Nas "Life Is Good" Album Stream

Nas releases his latest album "Life Is Good," which features Rick Ross, Amy Winehouse and more.

A full stream of Nas' Life is Good has been released on Grooveshark (via LiveHipHopNation).

The album, which lands in stores today, features a smattering of guest stars including Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, Large Professor, Anthony Hamilton, Miguel and more.

The LP has already spawned the singles "The Don," "Nasty," "Bye Baby" and "Daughters." He previously compared his tenth studio project to Marvin Gaye's Here, My Dear.

"I thought Here, My Dear was brave, beautiful, honest, scary and daring. I remember putting several artists on to it, from Maxwell to Jay-Z," he said. "I couldn't imagine what Marvin was going through when he was recording it. And I couldn't imagine me being in a similar position, years later...when I started working on the record, I tried to avoid [getting too personal]. The timing was just calling for me to not avoid all the shit that was going on out there. It was like a 10,000-ton gorilla in the room watching me. This is the way I got it off of my chest. This album talks about life, love and money. It talks about the fact that marriage is expensive. Life Is Good represents the most beautiful, dramatic and heavy moments in my life."

RELATED: Nas Explains Meaning Behind "Life Is Good" Cover Art

373 Comments

  • kushiteking

    Bring in your favorite rapper let Naz-tee bury these rap fagots, closed caskets let them rot in they own maggots!!! from a rap fire breathing motherpucking don!!! Nas ain't the G.O.A.T...... you fake cd listeners keep being ignorant pawns

  • Anonymous

    Real hip Hop Nas 2012 album of the year

  • Anonymous

    My brotha Hov & I talking about how #LifeisGood http://instagram.com/p/NR4yU4pEu7/ Nas stay shitting on his pathetic stans.

  • Sherrymdl

    as John implied I'm surprised that someone can get paid $5620 in one month on the internet. did you read this website(Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/gONCM

  • truth

    no other rapper has released an album this nice 18 years after their debut! im not even a nas stan.

    • Anonymous

      why is hip hop flushed with lamess... trolls. good statement, Nas still goes hard, Vet that still goes in. Not to many left

    • Anonymous

      You are and you making a statement that is based on your ignorance and not on facts.

  • Flamez

    Based on lyrical ability alone,no beat,no stans,no albums sales,no popularity.Nas is the best rapper imo he's in the G.O.A.T. discussion hands down.Every one has their own opinion though.

  • Eagle Eye

    I'm sorry. Im I they only loving summer on smash. I go to clubs in miami, Nyc vegas and Detroit and hear club bangers tht I luv with no lyrics. Why can't nas have a club banger. Do u fools not waNT Nas to bang in the clubs. This is one of the stand out tracks. Reach Out with Mary put me in the mid 90's time. Tht beat is timeless. Yall sleeping. Only track I'm not feeling is bye bye baby.. Summer on Smash was done by ross, drake or weezy everybody be luving it. Nas does it - its all of sutton wack,. Those are bangers. Get a life and hang out people. Nas can't be deep the whole album. Makes for boring depressing listen after a while.

  • Anonymous

    rappers should watch their language

  • comachonvargas

    Illmatic, Stillmatic, It Was Written, Godson, Lost Tapes, and LIG... you see THIS is what is called being consistent... every one of these albums has no more than a couple tracks that are remotely suspect and several have 0-1 tracks that are even questionable Name a rapper with six albums that compete with those I just mentioned... PLEASE... I would really love to hear someone make a legitimate case but have resigned myself to expect the typical 'stan/dickrider' responses I really am confounded how people act like considering Nas as a GOAT is ridiculous... with his catalogue how could he not be in contention? That brings me to my next point... CATALOGUE should be the most important consideration for any GOAT contender... look at those six albums... who is topping that honestly? Consistency for 99% of rappers entails albums having 3-6 good tracks MAYBE... but for Nas? His albums have to have 80-90% good to great tracks or else the shit is wack, and by wack I mean not as good as Illmatic. Nevermind that no other rappers albums are compared to Illmatic BESIDES Nas... talk about a pretty unrealistic standard Finally... the revisionist history on this site is fucking pathetic... dudes are saying Illmatic was only good for the beats, that having 9 tracks automatically prevents it from being classic, that IWW marks the downfall of golden era rap, that Stillmatic was garbage... the only way any of these assertions can be explained is by pure hating... I could say that Jigga My Nigga prevents Blueprint from being a classic, that Justify my Thug and Change Clothes have the same effect for Black Album, that Aint No Nigga drops RD out of contention... but I won't because thats just hating... those albums are too good to not be considered classics... but people do not treat Nas' work the same way unfortunately LIG, next to Illmatic, is the best produced Nas album there is... and yet the complaints about the beats never do stop... guess its a lot easier to repeat the next man's criticisms than to make up your own mind Thanks Esco once again for an incredible album

    • Anonymous

      Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Heavy Mental, The Diary, Live And Let Die, Resurrection, Black Star, Illadelph Halflife >>>>>>>>>>> Illmatic. Yeah, not everybody's work is compared to Illmatic and that has a reason: They have already topped it.

    • Anonymous

      Criminally underrated? You don't know what that means. This album is considered a classics by thousands and thousands of rap fans and that is the problem with you Nas stans, you take your opinion as a fucking fact and try to force others to have the same opinion about Nas and his work. Why is liking an album not enough for you guys? Fuck outta here with that shit about Nas being anything close to underrated. There's rappers that are TRULY underrated and Nas is not one of them. Nas is an artist and EVERY single artist out there is a subject of criticism for the course of his career. Why aren't you lames so fucking over-sensitive that you can't seem to deal with people having other opinions about Nas' albums? You can write novels and novels, you'll NEVER achieve that everybody is going to like Nas and his music the way you do. Get over it.

    • Doc

      A true nas fan. It was written is CRIMINALLY UNDERRATED. Every bit as good as illmatic if not better. CRIMINAL how underrated that album was.... Probably Pac's 2nd rise (alleyezonmen) during the time that brought the underratedness of that joint. LIF is at least on par with ill and it was written. if not just a bit under

  • Sparkz

    This is officially my 3rd favorite Nas album. Only wack song on here is Summer On Smash. This album is what Hip Hop Is Dead should have been.

  • zademit

    man f*** all these haters. nas we salut you homie. your music takes us throw hard times. we have lots of respect for you down here. stop hating people its music.

  • Eagle Eye

    Last comment. too all nas,wayne, jeezy, drake and especialy hov stan. I love all those artist. Bang the crap out there songs. Just cause I'm nas fans I realize there other dope artist. I rock with dipset,game, too short and ross. But stop being sensitive and hating. Enjoy the music. If ain't ur vibe don't troll and post bs. You never see me on lil b or souja boy post...PERIOD.. ANY NAS WILL BE #1 ON BILLBOARD reports with over 115k sold as to date - XXL Mag gave it a classic rating. waitning on source review now. Thn waiting Rozay album... True hip hop fan!!!

  • Nas Esco

    When are they gonna review the album? That's how you know it's a classic, DX is so amazed by it that there lost for words, I say it had about 1 maybe 2 weak tracks, wish trust was on the deluxe edition instead of itunes but o'well still bangin,give the legend his due he's been dropping quality albums since day one, I almost wanna say this is better then stillmatic and it was written.props to Nas and the beats are good throughout the whole album eat a dick haters

    • bigmike

      i love nas, no doubt andit'll take me 3-6 months to give my real opinion. some of nas' songs have no playback value.75% I play over and over in my car.this is not a diss, he's in my top 3 but accident murderer? not feeling it. overall i think this album sounds cool, i'm stuck in the 90s and dont give a fuck. dont compare rappers with rappers, year to yearalot changes, appreciate the situation boys. peace x

    • Anonymous

      "When are they gonna review the album? That's how you know it's a classic, DX is so amazed by it that there lost for words" Disgusting would be an understatement.

