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  • Summary: The third King's Disease album from rapper Nas was produced by Hit-Boy.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 14, 2022
    100
    Nas saved the best for last, if this is the trilogy’s end. KDIII is the exclamation point at the end of his career’s most consistently dope stretch. It pays tribute to everything that came before it while whetting the appetite for what’s next.
  2. 100
    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.
  3. Nov 30, 2022
    95
    Nas sounds like he’s regained his confidence as the king once more. He sounds like the king. He’s in that “Ether” mindset once more – not necessarily as vicious, but simply sounding like he’s willing to name names and it feels like he’s genuinely having fun with his writing.
  4. Nov 14, 2022
    80
    Although King’s Disease III might have some tonal missteps, Nas and Hit-Boy should be applauded for bringing warm soul samples back into hip hop culture at a time of such darkness and uncertainty. This is Godfather: Part III if Michael Corleone retired without all the treachery; music about being comfortable with your place and making it to the other side.
  5. Nov 18, 2022
    80
    Nas is not a perfect rapper in 2022 but the chemistry on King’s Disease III works well enough to paper over the shortcomings, leaving a focused, well-executed release.
  6. Nov 15, 2022
    80
    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. Recalling former glories while remaining fixed on the future, ‘The King’s Disease III’ underlines the rapper’s current creative streak.
  7. Nov 16, 2022
    70
    By adhering to a creative formula typically associated with many foundational Golden Era classics, King’s Disease III often feels like a spartan exercise in pure technical ability. ... We get 100% pure, raw, unfiltered Nas spitting over a variety of velvety soul samples and invigorating instrumentation, which is, more often than not, a pretty good thing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 56
  2. Negative: 9 out of 56
  1. Nov 24, 2022
    10
    The 17 song album is a masterpiece. Great replay value. Great bar work by Nas and fantastic production by Hitboy asper usual.

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    The 17 song album is a masterpiece. Great replay value. Great bar work by Nas and fantastic production by Hitboy asper usual.

    Must Listen

    Legit
    Thun
    Micheal and Quincy
    Get Light
    Recession Proof
    Reminisce
    Beef
    Once a man, twice a child
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  2. Nov 15, 2022
    10
    Nas just keeps getting better. KD3 top 5 Nas album. All we can do is just enjoy
  3. Nov 30, 2022
    10
    Classic album from Nas. He and hitboy really fine tuned this one! KD lll should win a Grammy for rap album of the year!
  4. Nov 18, 2022
    10
    This man is without a doubt upper echelon and elite. The substance, thematic back drops, and just QUALITY content is hard to refute. Say whatThis man is without a doubt upper echelon and elite. The substance, thematic back drops, and just QUALITY content is hard to refute. Say what you will, but if you hate on this project, you need to reassess things. Positive messaging, and always humble! Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2022
    10
    Every time I think Nas can't do better he proves me wrong. Man just gets better with time.
  6. Nov 16, 2022
    8
    It's Nas, unadulterated Nas, rapping to energetic, chimeric beats as facilitated by one of the best producers in the business. KD3 doesn'tIt's Nas, unadulterated Nas, rapping to energetic, chimeric beats as facilitated by one of the best producers in the business. KD3 doesn't reach the heights of his previous works, with most songs ranging from good to great, but it is perhaps its consistency that may make it a fan-favorite. If you are a die-hard Nas fan, I can easily see why you may rate it a 10, it's a wonderful collection of music, over everything else. Expand
  7. Nov 29, 2022
    0
    had great expectations with this one. absolutely bang average. nothing more to say.

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