Sunday, July 15, 2012

Album Review: Nas - Life Is Good

While other aging rap stars willingly remain in a state of stunted growth, Nas bravely moves into the next phase of his career.  That transition, in all of its complexity, is the subject of his tenth solo album, Life Is Good.  It shows him trying to find a functional compromise between the artist he is and the artist he must become.  The resulting struggle makes for the most compelling collection of Nas songs in quite some time.