  • Shaune Johnson

    This album is a classic! I'm tired of being hooked in by a dope instrumental and catchy hook.I must admit, I respect the fact that Nas still believes that music listeners deserve good music, no matter what kind of bullshit we are accepting nowadays. His lyrical content is powerful and his delivery and wordplay are ridiculous like Ddot said, period.

  • Eagle Eye

    Album is crazy. to be honest this ain't for me hip hop head under 25 years of age. Production is amazing. Lyrics are crazy. Give this 4.5 mic rating compared to other nas albums. But compared to his peers this is 5 mics all day. I think people don't give this brother credit he desevre. Stop bringing up Illmatic. Want to old nas listen to his old albums... lol

    • He did say this years ago

      "They thought I'd make another "Illmatic" But it's always forward I'm movin Never backwards stupid here's another classic"

  • Anonymous

    damn this shit is fire no wonder it got xxl in xxl

  • Ddot

    This album is dope. His wordplay is ridiculous. I'd hate to see what y'all listen to if u say this album is garbage. Ya dig??

  • Anonymous

    nas must listen to the most wack fucking music to have a beat choice this terrible, nas wtf are you doing after 10 years of criticism for your choice in shitty beats why havent you hired someone with an actual ear to choose beats for you... that mary J blige joint? sounds like something I made when I first started playing with FL studio

    • Ahaha

      Ahaha the mary j blige song is like a classic hiphop style of beat. Instrumentals aren't all about crazy digital sounds and vocals so chopped up that you know that its all done by a machine not a real person. Its called sticking to the roots of hiphop, and building an album on how you feel. Not following trends of current mainstream instrumentals. Maybe if you even made a 1 mic album you'd have an idea of what goes into an album besides throwing away your true feelings to get air play and sales of what is popular in the moment. Sounds to me like Nas tried putting a classic 90's feel on the album while still keeping its present. And the man did it fucking flawlessly.

    • Anonymous

      dude go kill yaself

  • gutter man

    pretty boy corporate rap for people who enjoy safe, clean, boring music. dude aint a fuckin don- what a false image. he trys but he plays the fence too much with a little real hip hop and then too much mainstream crap.

  • gutter man

    you cornballs still worshiping nasir the over-rated pseudo conscious fake G. goody goody rap. DIP-SET BITCH!! - and dont say there dead caue they all got heat our right now except juelz. nas is boring and whats with the dress he's holding on the cover. thats some subliminal sexual transvestite shit no matter what his reason for it is.

  • pienman

    life is mos definitely good for the GOD nas.. come on, na! this joint is the shizzle

  • snrkng

    Well well how did i know some tough talking internet gangster would throw up some child like garbage. That's right i am older than you. And i know a thing or two about life. Just prey you make it past your 40s with all that tough talk. You are the type of person that gets knocked out in a street fight(if you have ever had one) Here's one for you, last nite crash crew,cold crush bros,two of the furious five,kwame,chubb rock,epmd,big daddy kane,d.j.scratch and marly marl performed last night at B.B. Kings N.Y.C. now there is some real hip hop for you. Of course some of you will not understand what these people have done for the music you claim to know so much about DO YOUR HOME WORK CHILDREN

  • nsparks923

    First off I am a huge Nas fan...but here is my honest assessment...The album is good/solid, but not great. Which is pretty common for his albums. The lyrics and flow are always top notch and this album is crazy in that department. I have to agree with most when they discuss production. There are some gems no doubt, but still not exactly what I personally would like to hear. There are some tracks that should have been tossed to the side. Im not a big fan of Salaam Remi and his work. I really like NO I.D's style and musical beats, but I had that he doesnt use banging drums or hardly any drums for that matter in alot of his material. I give it 4/5 I guess. But I am like alot of Nas fans that feel like there is so much more to be done. Vastly in the overall production department. But compared to these other wack niggas out there, there is no comparison. Let me just say that.

  • Anonymous

    slated to sell 120000 in one week.u dickriders dont even cop albums.smh!!

  • escobar season

    this album is seriously good shit if you are gonna get it grab the deluxe version well worth it all i been playing in the car last 3 days

  • Anonymous

    where the review.i listened to this shit like 20 times.not less than 5/5

  • asdas

    Everyone on this site are fucking retards this album is rap AOTY

  • wishworks

    by weeks end, this album we be in number one slot on billboard 120,000 cd sold in two days, waiting for end of week sales

  • joe5286

    I've been a Nas fan for a long time but this album is boring, nothing special about it. The cover is probably the only dope thing about this album. No Introduction is completely wack, lyrics on nearly all the songs are wack, the beats sound the same, put me to sleep. Nastradamas is even better than this album, sorry Nas

    • nsparks923

      Joe, if you think the lyrics are wack, please let me know what other artists you listening to right now because I need to hear that dude.

  • copy/pastaaaaaaaaa

    Ok let's face it, nas back in the day had a few good songs, but come on dude just admit that your shit ain't saying shit. I still believe jayz is a better rapper, performer and business man than nas

  • That dude

    jay z - $450mil, 14 grammys, 5 classic albums nas - $6mil in debt, 0 grammys, ONE classic album over 19 yrs, and signed up 2 def jam, no hit songs since 2006 end of story

  • Ricky Rozay

    most of these rappers aint real niggas. Word, Nas bankrupt never was a drug runner, Lil Wayne aint no blood, Jeezy aint no BMF, 50 a snitch, Game a stripper, drake is gay. None of these niggas real you guys. If they was all real they all be dead now. Like it or not Ross is the new biggie. BAWSE!!!!!

  • real talk

    The thing is nas still sounds the same as he ever did and has no diversity of styles. jayz rips it in a variety of styles to any beat and adds different twists to his rhymes. nas is trash and has never stepped up his game to be able to hang with anybody let alone jayz. Hence the reason he hasnt had a hit since 2006. nas will NEVER be on the charts again

  • Anonymous

    everyone keeps checking for the album to beat illmatic, STOP COMPARING SHIT just take the music as it is. DOPE. VERY FEW people in the game are capable of making an album this good

  • Anonymous

    So much of the production is going over mad peoples heads. So many throw backs to illmatic/stillmatic years. so many sounds relating to queensbridge and brooklyn in here. love this shit

  • jerryc

    hugeee nas fan. Comeon guys...the album is very average. I suppose its what I expect from todays rap albums, but please dont compare it to Nas' past work. The problem with hip hop is there are no complete songs anymore. U get good lyrics and shit hooks/beats or it all just sucks. Stillmatic every song is better than life is good

    • Anonymous

      Well, as a fellow huge Nas fan, I don't feel Life is Good either. Probably it will grow in my eyes after a few more spins, but its simply not what it should be for me. While the lyrics are on point most of the time, the rest just don't feels outstanding to me. I'm not amazed by the beat selection, the coherency between the tracks are light, the hooks are not memorable ones ... and the list goes on. Its nice in overall, but not good enough to live up for the expectations. I mean ... c'mon, a god-sent talent (Nas) goes through his emotionally most intensive period in life (marriage with Kelis, financial problems etc.), and THIS is the best what he can make about it?

    • Upstate Original

      Nothing avg about this

    • advocate

      yo im a nas fan too, and if you said HHID, Steets disciple, I Am,Nastradamus and untiled all were classic, you would be fucking lying ......when it comes too Illmatic, Stillmatic, IWW, The Lost tapes, Gods Son, and LIG, they are fucking classics

  • QBN

    The album is aight.. not a classic by any means. The problem with Nas, as always, is the fkn BEATS. Too many RnB beats and hooks on this lp. "Nasty" one of the hardest joints was relegated to "Bonus track" status.. hopefully we get that album with Preemo one day..

