Nas speaks on his controversial album cover with Flex and explains how he ended up with his ex-wife’s wedding dress. He also expresses regret about the way the divorce went down and says that him and Kelis are in a much better place now.
Here is a look at the tracks, features and production credits for Nasir’s upcoming album Life Is Good.
1. No Introduction (Produced by Justice League) 2. Loco-Motive feat. Large Professor (Produced by No I.D.) 3. A Queens Story (Produced by Salaam Remi) 4. Accident Murderers feat. Rick Ross (Produced by No I.D.) 5. Daughters (Produced by No I.D.) 6. Reach Out feat. Mary J. Blige (Produced by Salaam Remi, Rodney Jerkins, DJ Hot Day & Nas) 7. World’s An Addiction feat. Anthony Hamilton (Produced by Salaam Remi) 8. Summer On Smash feat. Miguel & Swizz Beatz (Produced by Swizz Beatz) 9. You Wouldn’t Understand feat. Victoria Monet (Produced by Buckwild) 10. Back When (Produced by No I.D.) 11. The Don (Produced by Salaam Remi, Heavy D & Da Internz) 12. Stay (Produced by No I.D.) 13. Cherry Wine feat. Amy Winehouse (Produced by Salaam Remi) 14. Bye Baby (Produced by Salaam Remi & 40)
Deluxe Edition 15. Nasty (Produced by Salaam Remi) 16. The Black Bond (Produced by Salaam Remi) 17. Roses (Produced by Al Shux) 18. Where’s The Love feat. Cocaine 80s (Produced by No I.D.)
iTunes Bonus 19. Trust (Produced by Boi 1da)
Japan Bonus 20. The Don (Don Dada Remix) (Produced by Salaam Remi & Heavy D)
“WE DOING IT REEL LEGENDREE!” *Tim Westwood voice*
Considering he was at this year’s Summer Jam and he’s had troubles with Hot 97 FM in the past, Tim Westwood properly asked Nas what he thought about Nicki Minaj cancelling her performance this year and if he was surprised at what took place out at Met Life Stadium. He tried to get him to talk about the beef with Hov way back when, but the little homie did a good job of dodging the question.
Besides that, they got into the album Life Is Good and spoke on a few songs from the project, most notably his collaboration with Amy Winehouse on “Cherry Wine” and then explained his “Daughters” single, much like he did on his CNN interview.
Check out the second and final installment from our sit down with legendary rapper Nas on the roof top of his Manhattan hotel. In this clip Nas gives his thoughts on the more simplistic rap songs that dominate the radio today and names the few guys who are helping hip hop by having their own unique style. Nas also speaks on the presidency of Barack Obama saying he doesn’t see how anyone could take the job and not go crazy and admits that Lauryn Hill may be the most talented person that he’s worked with. Oh yeah, don’t expect a new Nas mixtape any time soon although he does love them.
Gnozir covers Complex’s June/July issue. For the cover story, which you can read here in it’s entirety, he speaks to Rob Marriott about Life Is Good, his kids, social media, his public divorce and much more.