Nas Condemns Net Piracy

Rapper Nas is fighting fire with fire, using a new website (www.iamnas.com) to

address the leaking of unreleased songs from his forthcoming I Am ... The

Autobiography onto the Internet. "I want all of y'all to know that I love the Internet,"

Nas says in a RealAudio message. "And there's been people leaking out songs from the

album that I know a lot of y'all want to hear. But they're leaking out the wrong records --

the songs that I didn't want to put out, so that's not fair to y'all. The album's coming out

March 30. Make sure y'all pick up the real album. And tell them wack kids to lay off with

that. That's not the real record."