  • G.O.R

    I'ts official niggaz on this site don't know anything about HIP HOP.Now with that out of way, imo this album finally drop kicks Illmatic out of my heavy rotation. His production was on point and the lyrical content was some of the best subject matter that I've heard since Eric B and Rakim's classic Let The Rhythm Hit Em album.

    • Upstate Original

      This is a top level album, the internet and the disposable nature of listening and clicking a button to jump to something else, has this game fucked up, but at the same time it helps, streaming this album for instance....but bumping this in the ride let me tell you...this album is instant vintage...Nasty Nas killin em eating on his 10th album sheesh

    • comachonvargas

      ^^^^ Illmatic might be a stretch but fuckboys are still complaining about the beats and this album has perhaps the most consistent crossover appeal of any Nas album its stunning... you're right on point though HHDX is full of people who couldn't credit Nas if he dropped an album contending with Illmatic like this album just might...seriously diverse subject matter with outstanding production... have you heard a beat like you wouldn't understand on a Nas album before? Fucking bangers occupy 80% of this album and that is being quite conservative fellas... just call it like I see it Disagree if you like... but this is the best since Godson, maybe since Lost Tapes... reminds me of the Trackmasters days

  • Condescending Wonka

    So, you put a side parting in your hair on your 10th album cover? That should really bring out your youth.

  • Condescending Wonka

    So, you have a side parting in your hair on your album cover. That should help bring out your youth.

  • Hip Hop Historian

    clearly if you dont like this album, you're either a hater or you just didnt understand the concept i wont say its his BEST album, but when you sum up the concept and the blues he's sharing its definitely a CLASSIC.. the beats are chosen to fit each songs content e.g. you wouldnt put the lyrics from Black Bond with the beat from Summer on Smash would you? they just dont fit... Brains people, use them :)

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn't want to put anything with the beat from summer on smash

    • Anonymous

      learn a new word? That logic is very far from ridiculous actually. Its the same as saying if you don't think mercedes makes quality vehicles then you are either an idiot or don't know cars. That statement would too be valid. If you don't/can't appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of both the car or the album then you're an idiot or just don't know the subject well enough. Very sensible logic actually.

    • Anonymous

      This album isnt innovative so .... not a classic. sorry.

    • Anonymous

      you nazi ass niggas need to go die. seriously. maybe a nigga just aint feeling the album?

    • Anonymous

      pseudo-intellectual bullshit, sorry :) LOL 'If you dont like this album you're either a hater or dont understand the concept' what ridiculous logic.

  • abe

    Mama there goes that man again!

  • Anonymous

    Everytime Nas drops an album it is in the Top 10 albums of all time. God damn, that's why these fucking stans are so disgusting.

  • Mboogie

    Every other comment is talking about the production which I can understand because it is a big part of the music but his lyrics alone on this album makes it one of the best albums this year.

    • Que

      Lyrics alone don't make a great song Beats alone don't make a great song

    • SIG

      Thats what Ive been saying. Bout time someone jumped in there. But these hip hop heads are to busy jumping on trends like saying "stan" and "classics". hamster ass niggas!

  • Anonymous

    We need to kill the word "classic". The term "classic" has no value anymore. I see stans labeling albums a classic an hour after it leaks. Some of these album yall are giving this label don't even have classic songs on them. Just say you like the album and keep it moving.

  • William Roberts, C.O.

    Im sorry but this officer ricky Reebok add on the side of the screen is hilarious "Rick Ross never follows" lmao the guy is as big a follower as i've ever seen. Compare his picture from when he was a C.O. to how he looks now..keep in mind he was already a grown man when he was an officer of the law. He went from a clean cut, no tattoo having COP to a wannabe Freeway Rick with a thick ass beard and a hundred tattoos. William even tattooed Rick Ross' name on his hands LOL anyway.. on topic.. Nas album was good, not a classic like the stans caught up in the hype are talkin but definitely a solid album. Large Pro's album is better IMO and we still got Kendrick and others dropping this year, so can't call Life Is Good the album of the year, sorry.

  • Anonymous

    The nas album is cool but nothing great. Def not a classic like the gnause stans tell it. Its basically on the same level as Untitled, HHID and Streets Disciple. Fukken nas stans, i remember when those albums dropped they were all puttin in work and callin them classics. Now those albums are considered average to good. This always happens with nas albums.

  • Anonymous

    gargbe nas is washed up probly wont sell 100 000 same flow his hole tym hes bin around people say hes a legend hes never popped of like eminem 50 cent jay z kanye and game in there day globel and theres a reson for that u all like him just cause he stays true to hip hop which hv to give him props for that but this is gargbe

  • Anonymous

    Fly album. Gonna rock the t-shirt tonite with a Kangol and the gold rope. #lifeisgood Yes the deluxe edition comes with a t-shirt.

  • Anonymous

    people are fkin idiots. hands down this is one the decade's best work from every aspect that you can think of. Easily this is Nas' top three albums, probably his best (no disrespect to illmatic)

    • ..

      this album would have been almost impeccable if 'summer on smash' hadn't marred it. illmatic was absolute. this one isn't, so it isn't better than illmatic, but it's still one of Nas' best and a top contender for album of the year (any albums that come out during the remainder of 2012 will be hard-pressed to top this one).

  • Keepin REAL hip hop alive

    sick album but every time i hear a swizzz beats production, my IQ goes into negative units until the song ends

  • ASEE

    Nas leaked all the best shit off this. That's disappointing. Nothing hot to hear for the first time.

  • Snrkng

    I am a 46yr old man who has been in this hip hop culture for as long as i have lived, that being said. Please give all the negative comments and tought talk a rest. All the name calling means nothing.We can disagree to the wheels fall off. Nas has put out another well thoughtout art. We are not going to like every track, but for the most part VALIANT EFFORT. Nas will always have my RESPECT. AND 100 PAIR OF SNEAKERS DON'T MAKE YOU A COLLECTOR. "SNEAKER KING"

    • Anonymous

      koth561 - MusicMeter.nl ^ Compton Bloods create music accounts on Dutch music websites? You're from the Netherlands, knock it off.

    • koth561

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    • Anonymous

      please don't feed the trolls

    • Anonymous

      I know real B's, they would knock you the f out for playing around in their presence. You're on the worldwide web announcing your "affiliation" while they hide their connections. Knock it off buddy.

    • Anonymous

      And here goes the Caucasian nerd from Finland/Switzerland/Europe acting like he's an active Blood. All you have to do is search his name and it will pop up all of his video fantasies, his comment history on You Tube, him asking for fitness advice, him visiting all types of websites listening to Z-Ro, Trae, and plenty of other Black rappers but he wants you to believe he's an active Blood in the streets of Compton.

    • koth561

      shut yo old ass up bl662d dats on da h66d..take yo ass to bed nigga its past yo bedtime old ass muhfuxka SUUUUWOOOOOOO

  • Keepin REAL hip hop alive

    FUCKING sick

  • mas

    we love nas in afghanistan. straight up. we salut you nas. you keep us going throw hard times.

  • Acesun

    PS one eleven had free lunch, embarrassed I managed to get a plate. When these clowns who claim they have the game in their pocket because they movin units NOW, holla at me 20+ years from now and if you still Relevant like the Don, then I grossly under-rated you and will apologize for shittin on your catalogs.

  • Anonymous

    this album is definitely one of the sickest shout to nas man he did a great job on this

  • Anonymous

    "IMO NAS HAS THE BEST CATALOGUE OF ANY RAPPER" Ok. That's the Bud Light talking.

