Originality: 4/5

Lyrics: 5/5

Beats: 5/5

Impact: 4/5

Overall: 5/5: PLATINUM “Classic”

4/5: Gold “Great”

3/5: Silver “Good”

2/5: Aluminum “Wack”

1/5: Plastic “100% Pure Garbage”

Life Is Good can be debatable in being one of the top 100 greatest rap albums of all times…..”

Hip-Hop Legend Nas has done it once more, with his latest album release “Life is Good”.!  Time after time an artist has showed us in the time of being heart broken, a man’s best work will prevail.  LPs like these are commonly known as “Post Breakup” albums. Albums such as Justified by Justin Timberlake (2002) ,Usher’s critically acclaimed Confessions (2004) to even Kanye West’s latest solo project My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) have flourished and taken these gentlemen careers to new heights with albums like these.  But Queensbridge’s own Nas has taken that formula and ran a thousand miles with it.  Life is Good can be debatable in being one of the top 100 greatest rap albums of all times with its smooth transition to summing up what the LP is about from its very first track (No Introduction) to its last song that pretty much gathers everything that has happened during Nas’ life the past couple years (Bye Baby). Although the album is based upon his post divorce with singer “and I use that term very lightly” Kelis, Nas stays true to where he came from with songs such as You Wouldn’t Understand, Back When, The Don, A Queens Story, and Loco-Motive. The lyrics portrayed in this LP shows how the Queens MC that dominates every song, and a look into his personal life.

– Alain