Hit-Boy And Nas Share The “King’s Disease 3” Tracklist


The tracklist for King’s Disease 3 has been made public by Nas and Hit-Boy ahead of its Friday release (November 11).

The Grammy-winning team heightened anticipation for their most recent collaboration project on Wednesday (November 9) by posting the album’s tracklist on each of their individual Instagram accounts.

With one bonus track, King’s Disease III has 17 songs in total. If there are any outside guests, however, it appears that the guest features have been missed. (Notable celebrities who have been on earlier episodes include Big Sean, Lauryn Hill, and Eminem.)

Song titles like “Thun,” which is a reference to the Queens, New York vernacular made known by the late Prodigy of Mobb Deep, and “Michael & Quincy,” which is named after Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones, may give listeners a hint as to what to expect on the album.

Nas once compared Hit-Boy and himself to the legendary duo in an interview with Ebro Darden of Apple Music from the previous year.

The release date of November 11 and the regal cover art, which includes three gold bars with “KD3” inscribed on them in front of a red backdrop, were initially shared by Nas and Hit-Boy last month.

Previously, the renowned Queensbridge MC teased the release of the album on Magic, his unexpected collaboration with Hit-Boy from December 2021.

“I’m on offense every day until I see the love / KD3 on the way, this just to feed the buzz,” he rapped on the soul-sampling “Ugly.”

As one of the most adored rapper-producer teams in the game, Nas and Hit-Boy launched their King’s Disease collaboration in August 2020.

The first album in the trilogy featured cameos from artists including Big Sean, Lil Durk, and Anderson. Paak as well as a reunion of The Firm opened at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 after selling close to 50,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.

Most significantly, it gave Nas his first-ever Grammy after beating out albums Jay Electronica’s A Written Testimony and Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist’s Alfredo in the Best Rap Album category of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Success was followed by the sequel, which debuted in August 2021 and featured guest appearances from Lauryn Hill, EPMD, Eminem, and other celebrities. King’s Disease II performed even better than its predecessor, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard 200 thanks to 56,000 first-week shipments.

But after losing to Tyler, The Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost in the Best Rap Album category at the 2022 ceremony, Nas and Hit-Boy were denied a Grammys double.

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