  • YESSIR

    GOD DANG THIS IS HOT 5/5

  • J.ELL

    You know it never ceases to amaze me that people can't be rationale when making arguments against NAS. I happen to think the album is incredible, but forget my thoughts, what needs to happen is folks need to put this album in perspective. This guy is still relevant, ON HIS TERMS, after how many years? That in itself says that he won, regardless of who we compare him to, he won. Illmatic, 1994 and this guy is still putting in work. He hasn't crossed over, he's basically decided to things his way. I don't get into the Jay comparison or this or that, I think it's useless because we all have our likes and dislikes. What I will say is that NAS 18 years later has remained relevant, put together an album that I think is incredible, and has continued to work under his own set of rules. He doesn't feel pressured to put out an album every year, doesn't bow down to the status quo, and continues to push the creative envelope. I can't hate on the dude, as the album title states, Life is Good!

  • wishworks

    this album is hot. Digging No I.D. & salaam Remi Production, swizz so so, as a matter a fact, out of 18 cuts maybe 2 to 3 are suspect, and he still murder the fuc out of them tracks. but over all Pretty damm good album 4.25 out of five for the whole project

  • Rawbeats

    Really good album and worth the money! Nas is almost 40 and he can still tell stories that people can relate too. His flow is timeless and never outdated; the other +40 rappers with a timeless flow are Jay-Z and Scarface because they rap on rhythm making their voice another instrument of the music.(Biggie, Tupac, Nas, Jay-Z, Scarface)

  • Blak

    why nas put officer William on this shit..if he hadn't sold out and put a fuckin Cop rappin another man's life on this shit i might have bought the album, now its gettin downloaded for free..Nas lost fuckin with Officer Rickkky

    • Anonymous

      Wow, you're quick to say I support ex-police frauds. I don't even like Rick Ross. He's extremely boring. But I didn't mind his 1 verse on the album. Didn't bother me 1 bit. But whatever. If you don't want to buy the album just cause of 1 rapper being featured on the album, then so be it. Don't buy it.

    • Anonymous

      lmao ur dumb,I mean ur so caught up on bullshit that u believe the shit u write...Shit nigga I wish I was able to be a CO but too bad for me cuz one time I thought like you and put a knife in a socalled thug throat u and instead of retaliating he told on me and got me time and a record.N u stupid cuz ull read this and answer back which tells me ur on a computer or phone beat waiting to respond..instead of getting money and being about that shit u talk...the nerve of suckers

    • Blak

      nah, hip hop is they way it is cuz pussies like you and Nas don't stand for shit and support ex-police frauds and closet homos..no integrity in the game, and spineless clowns like you are to blame.. Niggaz fuckin with an officer of the law pretending to be Freeway Rick aint gettin a dime outta my pocket

    • Anonymous

      lol. people always asking for az and shit, but nobody would care if doe or die 2 would be pushed back to 2020.

    • Anonymous

      So because of Rick Ross, you're not gonna spend $10 on the album & bootleg it instead? That's why Hip Hop is the way it is now cause of retards like you. smh

  • Anonymous

    i see a lot of people remarking that the song "summer on smash" pretty much ruined an otherwise flawless album. if this is how YOU feel, then allow me to make a suggestion: when you upload the CD or download the album from the 'net onto your itunes, change the track number of "nasty" to #8 and change "summer on smash" to #15 to interchange their respective spots on the album and make your own "life is good". if you really don't like "summer on smash", then just go ahead and delete the song altogether. once again, this is only a suggestion.

  • trent

    I really liked the production.. *shrug*

  • SIG

    More arguments about production and beats. I THOUGHT WE ALL LISTENED TO TRUE HIP HOP FOR ONE REASON. WORDS. You listening for beats? Go get on that new faggot dub step and house music routine. Nas killed this shit. I dont like the swizzz beats song. Nothin against swizz, hes got some good tracks like start it up. But other than that. the entire album is great. its chill and its smart and well put together. You did your thing Nas. They just mad your getting older and have more knowledge on whats really important in life.

    • SIG

      I think we can all agree that Ross on here is some bullshit. Why anyone would want to collab with him is beyond me. Stealing you name from someone who made 600 million dollars selling drugs when you aint even made 600 mill legally. Freeway RR is top 20 richest drug lords ever. Rick Ross is top 20 biggest bitches ever.

    • SIG

      You all kill me. Yall dont know what hip hop is. Sure there is correlation between beats and lyrics. No Doubt. But a beat doesnt make a song. Those words do. I dont like that Mary J. hook, I think the anthony hook is too long in the begining. The beats are decent, nothing special im sure we can agree. But the words are incredible. He just rips that shit up. If you cant take the beat out of your music and still like it, it dont mean shit. If your looking for that shit that make your ass clap, I think Skrillex can help you out with that. Im looking to nod my head to some real ass shit. I wont listen to something with a hard ass beat and dumbass lyrics. I will listen to a shitty production with some real shit written on it. Music is music though. Not an argument, just a preference.

    • Anonymous

      This is retarded and a fucking excuse. Stop acting like there's nothing between overproduced dubstep shit and forgettable beats. Go listen to fucking Poetry Jams. This is MUSIC in the first place and it's not impossible to pick great beats and still have the focus on your lyrics. Lyrics are very important, but a great beat elevates a song to another level and makes it truly remarkable.

    • Jack Merridew

      you said rap is about words and I said rap is all about beats AND rhymes...there's nothing wrong here anyway I don't speak english so don't get mad if I prefer music. peace

    • SIG

      Rhymes are words... whered you get your degree? Slam? lol. Cause I wanna listen to someone scream into my hear at different pitches? I cant understand that shit. I like something I can understand from a perspective that I may not understand. Nas does a great job in this album of describing a lot of virisitial things.. Think about it. As for beats whats wrong with loco-motive? as for rhymes Doctor busy operating on a lady who's sedated He can barely concentrate cause hes newly separated His estranged wife likes entertaining her acquaintance In the house they were married in, mad people waiting Some young some old, heads and stomachs aching Filling out an application cause they all need medication But the doctor need love or a quick vacation Calling up his travel agent Same time, premedidating murdering his ex wife Life, savage ain't it Some need Xanax just to maintain it We all need faith cause the world keep changing Let go of the illusion, start some restraining I rest my case... NAS!

    • Jack Merridew

      stfu it's all about beats and rhymes if you love lyrics alone go listen to some slam bullshit dickhead

  • cooper

    Decent album not classic but really good. And also the word classic gets thrown around a lil too much on hiphopdx. Let the album grow with time then see if it stands the test of time. 4/5

  • Jack Merridew

    pop rap, not rap lyrics are on point but beats are awful and rnb choruses ? wtf with this trend ? worst thing that happened to hip hop

    • Que

      Where did he say that? Not bashing Curious to know

    • Anonymous

      Nothing wrong with some R&B hooks, but Nas has clearly overdone them on this album, espcecially because he said that they were going for the straight boom bap sound without hooks.

    • SIG

      R&B Choruses is traditional NAS. Its that shit out of the 90s rap. When were you born 06, 07?

  • Anonymous

    i expected more, a few dope songs but Nas can do better. Beats are shitty as usual .

    • Chunk God

      ^^ What a bunch of retards. So many people try to jump on the "Nas has bad beats" bandwagon. I bet most of these fools has no musical background or any idea about what they talking. Truth is...Nas has had some pretty bad beat selections on previous albums. But this album there is no way you can say that. If you do feel that, the issue is that you possibly don't actually like real hip-hop. And you think it's the beats. But you're more suited to Frank Ocean or Drake or something.

    • Anonymous

      exactly. the production is completely horrible. "let there be a light" >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> all the tracks on here.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. Im a big Nas fan but i must say this album just fell short for me. Some good tracks but the production just ruins it for me.

    • 305LiveNigga

      Fck you nigga! This shit is dope! Fuck nigga! I'll smack niggas like you B! Opa Locka! Born & Raised nigga! Run that nigga!!!!

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  • HHFAN

    Best Hip Hop album I've heard this year.

