In 2012, Nas released his eleventh studio, Life Is Good, to much praise, and many people throwing the “classic” album label on it. Now, Nas gets a chance to weigh in and answer the question of whether or not his most recently released album is a classic in his eyes.
During a recent interview with MTV News at the launch party for his partnership with Hennessy’s Wild Rabbit campaign, Nas spoke on the many people labeling Life Is Good a classic album.
When asked if Life Is Good is a classic album, Nas replied:
Time tells — a lot of the time it has to do with time
The QB rapper adds:
It’s cool, you can call my record a classic; I’m not tripping. Time will really make me feel it or not, and then if a year from now, another two years from now, I really feel like it’s a classic and no one else does, I’m gonna make noise! I’m gonna complain! [laughs] I’m gonna campaign for that title.
If it’s not a classic, that’s cool. That means there’s a different title for it that is a different meaning for the record. It wasn’t a worldwide classic or a nationwide classic or a ‘hood classic but it … was important and it was incredible. You don’t have to always be classic: You can be incredible, you can be meaningful or needed. You can be a much-needed album, you know what I mean?
Watch Nas’ interview with MTV News, below: