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King's Disease III

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Few of the huge names in American rap stand the test of time. Nas, however, is a rare commodity. Since starting his King’s Disease album series, this rap veteran has totally come to life. The third album in the series, Kings Disease III, is—like its two predecessors—conceived in close collaboration with producer Hit-Boy. This release is choral, multi-layered and introduces acoustic sounds whilst maintaining an old-school aesthetic. This balance is perfectly illustrated on the track ‘Legit’, where Nas questions the notion of legitimacy… Not even legends can rest on their past laurels. To remain legitimate, the rapper works hard, varying the rhythm of his flows and even introducing the gong bass drum on ‘30’, which is a tribute to the previous architects of Nas’ albums: DJ Premier and Pete Rock. The groove is heavy on ‘Recession Proof’, soft on ‘Reminisce’, disturbing on the political ‘Don’t Shoot’ and liberating and jazzy on ‘Get Light’. As always, Hit-Boy shines bright without ever encroaching on the rapper. That’s true precision. © Brice Miclet/Qobuz

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1
Ghetto Reporter Explicit
00:02:36

Nasir Jones, Composer - Lionel Richie, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Justin Boreta, Composer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Alan Watts, Composer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Jesse Blum, Composer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher - Jesse Blum (Dr Blums Finest Publishing, BMI), MusicPublisher

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2
Legit Explicit
00:03:22

Nasir Jones, Composer - Davitt Sigerson, Composer - Bob Thiele, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - Philip Cornish, Composer - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Tristin Sigerson, Composer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Andy McCauley, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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3
Thun Explicit
00:03:26

Nasir Jones, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - Renée Scroggins, Composer - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Hassan Abu El So'oud, Composer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher - Bahaa Al-Din Mohamed, Composer

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4
Michael & Quincy Explicit
00:02:47

Nasir Jones, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Jesse Blum, Composer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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5
30 Explicit
00:02:18

Nasir Jones, Composer - Ernest Gold, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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6
Hood2Hood Explicit
00:03:00

Nasir Jones, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Quintin Gulledge, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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7
Recession Proof Explicit
00:03:03

Nasir Jones, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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8
Reminisce Explicit
00:03:33

Dave Hall, Composer - Nasir Jones, Composer - Patrice Rushen, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Erik Milteer, Composer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Jesse Blum, Composer, Producer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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9
Serious Interlude Explicit
00:02:58

Nasir Jones, Composer - Mario Barrett, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Jesse Blum, Composer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Devin Morrison, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher - Jameel James, Composer

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10
I'm on Fire Explicit
00:02:29

Nasir Jones, Composer - Eugene Record, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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11
WTF SMH Explicit
00:03:48

Nasir Jones, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Jansport J, Producer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Eddie Caldwell, Composer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Justin Keith Williams, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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12
Once a Man, Twice a Child Explicit
00:03:59

Nasir Jones, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Nate Alford, RecordingEngineer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - C3, Composer, Producer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Andy McCauley, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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13
Get Light Explicit
00:02:52

Nasir Jones, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Yashiyah, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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14
First Time Explicit
00:02:44

Nasir Jones, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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15
Beef Explicit
00:03:05

Nasir Jones, Composer - Corbett, Producer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Dustin James Corbett, Composer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher - Dustin James Corbett (New Black Light Music Publishing LLC, ASCAP), MusicPublisher

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16
Don't Shoot Explicit
00:02:32

Nasir Jones, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Jun Kim, Composer, CoMixingEngineer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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17
Til My Last Breath (Bonus Track) Explicit
00:03:10

Nasir Jones, Composer - Mark "Exit" Goodchild, AAndRAdministrator - Mike Bozzi, MasteringEngineer - Nas, MainArtist - David Kim, Mixer, RecordingEngineer - Hit-Boy, Producer - Thom Jongkind, Composer - Idir Makhlaf, Composer - Timothy Jude Smith, Composer - Jun Kim, CoMixingEngineer - Chauncey Hollis Jr, Composer - Nasir Jones (Sun Shining, LLC/Universal Music Publishing Inc, BMI), MusicPublisher - Chauncey Hollis Jr (Hit-Boy Music/U Can't Teach Being the Shhh/Songs of Universal, BMI), MusicPublisher

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Album Description

Few of the huge names in American rap stand the test of time. Nas, however, is a rare commodity. Since starting his King’s Disease album series, this rap veteran has totally come to life. The third album in the series, Kings Disease III, is—like its two predecessors—conceived in close collaboration with producer Hit-Boy. This release is choral, multi-layered and introduces acoustic sounds whilst maintaining an old-school aesthetic. This balance is perfectly illustrated on the track ‘Legit’, where Nas questions the notion of legitimacy… Not even legends can rest on their past laurels. To remain legitimate, the rapper works hard, varying the rhythm of his flows and even introducing the gong bass drum on ‘30’, which is a tribute to the previous architects of Nas’ albums: DJ Premier and Pete Rock. The groove is heavy on ‘Recession Proof’, soft on ‘Reminisce’, disturbing on the political ‘Don’t Shoot’ and liberating and jazzy on ‘Get Light’. As always, Hit-Boy shines bright without ever encroaching on the rapper. That’s true precision. © Brice Miclet/Qobuz

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