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[Album] Nas – Life is Good

Nas' long awaited, and highly anticipated album Life is Good dropped yesterday, definitely worth the wait. Depending on where you buy it you'll either get 14 tracks (regular version), 18 (deluxe edition), 19 (iTunes version), or 20 tracks on the Japanese version. Either way, all the tracks are great, production is top notch. Full and rich beats from the likes of No I.D, J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, even the late Heavy D lay a great canvas for Nas to paint. I've been a long time fan of Nas, mostly of his Illmatic-Stillmatic era. I feel he was atop his game at that point and Life is Good brings that feeling back for me. If you've second guessed giving this a chance, check out streams of Loco-Motive, Trust, Bye Baby, and Cherry Wine via links. As well, purchase link is available through the iTunes link and the video for Daughters is down below, enjoy.

[Audio] Nas – “Trust” (Prod: Boi-1da)

Nas' upcoming album, Life is Good is shaping up to be something really special from what we've heard so far. The latest track to be released, Trust, is an iTunes bonus cut off the album. Im really happy to hear this side of Nas again, reminds me of his track One Mic from Stillmatic, it has that emotional vibe and depth Nas is known for bringing like few can. Stream the track down below, along with other tracks off the album; Loco-Motive, Bye Baby, & Cherry Wine,  Stream: Nas - Trust

[Audio] Frank Ocean ft. Tyler, The Creator – “End/Golden Girl”

While the beginning half, End is on Franks Channel Orange (on sale now via iTunes), it lacks this cut featuring Tyler, Golden Girl. After almost two minutes of complete silence, Franks soulful voice comes back in, and Tyler follows with a verse of his own. Physical copies of Channel Orange will be on sale July 17th, with this on it. Check out a stream below of End/Golden Girl. Stream: Frank Ocean ft. Tyler, The Creator - End/Golden Girl

[Video] Joey Bada$$ – “Waves” (Dir: Va$htie)

The second video released off Joey's 1999 mixtape is for the track, Waves. The Va$stie directed video is a welcome set of visuals, more laid back than his previous video Hardknock, also off 1999. Also worth mentioning, Joey Bada$$ will be in Toronto Sunday, July 15th as part of the Smokers Club Tour. More info about the concert is available on our site through the link, and the video is down below, enjoy.

Brad

Fanshawe business student. hip-hop head till im gone, doing what I can to contribute to the culture I live & love. Currently an intern blog contributor for The Come Up Show. @BradSaj