‘King’s Disease II’ is the thirteenth studio album by the legendary rapper Nas which was released on August 6, 2021. It’s a follow-up to his 2020 album, ‘King’s Disease’, and continues to showcase Nas’s storytelling prowess and lyrical dexterity.
Nas has always been renowned for his intricate lyricism and wordplay, and ‘King’s Disease II’ doesn’t disappoint. His storytelling abilities shine through as he weaves complex narratives, tackling topics such as personal growth, social issues, and his own legacy in the Rap game. The production on this album is topnotch. Hit-Boy, who also produced the first ‘King’s Disease’ album, provides a diverse range of beats that complement Nas’s lyricism perfectly. From Soulful and Jazzy tracks to more contemporary and trap-influenced sounds, the production is a highlight of the album.
Nas brings in a variety of guest artists, including some younger talents such as A Boogie wit da Hoodie and YG. The collaborations work well, offering fresh perspectives alongside Nas’s seasoned voice. Lauryn Hill’s appearance on “Nobody” is a standout moment, showcasing her powerful vocals and Nas’s flow remains as sharp as ever. His delivery is smooth, and his distinctive voice and cadence on “Nobody” is instantly recognizable.
The replay value of this album is high because it rewards repeat listeners. The depth of the lyrics and the intricacy of the production means that you can discover new layers and nuances with each playthrough.
‘King’s Disease II’ is a strong addition to Nas’s discography to the youth. It combines his timeless lyricism with contemporary production, making it an album that appeals to both longtime fans and newcomers to his music. Nas continues to prove why he’s considered one of the greatest rappers in the game and this album cements his legacy even further.