Slaughterhouse’s Royce Da 5’9 recently revealed how big of a Nas fan he really is, co-signing the rap veteran’s music and most notably this summer’s Life Is Good album.
Along with Nasty Nas’ latest solo LP, Royce also co-signed 1996’s It Was Written.
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 recently bigged up the Life Is Good LP.
“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)
Last May, Slaughterhouse’s Joe Budden compared Nas’ sophomore album to his Illmatic debut.
“It Was Written was a better album to me,” Budden said comparing it to Illmatic. “There’s really no debate if you slim It Was Written down to 40 minutes. I’ll go with It Was Written. I’ll go with The Great Adventures of Slick Rick and probably Blueprint, maybe.” (L.A. Leakers)
Life Is Good has sold nearly 260,000 copies since dropping earlier this summer.
New York rap icon Nas’ Life Is Good dropped ten slots to No. 23 with 14,900. After five weeks, Nasty Nas’ latest solo offering has sold 259,700 pieces. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out Royce Da 5’9’s interview below: