Nas is again Friday together with his 14th studio album, “King’s Illness II,” and followers are already hailing it as a return to “veteran hip-hop.”
The sequel to his earlier “Kings Illness”, options collaborations with rapper YG, Eminem and the at all times welcomed return of Lauryn Hill.
The 47-year-old hip-hop icon’s earlier launch earned Nas his 14th Grammy nomination and victory earlier this yr for Finest Rap Album.
“Kings Illness II” was govt produced by Nas and Hit-Boy, who can be featured on the tune “Composure.”
However the observe social media can’t cease speaking about is “No one,” that includes former Fugees frontwoman Hill, 46, who notoriously dropped one among the best information of all time, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” in 1998 — by no means to be topped by her or one other feminine hip-hop artist since.
Followers couldn’t get sufficient of “Ms.” Lauryn Hill’s good and biting lyricisms, as bars from “No one” at the moment are trending on social media.
“Let me give it to you balanced and with readability / I don’t want to show myself right into a parody / I don’t do the shit you do for recognition,” she raps.
In one other portion of the tune, Hill addresses rumors about her a-punctual life-style, which have circulated within the many years since her hit album launch: “My consciousness like Keanu in ‘The Matrix’ / I’m saving souls and y’all complaining about my lateness.”
Reward for Hill poured over the web. “Ms. Lauryn Hill mentioned her presence is a gift kiss her ass,” quipped one fan.
“Nas received Lauryn Hill rapping in 2021…rapping rapping fr……my eyes teary man…,” mentioned one other.
“Regardless of who’s dropping tonight, Nas and Lauryn Hill getting the primary hear,” mentioned one fan in an obvious reference to Kanye West’s “Donda,” which was obtained a second dose of hype — however nonetheless no album launch — through an in a single day in live performance livestream.
“King’s Illness II” is now available for purchase or play on streaming platforms.