Nas Says "Time Will Tell" Whether "Life Is Good" Is A Classic

posted Thursday January 17 ,2013 at 04:00PM CST | 114 comments

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Nas discusses what it will take to make "Life is Good" a classic album.

While he may be willing to dole out praises to Kendrick Lamar's debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, Nas isn't as ready to decide whether his own Life is Good is a classic. Now, in a recent interview with MTV, Nasty Nas explains what it will take to make Life is Good a classic in his mind.

Nas explained that while he won't object to any of his fans calling the album a classic, he believes time will tell whether the album meets the standard. He also added that there's a difference between a classic and an album that the music scenes needs.

"Time tells — a lot of the time it has to do with time," he said "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! I'm gonna campaign for that title."

He added, "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?"

Check out the full interview over at MTV.

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