King’s Disease II

Nas - King’s Disease II
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2021 Ratings: #70 / 513
User Score
Based on 731 ratings
2021 Ratings: #46
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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
The Needle Drop

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

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
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.

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
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
Hellboy007
89
edit: given it multiple listens. No phony love? I didn't mention it. Charlie Wilson provides beautiful vocals
Of course my opinion will change later. I don't believe in first listens at all. But as far as first listens go? This is great. This is fucking great. I liked the production on the first King's disease too. But I didn't want another Hitboy production on a Nas album but I was wrong. Hitboy is on a fucking run. He's flawlessly producing classics for other artists since the start of 2020. ... read more
MickyT
82
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
CameronFriezer
87
Favourite: Store Run
Worst: YKTV (feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, YG)

1. The Pressure - 10
2. Death Row East - 8
3. 40 Side - 8
4. EPMD (feat. Eminem, EPMD) - 8
5. Rare - 9
6. YKTV (feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, YG) - 4
7. Store Run - 10
8. Moments - 10
9. Nobody (feat. Lauryn Hill) - 9
10. No Phony Love (feat. Charlie Wilson) - 9
11. Brunch on Sundays (feat. Blxst) - 8
12. Count Me In - 8.5
13. Composure (feat. Hit-Boy) - 9.5
14. My Bible - 9
15. Nas is Good - 10

Average: 8.66
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Track List

1The Pressure
3:07
82
2Death Row East
3:20
82
340 Side
2:40
75
4EPMD 2
3:34
feat. Eminem, EPMD
69
5Rare
3:26
82
6YKTV
3:23
59
7Store Run
3:19
88
8Moments
4:11
87
9Nobody
4:42
90
10No Phony Love
3:05
83
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
83
15Nas is Good
2:19
85
Total Length: 51 minutes
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Added on: July 29, 2021