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Nas & Hit-Boy's 'King's Disease III' To Score Top 10 First Week
Nas and Hit-Boy's fourth collaborative project King's Disease III is set to debut at No. 9 on the Billboard 200, moving 30,000 units.
Nas and Hit-Boy reign once again. Nearly two weeks after releasing their fourth collaborative album King's Disease III, it's projected that the project will debut at No. 9 on the Billboard 200, moving 30,000 units in its first week, per HitsDailyDouble. Nas is now tied with former rival JAY-Z for most top ten albums for a rapper.
Nas and Hit-Boy's previous effort Magic debuted at No. 27 with 22,000 units, while their mid-2021 LP took the No. 2 spot with 47,000 units. Their debut LP King's Disease took home the Grammy for Best Rap Album in 2021, earning Nas his first-ever Grammy Award after receiving 14 nominations.
The top-ten project comes less than a week after Her Loss co-artist 21 Savage deemed Nas "not relevant," later retracting the comment.
\u201cI would never disrespect nas or any legend who paved the way for me y\u2019all be tryna take stuff and run with it \ud83e\udd26\ud83c\udffe\u200d\u2642\ufe0f\u201d— Saint Laurent Don (@Saint Laurent Don) 1668462426
While visiting Apple Music's Rap Life, Hit-Boy discussed why the two went on a 'featureless' route for KD3.
“Honestly, it was once we got deeper into the album because I definitely was thinking and conceptualizing on who could be a part of it,” he said. “I even pulled up some features that I had in my computer from different artists and we tried stuff, but nothing really connected on a level of what we was doing solo. This is, I believe, Nas’ first album ever with no features so that’s an ill thing in itself.”
Since releasing KD3, Nas and Hit-Boy have dropped new single "Michael & Quincy," comparing their success to the legendary partnership between the late Michael Jackson and music extraordinaire Quincy Jones.
Watch "Michael & Quincy" below.