News: Nas Goes Back To The Drawing Board, Makes Post-"Life Is Good" Announcement
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 7:09PM
Rap mogul Nas is nowhere close to being ready for a retirement from the music industry, instead announcing plans to reveal his follow-up to Life Is Good soon.
If all goes accordingly, Nasty Nas will dish out his next LP's title in May.
"Just wana keep inspiring you. That's my J-O!!," Nas tweeted April 2nd.
"Eh-um.... Dropping next album title next month."
"Beautiful life man I can't believe it! How., why, how we get here GOD?! God bless 2 ALL us still out chea! meant 2b. #rare individuals" (Nas' Twitter)
Back in January, Nasir Jones analyzed whether or not his latest album is a certified hip-hop banger.
"It's cool, you can call my record a classic; I'm not tripping. Time will really make me feel it or not, and then if a year from now, another two years from now, I really feel like it's a classic and no one else does, I'm gonna make noise! I'm gonna complain!" he laughed. "I'm gonna campaign for that title. ... If it's not a classic, that's cool. That means there's a different title for it that is a different meaning for the record. It wasn't a worldwide classic or a nationwide classic or a 'hood classic but it ... was important and it was incredible. You don't have to always be classic: You can be incredible, you can be meaningful or needed." (MTV)
Last year, Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 gave God's Son props for his LP.
Aside from their own record, Royce has been listening to Nas' latest Life Is Good. "I got Nas' album on repeat," he revealed. "I take it to all different eras of hip-hop. I'll listen to 'Accident Murderers,' 'World's an Addiction,' and then I'll go back to It Was Written." (Rap-Up)
New York rapper Fabolous gushed over the quality behind Nas' newest solo effort over the summer.
"I think it's actually a breath of fresh air for hip-hop," Fab said. "It's a different direction than a lot of the hip-hop that's been coming out more recent. It's so fresh. It's so good to hear fresh music once in a while. You know, nothing wrong with the sound that's in hip-hop right now, except for that it's over-saturated you know, but I think Nas gives a different approach. I think that's dope. "It's just about making great hip-hop overall and I think Nas' album adds to that," 'Loso added. (XXL Mag)