The critical acclaim for Nas’ tenth studio album Life Is Good was today equally validated with fan enthusiasm, as the Queens emcee secured his fifth #1 Billboard debut.
Released last Tuesday, the album pushed 149,000 copies and was also reported to be #1 in 15 countries.
You can’t ask for much better from an emcee 20 years into his career. As much flack as Def Jam gets for how they handle a lot of artists (including a rant by Nas himself a few years back), they did an excellent job this time around. Nas was performing everywhere over the last few months from award shows, late night talk shows and even a high-profile video appearance with Nicki Minaj.
And most importantly, damn near everything he’s released or been on over the last year and change has been fire.
Life is indeed good. The only question now is what should be the next single/video to keep up that momentum?