Nas is about to drop his 10th album, Life is Good, and he had a listening session yesterday. I guess Nas would be going on tour shortly, and i guess that's why he had to have the listening session this early. The album doesn't drop till July 17, and that's still a full month away.
People present at the event are making us believe that this album might be his best album yet. We have to wait till it drops to know that, but judging from what he has dropped from it so far- Nasty, The Don and Daughters, i know he is in the zone right now. Even with the Black Lost Part 2 that people didn't like because of the hook, no one can say his verses were anything short of perfect. The track wont be on the album by the way, it was just a teaser for the fans. And Nas said it wasn't finished before it leaked.
Check some tweets from rapper Skyzoo on the album below-
Just heard @Nas new album. Listen. The shit he's spitting on here? Wow. Literally. Shouldve named it illmatic pt2
Listen, I'm not saying its better than illmatic. I'm saying its monstrous. His best work in years. Its what you ALL want from him
Below is the rough sketch tracklist that people at Kanye's blog (kanyetothe.com) put together, following the listening session yesterday-
1. The Train- Produced by No.ID
2. Bassline Ridic
4. Accidental Murderer feat Rick Ross- Produced by Salaam Remi & No.ID
5. How It All Got Started
7. The Don or Nasty
9. This Kind of Love
10. Summer on Smash feat Swizz Beatz & Miguel
11. Street Shit- Produced by Swizz Beatz
From reliable sources, 13 tracks were played, but the album will have 15 or 16 tracks, and the deluxe edition will have 18. This will be his last album with Def Jam. He had earlier signed a 3 million dollar, 3 album deal wwith Def Jam in the mid 00s, and this sees the end of the deal (3 albums- Hip Is Dead, Untitled, and Life Is Good). Nas would once again be a free agent after this, unless he wants to re-sign with Def Jam.
With all the promo Nas has done with this album, and putting himself out there more, i would say this album would be his most successful in years. He already has 3 videos out from singles on the album, and Swizz was talking about them shooting the video for Summer on Smash soon. Nas has never been known to really promote his albums like this with so much videos.