New York rap veteran Nas has no plans to hang up the microphone in the near future and has confirmed a follow-up to Life Is Good is still in the works.
Much like last summer’s release, Nas said life is inspiring his next album’s content.
“Life. I feel like Alexander Graham Bell, knowing that he’s about to do something that’s never been done. I’m bursting with excitement, but focused more than I’ve been in the past. I’m at a place where there’s so many things that ain’t been said. Things I’ve seen that I never talked about that I wanna share. I’m so excited to tell this story because it’s real sh*t. It’s needed. I hate to sound like that–to say it’s needed for hip-hop–but f*ck it. It is.” (VIBE)
Back in April, Nasty Nas hinted at plans tot announce his new album title.
“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)
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)