SOHH Whatcha Think: Nas Talks Divorce, Love On Latest Single

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 10:25AM

Written by Jeezis Peace

Always dope to see such an iconinc, introspective rhymer like Nas delve into a few of his real life situations. Hearing well constructed rhymes about shootouts and drug deals gone wrong can be entertaining, but with Esco's latest track of his upcoming LP, Life Is Good, he invites listeners to learn a bit more about the downfall of his much-publicized split from singer Kelis.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

Instead of going the "too cool to be humble" route, Nas admits he made a few errors in judgement during the course of their nuptials, and even admits there were signs that maybe she wasn't the one. Even more surprising is dude said he's down to tie the knot again, if the proper situation presents itself.

A week after the release of "Loco-Motive", the fifth single off of Life is Good, Nas yet again delivers another leak off the album. The song is called "Bye Baby" and is produced by Salaam Remi and Noah "40? Shebib. Salaam produced the Nas classic "Made You Look" and Shebib has produced for artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, and Trey Songz. "Bye Baby" is a slow, smooth jam. It is about Nas reflecting over his relationship with his ex-wife Kelis. Their relationship is a major topic on the new album. The cover of the album even features Nas holding his ex-wife's green wedding dress. Life is Good is a hugely anticipated album. It will be Nas' 10th studio album and its looking like it could be a classic. Listen to "Bye Baby" down below and get hyped for Life is Good, which is due out July 17th! Enjoy.(StupidDope)

The legendary Queens MC is set to drop his new album next week, and, although I was doubtful that it'd be worth a listen (this coming from a huge Nas fan that has been let down by his past efforts) I definitely think this may be his most introspective album of the past several years. Of course, he couldn't conclue the track with out spitting a couple bars directly at Kelis.

Sampling Guy's "Goodbye Love," Nas cleans some of the skeletons he had hidden in his closet. The rapper rhetorically asks about why they couldn't last longer than they did, considering both were so head over heels in love with each other when they first got together. "Why did we mess it up, we was friends, we had it all/ Reason you don't trust men, that was your daddy's fault," Nas spit on the new track.(The Urban Daily)

Definitely a refreshing track, the production is amazing and it's a song that true Nas fans are sure to enjoy. SOHH Watcha Think: Based of the records that have hit the web thus far, is Life Is Good shaping up to be a classic release from one of rap's most celebrated artists?

Check Out the track here.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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