Nasty Nas sits down with The Life Files for an intimate chat on his favorite wines, collaborating with Nicki Minaj, reconnecting with Steve Stoute, the experience of being a young father and more.

When asked how he manages to keep such a youthful appearance, the QB O.G. answered the seemingly unusual question with typical grace and professionalism, crediting his avoidance of stress with keeping him fresh.

“No matter what it is, I’m really positive about it all,” he says. Considering the myriad of negativity he’s dealt with in the past few years — most of which he acknowledges in the recently-released video reveal of his forthcoming album’s cover art — hearing that he’s able to keep it all in perspective shows a real strength we aren’t often able to see from the intensely-private MC. “Things get me down, of course, but what are you gonna do? I just live life, man. Life is good.”

Check out part one of the interview below. Life Is Good drops July 17th.