The King is back.
Nas has announced a sequel to his Grammy-winning album King’s Disease. Taking to Instagram, the rap icon revealed an Aug. 6 release date alongside the cover art for King’s Disease II.
“We’re back in business! King’s Disease II • 8/6,” Nas captioned the post, while tagging producer Hit-Boy.
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The original King’s Disease was released in August 2020. Executive produced by Hit-Boy, the 13-track set debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and featured appearances from Big Sean, Don Toliver, Lil Durk, Anderson .Paak, Fivio Foreign, and A$AP Ferg. The well-received album earned Nas his first Grammy for Best Rap Album at this year’s ceremony.
Nas recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his second studio album It Was Written and released the completed version of “Life Is Like a Dice Game,” which was initially recorded as part of his Illmatic sessions in the early ’90s.