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Nas has utilized his most recent album to tackle many of the issues in his past, such as the lawsuit brought by Pete Rock and the sale of a portion of his catalogue through MC Serch.

The King’s Disease III track “30,” the Queensbridge rapper offers his first reaction on Pete Rock’s proposed Illmaticlawsuit. In January the legendary producer announced plans to bring a lawsuit against Nas over royalties that were not paid from his seminal debut album.

“30” hears Nas express how he was shocked by the lawful move, rapping: ” I wonder why Pete Rock would act like that/ That type of behavior make me give rap right back.”

Although it is unclear if Pete Rock even pursued the lawsuit that was planned, Pete Rock originally alleged that he never paid his fair share of royalties on the hit song, “The World Is Yours.”

His lawyers and he asserted that despite a contract saying that the producer would be paid some of the revenue earned from the track, as well as Pete Rock being cut out of millions of royalties, their efforts to resolve the matter have not received a answer to Nas as well as his associates.

“Nas and his people have stonewalled me since 1994; My New Year’s resolution is to be compensated for my hard work on Illmatic,” Pete Rock stated at the time.

“The World Is Yours” was the only Illmatic track to earn an award of gold at the Recording Industry Association of America. Pete Rock produced and received credit for songwriting on the track and it has been recorded by the likes of JAYZ Eminem, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Mac Miller. Mac Miller.

“30” — which in its hook is a reference to”30″ — which on its hook refers to “30 summers” that have been awaited since Nas first single “Halftime” — is one of the many tracks of King’s Disease III where Nas frequently references the rumors and controversial moments that have been the subject of discussion throughout his career.

The track also has the possibility that fans could get to see him perform an album in collaboration project together with DJ Premier. Rumours of an Nas album with DJ Premier and DJ Premier album got around when two of the friends spoke about they wanted to collaborate in an interview interview Scratch in 2007.

The years would pass without any progress, with nothing happening other than Preemo promising it would drop in different interviews.

On King’s Disease III the track “Thun” — a reference at”Thun,” a nod to Queens, New York slang that was popularized through the legendary The Prodigy from Mobb Deep — listeners can hear Nas turn his focus on his intense feud with JAY Z and admires how far they’ve come. admitting that he often sends Hov texts laughing about how their fight “ain’t over.”

As we near the conclusion of the album’s 17 tracks Nas mentions the MC Serch and MC Serch, using the line that seems to suggest that he has no dislike for his former manager’s move to sell his rights to Illmaticand It was written.

Peace to MC Serch, how much the catalog worth?/ I made it so many can have a piece of what I earn/Push it to the max, now it’s maximum returns,” Nas shouts “WTF SMH.”

Serch was a key player in helping Nas get his contract with Columbia Records, served as the executive producer of Nas the initial two albums, which came out in 1994 and in 1996 respectively.

Although they came out years before Nas was to receive his very first Grammy The two albums were career-defining for Nas. Queensbridge rapper. Illmatic is still one of the most well-known debut albums of Hip Hop and holds the distinction of being among the very few Rap albums to be included in the Library Of Congress.

Nas To Perform ‘King’s Disease’ Trilogy At Special New York Show

King’s Disease III is the fourth album to be released by Nas and Hit-Boy, a Grammy-winning producer. It also concludes the trilogy that began in the year 2020 with the album that earned the famed MC the first Grammy Award in 2021.

King’s Disease and King’s Disease II were helped by high-profile highlights, including an appearance by AZ, Cormega and Foxy Brown as The Firm on “Full Circle” in the original offering as well as Lauryn Hill’s appearance in “Nobody” on the sequel.

The new album features Nas singing every song without any assistance.