Nas Originally Planned To Hang A Jay-Z Figure At Summer Jam 2002

Nas intended to hang a robotic dummy that resembled Jay-Z at Summer Jam 2002.

A video has surfaced of a robotics team making a Jay-Z figure that Nas originally intended to hang at Summer Jam 2002.

The clip portrays a team making an animatronic figure with Jay's face on it. Esco intended to hang the dummy during his performance at Hot 97's festival, but the radio station forbid him from doing it.

After the station shut it down, the Queens, New York native hopped on the phone with Angie Martinez and went off about his beef with Hov, which had reached critical mass around that time.

Watch the video below.

 

 

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90 Comments

  • Anonymous

    This is far from news. If you didn't know this 10 years ago you were either too young care or too young to be entertained by the classic "beef". Either way this is too old to be considered news.

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Shin715

    So.. it's relevant how to bring this up 10 years after the fact, AND after they've squashed the b.s.? C'mon HHDX...

  • Monkey Porch

    Awesome hang that big lipped faggot

  • Anonymous

    HHDX on some dumb shit lol Why you talking bout old stuff for?

  • Anonymous

    This was already public knowledge. Biased Hot 97 stopped Nas but let Jay do his show going at Mobb and Nas...It's funny how all this time has passed and Angie and them are still on Jay-Z dick.

  • Anonymous

    this video footage is old, i saw this years ago, old news, old news old news.

  • Lol

    Man, we knew about this when it was actually happening. They releasing the video footage 10 years later? Lol. Attention whore move on the part of whoever the company is.

  • Anonymous

    ...Hot 97'instigate beef's, but hey tellin Nas to not go too far!!!...Lame Shit!!!...

  • NC King

    Fuck all this bullshit! All I want in this life time is for Nas to do some serious work with his counterparts. (1)I need more Jay-Z tracks, (2)I need that album with AZ, (3)I need him to pull a Common and let Kanye produce an album for him, (4)I need a reconciliation with Cormega and a track or two. DAMN NAS DO SOME WORK!

    • Anonymous

      So you don't need a prosperous life, a good woman next to you, health for your momma and family, you have a list of what you want a male rapper to do. K And don't be mad, YOU typed all of that.

  • Anonymous

    It's actually all over the internet on every hip hop website!

  • Anonymous

    NAS IS A TERRIBLE BUSINESS MAN BUT THE GREATEST RAPPER

  • tank top gay face

    Planet of the Apes looking shit.

  • RNS

    Yeah RNS HipHopDX needs to go elsewhere for news. Digging up a 10-yr old story is stupid as hell. C'mon DX, I respect that ya'll havent turned into worldstar, but ya'll need to do better than this.

  • YESSIR

    I WANT TO WATCH PORN BUT I'M SCARED OF THE PART WHEN THE GIRL'S PEE PEE IS SHOWN. CAN ANYONE HELP ME GAIN THE COURAGE HERE WITH SOME STRONG WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT???!!!

  • Anonymous

    Jay Z paid alot of money to keep that from happening.

  • YO!

    Yo how did this get brought up and why didn't Nas' folks do damage control. I don't want to relive or reignite this lol

  • GGENERAL

    Tell us something we don't already know. I didn't know it was gone be a robot, but most, if not all knew about the hanging stunt. I don't see the point of this story....

  • Anonymous

    Nas is such a piece of trash. Bringing up old news to "hype" his new album, sucking off YMCMB (and Nicki literally). What a loser, hurting his legacy to a great degree.

    • hiphopmexi

      cosign @aaron. plus Nas's catalog bodies the entire ymcmb combined!

    • aaron

      Nas didn't bring this up, dude. It was leaked by someone somewhere. Nas doesn't go for that petty shit. He let's his music speak for itself.

  • Anonymous

    I want that Jay-Z robot. Not to do gay guy stuff with it.

