Nas Begins Recording Twelfth Studio Album, Names Favorite Albums Of 2012

posted Wednesday January 09 ,2013 at 10:21AM CST | 221 comments

Nas Begins Recording Twelfth Studio Album, Names Favorite Albums Of 2012

Nas says that he's "in a great zone" to record the follow up to last year's "Life is Good."

Nas only released his chart-topping eleventh studio album Life is Good in July 2012, but he's already onto the next one.

During an interview with AP, Esco said that he's already begun work on the follow-up to Life is Good and that he's in the right state of mind to record it. "Yes. It has started. I must tell you. I can’t stop now. I’m in a great zone," he said.

Additionally, the Queens, New York rapper named his favorite albums of 2012, picking Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city and Meek Mill's Dreams & Nightmares as his top LPs from last year.

"No disrespect to nobody else in rap music, but Kendrick Lamar. I’m really happy about his record. I needed that. His record reaches you. It gives you hope. ... Also, Meek Mill. His energy is amazing."

Read the full interview over at Washington Post.

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  • Kwest
    You people kill me. Money and life status has nothing to do with music. Imagine this.."Mick Jagger is way better than Stephen Tyler, he has 3 phantoms a supermodel wife,and been in movies...still makes millions every year. Tyler ain't cakin like that B." lol....sounds f@%kin stupid because it is. Nas is nice and so is Jay...why do their lives always get compared...that's some funny style,tmz,gossip b@#%h S#%t. Get over it and grow some balls.
  • Anonymous
    "Jay-z owns like the smallest amount of shares out of all the share holders of the Nets" He's practically the face of the team. Like an unofficial scout who uses his name to get players to sign with the organization. Clearly he's not doing it just for the money, even though I bet he gets under the table money that doesn't get reported. Regardless, Nas doesn't have this type of clout or power. While he chills and blows whatever fortune he has left, Jay is expanding.
  • Anonymous
    "Nas' album did not flop. It did well in this time and age when album sales are decreasing" It did ok for a week then dropped like a fly.
  • Anonymous
    "Like you know Nas' net worth" I don't care about Nas's net worth.
  • Anonymous
    "Jay wished he was Nas" Let's compare their lives real quick. Jay is married to Beyonce. Has a kid. Hundreds of millions of dollars. Platinum albums to this day. The face of the Brooklyn Nets. Nas has tax problems. A wayward daughter. An album that flopped. So I guess you're right. Jay wishes he was Nas lol
    • Anonymous
      You're a fucking idiot with Jay Z's dick in your mouth. Nas' album did not flop. It did well in this time and age when album sales are decreasing.
    • 2 CHAINZ
      LMFAO GET OFF JAY Z DICK GEY BOY
    • lyonsDen
      Nas has a little daugher idiot. And Jay-z owns like the smallest amount of shares out of all the share holders of the Nets. You act like everyone wants to live the way Jay-z chose to live. Some people don't want kids, or to run all that shit. Some people just want to make good music an kick it. Thats what Nas does.
  • Anonymous
    "x in his prime will destroy any emcee" Eminem? Jay? Even Nas? No way.
  • Anonymous
    "Nas has a net worth of 17 million" You internet accountants crack me up.
    • Anonymous
      Like you know Nas' net worth.
    • Anonymous
      More like internet nerds
    • Anonymous
      Alright then. Tell me the right numbers. I'm waiting.
  • Mr. Jones
    GOAT
  • BITCH: Beautiful Intelligent Teacher Of Cultural Heritage
    Hope it's better than Life Is Good.
  • Anonymous
    em and pac best hands down all ye little kids talkin shit dont know what yr sayin listen to theirstories and how they describe there life and how they potrayed it in there raps
  • Anonymous
    Dude liked Kendrick's album? Well, let him have a part on yours then. But this loser will prolly duck him like he usually does.
    • Anonymous
      shut up u bitch
  • Anonymous
    "In a great zone"? Nigga is fucking BROKE! That's the reason he begins recording for another album.
    • Anonymous
      oh so u personally know esco do u? dumb cunt
    • Anonymous
      Nas has a net worth of 17 million. Do you really think he's broke???
  • subz
    i cant wait, am a big fan of his music, my favorite rapper of all time
    • Anonymous
      yeah me 2, cant wait
  • SDK
    NAS IS COMING GOAT
  • Anonymous
    Overkill!! His first was his best, and it been downhill ever since
    • truth
      i dont know any rapper that can drop an album as solid as "life is good", 18 years after their debut.
    • Anonymous
      I guess he had to make up for all the other wack ass albums that came before it.
    • Anonymous
      always people loving to hate, fuck them all nas JEALOUS BASTARDS
  • Anonymous
    NAS GOAT
  • yardleyhbk
    Top 5 of all time 1.DMX 2.NAS 3.JADAKISS 4.JAY-Z 5.TUPAC
  • Anonymous
    why is nas backin two lames.... WTF
    • Anonymous
      the best rappers always listen to wack music is fact
  • Jason
    Distant Relatives 2 is gonna be fire!!! im craving that reggae and hip-hop
  • Anonymous
    No ymcmb is fresh get dat
  • TheDUke
    Nas is very motivated right now, financially