Hate him now, hear him later.
Controversial rapper Nas has announced that he is moving the release date of his highly anticipated ninth studio album back two weeks, from July 1 to July 15.
The set, the hip-hopster's second release for Def Jam and his own Jones Experience imprint, was originally supposed to hit stores in February under the title of N-gger. But following the requisite uproar, Nas scrapped that name and is now calling the album Untitled.
"It's important to me that this album gets to the fans," the hip-hopster said in a statement.