  • DJ KHALED

    KISS THE RING!!!!! COMING AUGUST 21, 2012!!!!! GET IT ON ITUNES OR IN STORES!!!! SALUTE!!!! AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!

    • please

      Stop trolling this site with your bullshit promotion for your bullshit album. What do you actually do? Do you produce? Do you rap? From what I can see it seems like you sequence an album, pick a few guests and then shout your idiotic catchphrases and ad-libs over the tracks. The only reason people are waiting on your album is the Nas verse. THAT is the only reason. Gtfo.

    • DJ KHALED

      10 MORE WEEKS TIL WE MAKE HISTORY TOGETHER!!!!!!!

  • jrebel

    its 2012 DX, how is this relevant news except for hard-core dick riders and drama queens?

    • Anonymous

      All Hip Hop reported on this too. So either DX took it from them or there is a "label guy" trying to create buzz. No bueno!

  • mike

    so wait...this was now??? nas gat beef wit jay again?? aint nas signd to jay z??? im confused smh

    • tbones

      Anonymous ignoramuses like to fake the funk n dont like d truth. Get a life.

    • Anonymous

      tbones your a dick

    • tbones

      Wat u confused about dumbskull? Nas is signed to Defjam n last time i checked jay dont or has ever owned Defjam. Nas and Jay cool now, beef squashed years ago n moved on to better things. In a nutshell, this story is being rehashed by DX cos its a slow news day and the recent Nikki Minaj episode with Hot 97 summer jam. Are u really this brain dead? I hope not.

  • PayAttention

    Most of yall dont realize that nas has no direct relationship with this article. There are no nas quotes about it or anything. Honestly, this looks like a slow DX day for news and theyre searching for anything. Ive noticed that allot lately. With that being said, Nas went on to have 4 platinum albums and 4 grammy nominations after Jay dissed him, as well as an endorsement with FIFA for a song he did with Damian Marley, among countless other endorsements (FILA is another) Ill be the 1st to admit he sucks at handling money but dont blame the fact that he may not have as much as once had on album sales or lack of popularity bc dude sells albums. Any other person who has sold as much as he has and has had the endorsements he has would be sitting on a shitload of money rite now, but he let Kelis spend that shit up, and balled a little too hard. Through it all though, he still has the most complete collection of music IMO. Even with the Oochie Wally/bling phase when he wasnt relating to fans anymore, he bounced back and is still the best writer hip hop has seen IMO. Terrible businessman, but great rapper. Definitely getting Life Is Good

    • Anonymous

      tbones: How would you know how he's doing? I thought we weren't allowed to count is money? Oh wait, people can't comment on his funds if it's based on reports (which are negative). But if we DR like you are doing and compliment his lifestyle, i't all G. SMH

    • tbones

      @Payattention, i get whr u coming from n i seen that complex interview too but fact is underneath it all, he appears to be doing extremely good and better than wat these ignoramuses try to portray him as cos they dont like him n its not as if these peeps have personal relations with him. Thumbs up to u, too many idiots and trolls on dis site.

    • PayAttention

      Yeah I completely agree. But at the same time, his financial problems are well-documented...literally lol he talks about them in the behind the music documentary on VH1. So while I agree with you about count pockets, I cant help but get pissed when people try to attribute that to him not selling or being irrelevant because thats not the case. If they did their history, they would know that dude has had hella money but just cant be smart with it. But I agree that it should be about the music. Artists should not be judged based on the money they make.

    • tbones

      Cosign @ first paragraph, dis shit is old news and i even saw the vid clip some years ago. Now everybody got computers n Twitter hence the unnecessary excitement. As regards ur 2nd point, nobody esp fans shldnt really be counting another mans money, shit aint cool. Its better to keep it music which is the only thing u know for sure. Having said that, how many niggas is making in a year the guap Nas is paying Kelis in a month?

  • tbones

    SMH @ d anonymous loser posting multiple times on this article, u r one pathetic idiot. GET A LIFE, NAS got a dope one already.

