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Nas - The Good Life - July 17th

Old 04-27-12, 02:47 PM
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Nas - The Good Life - July 17th

keeping fingers crossed that this will be his best produced album in a while

first single "Nasty" produced by Salaam Remi

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second single "The Don" produced by Salaam Remi and Heavy D

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Third single "Daughters" produced by No I.D.

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Re: Nas - The Good Life - July 17th

looking forward to it. Nas is one of the best ever.

But the albums tend to decline in quality the older an artist gets.
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Re: Nas - The Good Life - July 17th

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper View Post
looking forward to it. Nas is one of the best ever.

But the albums tend to decline in quality the older an artist gets.
Not really. His last two solo albums Untitled and Hip Hop Is Dead were very good. He isn't selling as much as he used to but the quality is still there.
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Not really. His last two solo albums Untitled and Hip Hop Is Dead were very good. He isn't selling as much as he used to but the quality is still there.
I like "The N" or untitled as I guess it's called, but didn't care for Hip Hop is dead at all.

That double LP he released a few years back was good, IMO.
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Re: Nas - The Good Life - July 17th

whoops forgot about "Nasty", this was the first single

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Re: Nas - The Good Life - July 17th

Can't wait for this, Nas is one of the best MCs of all time....
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Re: Nas - The Good Life - July 17th

He is, but I feel like Nas has been notoriously plagued by wack beats. I don't know what it is, but he just seems to get stuck with a bunch of wack beats on his albums. With that in mind I'm over the moon by what I'm hearing coming off of this new album. The lyrics have always been there, but Nas sounds a bit hungrier than normal, and the beats are tough. Nasty is especially gut punching.
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Re: Nas - The Good Life - July 17th

Just bought the deluxe version off iTunes and gave it a listen. I think it's excellent and it is probably one of his best albums. His lyrics are top notch and the production is good. For the most part, Life Is Good avoids the wack beats that have been a problem on some of his past albums. The third verse on World's An Addiction is amazing and probably one of the best verses I have heard in a while.
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Re: Nas - The Good Life - July 17th

One of the best releases this year, still one of the greatest emcees in music today....
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Re: Nas - The Good Life - July 17th

Nas is my favorite hip-hop lyricist next to Eminem, and to me, he's never disappointed. Some of his albums have more fluff than others (Street's Disciple was excellent but a letdown from God's Son, IMO), but he's easily the most consistent artist I've ever listened to.

I really dig "Life Is Good". I think it's got some excellent production values and a lot of deep and meaningful songs. I thought his Untitled album was one of the best hip-hop albums of the last decade and this was a great follow up.

With this being his last Def Jam release, I wonder what label he'll go to next. Back to Columbia, perhaps?
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Re: Nas - The Good Life - July 17th

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Nas is my favorite hip-hop lyricist next to Eminem, and to me, he's never disappointed. Some of his albums have more fluff than others (Street's Disciple was excellent but a letdown from God's Son, IMO), but he's easily the most consistent artist I've ever listened to.

I really dig "Life Is Good". I think it's got some excellent production values and a lot of deep and meaningful songs. I thought his Untitled album was one of the best hip-hop albums of the last decade and this was a great follow up.

With this being his last Def Jam release, I wonder what label he'll go to next. Back to Columbia, perhaps?
Yep, I loved Untitled. He got a Grammy nom out of it too. Well deserved. This album I would rank as his 3rd or 4th best album he's ever done. I still think Illmatic(obviously) and Stillmatic are 1-2 but it's a toss up between Life Is Good and It Was Written for 3-4. I bought Life Is Good and got the free t-shirt that came with it at Best Buy. I pretty much like every song off this album. I really hope that he wins a Grammy this time it's long overdue. I know he probably doesn't give a fuck but in my eyes the greatest MC of all time deserves it.

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