There is a long list of accolades that cement Nas’ legendary status. From three decades of rap-pioneering, with classic albums like Illmatic, starring in cult classic films like Belly, or striving to create a platform for creatives with the launch of Mass Appeal. There are so many things you have to think about when painting the legacy of the always innovative Nasir Jones; it’s a dense masterpiece.
Here in 2020, a global pandemic has altered the music industry to the point that music festivals are taking place on Minecraft. Where’s the normality? Well, a part of it lies in the new Nas album King’s Disease, which is a triumphant return to the rap game, as he enlists legendary producer Hit-Boy and proves he doesn’t have the word ceiling in his dictionary. This isn’t an ordinary Nas album, but a collection of necessary reflections, learnings, and appreciation. To celebrate its release, we’ve picked some of Nas’ biggest singles to compare with his current mindset on King’s Disease. Life is weird right now, but for Nasir Jones, life is better.
Check out the list below and stream King’s Disease here.