Saturday, May 19, 2007
Today's Balkans News
VIEW: Appeasing Serbia — Nataša Kandic and Mabel Van Oranje
Mladic Sought in Raid
Rapper Nas pulls out of Croatia gig, fears for safety
this is a big 'OH PULEEEZE!' Croatia is a very safe place for foreign musicians including rappers.
I do know that sometime (i'm not sure when) Public Enemy has gotten together to play in Zagreb; and Bonsian rappers have played there as well.
But then again Serbs aren't a bunch of pussies.
Although speaking of Nas; I've read about him in a book by Michael Eric Dyson, who is a very well known and popular scholar/critic/media personality and who has written extensively on the urban rap culture. He has been influenced by jazz culture (his dad was a jazz musician) and even though he dropped out of the 8th grade; he's has self educated himself by reading about African culture and reading the Bible and the Quran.
I mean he certainly is a very interesting person. (even if he's a pussy...) ;-)
@Shaina, Nas probably just needs to do more reading, and he should not be afraid to visit the Balkans,his managers should not be making such bullshit excuses either. It just insults people's intelligence. I'd really rather hear, 'Sorry we had a scheduling conflict..' or maybe the guy was not feeling well, or his horoscope sucked or something.