Great beats, great rhymes, good messages = the formula for a GREAT CD
I feel like Nas laid it all on the line with this CD… The title alone “Life is Good” is motivational. I always say Life is Good don’t let anybody tell you any different. This CD is honest, introspective, and inspirational. Many (including me) felt that Nas was past his prime lyrically. Yep I was completely wrong! On LIG he is as sharp as he ever was.
The thing is when I do reviews I try to find motivational nuggets on a CD and highlight those. Typically you only have a couple of songs if that unless you’re reviewing a gospel/Christian project. With LIG there are so many good ones.
On the song no introduction he talks about his life, his marriage and his mistakes…
Accident Murderers is where he talks about people innocent victims of violence by cowards. Production is excellent.
Daughters is just an honest song from a father who obviously loves his child but admits he is not perfect.
Summer on Smash is a feel good song about the joys of summer. Good summer song.
Nas’ song with Amy Winehouse, Cherry Wine is special. Listening to how great this song sounds kind of makes you sad that she had to leave us. Good song that inspires us to find our true soul mates.
Bye Baby is inspirational only for the fact that Nas is transparent and honest. He chronicles his marriage to Kelis. He does it in a very positive way…
Overall I think this will go down as one of Nas’ best releases. Life is good can be found on iTunes, amazon (see link below). I copped the deluxe edition at best buy.