The partnership between Nas and Hit-Boy came to fruition in 2020 when they released the album King’s Disease. The project received widespread acclaim and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, marking Nas’ first-ever Grammy win. King’s Disease demonstrated the timeless lyrical prowess of Nas combined with Hit-Boy’s innovative production, proving that Nas could adapt to the evolving sound of hip-hop while maintaining his authenticity.
In recent years, Nas’ choice of production has been a sticking point for the veteran MC, but since teaming up with Hit-Boy, he’s been in the form of his life and this has enabled him to bring his brilliance to new audiences. The Magic series now becomes a trilogy with the addition of Magic 3, and apart from a Lil Wayne feature, the project is Nas centric. Take in the album in full below, exclusively on GRM Daily.