GRAMMY Award-winning, rap legend Nas announces new album Kings Disease II, out August 6 via Mass Appeal
Today Rap legend Nas announces his new album, King’s Disease II, via Mass Appeal. Available to stream HERE.
King’s Disease II is a sequel to Nas’ GRAMMY Award-winning album King’s Disease, which was released in August 2020 to rave reviews.
In March, Nas scored his first-ever GRAMMY Award for “Best Rap Album” with King’s Disease. King’s Disease marked Nas’ first new album in two years. The album is entirely produced by Hit-Boy (JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Travis Scott) and Gabriel “G-Code” Zardes serves as the album’s co-executive producer. In addition, Nas’ collaboration with Pantone around the single ‘Ultra Black‘ to create the official colour, ‘Ultra Black by Nas‘ garnered a Clio Award.
Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, recently released an expanded digital edition of Nas’ It Was Written, in celebration of the groundbreaking hip-hop classic’s 25th anniversary. The expanded digital edition features Nas’ original album (in its entirety and classic running order) with the addition of bonus tracks ‘Silent Murder‘ and ‘Street Dreams‘ (Bonus Verse), previously unreleased through digital service providers. Available for streaming HERE.
King’s Disease II is out on August 6.
Nas (Nasir Jones) first reached an international audience when his track ‘Halftime’ was tapped by producer MC Serch as the opening cut on 1992’s Zebrahead movie soundtrack. Signed to Columbia Records, the first full-length album by poet and rhyme-master Nas arrived in 1994, Illmatic. The RIAA platinum hip-hop landmark featured ‘It Ain’t Hard To Tell’, ‘The World Is Yours’, and ‘One’. 1996 brought the breakthrough double-platinum It Was Written (#1 R&B for 7 weeks, #1 pop for 4 weeks), with his first major crossover singles ‘Street Dreams’ and ‘If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)’. Success continued with the double-platinum I Am in 1999 (again #1 pop and #1 R&B), with the chart singles ‘Nas Is Like’, ‘Hate Me Now’ (featuring Puff Daddy), and ‘You Won’t See Me Tonight’ (featuring Aaliyah). His 2012 album, Life Is Good earned him 4 Grammy nominations including Rap Album of the Year, and is certified RIAA gold.
In addition to his successful career in music, Nas has pursued a career in motion pictures that began with his co-starring role (alongside DMX) in 1998’s cult classic crime drama Belly, a film by director Hype Williams (with whom Nas has done several music videos). Most recently, he was the executive producer of the 2016 Netflix series The Get Down.
Nas is also the co-founder of Mass Appeal Records.