Queens emcee Nas has gone back to his old school days with the release off the first single off of his upcoming Life Is Good album this week entitled, “Nasty”.
On the record, Nas wastes no time proclaiming his greatness and paying homage to the late Notorious B.I.G.
Nasty Nas is back to claim his throne with the first street single from his upcoming album Life Is Good. Over an old school, gritty production from Salaam Remi, QB’s Finest spits verse after verse without a hook. “I’m not in the winters of my life or the beginning stage/ I am the dragon/ Maserati, pumpin’ Biggie the great legend, blastin’/ I’m after the actress who played Faith Evans,” he rhymes before declaring, “Make room for the king.” (Rap-Up)
The rap veteran also hit up Twitter to announce his return.
“I FEEL LIKE I TOUCHED THE WORLD TONIGHT. LOVE YOU ALL. #NASTYNAS,” Nas tweeted June 13th.
“HERE WE GO….”
“NEW YORK CITY…. I’M BACK…. I’M HOME! http://t.co/lz7j95V #NASTYNAS” (Nas’ Twitter)
A few weeks ago, Nas hinted at what fans could expect from the upcoming solo LP.
“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)
In early May, Nas revealed 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)
A Life Is Good release date has not yet.
Check out “Nasty” down below: