King’s Disease II, the sequel to Nas’ Grammy-winning King’s Disease has officially been released through Mass Appeal Records. The predecessor – produced exclusively by renowned producer, Hit-Boy — obtained Nas the only Grammy award of his illustrious career. As such, the sequel has garnered a fair share of hype, especially after Nas revealed the track list through his official Instagram page.
The project has a varying guest-list, fluctuating between contemporary acts and established legends. The earliest contributions come from Eminem and East Coast hip hop legends, EPMD, consisting of Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith. As fans anticipate how the contrasting lyrical abilities of Eminem and Nas will co-exist on a record, an appearance from EPMD is sure to be Nostalgic and be reminiscent of a classic hip hop posse cut.
King’s Disease II will also see the reappearance of Ms. Lauryn Hill to the mainstream hip-hop scene. While she still tours and drops the occasional record, an album cut of this magnitude has eluded, the Grammy-winning rapper/singer for quite some time. In turn, her presence on the album has raised hopes that the duo can create more magic together.
Apart from old collaborators, the Queensbridge native has also enlisted the likes of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, YG, Los Angeles rapper Blxst and Charlie Wilson (who also featured on King’s Disease).
Unlike the prequel, is seems as though the production will vary on King’s Disease II, with only one record featuring Hit-Boy. The Grammy-winning producer will still earn executive producer credits, along with Nas.
Accompanying the album will also be the official music video for “Rare.” King’s Disease II is Nas’ 14th studio album.