Freelance music Journalism
By: Jewels Alexandria
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27 Summers. Not many artists, especially rap musicians, can say that have had a 27 year run. “Twenty-seven summers, that wasn’t even the goal.” To top it off, he’s an idol to so many artists today. People like J. Cole, Jay Rock and even Jay-Z draw major inspiration from this Hip-Hop legend. Nas, has dropped his 13th studio album, King’s Disease. In other words, the diseases of riches. Nas takes his time with this album educating the youth as he always does. And painting vivid pictures with his words to express the damage of loving material possessions.
Kings Disease offers a breath of fresh air from the now trap beats everyone is getting so accustomed to. We are able to sit back and enjoy bar for bar genuine Hip-Hop sound and Nas reminds us why he is one of the greatest to ever do it. Instantly, first track, King’s Disease, the New York MC veteran tackles problems Black America faces. “The stupidest parts of Africa produced Blacks that started algebra. . . imagine if you knew that as a child brah.” Then there is the return of The Firm with the track, Full Circle. The 1996 super group pumped out one of the best tracks of the album. But Nas is still hip to what is hot in Hip-Hop today. The album has features like Anderson Paak., Lil Durk and Big Sean, and each feature does an amazing job on the tracks. Even the track with Charlie Wilson bleeds with knowledge.
Nas fans are happy to hear this Nas again. He is showing signs he is not ready to hang up his cape and we’re all ears.
September 4, 2020