Nas is a Top 5 MC, one of the last holdovers from the Golden Age and keeper of the fame for real New York Hip Hop. He is also a rapper who still believes in releasing fully-formed and fleshed out albums, not just mixtape fodder and hook-driven ringtone noise. He’s an artist in a genre that emphasizes what’s new and hot over what’s good and authentic.
His new record, ‘Life is Good,’ drops today. On the cover he can be seen holding the green dress his now-ex wore on their wedding day. Nas is over it and this album supposedly finds him on his grown-man-shit.
I really liked the first single/video from this record, Daughters, which came out in the spring. I can relate.
Check it out below and then go buy the album, support real Hip Hop.