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The 25 Most Anticipated Albums of Summer 2012

6. Nas, Life Is Good

Release Date: 7/17/2012
Label: Def Jam
Producers: Salaam Remi, No I.D.
Collaborations: Rick Ross
Singles: "Nasty," "The Don," "Daughters"

Nas is back-for real. Although the legendary MC's career has been a bit of a roller-coaster through the years, ever since his much-slept-on album with Damian Marley Distant Relatives dropped in 2010, Nas has been in a zone.

The first sign of his second wind was a stellar guest appearance on Common's “Ghetto Dreams,” after which he blessed Rick Ross' with an incredible verse on “Triple Beam Dreams.”

But the comeback really became official after he dropped "Nasty," "The Don," and "Daughters"—three incredible singles that should appear on his tenth solo album, Life Is Good (unless he decides to put them on his forthcoming mixtape The Lost Tapes 2).

With Salaam Remi and No I.D. on the boards bringing a sound that's reminiscient of the old school, Life Is Good has us all salivating for the triumphant return that fans of the God MC have been waiting for.

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