The Evolution Of Nasir Jones
So, I’ve been a Nas fan since I can remember. His craft and presence are exact. It is easy to say that Nas is a just a rapper or an entertainer, but the truth is, he is so much more.
He’s a visionary, the original street poet, a mesh of classic hip hop and future sound conjured into one. It’s easy to look at Nas, through his music and see his soul, the way you can see the soul of Vincent Van Gogh through his paintings, the mark of a true artist. It is exciting to know, that the guy that defined an era is still making music and still on his grind, still exploring himself, his fans, his music, his ongoing potential. Furthermore, it is amazing to see him redefine a new era, an era that everyone felt the heart and soul of music was waning.
Insert “Life Is Good”. Everywhere you turn, people are on edge, real hip hop is back, true music lives, etc, etc. Can you blame them? It’s all true.
For about ten years, there has not been this kind album buying fervor. And even though everyone can get this on I-Tunes, people want to go out and get the actual album. The one they can hold in their hands and find the excitement of listening straight through to the end. They want to be connected, personally, to Life Is Good. Everyone knows that, simultaneously, it is a classic and ahead of it’s time. Like Nas and his talent, Life Is Good, is timeless.
If you think it is easy to do what he has done, think again. We first met Nas as a kid with a dream and nothing else. He brang with him straight soul street poetry that still makes everyone in NYC remember, nostigically, the golden era of hip hop, what they were doing when they listened to him, where they were, who they were with, what they had for breakfast!
Nas created for us, a life soundtrack. And his new album, Life Is Good, just adds to that. I haven’t heard one negative thing about it. That is, to say the very least, extremely rare.
On a personal level, he makes his fans feel that they can accomplish anything and still be the people they are, without fear or regret. With his ex-wife Kelis’ wedding dress draped in his lap, contemplating, Nas reminds us, that still, no matter what, life is beautiful, life is good.
Pour a little cherry wine, everything’s good, everything’s fine…..
— Nasir Jones (@Nas) July 22, 2012
—Celebterview(@Celebterview) July 20, 2012