Nas is back with the third installment of his Hit-Boy-produced King’s Disease series.
The East Coast legend began teasing the project back in 2021, right after he gifted hip-hop fans with his 15th studio album, called Magic. Nasir rapped on the track called “Ugly”: “I’m on offense every day until I see the love/KD3 on the way, this just to feed the buzz.”
One of the most shining tracks on the album is “Thun,” where Nas references his past conflict with JAY-Z, admitting he occasionally texts Hov joking about how their rivalry “ain’t over.”
“No beef or rivals, they playing ‘Ether’ on TIDAL / Brothers can do anything when they decide to / In a Range Rover, dissecting bars from ‘Takeover’ / Sometimes I text Hova like, ‘N–ga, this ain’t over,’ laughing,” he raps.
The first track of the album “Ghetto Reporter” is also one of the album highlights. In the track, Nas interpolates Eminem‘s flow from “The Way I Am” during rapping the following lines: “The audacity, masterfully crafted these classics, so naturally, Had to be Nasty back at it..” It mimics the flow and rhyme schemes of “The Way I Am” intro: ““I sit back with this pack of Zig-Zag’s and this bag…”
You can bump all both tracks below. And make sure to check out Nas’ new album KD3, which already is the album of the year candidate.