  • The colored section

    I can't argue with that, my fav 1.You wouldn't Understan 2.Back Then 3.Daughters 4.Stay 5.A Queens Story

  • Anonymous

    http://cdn.necolebitchie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Nas-and-Jay-z-Life-Is-Good-Release.jpg For the losers that still argue about Jay and Nas.

  • Disco Dan

    My list of the best song's on L.I.G 1.A Queens Story 2.Locco Motive 3.Black Bond 4.The World An Addiction 5.Stay 7.Bye Baby 8.Roses 9.The Don 10.Where's The Love

  • shadyaftermath

    This is the best hip hop album I've heard since get rich or die trying back in 03. Thats how good this is, classic.

  • BIG FACE ITALY

    Where is the review, are they scared at DX?

  • King

    My Opinion 1. Stillmatic 2. Illmatic 3. Life Is Good

  • AMERICANBEAUTY90'S

    LIFE IS GOOD = CLASSIC ALL DAY You wouldnt understand , Bye Baby , Stay , my favorites on the album

  • last real nigga alive

    Fuck XXL Reviews...HIPHOPDX where real hip hop lives.

  • Tycoon

    All I gotta say is I'm buying this!

  • advocate

    masterpiece one of his best for real. this is the kinda shit ill still be listening to in 20 years.....timeless music

  • LifeDefined

    Full Album Review on Nas's Life Is Good Here On My Blog: http://lifedefined.weebly.com/1/post/2012/07/nas-life-is-good-album-review.html In Depth from a serious Hip Hop Fan, Check It Out Guys! Appreciated. -LifeDefined

  • Anonymous

    I don't know what you niggaz listening to but I'm from Houston and this nigga nas is killing this LIG im from Houston and all my niggaz was on this album early this morning and you niggas talking about classic albums but fail to mention the lost tapes and Qbs finest

  • Anonymous

    man im not even the greatest nas fan, but finally a good quality album! theres maybe only 1-5 quality albums a year at this point in rap

  • Anonymous

    ON ANOTHA NOTE RESPECT 2 YMCMB THE LABEL & ARTISTS NOT THE FCUKBOI COMMENTS 4 FALLIN BACK & LETTIN NAS SHINE

  • nas

    TO ALL THE HATERS MY ALBUM GOT XXL IN XXL MAG NOW GO SUCK YO MAMA DICK

  • asdf

    come on dx.. grow some balls and give this album a 5.

  • JETLIFE116

    Album is so tough, wish he got some soul/blues samples in there tho really stress that feeling of losing your wife but its a chill record. Beat selection is dope, features are tight (except one)

  • JC

    GOD DAMN this is a good album!! Real hip hop is back mofo's No more southern wack ass YMCMB junk. 2012 is the year when hip hop is coming back. Long live NAS king of real lyrics real hip hop

  • Anonymous

    REX ON HERE HATIN AS USUAL YERP 75% OF DA HATE IS FROM 1 FCUKBOI

  • jg

    this album is hot. Roses, Stay, Cherry Wine all bump. Nas get personal and deep on this album, but there are maybe 3-4 tracks that it could do without. 4/5

  • Anonymous

    the black bond..... NAS NIGGA

  • Cleo

    Swizz Beatz must have some deal that requires him to shit on one Def Jam album per year.

  • SDK

    ANOTHER CLASSIC FOR NAS CATALOGUE

  • mhill

    i am starting to think there are people getting paid to hate on nas - how can u hate someone who is just good at what he do very talented and actually speak for the people on issues so someone is getting paid to degrade this man - it's really pathetic this is an outstanding album meaningful songs so has most of his albums been and the beats do let people herd your mind to dislike this man he's in history as not just a great mc but one of the best writer's of our time capturing our times

  • asdf

    i wish az was on you wouldn't understand

  • Anonymous

    "This and frank ocean" Ironically, Best Buy has it in a pink display.

    • ha!

      true sham!! i luv it when people think they;re being clever when in reality they're just being ignorant. no clue of what words mean or how words can breed intolerance.

    • sham

      that isn't ironic...GO BACK TO SCHOOL, LEARN THE DEFINITION AND THREE VARITIONS OF IRONY!!! SMH.

  • Anonymous

    "nas is the greatest lyrcist of all time" Not quite, but close. Jay has proven over time he's still better as an overall artist. Some may dispute that, but while Jay can make most songs, even the "soft ass" one's sound catchy, Nas needs the right beat or else he's totally thrown off.

    • SIG

      This reminds me of the other night. My buddy was like who do you like better Jay or Nas? I was like damn I cant decide. They both got a tracks that click with me. They both have said the same thing though... "Success is money." So whos better. In my opinion tho... Theyre both sick. I think Nas can write better lyrics, but I think Jay can relate to audiences better.

    • Anonymous

      Opinions are like assholes, everyone got one. IMO NAS HAS THE BEST CATALOGUE OF ANY RAPPER

    • Anonymous

      so anonymous, ur argument is that jigga is a better sell out? wtf

    • HIPHOP

      for example peep black republicans and let that bitch breath...smfh... now STFU

    • Anonymous

      they're noth good and I listen to their music on and off neither are lacking, neither are perfect

    • HIHOP

      i BET ANYTHING u fucks couldn write a decent rhyme or song to save ur pathetic LIVES.... stfu and get off dick bitch jigga himself KNOWS nas is beyond his lyrical capability... and since ether he almost had a nervous breakdown on his beach chair til Nas and him became cool so learn the actual facts b4 u ride dicks fags. if u have no sources for true research then stfu. and jus be a passer by...THA FACCKK u niggaz kno bout syllables or similes or any parts of speech that highlight true poetry... jay sine he was featured on big L's project has tried to capture nas's eery filth and grime that he's known for so again stfu and learn wtf u speak on b4 u open ur pubic filled mouths. BITCHES

    • Anonymous

      Nas is one-dimensional as fuck, while Jay has learned to master both audiences, something that Nas, despite his obvious sellout attempts, always failed to.

  • BIG FACE ITALY

    Nas b the hip hop Sinatra! Best album in years easaly!!

  • Robbin Tanks 4 Ammo

    Its crazy how classic this album is, in a time where only trend matters Nas brings back (street)Soul!! Never mind a hater,they be consumed by frustrated jealousy!

    • Robbin Tanks 4 Ammo

      Greatest story was a big dissapointment... Trophies is a great album, crazy production and on point lyrics... but damn even OC will tell you that you're wrong on that side

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous pls drop it...nobody wants to know what trophies is...if its so great let it speak for itself. stop campaigning on every Nas thread

    • Anonymous

      The wackest track off Trophies is still better than this whole album, you can add also Greatest Story Never Told to this list.

  • Mortis

    If you remove Summer on Shit this would be near a 5 mic album

  • Anonymous

    hip hop is back!!

  • Anonymous

    nas is the greatest lyrcist of all time

  • Anonymous

    this album is crazyyy word!

  • Anonymous

    WOW NAS WENT IN HARDD

  • Anonymous

    BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Dose of Reality

    So the impression I'm getting is that there are only two possible outcomes for an album. It's either CLASSIC or GARBAGE. Aight. Well it sounds pretty tight to me, nothing game changing. The funny thing is most people who called it garbage would be all over it if it were some random street rapper instead of Nas. By the same token, most people who called it a classic would probably be more "eh" if it were some random street rapper. Stop living in extremes, it's BORING.

    • Anonymous

      "some random street rapper" wouldn't be able to put it down like Nas does. Nas is a one of a kind rapper, in his own class. so there.

    • Shadow Precinct

      ^ You win. For the record I do think this is a dope, honest rap album. Kind of refreshing in today's climate.

  • Fuck Marcy

    I find it quite comical when heads put Nas on blast saying "HE NEEDS TO SWITCH UP HIS FLOW".Automatically that's a code word for Nas needs to dumb down his lyrics...Never that!

