Hip-hop artist, songwriter, entrepreneur and technology investor Nas has released more than a dozen albums since launching his recording career in Queens, New York, in 1994.
He made his debut with the revolutionary album “Illmatic”. Seven of his albums have been certified platinum and multi-platinum in the United States alone. Now Nas, known for his uplifting lyrics on sick beats, has released a new CD that has already received a lot of praise.
“King’s disease”, the continuation of 2018 “Nasir“, was released Aug. 14 on Mass Appeal Records. Nas released the album’s first single,” Ultra Black “on Instagram. He also released the track lineup.
The 13-track album features Anderson .Paak, A $ AP Ferg, AZ, Big Sean, Brucie B, Charlie Wilson, Cormega, Don Toliver, The Firm, Fivio Foreign, Foxy Brown, HIT-BOY and Lil Durk, according to Free music credits.
Here are five things to know about Nas’ new album, “King’s Disease”.
Twitter loves this album
People took to Twitter to praise the new Nas rhyming collection. Former NBA star Kris Johnson @PointForwardPro tweeted: “This king’s disease is hitting. Appreciate Nas for blessing us “
Jack @ JRaena14 tweeted: “King’s Disease … best album of the year.”
“King’s Disease shows Nas still has it at the age of 46. His connection to Hit-Boy was excellent and he put together a decent feature set to make one of this year’s best albums,” tweeted Kanan @weezyfiles.
Hip Hop Rates @HipHopRates tweeted, “King’s Disease by Nas9 / 10 I’m so happy we have a decent Nas project after all the hype. 46 years old and still killing the game, incredibly punchy verses, a stellar production by Hit-Boy himself, this album didn’t disappoint. Great storytelling perspectives, great functionality.
Jell z @ jellzman raved, “NaS dropped so much jewelry on King’s Disease bro… what an album.”
Nas and Cormega reconciled
Hip-hop veterans Nas and Cormega go back a long way. In fact, Comega got her first recording contract because Nas screamed at her in the classic song “One Love”. Cormega was incarcerated at the time, but Nas’s cry piqued the curiosity of Def Jam Records who signed Cormega immediately after his release from prison.
This seems to be the time when things went wrong between the two New Yorkers. Cormega was supposed to be part of the Nas The Firm clique. But it seems Nas didn’t feel his friend was grateful enough and filled the place on the team with another artist, Vice reported. The Firm was designed by Nas, manager Steve Stoute, super-producer Dr. Dre and the Trackmasters production team. The group was strictly from the East Coast and consisted of Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and also Nature, who replaced Cormega.
The Nas-Cormega Beef grew and grew until 2006 when they were reunited on stage.
“Long story short, I got fired or whatever they want to say,” Cormega said. NPR. “I wasn’t in the band, but after that I went really strong, to preserve my name, and the fans responded. Like right now, I could do a show with anyone – I could do a show – when Nas took me out to the Nokia Theater, it was a surprise show. It was during me and the Nas Ox, or whatever you want to call it, during those years.
Nas started performing “One Love” and during the lyrics “What’s up with Cormega? Have you seen it? Are you all together? Cormega took the stage.
“It was planned by me and Nas… The crowd became a monkey s—.”
But the track “Full Circle” on “King’s Disease” marks the first time Cormega has performed with the original. Solidify members – Nas, AZ, Foxy Brown and Cormega. Dr. Dre even appears on the runway.
Cormega took to Twitter to talk about the latest collaboration with Nas.
“I’m proud to be a part of this album and even more proud of myself and Nas realigning as men who have mutual respect and admiration. Fans have been waiting for this for years and he gave you what you want.… https://instagram.com/p/CECl4eanV9V/“
A few days later he tweeted: “I haven’t heard Full Circle until today, I haven’t heard a verse from Nas, AZ, Foxy or Dre, I just heard the production of Hit-Boy and I felt it. The song is a beautiful moment in a lousy time and I’m grateful to have been a part of it. #sickness“
Nas went to Gayle King
Cormega-Nas beef can be mashed, but Nas has a beef with King Gayle about his controversial interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie in which King refers to a years-old rape allegation against Kobe Bryant.
On the track “The Definition”, Nas rhymes “Antarctica is 65 degrees / Global warming, they don’t want to believe it / And they hang people on trees / And what’s up with Gayle King? “
He continues: “A black man, a woman, a failed thing / Journalism or interiorism / Shirley Chisolm wouldn’t play the victim / Eartha Kitt would be done with him / Top of the charts, kept my heart, playing my part / The sun is rising but they want us to stay in the dark / The despised woman wants me to slouch, make me sink in the dark / King’s disease, I heal this shit with my art.
Baddie Bee @LoveQueenBee tweeted: “The Gayle King line on this new @nas got me CRYIN”.
Hip-hop artist Doja Cat also thinks Nas denigrates her on “Ultra Black”, on which he spits, “Cash Money with the white tee and the Soldier rag / We goin ‘ultra-Black, without apologizing Black / The opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black.
But Nas claims the Doja Cat line was no problem. He said in an interview with Power 106 radio that “I was really saying a rhyme”, Complex reported.
Critics are in
Not only do the fans seem to love “King’s Disease”, but so do the critics.
“Over the course of 13 tracks, representing just under 40 minutes of music, Nas shows he hasn’t lost a step – and maybe even gained a step or two – as he rocks the mic. with undeniable charisma, talent, confidence. and purpose, ” The news of Mercury critical.
He added, “The writing here is absolutely top notch, with Nas tackling the delicate balance of life, navigating both highs and lows through an assortment of memorable rhymes to so many rhythms. and cool grooves. “
the OK Player the reviewer wrote: “On ‘King’s Disease’ Nas looks refreshed; he’s in full nostalgic mode – where he’s at his best – reflecting on the eras and people he’s met over the past 30 years… The drops on this album are always crisp and often juxtaposed sounds and a production moderate.
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Nas went on Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning”‘
After “King’s Disease” came out, Nas sat down and spoke with the crew on the popular radio show “Ebro in the morningNew York-based. During the interview, Nas spoke about his last words with Tupac, how it was to reconnect with Cormega, as well as his beef with Prodigy.
God’s Son even talked about working with the late Amy Winehouse, having hip-hop icon status, and he talked about some of his businesses, Yaosoner-Welcome to Mars reported.