Post-divorce Nas rises above the frustrations of mo'money, mo'ex-wife problems, and
half-assed albums of his past. The production is superb and the Amy Winehouse track is
well... conclusively, a really nice touch. Lyrics are personal and the beats are glorious.
The result is a newborn Nas laughing it all off with his ex-wife's green wedding dress on
the cover saying, "You know what? Fuck it. Life is good."
An African-American going on about problems only other African-Americans can relate to. Recommended for: African-Americans, Bored Individuals, Deaf Persons, High Horse Riders, and Illmatic Nostalgia Seekers.
A lot of potential in this album, Nas really brings this one from the heart lyrically but there is just nothing to back it up, long flowless bars, average production and some of the songs feel like he is just speaking straight up. Anyone who has enjoyed Nas albums in the past should give this at least 1 spin, but not much reason to come back to it after that especially when you have albums like Illmatic in his discography that are on another level.
Life is like BLAM! You don't know what's coming next and it could be anything. For that reason it's comforting to be reminded that often you can turn anything around and if you are strong enough, can say, 'Life is Good'. This old ass dude is going to be eligible for the Rock N' rRoll Hall of Fame soon enough, but he's still extremely viable in today's rap scene, not matter how many hipsters seem to ignore his talent, which is just so blatantly disrespectful! He will never make another Illmatic again. It's not that time in music anymore. Nas has veered towards and hovered around the current sounds of Hip-Hop and Rap as it's evolved, but his lyrics always stand strong!