  • sam uk

    wtf.. this would've been a bit distasteful.. mental. No wonder that shit got pulled! I mean it'd probably incite a fucking race war or some shit! Nas..you dummy.

    • Anonymous

      Thats why its the land of them FAGGOTS!!!

    • sam uk

      and i meant a race war in the general area, i don't know, i'm just used to Britain banning everything that may even offend anyone of ethnic origin... i mean we can't even use the word BLACKBOARD because it may offend people! or use the word Christmas either, as it may offend Muslims. England is fucked mate!! we treat people too good!!

    • sam uk

      Well, considering the history concerning unsavourary instances of public exectution of african americans.. and something like this.. it just seems a bit strange that someone like Nas, who no doubt knows some American history would think this is a really good idea. i know it's old news and that, but when i was watching the video of some white guys surrounding a gallows whilst a dummy representing a male of african descent hung by his neck.. it made me think, this is a bit wrong.

    • Liquor and Karate

      A race war between two african americans?

  • Anonymous

    Jay gave this sucker for love the attention of his life, he dropped the ball and now, after countless gimmicks, he needs a 10 year old story to promote his garbage CD. What an embarrassement.

  • H, O V A I got my mojo back baby, oh behave

    I murdered your career, you clown. I mean which other rapper lets his enemies think of a robot that resembles him? Only another testament to my greatness. Ohh behave!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Fuck this fraud ass clown and his cheap fake ass stories. Realize it, nigga, this bullshit talk won't push your album sales.

  • Anonymous

    nas is talking to much bullshit nowadays, he sounds like 50 cent with this bullshit. some cheap ass publicity, just because he is coming with his new album which beatwise will suck as always

  • dentaldamboy

    Nas and Jay-Z are softer than LMFAO. Both of them are old and have lived squeaky clean lives. They are actors and all of the uneducated morons in NYC drink it up. Rick Ross is the realest out there right now. Watch the Thone 2 and Life is Good are both gonna flop hard.

  • Count Melancholy

    that interview was not with angie martinez. he dissed her and hot97 in that video, he was not interviewed with her. actually, i think it was an interview with a rival who got beat up by flex for airing his payola scams to the public.

  • Yamz

    OLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLD!

  • yeah

    woahhh that wouldve been so legendary

  • Anonymous

    how many nas articles does there have to be, can nas get off hiphop dx dick for once

    • hellno

      last replyer-- was that a pathetic attempt at trolling?

    • Anonymous

      Nas has a mangina sir and who the heck is cormega, u need to listen to wacka cuz looks like ur lacking any taste for hip hop whats over

    • Anonymous

      ^^u sound like cormega.hahahaha.how many nas diss songs did u have to record(32) can u get off nas dick for once

  • Hova Da GOD

    why you so mad nas only cause jay fuck harder your babymama than you poor lil queens nigga

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Tbones

    Dayum, this wld have had a major impact; positively or negatively for either rappers career. This the kinda shit that can psychologically affect d victim for a long time. I can understand why Hot 97 didnt allow this to go down and at d same time I can understand Nas getting mad too, must have cost some guap to pay them robotics expert n put this together.

  • Smoove

    the vid is new, but the news is crazy old.

  • Anonymous

    smh.. what cud have been. hov wudnt have forgiven nas for this one tho

  • Anonymous

    Ain't this some new millenium minstrel show sh!t?

  • Anonymous

    There is no doubt that the Beef with Jay-z kind of changed Nas's direction to music.He let go of the bling talk(You owe me) and become more of a focused rapper.Nas's is tight as an MC he just needs some super tight beats thats all.

  • Anonymous

    i thought it said summerslam

  • mdkeren2

    BELOW on every new video article and basically any new piece of content

  • nuc

    really? you know ALLHIPHOP , had this story last week right? weeak.

  • B.A.N. (Bitch Ass Nigga)

    Blueprint 3 > Illmatic

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