Nas Returns With New Album ‘King’s Disease’ with Hit-Boy


Nas linked with Hit-Boy on his new album, titled King’s Disease. The project is exclusively produced by the beatmaker. The album released on 21st August and is also executive produced by Hit-Boy, as well as Gabriel “G Code” Zardes.

Hit-Boy first teased the album with Nas when he dropped a preview of their work together during his hits battle with Boi-1da. This anticipation continued to grow leading up to the release of the album’s first single, “Ultra Black.” While “Ultra Black” proved that Nas’ sword is still sharp, it was the tracklist that turned heads.


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It’s a huge improvement on his last project – 2018’s Kanye West-produced ‘Nasir’ – and the marriage between beats and rhymes sounds effortless. Nas has had a few problems when it’s come to picking the right beats to back his poetic intricacies, but there are no such missteps this time around. From the mesmerising keys of ’Til The War Is Won’ to the warped whistles on the introspective ‘Car #85’, executive producer Hit-Boy gets everything right.

It was only right that Nas’ return was accompanied with a reunion of The Firm. Nas also welcomed some young fresh faces into his world. He links up with Brooklyn’s hottest up and coming rapper, Fivio Foreign, for a New York-centric track, “Spicy,” that also features ASAP Ferg. Lil Durk continues to collect hip-hop’s version of the Infinity Stones with an appearance on King’s Disease. Also, Big Sean, Don Toliver, Charlie Wilson, Anderson. Paak, and more also appear on the album.


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Listen to Nas’ latest album, King’s Disease, with Hit-Boy below.

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