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  • Summary: The sequel to the rappers 2020 King's Disease album features guest appearances from A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Blxst, Eminem, EPMD, Lauryn Hill, Hit-Boy, Charlie Wilson, and YG.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 100
    With ‘Kings Disease II’, he has delivered a masterpiece of monolithic measures, completing arguably the best two-volume series in hip-hop.
  2. 100
    A record that captures nostalgia without devolving into anachronism or retrograde – a fine line that Nas is well-versed in toeing. As ever, Nas is his own lynchpin. Tracks including “Store Run” and “Moments” demonstrate the rapper’s gift as a lucid narrator of his own experience.
  3. Aug 6, 2021
    91
    The original was proof that Nas, a cat known to bathe in ’90s aesthetics, could spin gold with a producer known for the exact opposite. KD2 fulfills that idea, as the pair double down on what worked the first time, toss aside what didn’t, and find the perfect center between 2021 and 1991.
  4. Aug 9, 2021
    80
    The momentum of King's Disease II's eventual first half results in some lag to the finish line, but whether it's inspired singles ("Rare"), fresh collaborations, new ideas or bejeweled one-liners ("How you expect to get love if you don't show none?"), King Nas serves up another reminder that he's no pretender to the throne. The wild ambition has just evolved into calculated wisdom.
  5. Sep 13, 2021
    80
    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.
  6. Aug 19, 2021
    71
    Intriguingly, 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.
  7. Aug 11, 2021
    61
    Nas’ kingship goes down easy over Hit-Boy’s clean drums and neat arrangements, which indulge Nas’ nostalgia without kowtowing to it. ... When Nas’ rhymes aren’t clumsy, his storytelling is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 93
  2. Negative: 4 out of 93
  1. Aug 27, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. King's disease 2 is a masterpiece. An album that got me playing tracks from beginning to end once again which I haven't done in the past 10 years. Give Nas his crown please. Expand
  2. Aug 9, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. An absolute masterpiece! I can’t stop listening to this album, I don't have one favorite because they're all my favorites. The mastery is effortless, the vivid storylines are woven into this beautiful picture and once you close your eyes, jumps to life. Nas is the Goat! Expand
  3. Aug 10, 2021
    10
    Another classic. Nas is the greatest rapper ever and the catilgoue ls the proof. Jayz is second but Nas #1. Amazing album
  4. Aug 6, 2021
    10
    Hit Boy delivers more stellar production and Nas’s pen remains sharp. Standout tracks: Death Row East, Store Run, Rare, Moments, Composure &Hit Boy delivers more stellar production and Nas’s pen remains sharp. Standout tracks: Death Row East, Store Run, Rare, Moments, Composure & Nas is Good. Expand
  5. Aug 9, 2021
    10
    Such a complete body of work. Music is subjective, so for me there are songs that i like more than others, but no bad songs. Amazin...Flames #KD2
  6. Aug 9, 2021
    10
    Nas and Hitboy managed to deliver a better sequel to the original King’s Disease, which is pretty much unheard of in Hip-Hop. For the firstNas and Hitboy managed to deliver a better sequel to the original King’s Disease, which is pretty much unheard of in Hip-Hop. For the first time in a long time Nas sounds comfortable and confident and inspired enough to make listeners feel like this is a new chapter to a whole new phase in his career. Expand
  7. Aug 12, 2021
    0
    Very very mid album from Nasir. Barely just okay. Very boring. He needs to switch up his whole style.

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