Nas Discusses His Upcoming Album, Working With Jay Z & Justin Timberlake, the 20th Anniversary of Illmatic and More
Nas sat down with the Huffington Post to discuss a range of topics, including his collabo with Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, how he intends to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, what he wanted to accomplish with Life is Good and more. Check out what he had to say about the new album below and then head over to the Huffington Post for the full article.
Here’s what Nasty Nas had to say about the new album:
Thus far, how is the album shaping up in terms of its direction?
“With “Life Is Good” it felt like hip hop needed an album to help steer the direction of the sound and the rest of the albums that were coming out that year. Or to re-encourage the ones that were working to say, “It’s ok to make a hip hop album.” And that was my goal with that. And I think I accomplished that. I think after that I saw a nice sharp turn for the better in rap albums. So that mission is completed.
With this record, ah man … It’s the next chapter in myself as a writer. I’m really excited about every new leaf I turn. Every new endeavor. I’m excited about that and all the potential that comes with everything new that I do. And all my ideas can come to fruition. And that excites me, because there’s no limits to what I can do, in terms of trying to be an inspiration. I just want to do well for the listeners out there. Do well for the whole genre. So I’m excited.”