If you caught this video when Fox News world premiered it last week, like we did, you witnessed the incredible when Bill O'Reilly and Nas overcame their differences in the name of open and honest dialogue and declared "Sly Fox" a fair and balanced rap song. It was so incredible that it didn't actually happen. The video, directed by Rik Cordero, is just coming out now, and it seems like Nas has been keeping this one in the chamber since the Virginia Tech performance controversy went down last summer. Nas, it's cool that you're able to get all this off your chest, but narrow your scope. Spread the conspiracy wealth over three or four songs. Is this song about Fox News or "The Matrix Doctrine"? Can we not talk about The Matrix in rap anymore? Apparently it's here to stay. Still, it wouldn't be Nas without tangents, and there's one here that ends with a donation to PBS. Got yourself a totebag!
July 11, 2008