King's Disease III

Nas - King's Disease III
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2022 Ratings: #118 / 797
User Score
2022 Ratings: #13
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME
With ‘King’s Disease III’, the New York rapper has put the seal on a strong album trilogy that proves that, three decades in, he’s still a force to be reckoned with.
90
Albumism
With his fourth full-length project in the past two years, it certainly feels like we’re watching, or listening to, history as it happens.
82
HipHopDX

KD3 keeps Nas in the relevancy conversation because his voice is still impactful, calling to action when some might say he doesn’t need to do this anymore. It’s a lesson in purposeful storytelling and aging with grace.

80
The Telegraph
The 49-year-old veteran sounds re-energised, and like he has found a new lease of life.
80
Clash
A fantastically consistent, perpetually illuminating full-length, it shows Nas to retain a hunger, and sheer fire that so many of his peers have lost.
80
The Needle Drop

The most no-nonsense entry in the KD series.

80
musicOMH
Nas and Hit-Boy reunite to deliver some no-nonsense verses and beats, with an interesting mix of nostalgia and more contemporary sounds.
71
Pitchfork
The fourth album in Nas’ ongoing series of collaborations with producer Hit-Boy locks into a straightforward groove. It’s loose and expert and finally nimble again.
70
Slant Magazine
The rapper’s 15th album often feels like a spartan exercise in pure technical ability.
MattsReviews
80

Nas' career is literally like a parabola

‎ ‎ ‎ Illmatic‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎
‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ KD3‎ ‎ ‎ ‎
‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎|
‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ... read more

BradTasteMusic
90

King’s Disease III is the best in the series. NaS continues to become more and more comfortable with being contemporary, but still just doing him. This album is so satisfying. It’s amazing to see him so hungry this late in his career.

Rollo_P
86

Don't mind Nas, he's just casually enjoying his career's 4th prime - this time by crafting a very strong movement of flat-out victory music with the occasional reminiscent track back to older, tougher days. Hit-Boy's beats tinker and change so many times per song compared to your average rap production, you almost don't mind if the beat starts a bit meh because it usually ends up great by the end. As far as I'm concerned, they're easily 3/3 (4/4 with Magic included). Once A Man, Twice A Child ... read more

NR

solid bruv

madstinker
80

there aren't any misses it just feels like something that won't get a ton of replay value from me

Riva
80

Nas with the back to back to back to back. This man's career started 30 years ago, he has nothing left to prove yet here he is arguably more versatile than ever.

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Track List

1Ghetto Reporter
2:36
87
2Legit
3:22
88
3Thun
3:26
91
4Michael & Quincy
2:47
90
530
2:18
83
6Hood2Hood
3:00
87
7Recession Proof
3:03
81
8Reminisce
3:33
86
9Serious Interlude
2:58
80
10I'm on Fire
2:29
84
11WTF SMH
3:48
78
12Once a Man, Twice a Child
3:59
88
13Get Light
2:52
86
14First Time
2:44
87
15Beef
3:05
87
16Don't Shoot
2:32
82
17Til My Last Breath
3:10
Bonus Track
82
Total Length: 51 minutes
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Added on: December 24, 2021