The tracks we’ve heard so far Nas’ upcoming album, Life is Good, have been pretty satisfying, between the sparse ferocity of “The Don” and the openness of “Daughters.” But those who still lean on the old Illmatic days will like this one a lot. “Loco-Motive”‘s No I.D.-produced beat rings like a relic fromthe ’90s and Nas, even when hitting intricate lines about simple stuff like burning his mouth on a slice of pizza, sounds full of youth. Life is Good drops July 17th.
Stream: Nas f. Large Professor, “Loco-Motive” (Prod. by No I.D.)