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Life is Aight, I Guess

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Nas f/ Mary J. Blige – “Reach Out” (Def Jam, 2012)

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Life Is Good is definitely a 21st century Nas album. It’s exactly the type of record he has been making since Stillmatic – 12% good enough, 63% whatever, 25% completely embarrassing. And yet it will still get hailed as a classic (because it’s Nas, yo) for three weeks before fans forget it and forever and go back to longing for him to make another album with DJ Premier. [1]