  • L-Boogie

    Nas's Best albums 1.Illmatic 2.The Lost Tapes 3.It Was Written 4.Stillmatic 5.God's Son 6.Untitled 7.Life Is Good

  • Anonymous

    Summer on Smash is the weakest track. Nas lyrics save the song. Swizz is wack

  • Anonymous

    Nas is my GOAT and I already pre-ordered this album, can't wait to listen to it, hope it can meet my expactations. I have only heard Nasty and The Don, but going by the comments and the overwhemlingly positive response, this looks like it could very well be Nas' next classic.

  • Anonymous

    Half y'all niggas got the album from 4Shared instead of iTunes lmao

  • Fuck Queensbridge

    Let it be known this bitch haven't released a good album since 2002.

  • Anonymous

    a jigsaw puzzle aerial view of the projects-legendary

  • Anonymous

    swizz beat went hard on summer on smash annoying hook though

  • Anonymous

    world is an addiction sounded different

  • Chicasal

    Couple decent track, most of album is ok at best, one of the weaker joints nas has put out in awhile.

  • Anonymous

    production on locomotive was bananas!!

  • Anonymous

    one word DISAPPOINTMENT

    • Chris Tennant - Jacksonville, FL

      @ Lil Loc - Boogie got bodied by an Anonymous with an OPINION? I like Hip Hop Is Dead, Illmatic, and Life Is Good, but in my OPINION only 2 of them are classics - Illmatic and Life Is Good....Who got bodied now? Just like if I say I like Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Blueprint 3...Only 2 of them are classics in my OPINION. Who got bodied now? Huh? I'm waiting Lil Loc...do me a favor and please stay "Lil"...Peace

    • Lil Loc

      at @BOOGIE you just got bodied FOOL

    • Anonymous

      STOP LYING!!! You ain't no god damn Jay fan, you're just trying to build a false impression This shit is horrible, it makes Hip Hop Is Dead look like Illmatic.

    • BOOGIE

      STOP HATING!!! I AM A HOV FAN BUT THIS ALBUM IS A CLASSIC

  • wouzi

    ONE WORD! CLASSIC!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      shut up. illmatic is a classic, but not this overrated ass garbage with it's terribly overdone hooks.

  • youngsta

    this album sucks ass. old ass nas needs to hang it up, along with that fake ass sellout prodigy. this album and hnic 3 are the worst shits to come out this year. nothing but pop beats and r&b hooks. waka flocka's triple f life is more hardcore and raw than these soft ass albums. fuck y'all nas dickriders.

  • YUNG DUCE

    NIGGAZ SLEPT ON NAS, THE GREATEST EVER NIGGA FROM A WESTCOAST NIGGA LIKE ME TO ADMIT IS HARD BRUH FUCK RICK ROSS, BUT THIS FAKE ASS NIGGA HAS THE ONLY VERSE OF HIS CAREER ON THIS ALBUM REAL TALK NOT A NAS DICKRIDA BEFORE YOU STUPID NIGGAS START

  • Its Um

    This and frank ocean I think i'll buy together.

  • dockevoc

    Reminds me of Em's Recovery...talented artist is written off after a couple sub par albums, goes through personal struggle, uses it as motivation and creates a solid comeback album with a lot of r+b hooks that actually do convey their emotion.

  • FURYAN

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR !! FUCK YEAH

  • RealHiphop360

    I'm no Nas Stan. But this is a great album its musically tight mature and lyrically surpasses any artist out there. 4.5

    • Anonymous

      ^ his verse on carter 4....Andre is dope buy y'all overrate him

    • Chris

      @ETK - 3000 is probably the only one that deserves to be on that list, maybe Rakim but he doesn't have the discography to hang with Nas...Name one subpar verse from 3 Stacks

    • ETK

      Lupe, 3000, One Be Lo, Elzhie, Blu and Killah Priest don't belong on that list

    • Anonymous

      That's a dumb ass argument. Nas is not even close to the lyrical master yall always call him. AZ, Lupe, Andre 3000, One Be Lo, Elzhi, Blu, Rakim, G Rap, Black Thought, Killah Priest, Common, Kweli and Mos Def are all better.

  • Anonymous

    i m still waiting for the review personally i think it s a 4/5

  • Anonymous

    Anybody that uses the term "dickriding" is a fag.. Anybody that uses the term "hater" is a fucking retard with a limited vocabulary... Continue as you were.. broke fucking losers!

  • The MG

    This album is serious, probably his best effort since God's Son in my opinion. Production is legit and Nas sounds hungry and focused. Summer on Smash is the weakest song on the album, but even that one's still decent. Great work Esco!

  • ddddddd

    can't please everyone

  • ddddddd

    this a great album. thanks nas, but you know you can please everyone

  • Anonymous

    the first few tracks could have been placed better but other than that a really great album.

  • Anonymous

    The fans in here are truly disappointed by this album and try to overplay it with ridiculous dickriding. They just get mad at the haters because they type the truth, but dickriders will never accept facts.

  • mario

    This is hotttttt...nice body of work

  • YonkersBornAndRaised

    LMAO @ all you dickriders. This album has a couple decent tracks. The Don and Nasty are pretty tight, but the rest is just wrong. First off, how do you feature Large Professor on tracks that aren't produced by him? Instead he chooses NO I.D. who is for the most part a teeny bopper producer. I'm pretty sure the beat from "You Wouldn't Understand" was also from a Nelly song off that one album 5.0. LOL @ featuring Swizz Beats when he is garbage outside of the Ruff Ryders click. I don't understand how y'all can take Nas so seriously after Illmatic. Illmatic is a classic and one of my favorite albums, but for god's sake more half of that reason why that album is a classic is because of the beats that were given to him at that time period. Nas lost me after he decided to "kick knowledge" when he is absolutely no good at it. Case in point: He ruined that Distant Relatives album. Damian should have collaborated with a rapper like K'naan or any other rapper that has more experience with Africa. Nas has been struggling for most of his career (music-wise) finding out if he wants to be a gangsta rapper, a tenny bopper or some "knowledge kicker" This album might sell a lot given from what I have seen on all these sites and on Itunes, but he has failed time after time to live up to his classic. And yes, I'm strictly old school with it so I'm obviously going to compare it with Illmatic and it's just not that good. Peace

    • nick08

      And the fact that you just called him a "Lyricist on Mainstream Standards" Makes you sound like an idiot honestly.

    • Anonymous

      Word. Nas is a lyricist by mainstream standards. G Rap is better in every single way and the beloved IWW was a shitty, commercialized knock off of "Live And Let Die". It's sad that people say Elzhi and Lupe wouldn't be doing this shit without Nas, but Nas stans want you to forget that we never would've heard of Nas if it wasn't for Tragedy Khadafi, Kool G Rap and Rakim. The reality is, Nas is overrated as fuck. There's a LOT of rappers who outclass him in every department, but they don't make the shitty pop music he does, so they get overlooked. It speaks for itself that he was consistently outshined by his own weedcarriers. If it wasn't for Illmatic for which I give the producers much more credit, nobody would be caring about this fool anymore.

    • Anonymous

      I think there are more ppl on the "hate nas" bandwagon than there are people on the nas dickriding bandwagon since every compliment in the comments is followed by some retard trying to prove it wrong lmao

    • nick08

      @queensnukka if u think that riches, royalty, respect was better than life is good your sadly mistaken.i love Kool G but he didnt deliver anywhere near as much as he used to.he still good tho.but Life is Good=4.5/5

    • queensnukka

      I like No ID's work on "One Day It'll All make sense." But he does all pop music now it seems. I also think Kool G rap (nas,biggie,gay z daddy) is better than every one you mentioned. And his newest album is 10 times better than this. Nas stans refuse to acknowledge the fact that he's an industry puppet making soda pop music for the radio. Anyone who's up on Dr. Dooom knows exactly where I'm coming from when I say the production on this record is soft poop.

