Rap veteran Nas‘ upcoming Life Is Good album tracklisting leaked online this week and shows guest features from the late Amy Winehouse, Rick Ross and Swizz Beatz.
Each featured track’s production is also unveiled in the 14-song tracklisting.
This is it! The tracklist for the most anticipated album of 2012, Life is Good featuring VERIFIED explanations from Nas himself on Accident Murderers and The Don! No Introduction (Produced by Justice League) Loco-Motive feat. Large Professor (Produced by No I.D.) A Queens Story (Produced by Salaam Remi) Accident Murderers feat. Rick Ross (Produced by No I.D.) Daughters (Produced by No I.D.) Reach Out feat. Mary J. Blige (Produced by Salaam Remi, Rodney Jerkins, DJ Hot Day & Nas) World’s An Addiction feat. Anthony Hamilton (Produced by Salaam Remi) Summer On Smash feat. Miguel & Swizz Beatz (Produced by Swizz Beatz) You Wouldn’t Understand feat. Victoria Monet (Produced by Buckwild) Back When (Produced by No I.D.) The Don (Produced by Salaam Remi, Heavy D & Da Internz) Stay (Produced by No I.D.) Cherry Wine feat. Amy Winehouse (Produced by Salaam Remi) Bye Baby (Produced by Salaam Remi & 40) Bonus Tracks for Deluxe Edition: 15. Nasty (Produced by Salaam Remi) 16. The Black Bond (Produced by Salaam Remi) 17. Roses (Produced by Al Shux) 18. Where’s The Love feat. Cocaine 80s (Produced by No I.D.) (Rap Genius)
A few days ago, Nasty Nas analyzed his new album’s cover art.
A bright splash of green is all it took to make the album cover for Nas’ Life Is Good pop, but coincidentally for God’s Son, it’s all just a case of the blues. “The cover is like an old blues man talking about his life,” Nas told MTV News about the striking image for his upcoming 10th solo shot. When the already-iconic MC looks back at his career, he wants to be remembered for his cover art. He takes his cues from memorable LPs like Earth Wind & Fire‘s Last Days and Time and Iron Maiden‘s self-titled 1980 debut. “I wanna be the one, like Earth Wind & Fire and Iron Maiden, like album covers that just really stand out,” he said. “I want to be the guy with the best album cover story.” (MTV)
In early June, Nasty Nas discussed the motivation behind his Life Is Good album cover.
“Life, love, joy, anger, celebration. There’s so many things you can see on that album cover. You see my life. My life is on that album cover,” he explained in an interview. “It just happened. It happened on its own. It was not a lot of effort at all. … [Have I heard from Kelis yet?] We just put it out, so it’s still way too fresh. … [Will I hear from her about it?] Eventually at some point.” (Rap-Up)
Earlier the same week, a promotional video for the LP revealed its long-awaited artwork.
The one-and-half minute clip clears up the use of Kelis’ infamous green dress, ending with a clip from Nas’ episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music” where he reiterates a moment from his public and bitter divorce from her. “She took her stuff out of the house and left her green wedding dress, and that was all she left,” Nas said on the episode. (Billboard)
Life Is Good is slated to hit store shelves Tuesday, July 17th.
Check out a Life Is Good promotional video below: