ciara holds it down, Beyonce makes a comeback, Fergie keeps going, and Mary J. Blige goes for round two. Taking down the No. 9 seat is Justin Timberlake. The pop star is back on top of the competition this week with 229,800 discs sold, a big jump from last week’s numbers reading off at 116,000. To date, Justin has finished off with 2,294,500 copies. Also jumping big numbers is Akon, coming in at No. 10. After 5 weeks, Konvicted has been doing extremely well, with the numbers reading off at 1,045,800 in total. This week, Akon has finished off with 227,200 discs. Gracefully televising the evolution this week is Ciara, coming in at No. 11. The southern hummingbird has stepped up since last week’s 164,100, as the week-ending reflects 219,900 units sold. Evolution has sold 723,400 after 3 weeks. Bringin’ it back this week is Beyonce, moving up seven slots No. 13. Beyonce moved 212,900 discs this week, with the total sitting on the tip of official double-platinum status at 1,943,400. Swapping seats in the pop competition is Fergie, losing to Beyonce this time around but still landing at No. 16 with 198,100 units sold. To date, Ferg has made off with 1,143,700 CDs. And last but not least is Mary J, coming for the No. 23 seat. The hits compilation has banged it out with 327,400 copies sold after 2 weeks. This week, the numbers have rounded off at 155,700.
Next week, look out for Omarion and Mos Def to make their appearances on the charts.