Nas Announces Release Date Of New Album ‘King’s Disease II’

The Grammy-winning album King’s Disease is receiving a sequel, today Nas shared the upcoming release date for King’s Disease II.

After dropping King’s Disease last year, Nas returns with a new album announcement. The new release is entitled King’s Disease II and it’s arriving pretty soon

A few months back in March, Nas went home with his first-ever Best Rap Album award at the Grammy’s for King’s Disease. Hit-Boy was the exec producer on the album and Gabriel “G Code” was co-executive producer. Guests on the album included Anderson .Paak, Big Sean, Don Toliver and Charlie Wilson.

In case you’re keeping tabs, King’s Disease earned Nas his 14th Grammy nomination, it’s still something that this was his first win. He beat out fellow nominees D Smoke, Jay Electronica, Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist, Jay Electronica and Royce 5’9”. When the album dropped it climbed the ranks of Billboard’s Hot 200 chart and landed the No. 5 spot earning Nas his 14th Top 10 album. 

Also, unsurprisingly Nas was present for the official opening of the Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM), per Rolling Stone. The museum is slated to open in 2023 in the South Bronx. In 2019 it was announced that $3.7 million had been allocated from New York to bring the museum to life. Chuck D is heading the celebrity board of the museum as chairman. Additional chairman Kurtis Blow is joined by the following cultural ambassadors: Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash and Fab Five Freddy.

At the beginning of July, Nas rolled out a 25th-anniversary edition of It Was Written his sophomore album. 

King’s Disease II will arrive on Friday, August 6. Take a look at the album cover art below. 

Photo Credit: Twitter


Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind on Twitter at @robyn_mowatt.

Published by
Robyn Mowatt

Recent Posts

Grammys 2023: The Full List of Winners

Your real-time guide to all the winners at the 2023 Grammys ceremony, updated throughout the… Read More

February 5, 2023

Best Songs of The Week: ft. PinkPantheress, Terrace Martin, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop… Read More

February 3, 2023

JAY-Z Will Be Performing “God Did” at the 2023 Grammy Awards

JAY-Z will perform alongside DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne and more during an all-star live performance… Read More

February 3, 2023

Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott & Sylvia Rhone Honored By Black Music Collective

On Thursday, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott and Sylvia Rhone were honored as new… Read More

February 3, 2023

How Seriously Should Creatives Take the Rick Rubin Book?

In the new Rick Rubin book, The Creative Act: A Way of Being, it's unclear… Read More

February 3, 2023

Miami Gets Heckled For Unveiling of Black History Month-Themed Police Cruiser

The city of Miami was mocked on social media on Thursday after Mayor Francis Suarez… Read More

February 3, 2023