Nas is back and set to drop his latest studio album Life is Good on July 17. The Queensbridge rapper sat down with XXL and shared his appreciation for Nicki Minaj, and also explained how his record with Tyga came about.

"I mean it was crazy cause Nicki is out there doing it," Nas explained to XXLMag. "She's like the only female doing it. You got some new ones out here doing it—Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea—you got them. But since we don't hear much from Eve, Kim and Foxy these days, nobody can't front, Nicki is representing. To be on her album, that shit was crazy."

Nas went on to credit his feature with Nicki, Drake and Jeezy as being the "Perfect Record."

He mentioned that his daughter Destiny influenced his decision to collab with Tyga on the track "King & Queens", which is on Tyga's Careless World: Rise Of the Last King album.

"Yeah man, you know...the youngin' reached out," said Nas. "He's out there doing his thing. I asked my daughter, that's how that works. I probably don't listen to everybody she listen to, but I have to show her I'm not hating. The 'Rack City' shit was a monster. It is a monster. Tyga, he do what he do. That was fun."

Did you like Nas on Nicki Minaj's Champion track? Are you feeling his recent diversification working with other artists?