Nas’s reign officially continues, and Hit-Boy is here to lace the Grammy Award-winning MC with a regal beat pack that’s fitting for the launch of his fifteenth studio album, King’s Disease III – marking the duo’s fourth collaboration within the last two years (King’s Disease, King’s Disease II and Magic).
Similar to previous KD releases, the third iteration of the acclaimed series is executive produced by Hit, building on the pre-existing synergy that has fueled the pair’s collaborative franchise – except this time around, there’s no guest appearances. With 2021 seeing both artists take home the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (King’s Disease), also marking Nas’ first-ever Grammy win after being nominated 14 times, fans can only anticipate that the iconic duo will be a shoo-in to repeat at next year’s awards.
KDIII reaffirms Nas and Hit-Boy’s undeniable chemistry, something that the 3x Grammy award-winning producer spoke to Complex about during a joint interview (with Nas) last year. Since 2020, the King’s Disease series has ushered in a new standard in hip-hop that mirrors the unbridled success Hit and Nas have been known for throughout their storied careers.