Nas has dropped off his 13th full-length offering, King’s Disease.
Clocking in at 38 minutes, the 13-track LP follows 2018’s Nasir and hears production entirely handled by Hit-Boy. The esteemed New York rapper also enlists the help of Don Toliver and Big Sean for “Replace Me,” Charlie Wilson for “Car #85,” Lil Durk for “Til The War Is Won,” Anderson .Paak for “All Bad,” Brucie B. for “The Definition,” The Firm for “Full Circle” and Fivio Foreign and A$AP Ferg for the bonus cut “Spicy.”
This collaborative effort with Hit-Boy is a long time coming, with Nas explaining that he and the producer have been trying to link up for years. “We finally got that timing… that alignment,” he said in a teaser, and his words prove to be true as King’s Disease hears the rapper breathe new life into hip-hop. He’s a veteran — and a legendary one at that — but his ability to adapt and welcome the modern notions of rap is a challenge not everyone is capable of overcoming. Timing plays an important role in Nas’ creations, and it sounds like everything fell into place for King’s Disease.
Stream Nas’ King’s Disease on Spotify and Apple Music below.
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