Sometimes you love a song before you even hit play. Esco and No I.D. are both in the ‘instant listen’ category, so when they link up its a headphones on, rest of the world off affair. A lot of people have been hoping Life is Good would see a return to 1990s Nas, and after 3 minutes 30 seconds of nostalgia, he goes as far as to shout out his “trapped in the 90s n*ggas”. Ever new leak seems to be raising expectations for the July 16th release date, and with No I.Ds slick production and Nas’ defiant lyricism this just might be the best track yet.
It’ll be interesting to see how it sits within the grander scheme of the album.