    • @ YonkersBornAndRaised

      I think LIG so far is a good album, I've been playing it since 10am today and realistically see nothing wrong with it, even the "Summer On Smash" has it's place on the album. Will you downplay my opinion of what I'm hearing and call it "dick-riding" to prop your opinion up? I am Hip Hop since Harlem World, The Fever, and Skate USA.

    • Nick08

      thats why he compared it to marvin gaye man.But this ful really does get off on most of the songs, nd its a lot about his divorce wit kelis and its not necessarily RnB he even said its how he staring over after the divorce,and it really is an intimate and personal album.But ive aways been a big nas fan just because ive always loved his music nd for me to be labeled a dickrider just kinda pisses me off.But its true,you can't please every one.

    • dockevoc

      I can't think of a more wrong label for NO ID than 'teeny bop producer'...love him or not, he ain't that This album is better than Professor at Large though PAL has some certified bangers

    • Bigstack8585

      You're too much stuck in the past! It's a great album. It's bad because there are some singing hooks? seriously? There's not just one formula to make a great album...

    • YonkersBornAndRaised

      No, nick08 you don't understand my post. The album is too RnB in general and I can't understand how people can listen to that RnB music the current Nas makes and then call Illmatic a classic on the other hand. Featuring Large Professor two over with both over somebody else's beat is just wrong. Period

    • nick08

      People always expecting 5 star shit and if its not then its "wack" then some one who likes it is a "dickrider".Annoying as fuck

    • Anonymous

      well thats dope.Kool g rap is one of my fav's.but honestly to say all this nas fell of shit and aint got nothin anymore is just a ridiculous statement.distant relatives was dope af.Nas is one of the best.

    • YonkersBornAndRaised

      No actually I prefer Kool G Rap over Gay-Z, Nas or Biggie

    • nick08

      i Know whats good with life is good.were obviously not the tenny boppers.getta outta here with that shit

    • Anonymous

      looks like we gotta jayZ dickrider over here^

    • YonkersBornAndRaised

      Yeah, and another thing. Go cop Large Professor's album, because that is the album of the summer, but of course you teeny boppers wouldn't know any better

    • asdf

      What the fuck did you listen to?

  • seuok720

    Life is Good= Another great album by an artist who actually takes there CRAFT seriously. I a NAS fan won't say its classic but damn listen to the lyrics folks fuck a beat he just tell wild stories. A true story teller.

  • RIP7

    Pretty tight album. Not his best but way better than what I've been hearing from all these other lame ass rapper's for so long. He is one of the few that I actually listen to what he said's because he's not stuck on stupid with the same popp'in bottle's coke slanging, Gun totting rhyme's. Nas good job my dude.

    • Anonymous

      That's your fault. Why you choosing to listen to those rappers? There's always been truly talented dudes in the underground (Vakill, Shad, Reks, One Be Lo, Cormega, Talib Kweli) that deserve your attention instead of those garbage ones.

  • Tbones

    Life is Good copped already, wat a breadth of fresh air, Nas aint playing fair though. 30 yr old anonymous bitch must have no life watsoever, dat bitch still bleeding on a Nas post, somebody get her a gynecologist to cure her bleeding issues.

  • Anonymous

    LOL @ the super stans sucking Nas off for recording a supposed true Hip Hop album when most of the hooks are done by popular singers. Real Hip Hop doesn't need so many wack ass, super cheesy hooks. Just when you thought, he couldn't top the wackness of Nastradamus, he comes through with this garbage. Well, Nastradamus had a Premo song and a feature of Mobb Deep at least instead of Salaam Remi and Rick Ross.

  • styles g

    Haven't heard the album yet. I will be picking it up today. When I first saw the track listing I assumed the Swizz track would be the worst and judging by most comments on various sites that seems to be the consensus. Swizz really needs to find something better to do and stop f#%king the flow on people's albums. He's had an awful run the last five years or so. A lot of excellent feedback for the rest of the album which is a great sign.

    • Anonymous

      Nas fucked up the flow himself by putting that shit on there, stop blaming someone who was hired to do that shit.

  • shit

    boring bs. overused samples. untalanted singers. and i grew up on das efx casettes

  • Anonymous

    Some people need 2 stop saying that other people dickride rappers when they know that they themselves dickride at least 1 rapper forreal stop fronting just shut tha fuck up and enjoy the music

  • Anonymous

    Nas should be shot for putting Officer Ricky on this album..what a complete fucking travesty.. Biggest fraud ever in the industry..former C.O. who stole another man's entire identity, right down to the fucking beard, and was even sued for it..disgusting..

    • Anonymous

      Ross' being nice in other departments doesn't change the fact that he was offtopic and completely destroyed the purpose and concept of a whole song, he would've been better of by taking his ever-bragging ass to a remix of Nasty or a part on The Don or some shit like that.

    • Anonymous

      I bet u that shit makes ur little faggot ass brain hurt doesn't it? Nas fucks with Ross. Its not a fluke nigga. They collabed like 5 times already. Now why don't you calm your little bitch ass down and stop and think to yourself for a second... "Why would a legend like Nas work with Rick Ross so frequently?" If you have any sense you should come to the conclusion that Nas RESPECTS Rozay because the nigga is NICE. His flow, cadence, wordplay, and timing are all A1. And this nigga is the KING of alliteration. If you know what that is. Real recognize real bitch nigga. Now as far as this C.O. shit, a lot of them niggas be goons on the low. I know this 1st hand my nigga. I been down twice. But even if he wasn't it doesn't matter. He's still NICE. Live with it. And rappers take the persona's of drug dealers all the time. Where u been @?

    • Anonymous

      Hey, shut up. How do you look posting some truth in this "jerk off to Nas"-topic? "B-b-b-ut Nas is such a true artist". LOL. He just chose Rick Ross, who didn't manage to stay on topic for two lines, over more capable rappers (AZ, Raekwon, G Rap, Lupe Fiasco etc.) that could've elevated the song to a much higher level. Way to dumb down your artistic approach in order to get some buzz. Hey Nas, you really that dumb? You think you can grab some money off Ross fans by simply featuring him? How about catering to your true fans instead of a crowd that you will never reach? The so-called real rapper rather took the easy way out by featuring a much lesser talented, but more hyped rapper. This nigga does rather play Nicki Minaj's love interest instead of recording one fucking song with Premo. LMAO.

  • I raped So icys Mom

    this album is sick ps so icy if i see you talking shit about nas me and my friends are gonna bukkake your sister

  • Anonymous

    50k first week dont get me wrong its gonna be a classic album but nas time is over

  • Anonymous

    why do this dx already released the entire album

  • w h o k n o w s

    str8 classic!!! when I first heard the Swizz track I thought it was wack.. 2nd listen I thought that shit was ill.. weakest track on the record but still dope

  • @Klas647

    Do you guys think this will get 5 Mics?

  • Anonymous

    This is it! I'm only 10 songs in and the flow and placement of the records are representing a vision of life in my rear view. This is Nas' Makaveli. He seems extremely focused. Maybe the money Kelis took or his love for hip-hop has had a rebirth. I'll add when i finish listening.

  • JETLIFE116

    the one Swizz Beats really messes up the flow of the album u_u...shit is in the middle of the record too

    • Anonymous

      like nas is coming on iww, braveheart party on stillmatic, zone out god's son and hero and make the world go round on untitled. this nigga just can't do without at least one horrible sellout attempt on his album.

  • Anonymous

    Bought. #1 in 7 countries right now

    • Anonymous

      They don't. But it sure is amazing when the masses realize how great this is.

    • Anonymous

      I thought Nas stans were the ones rambling shit on every topic about more successful rappers that sales don't matter?

  • Anonymous

    Life Is Good = yet another classic addition to Nas' already legendary discography in other news, check out this J. Dilla gem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HmQo0UJW_s&feature=player_embedded#!

