Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Soul Fixin'

The Jones ExperienceNasir Jones is taking his show on the road. The Queens born MC is embarking on a nation wide tour in support of his ninth studio album. 'The Jones Experience' kicks off July 19 in Chicago, ending September 5 in Minneapolis.
For complete listing of tour dates click

The thought provoking MC sat down for a Q&A with Rolling Stone. Check out a portion of the interview.

How do you feel about that word?
"Nigger" is from the African-American holocaust — and you can't play around with that. It's probably going to make people uncomfortable. It's definitely no disrespect to my people, or to the people who fought for my rights in this country, and died for us.

On "Black President," you sample an Obama speech. You think he'll win?
Everyone around me knows he'll be the president. Bush made everyone feel like niggers. When 9/11 happened, everyone felt like they been duped. I think people know that Barack is honest. I don't think about McCain, because he's a part of the old world, the dead America.

Your dad is a jazz musician. How did he influence you?
He was a man who controlled his life. Other kids didn't have fathers like that. Either their father wasn't around or they were in jail — they weren't musicians who traveled the world and came back with stories. I grew up with my pops the jazzman. He'd be in the house smokin' weed. He gave me weed when I was, like, nine years old. That was cool.

Check out the complete interview.