On Tuesday, Nas shocked the world with the revealing of his forthcoming project’s artwork, Life Is Good. The Don, drapped in a white suit accompanied by a Gold Jesus piece and brown suede shoes, also decided to rest his ex-wife’s, Kelis’ green wedding dress on his lap. The artwork sent shockwaves through the hip-hop community, a community that witnessed a public AND ugly break-up between the two. Nas continued his conversation with Rap-Up addressing the brave move as well as the direction of his new project, its features and producers. Check an excerpt, below.

You have everyone talking with the album cover. Can you walk us through the concept?
Life, love, joy, anger, celebration. There’s so many things you can see on that album cover. You see my life. My life is on that album cover.