  • ZBeatz

    The people on this site that are dissing this album and saying that its one of Nas's worst efforts defintely know nothing about true Hip Hop and how pure this album is from front to back.. Life is Good!!

  • big boss

    embarrassed for you hiphopdx that you don't have a review of the album up yet

    • Anonymous

      why? there's people who try to let their impressions sink in before they're writing something while being totally hyped about the release of the album alone.

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Anonymous

    Best Nas album in a while.. You can tell by the effort of the haters..

  • Anonymous

    I Swear yall dumbasses are still beefing about Jay-z and Nas...and Jay-z and Nas are NOT EVEN BEEFing ANYMORE. Hell Jay-z was at Nas's release party for this album dapping each other up and drinking. IF they are over it..WHY CAN'T YA'LL LOOSERS GET OVER IT?. That shit is corny as hell!!! bunch of niggaz still argue about who's better...when fact of the matter is...Jay-z fans are not going to be convinced that Nas is better and vice versa. Then you got niggaz like me that see that BOTH OF THES DUDES ARE UNDIABLE HIPHOP LEGENDS...AND WILL GO DOWN AS SUCH. So what nas don't have the same Career and success as jay-z...BUT THEN AGAIN WHO DOES??????? Jay-z is a once in a life time type of success regarding hip hop. Nobody has reached his level of success...so why is everybody tripping on the fact the Nas hasn't? Nas will STILL GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE GREATES LYRICST OF ALL TIME...

  • VicManMan

    I really liked it. Not my favorite NaS album, but still very good. A few tracks could have been cut to trim the fat.

  • Anonymous

    yo, u think that's hot? u should check out SMOOTH MISTIC MIKE "ELSIE'S MUSIC" album. at elsiesmusic.com --straight fire!

  • The Ice Cold Phenom

    An incredible album as Nas just fired a warning shot to the industry. If you have an album coming out within the next 90 days, now will be a good time to push it back and revise some things because Nas has set a new standard for hip hop music. Great work Nasir!

    • Anonymous

      A new standard for Hip Hop music? Wow. Why didn't you just say Nas completely reinvented not only Hip Hop, but music in itself? You disgusting ass dickriders are going super crazy with it now. SMH. Simply liking the album ain't enough, huh? You should be glad that Nas has finally found his former self to release a good album instead of sucking his dick so much.

  • Anonymous

    Jay-Z gets ripped for being an asshole because people can't deal with his succcess when in FACT he donates money, does charity work in Africa, supports 9/11 victims with charity concerts and runs his own charity meanwhile all I hear is Nas TALKING about what OTHERS SHOULD be doing. Nas is ALWAYS talking about the beauty of Afria, doing videos that resemble the landscape, but NEVER goes there. Nas is always talking about being a humble rapper and shit, but will turn around to do a song with a video about nothing but bragging. Nas will talk about the ills of the black community, writes songs like "Black Girl Lost", only to make a song where he acts as some drugdealing don that disrepects women. Nas called Jay "greedy" and Def Jam "evil", only for Jay to make him swallow his words by signing there in order to stay relevant. Nas accused ringtone rappers of killing Hip Hop for promotion, only to turn into one of their most frequent collaborators a few years later. Nas will market the concepts of his albums, only to place obvious sellout attempts on the CD that have no business being there. But what do you expect from fans that will recite "One Mic", but act like the cover of the album of him posing with his jewels ain't there.

    • Anonymous

      Didn't jay get busted for donation extremely little amount of money (in respect to what he's making) to his charity?

    • BLUEPRINT 2

      haha jay said all of that on the blueprint 2

    • Chicago Rilla

      I love Jay-Z but he does the same thing too, 90% of the population has endearing contradictions. I don't understand how Nas's contradictions take away from him being one of the all-time greats in rap

  • Men lie, women lie, numbers don't

    Nas has sooo many dickriders, but his sales are never able to reflect that. The sales of this one will expose A LOT of fake ass bandwagon stans that just hopped on his dick to come across as a Hip Hop head on the internet.

    • kid n play

      we spent our money on your mom's dried up snatch fagget!!! this lp is a classic

    • BK

      @Jg You must be on a Section 8 Rent program if you can't budget out 9.99 or 13.99 deluxe version. I swear there's nothing than a broke down everyday nigga.

    • u trippin

      Illmatic - 1 million It Was Written - 2 million I Am - 2 million Nastradamus - 1 million Stillmatic - 1 million God's Son - 1 million Street's Disciple - 1 million Hip Hop is Dead - 800k Untitled - 500k Only a handfull of rappers can compare.

    • Chicago Rilla

      If sales determine an artist's worth.......then what you're saying is Brittney spears is better at her craft than Amill Larreiux, Maxwell or India Arie.

    • jg

      not true. Smart ppl dont pay for free shit. Album was hot but I already downloaded it. Why go back again on itunes or -instore. Thats why oyu can`t pay your rent nigga

    • King

      You havve to be a young ass n###a. Please do some research first before you make yourself look like an idiot. It was written 3x plat, I am 2x plat, stillmatic 2x plat, just to name a few. Each of Nas albums are plat except 2, which are hip hop is dead and untitled.

    • Anonymous

      Doesn't matter what his sales reflect. Numbers dont reflect popularity, especially since majority of downloads are illegal and unrecorded.

  • Anonymous

    While listening to this album, this was what I had to think of: "And y'all buy the shit, caught up in the hype Cause the nigga wear a coofie, it don't mean that he bright Cause you don't understand him, it don't mean that he nice It just means you don't understand all the bullshit that he write Is it "Oochie Wally Wally" or is it "One Mic"? Is it "Black Girl Lost" or shorty owe you for ice?" It still remains to be true.

    • Anonymous

      i'd say the first four lines aren't reflective of nas anymore and more of jay-z. The last two lines though, even a nas fan has to admit that he does have two sides to him although the exact same can be said for mostly every rapper including tupac. I don't understand why you thought about it listening to this album though, his last few albums have been focused. Jay-z has been about the same thing almost his whole career and it's played out and boring as hell.

    • Anonymous

      somehow Jay-Z write it without a inch of sarcasm or lie like you said, it still remains true but the album is good though. you cannot deny it either

  • Anonymous

    This is a classic 5 mic album. I will be listening to this until I'm 30. I'm going to buy this today. All fans who like it, support.

  • poet

    Nas puts out a masterpiece so the haters on overdrive to get in the -ve comments Bunch of lames, "A caterpillar cant relate to what an eagle envisions"

    • Anonymous

      So one, admittedly good, line makes this album a masterpiece? Well, for that dope one, there has been a super wack one "I'm on my Lilo & Stitch" that outweighs the good one.

  • Shady 2.0

    He should of streamed it when it leaked or just decided to do it a week ago like Frank. 4.5/5

  • KD

    The nerve of this nigga choosing mostly R&B beats when he's not able to flow properly over a single one of them.

  • TheTruth

    Kelis gonna blow this month's child support check on Life Is Good albums & twitpic them. This nigga just took another huge L.

  • Anonymous

    prolly his worst effort since nastradamus.

    • KING

      youra an idiot...this is a classic, im going to buy two copies this afternoon....check out www.headsunite.blogspot.ca new Lords of The Underground and more!! thanks for the support!!

    • anonymous is on pcp

      you are def get the fuck off planet earth NOW!

  • ganggrene

    man this album came on a fucking joke! mobb deep already use that hook ! and smith and wesson already used the sample COME ON YO! how wack was that smh! nas working with this wack new artist now saying hiphop is dead!!! how you leave premier ,large pro and peterock off the album NAS On some wack shit wit salim remi and no i.d queens fell off !!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    this shit is really dope i've listen to the entire album already and i guarantee the album can be considered a classic it's my opinion though

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