This had to be one of the many favorites off of Nas’ latest album Life is Good- and it looks like the video might be superb.
Here’s the official trailer for the video which is gonna come out soon….Tweet
At Nas’ album release party in New York, Miss Info just tweeted this picture worth a thousand words.
Life is Good is in stores tomorrow, I’ve already listened to the full project and it is definitely a step up from what Nas has put out in the past few years.Tweet
To me it’s amazing the influence on person has on another’s creative aspect of life, and after listening to the album snippet of Nas’ upcoming album Life is Good, he seems to be back in the creative space he was in prior to all the changes in his previous ventures. After a rocky marriage and interesting divorce with Kelis, to the birth of his son, Nas has seen quite the changes in his life which would alter any mans soul and creative sense. I’ve always felt that Kelis had a huge role in the music he was putting out because of the stress or influence she might have instilled in him. The only reason I’m saying that is because if I’ve been out of love before, my WHOLE mental is messed up and my creative sense struggles.
There’s nothing wrong with that considering he proved to us that even though we though he might just be an alien of musical planet we didn’t understand, he is indeed, human.
Not to say that when Hip-hop Is Dead came out in 2006 it was horrible, but I think that was the last strong offering we had from him until now. He definitely wasn’t lacking confidence in the Untitled album, it just felt more like anger influence music from someone who was worried about respect lost from his peers and parallels throughout the rough years in the industry.
Life is Good is getting my 15 on the day it drops, strictly off of singles like The Don, Daughters, Loco-Motive, and now with these album snippets surfacing it is clear that Nas has found himself and his confidence once again. There is nothing more musically appealing than a man who knows who he is, an artist who is sure of what he’s placing into your mind, and with this offering it seems he’s taking you on a journey of exactly what Nasir Jones is made of.
1. “No Introduction” (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
2. “Loco-Motive” feat. Large Professor (Produced by No I.D.)
3. “A Queens Story” (Produced by Salaam Remi)
4. “Accident Murderers” feat. Rick Ross (Produced by No I.D.)
5. “Daughters” (Produced by No I.D.)
6. “Reach Out” feat. Mary J. Blige (Produced by Salaam Remi, Rodney Jerkins, DJ Hot Day & Nas)
7. “World’s an Addiction” feat. Anthony Hamilton (Produced by Salaam Remi)
8. “Summer on Smash” feat. Miguel & Swizz Beatz (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
9. “You Wouldn’t Understand” feat. Victoria Monet (Produced by Buckwild)
10. “Back When” (Produced by No I.D.)
11. “The Don” (Produced by Salaam Remi, Heavy D & Da Internz)
12. “Stay” (Produced by No I.D.)
13. “Cherry Wine” feat. Amy Winehouse (Produced by Salaam Remi)
14. “Bye Baby” (Produced by Salaam Remi & Noah “40″ Shebib)
15. “Nasty” (Produced by Salaam Remi)
16. “The Black Bond” (Produced by Salaam Remi)
17. “Roses” (Produced by Al Shux)
18. “Where’s the Love” feat. Cocaine 80s (Produced by No I.D.)
At this very moment I would like to thank Complex Magazine for reminding me that Do The Right Thing is one of my favorites. Literally watching it right now, but Complex also did a solid by putting Nas on the cover for this months issue with a DTRT type theme celebrating the title of his upcoming album “Life Is Good”.
In the descriptive interview, Nasir opens up about the inspiration behind The Don, what you are going to get from his new album and what kind of mindset he was in when his happy home life was pulled into the public eye by his estranged wife Kelis. Great interview with him-check it below. I like how open and descriptive he was in this interview which seems like something of a lost art considering the quick turnaround time for interviews via video and the internet.
Life is Good will be your tenth solo album. Is this a watershed moment for you, or just another album?
This is different. The way you work, your approach, is different each time. I’m at a cool, mature, easy place.
You’re one of the few cats who can do gangster and Rasta and still maintain your frame of reference. It seems contradictory—Rasta and gangster—but is it?
Nah. “The Don” actually came from hanging around Rastas. That’s how we would greet each other when I was with the Marleys. That’s just big boss business. When people put on images—like being a gangster
One of my favorite cuts as of lately, I could only imagine what raising a daughter is like in this day and age, which is why I just want to have baby boys. (in like 6 years) haha..
Complex Magazine takes us behind the scenes for the video shoot of Nas’ Daughters, looks to be styled by June Ambrose and directed by Chris RobinsonTweet
Ok listen. Nicki Minaj went and recruited God’s Son to be her love interest in this video so now she’s on some boss status with me.
Here are the latest visuals for “Right By My Side” feat. Chris Brown, I am NOT mad at the fact Nas is in this one, kind of gives him the sex appeal that is hard to see in other situations.
Kelis is somewhere throwing her milkshake on the floor, I just KNOW it.Tweet