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With a few decades in the rap game, Nas has seen and done it all.
The more and more I give thought to the subject, the more I realize Nas' Life Is Good may indeed go down as my favorite project of 2012.
On easily the most personal song on his most personal album, Nas appropriately chooses visuals that reflect the emotional lyrics of "Bye Baby." Divorce is a very real and prevalent issue, and the way God's Son reflects on his own was significantly more mature and intelligent than most of us could have predicted, especially for a rapper.
Following a series of albums—that included a couple of controversy-baiting solo projects and a lukewarm collaborative effort with Damian Marley—on which he seemed to lose himself to conceptual experimentation, Life is Good represents something of an anchor in Nas’ catalog.
Transitional periods in life often times provide the greatest lessons.
Saying Nas has made his fair share of questionable decisions - in music, life, women, hell, take your pick - is an understatement.
The wait for July 17th has not been an easy one for those abstaining from Life Is Good track releases and it's not about to get any easier.
With every passing release from Life Is Good, lingering doubts surrounding Nas's ability to deliver a great album in 2012 are quickly being put to rest.
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On last Thursday night at the corner of Prince and Bowery Streets in New York City, life was good for a few people.
If Nas had done a regular release for the album cover to his latest album, Life Is Good, Kelis would have been the only person who understood how meaningful the artwork actually is.
Nas and director Chris Robinson bring "Daughters" full circle with the accompanying video.
Nas breaks out one of his old Esco tuxedos for "The Don" video, directed by Aristotle.
Clearly, Nasir has his ear to the streets, the social networks and barbershops.
It couldn't have been more than two or three days ago while leaving the gym that I overheard someone bragging about having eight new Nas songs.
Nasty Nas is back in your area and he's put a new video out to prove it.
While we we're hoping something for Life Is Good or maybe the scrapped Lost Tapes 2, this set of bars from Nas' vault will do just fine.