Nas has revealed that he’s almost finished recording his upcoming album Life is Good. Esco recently spoke with MTV’s Sucker Free to discuss the project, stating that the first single is titled “Nasty” and will be released soon.
“It’s not done. It’s almost there. It feels good. It feels like… I’m letting a lot go on this, and I’m happy that I’m here. I’m just a survivor,” he told DJ Envy. “I look at a lot of us like survivors. This is music for survivors. This is the keep your hope, to change your mind state when you don’t think it’s good. It is, man, no matter what. So when they get a taste of it, they gon’ feel exactly what it’s coming from and they gon’ know what it is. Take it from a man who experienced it.”
On “Nasty,” he channels his former moniker Nasty Nas but looks ahead. “The first joint is called ‘Nasty.’ That’s what we getting ready to give the world right now,” he continued. “You right on time. We ain’t going backwards, we staying forwards though. They gon’ see what it is.”
He also hinted that he’ll discuss recent events in his life including his divorce from Kelis. “I couldn’t keep it out. Everything’s addressed. It’s all life,” he continued. “But at the end of the day, everything’s a blessing. I’m a learner. I learn from our experiences. We all do. And what I came up with out of all of that, everything I been through, is that it’s good to be here.”