Rap veteran Nas has confirmed plans to title the follow-up to 2008’s Untitled solo album Life Is Good and promised to bring fans into his day-to-day routine on the forthcoming LP.
Nas will reportedly address his recent life struggles, including his publicized divorce and child support battle with ex-wife, singer Kelis.
“This album is just a piece of my blood, flesh and bones. This album right here is like — this is the one. They all are the ones, I love all my joints, but this one right here is, ‘Life is Good.’ I’m letting a lot go on this. I’m happy that I’m here, man. I’m just a survivor and I look at a lot of us as survivors,” he said. “Everything is addressed; it’s all life. No matter what, at the end of the day, everything is a blessing. I’m a learner, I learn from my experiences.” (MTV)
Last weekend, Nas broke the news on his new project title.
“My album title is- Life Is Good!!!,” Nas tweeted Saturday (May 28). (Nas’ Twitter)
In early May, Nas hinted at plans to recruit Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon for the LP.
“It’s about to be solo time,” Nas told Tim Westwood when asked about his next album. “Solo time, it’s gonna be crazy. I heard something that [Damian Marley‘s] working on, he’s gonna kill them. I’m excited to get him. I got two [songs]. I’m just starting. I did the writing but it’s like, I’ve been so busy going all over the place. It’s like, hard, so when we get back after we’re done in Europe, we good for a while. But our thing continues. So when I drop the solo, [Damian] drops the solo, we still got tour offers. Non-stop and it’s hard to stop the tour…I’m dying and D, I know you’re dying to do the solo stuff too…Shout-out to Raekwon. I seen him last night. We’re talking about dong some stuff. I can’t see why he won’t be on my next album.” (Tim Westwood TV)
In 2010, Nas said his current priority is working on the new solo album.
“I record a lot of sh*t. I have recorded a lot of sh*t over the years, and the sh*t that I ain’t put out on albums should be on the Lost Tapes,” Nas said in an interview. “Because my album, my studio album, my new album is a priority for the label and of course me. To find the time to put out Lost Tapes and then my record, my real record, is what we’re up against. It’s all this material and trying to get it out…I got no release dates right now. Nothing to tell people about, just inner workings hopefully to get the sh*t out right and get it out soon — I’m in the studio, taking it step by step. It’s not ready yet. I’m taking it step by step because it’s so important for me and myself. I’m in a huge fight with me, so it’s important that I get this one right. I don’t want to leave no stone unturned on anything I say on this sh*t.” (The Boom Box)
A Life Is Good release date has not yet been announced.
Check out a recent Nas interview down below: