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Nas – King’s Disease

Nas – King’s Disease
Genre
Hip Hop
Release date
August 21 2020
Artist
NAS
Nas – King’s Disease
August 21 2020 | Hip Hop

King’s Disease is the thirteenth studio album by American rapper Nas. It was released on August 21, 2020 through Mass Appeal Records. It succeeds Nas’ album Nasir, released two years prior in 2018. The album features an appearance from The Firm, as well as guest appearances from Anderson Paak, ASAP Ferg, Big Sean, Brucie B, Charlie Wilson, Don Toliver, Fivio Foreign, Hit-Boy, and Lil Durk, and also additional vocals by Dr. Dre.

Background
Following the release of his twelfth studio album Nasir, Nas stated that he would be working on an unfinished album produced by Swizz Beatz and RZA, who both contributed to Nas’ compilation album The Lost Tapes 2 in 2019. However, on August 10, 2020, Nas announced via Instagram, a different album produced by Hit-boy would be releasing on August 21, 2020.

Critical reception
King’s Disease was met with a positive reception. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 72, based on eight reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.

Commercial performance
King’s Disease debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 with 47,000 album-equivalent units, of which 28,000 were pure album sales. It serves as Nas’s fourteenth top-ten album in the United States.
“Spicy” featuring Fivio Foreign and A$AP Ferg reached number 96 on the US billboard top 100.

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