Nas Reunites The Firm On Star-Studded New Album 'King's Disease'

By Regina Star

August 21, 2020

Nas is back with a new album.

On Friday (August 21), the legendary lyricist unveiled his latest full-length record, titled King’s Disease. On the star-studded effort, Nas seeks the assistance of an all-star lineup of rappers and vocalists for several features, including Charlie Wilson (“Car #85”), Brucie B (“The Definition”), Fivo Foreign and A$AP Ferg (“Spicy”), Big Sean and Don Toliver (“Replace Me”), Lil Durk (“Til the War Is Won”), and Anderson .Paak (“All Bad”).

Nas’ long-awaited LP to follow 2018’s Nasir also features a reunion of hip-hop supergroup The Firm, with members AZ, Foxy Brown, and Cormega all coming together on “Full Circle.”

Nas executive produced his thirteenth studio album, on which Hit-Boy and Gabriel Zardes share co-executive credits.

Additionally, the Cali-born record producer composed all the music for the album. Hit-Boy also makes an appearance on the effort’s leader “Ultra Black,” on which Nas disses Doja Cat (“We goin' ultra black, unapologetically black/ The opposite of Doja Cat, Michael Blackson black”), who is seemingly planning to respond to the dig in a new song called "Nas."

King’s Disease comes weeks after the rapper teased the record on Instagram along with a video trailer that showed Nas working in the studio with Hit-Boy. "I've been trying to do this with this man for years," he shared at the time. "I'm proud of this piece. I'm super, super proud."

Hear a few tracks from Nas' new album below.

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