The album is a sequel to Nas’ GRAMMY Award-winning album King’s Disease, which was released in August 2020 to rave reviews. King’s Disease II was executive produced by Nas and Hit-Boy, and features collaborations with Eminem, EPMD, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, YG, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Hit-Boy + more.
Nas also dropped the official music video for ‘Rare’, directed by Savannah Setten and executive produced by Dave Free. Watch the video for ‘Rare’ here.
In March, Nas scored his first-ever GRAMMY Award for ‘Best Rap Album’ with King’s Disease. King’s Disease marked Nas’ first new album in 2 years. The album is entirely produced by Hit-Boy (JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Travis Scott) and Gabriel “G Code” Zardes serves as the album’s co-executive producer. In addition, Nas’s collaboration with Pantone around the single ‘Ultra Black’ to create the official colour, ‘Ultra Black by Nas’ garnered a Clio Award.
Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, recently released an expanded digital edition of Nas‘ It Was Written, in celebration of the groundbreaking hip-hop classic’s 25th anniversary. The expanded digital edition features Nas‘ original album (in its entirety and classic running order) with the addition of bonus tracks ‘Silent Murder’ and ‘Street Dreams’ (Bonus Verse), previously unreleased through digital service providers. It is available for streaming here.
King’s Disease II is out now. Listen here.
King’s Disease II track list