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100
NME

This dizzying victory lap boasts effervescent moments from Eminem and Lauryn Hill, but even they're overshadowed by the main man's emotional candour.

100
The Independent

King’s Disease 2 finds Nas where he has always been – comfortable in himself and at ease with confronting his past.

90
The Line of Best Fit

King’s Disease II is a victory lap that nonetheless never lets up its pace.

80
Exclaim!

Whether it's inspired singles, fresh collaborations, new ideas or bejeweled one-liners, King Nas serves up another reminder that he's no pretender to the throne.

80
The Needle Drop

King's Disease II capitalizes on all the potential of its predecessor.

80
Albumism

He has linked with one of the most talented beatmakers in the game to help him craft beautiful canvasses to depict his great war stories.

80
AllMusic
Nas sounds sharp and inspired throughout, giving performances that recall the uncanny brilliance that made his earliest work essential, but also showing he's still capable of taking his art to new places.
76
HipHopDX

Although it could have benefitted from some more enticing reasons to push play, King’s Disease II solidifies Nas’ place in a Hip Hop world where even legends sometimes get put out to pasture.

71
Beats Per Minute

In a game where we’re consistently told that remaining hungry is a necessity, the most enjoyable moments of King’s Disease II come when Nas is simply stating his satisfaction.

70
Clash

While sonically looking to depart from a Nas-matic sound, his lyrics are often framed by the past, evoking a harsher form of reminiscence.

61
Pitchfork

When Nas’ rhymes aren’t clumsy, his storytelling is.

BGL13
68

where the fuck is industry baby

in all seriousness pretty decent album. second half is way stronger

MickyT
80

Call me crazy but this might just be the best album Nas has made since ‘It Was Written’.

Nasir Jones a.k.a Nas is a name that everyone should know if they're a fan of Hip-Hop, he's responsible for some of the most influential Hip-Hop music of all time with records like the legendary 'Illmatic' as well as 'It Was Written', and he has pretty much set in stone his place in the conversation of the all time greatest in the game. But throughout Nas' tenure as an artist there's been one ... read more

BaddieBaphomet
60

Only a year after his Grammy winning predecessor, Nas follows up his most well crafted album in years “King’s Disease” with a sequel, I assume hoping that what worked about that album would carry over. And while “King’s Disease II” certainly isn’t as bad as some of Nas’s worst moments, I think it faces the typical notion of sequels not being as good as what it’s following.

I know some people only listen to Nas simply to hear his craft as an ... read more

TheElasticChip
85

Kings Disease II - Nas

1. The Pressure - 9
2. Death Row East - 9
3. 40 Side - 8
4. EPMD 2 - 7.5
5. Rare - 8.5
6. YKTV - 6.5
7. Store Run - 8
8. Moments - 8.5
9. Nobody - 9.5
10. No Phony Love - 9
11. Brunch on Sunday’s - 7.5
12. Count Me In - 7.5
13. Composure - 8
14. My Bible - 7.5
15. Nas is Good - 8.5
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
Best Tracks: Nobody, No Phony Love, Death Row East, The Pressure
Worst Track: YKTV

I really enjoy the Tupac tribute with “Death Row East” and the ... read more

CrustyNgl
80

What a comeback, Nas went from one of the best in the game to a mid rapper and then dropped 2 incredible albums back to back.

Great Tracks: Death Row East, 40 Side, Rare, YKTV, Store Run, Moments, Nobody, No Phony Love, Composure, My Bible, Nas is good (Best)
Worst track: The Pressure

70

Some of the most expensive-sounding music hip hop has to offer in 2021. Nas delivers one of his best albums ever. Also wanted to mention that Store Run is possibly his best song.

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Track List

1The Pressure
3:07
83
2Death Row East
3:20
83
340 Side
2:40
77
4EPMD 2
3:34
feat. Eminem, EPMD
71
5Rare
3:26
84
6YKTV
3:23
60
7Store Run
3:19
88
8Moments
4:11
86
9Nobody
4:42
90
10No Phony Love
3:05
82
11Brunch on Sundays
3:51
feat. Blxst
75
12Count Me In
3:17
77
13Composure
3:23
feat. Hit-Boy
80
14My Bible
3:48
82
15Nas is Good
2:19
85
Total Length: 51 minutes
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Added on: July 29, 2021