Nas has announced a follow-up to his Grammy
Award-winning album King’s Disease. On
Thursday (July 29), the veteran Hip Hop
artist revealed the cover art for King’s Disease
II along with a release date of Friday (August 6).
“We’re back in business!” he wrote in the caption.
“King’s Disease II • 8/6.”
August 6 is also the same day Kanye West is
supposed to deliver Donda — but everyone knows
how quickly that could change.
King’s Disease II will serve as Nas’ thirteenth
studio album alongside classics such as
1994’s Illmatic and 1996’s It Was Written. Despite
the Queensbridge native’s extensive discography,
2021 marked the first time he’d won a Grammy
Award in the Best Rap Album category.
Even though he was up against other celebrated
projects such as Royce Da 5’9’s The
Allegory and Freddie Gibbs & The
Alchemist’s Alfredo, he still walked away
The project debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200
with roughly 47,000 total album-equivalent units
sold in its first week. Despite the Top 5 debut, only
one single from the album charted on the
Billboard Hot 100 — “Spicy” with Fivio and Ferg,
which squeezed in at No. 96.
The excitement for a sequel is palpable in the
comment section, with Hit-Boy, Ludacris, Justin
Timberlake, Steve Lobel and Carmelo Anthony
among the many who weighed in. Nas is Back.