American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas will release the sequel to his Grammy-winning album King’s Disease.
The sequel to his 2020 LP of the same name, King’s Disease II is out from Mass Appeal Records at midnight EST on August 6, marking the 14th studio album from the influential rapper. Its acclaimed predecessor King’s Disease, cinched Nas’ first-ever Grammy for Best Rap Album earlier this year. Last month, Nas shared an expanded 16-track version of his sophomore album It Was Written in celebration of its 25th anniversary.
Nas released King’s Disease in August 2020. Hit-Boy served as an executive producer of the album, which featured guest contributions from Anderson. Paak, Big Sean, Charlie Wilson, Don Toliver, and more. King’s Disease earned Nas his 14th Grammy nomination and, ultimately, his first victory. He took home the Best Rap Album trophy over D Smoke, Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist, Jay Electronica, and Royce 5’9″.
The new edition includes two new cuts: “Silent Murder” and “Street Dreams (Bonus Verse).” Nas was also among the rappers that broke ground at the construction site of the future Universal Hip Hop Museum in May. Located in the South Bronx, the museum is scheduled to open in 2023. Rooted in the New York hip hop scene, he is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time.