- Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
- Release Date: 2020-05-08
- Explicitness: explicit
- Country: ZAF
- Track Count: 18
- ℗ 2020 XO Records, LLC and Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
After weeks of keeping his fans in anticipation, Canadian rapper, Nav, has finally released his long-awaited project titled ‘Good Intentions.’
‘Good Intentions’ is a follow-up of his album ‘Bad Habits’ which was released in 2018.
The ‘Price On My Head’ hitmaker had confirmed the release at the end of last month. This was when he reflected on the success of ‘Bad Habits’ by sharing an album trailer.
I had goals written down of going NO. 1. I had a vision board in my room with all the things I want. This year, I pretty much got all of them. I believe in [the] law of attraction a lot. Music always win…real stuff.
His album ‘Good Intentions’ consists of 18 tracks. This includes his recently-released single ‘Turks’ which features appearances from Gunna and Travis Scott. ‘Good Intentions’ also features appearances from notable rappers including Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Lil Durk, Don Toliver, Future, and even the late Pop Smoke.
|1||Good Intentions (Intro)||NAV||2:35|
|2||No Debate (feat. Young Thug)||NAV||2:08|
|3||My Business (feat. Future)||NAV||3:19|
|4||Turks (feat. Travis Scott)||NAV & Gunna||2:41|
|6||Status (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)||NAV||2:54|
|7||Codeine (feat. Gunna)||NAV||3:08|
|9||Coast to Coast||NAV||2:33|
|10||Run It Up (feat. Pop Smoke)||NAV||2:59|
|11||Spend It (feat. Young Thug)||NAV||2:39|
|12||Recap (feat. Don Toliver)||NAV||2:23|
|15||Did You Wrong||NAV||2:29|
|17||No Ice (feat. Lil Durk)||NAV||3:01|
|18||Proud of Me||NAV||2:56|
The album was co-executive produced by The Weeknd, Nav himself, and his manager, Amir ‘Cash’ Esmailian.
On Nav’s official website, you would see that he has also dropped a batch of album merch. These items include a rug, graphic tees, hats, hoodies, and physical copies of ‘Good Intentions’ and face masks. Profits garnered from the sale of face masks will benefit COVID-19 relief.
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If you’re looking for a snapshot of rap’s most ubiquitous sounds of the moment, look no further than NAV’s Good Intentions. The Canadian producer and rapper’s album, his third in as many years, draws up a drug-riddled world where melody rules and the production is thunderous and always club-ready.
It’s a place that he seems to navigate effortlessly; vice, spectacle and bravado is his victory formation. But NAV has always been as much a curator as he is an artist, and his albums as much a display of taste as they are his craft.
The star-studded affair features many of the purveyors of the styles that reign over the album’s aesthetic: Young Thug’s slippery cadences, Travis Scott’s ornate manner (and that of his prot6g6 Don Toliver), Gunna’s syrupy tones, as well as a welcome lift from the late Brooklyn drill star Pop Smoke.
The result feels timely and familiar and has the auxiliary effect of highlighting, in contrast, what makes NAV himself unique. He approaches rap from the perspective of, as he calls himself, a “brown boy”, lending his music a palpable sense of pride as well as a voice and perspective that remains under-represented on the charts.