Nas drops the highly anticipated follow-up album King’s Disease 2. On the mic, Nas is as masterful as always. He is a veteran in the game and can pen lyrics that are very meaningful. He’s done so on so many past occasions. He is capable of creating lyrics that are visual and that mean something to the culture. He’s able to create “moments.” On this album, I don’t think he really created as many “moments” as we would have liked to see. When you listen back to “If I Ruled The World,” “Affirmative Action,” or “Nas Is Like,” those were moments in hip-hop history. You don’t really get those same moments with this newest album. That is not to say that it is not good. It’s a decent album. The production from Hit-Boy is decent and he gives us some slamming tracks. It’s just that the staying power may not be as good as past albums. This is one of those albums that you listen through a few times and then cast aside. The highlights on this album include “No Phony Love” featuring Charlie Wilson with it’s amazing track and smooth vocals. “Brunch On Sundays” is more of an adult contemporary track for grown adult hip-hop fans that explores an interesting setting. And of course “EPMD 2” is a decent track featuring the legendary EPMD and another verse absolutely slaughtered from Eminem. All in all, not a bad job by Nas and Hit-Boy. I would have liked to have seen more memories that would stick around in hip hop history from Nas though.

OVERALL RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Cheesesteaks

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