The controversial rap icon and pioneer is back. After a four-year break Nas’ new album, Life is Good, picks up right where he left off. Hated by some for his hardcore points of view toward the rap world, but loved by most for his symbolic beats and true-to-form rhymes, Nas has stayed genuine to the genre in which he helped mold. Never a follower and always leader, Nas hasn’t switched over to the club be-bop-boop-beep hip-hop like many others. He keeps his flows consistently innovative. If we have to wait another four years for Nas to release an album, the wait will be well worth it. Rap can breathe again as life is truly good with Nas at the forefront.