Word has it; Nas is in rare form as he works on crafting his tenth solo LP, Life Is Good. According to Grammy nominated production duo Da Internz—Marcos “Kosine On Da Beat” Palacios and Ernest “Tuo” Clark—who have been entrenched in the studio with the “Nasty” rapper, it is a sight to see. The beat making team, who has crafted hits for Rihanna (“Birthday Cake Remix”) and Big Sean (“Dance (A$$)”), recently sat down with RapUpTV and talked about working with the Queensbridge rap legend on what will be is final album on Def Jam Records.
Despite being a legend in the game, the production duo says the Illmatic one is as humble as a new jack in the studio. “Nas is so cool, he's so down-to-earth, and he's so about allowing us to do our job as producers and let us put our vision on it,” said Kosine. “It's been a dream come true.”
When it comes to material, the track makers believe Mr. Jones is as hungry as ever, and said his bars are reminiscent of his early works. “This Nas album is not the Nas that is like, this is cool, this is cute,” added Tuo. “This is the Nas like really, ‘I'm trying to tear the skin off your face.' He's not playing around. Nas is taking you back to the lyrics and concepts like, It Was Written.”
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